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Real Good Toys What’s In Your Attic? Contest

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Real Good Toys is excited to announce our new contest, What’s In Your Attic?, featuring the completely finished, 1 inch scale Attic Tower Top.  So come one, come all and pull out those extra minis you have sitting around…in your craft room, closet or tote, and wipe the dust off (or not!).  Put those minis to good use in the Real Good Toys’ What’s In Your Attic? contest.

The rules are simple – buy at least (1) Attic Tower Top, which is completely finished inside and out, and furnish this small room with things you may find in your attic.  It could be neat as a pin or dirty as a pig sty, it’s an attic after all.  Use your imagination because there is no right or wrong.  Simply show us what’s in your mini attic for a chance to win a $100, $75 or $50 gift certificate from Real Good Toys. 

Contest entries are due by November 9th, 2014.  You have up to nine weeks to create a spectacular miniature attic.  Send three (3) photos of your project to [email protected]  We will post the photos on our Facebook page, Real Good Toys Dollhouses, and ask our favorite fans to vote on your project.  Our Facebook friends will determine the top five finalists and the J-TEAM will pick the top three winners.

  • First Place:        $100 RGT Gift Certificate

  • Second Place:   $75 RGT Gift Certificate

  • Third Place:      $50 RGT Gift Certificate

So what are you waiting for, order your Attic Tower Top today, and get in on this simple yet fun contest.  What do you have to lose?  Shipping is free and there are a limited number of Finished Attic Tower Tops available…45 to be exact.  This makes your odds of winning even greater.  Show us What’s In Your Attic? TODAY!

Mini wishes – Jennifer

Real Good Toys 3rd Annual Fall Foliage Warehouse Sale September 28, 2013

Friday, June 7th, 2013


Real Good Toys is having a huge warehouse sale on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 from 9AM – 4PMArrive early and stay all day.  FREE demonstrations at 11AM, presented by Gary Root (RGT’s resident Dollhouse Guru!), will cover electrifying a dollhouse as well as many creative uses for our ExtraBrite© LED Lights.  Have you ever wanted to light up your dollhouse without having to install all those tiny lamps?  Gary’s indirect lighting demo will spark your imagination and you will feel confident that YOU CAN light up your miniature dollhouse with ease!

You’ll also discover great deals on dollhouse kit closeouts, seconds, overstocks, components, accessories and so much more.  There will be door prizes, drawings, refreshments and amazing grab bag surprises!  It will be a perfect time to pickup the NEW Real Good Toys T-Shirt – celebrating 40 years of dollhouse magic!

Plan your trip now and experience Vermont’s extraordinary fall colors along the way to our warehouse.   Check out for all your planning needs (dining, accommodations, other sites to visit in VT, etc.)

Directions to Real Good Toys Warehouse: 
Follow Interstate 89 (North or South) to Exit 6.
Follow Route 63 East about 4 miles to the stoplight at Route 14.  Turn left.
Go approx. 1 mile to Quarry Street, Turn Right (State Farm Insurance is located on the corner) and our showroom can be seen immediately on your left.

Everybody here at RGT looks forward to seeing you.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions – [email protected] or 1-866-524-0222!

Mini wishes – Jen

Join Real Good Toys at the Sturbridge Miniatures Festival

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The Sturbridge Miniatures Festival, sponsored by Molly Cromwell, is THE biggest miniature show in New England!!  Molly has asked us to join them for the last several years but it’s never worked with our schedule…until now.  Jodi and I are so excited to attend our very first retail miniature show and display some beautiful Real Good Toys dollhouses.

This year’s show is going to be held at the beautiful Host Hotel on Cedar Lake in Sturbridge, Massachusetts and is located at 366 Main Street & Route 20.

Saturday, June 1st, 2013, we will be setting up our booth in anticipation of a great crowd.  There is an option of a Pre-Registered Preview which allows you access to early sales between 5PM – 8PM.  For $18 you receive your weekend admission, early sales, cash bar, post preview and pizza party!  Food and minis -what could be better than that??

On Sunday, June 2nd, the show hours are 10AM – 4PM.  Both days feature some very cool workshops and you can sign up now.

With 80 vendors displaying all things mini, there is sure to be something for everyone!  Not only will we be displaying some of our dollhouses and miniatures showcases, we’ll also be offering some of our very best selling dollhouse accessories, electrical supplies and probably a show special or two.  We’ll be promoting the Miniature Collector Bistro Kit Challenge contest and kits will be available at the show (no shipping costs!).

We hope you’ll save the dates and make your way to Sturbridge Miniatures Festival.  Help us kickoff June miniature style!

Mini wishes – Jen

Bistro Kit Challenge is perfect for any dollhouse miniaturist!

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

A new contest has just been announced!  Miniature Collector magazine, in collaboration with New York miniaturist Susan Santilli, presents The Bistro Kit Challenge.  You simply order your kit from Real Good Toys and create your own unique design.

Bistro Challenge Shell Kit

Bistro Challenge Shell Kit

This contest will be presented in three parts in Miniature Collector magazine starting with the May 2013 issue, which features Susan’s inspiration for her project, resources she used, contest and kit information.  Part 2, which will be featured in the June 2013 issue, features tips and techniques from Susan, the Bistro Kit Challenge entry form and kit information.  Part 3, featured in the July 2013 issue, features the faux finish sidewalk instructions by Rik Pierce and kit information.

The contest  is a year-long event and submissions will need to be submitted by February 15, 2014.

Good luck and mini wishes – Jennifer

Real Good Toys Dollhouses 2nd Annual Fall Foliage Warehouse Clearance Sale

Monday, September 10th, 2012
Real Good Toys is gearing up for the 2nd Annual Fall Foliage Warehouse Clearance Sale, Saturday, October 6th 9AM-4PM and Sunday, October 7th 9AM-Noon.

Live Demos by Gary (our resident dollhouse guru!).  These demonstrations and workshops are FREE and open to anybody interested in attending.

10:30AM“Tape Wiring Goes Robust” featuring a brand new RGT Wiring Kit (available soon).  You’ll also learn how to rotate your electrified dollhouse using our Electrified & Assembled Turntable Base.

2PM – Join Chris Abrams (co-owner of RGT and miniature enthusiast), as she will be “Sharing 40 Years of Miniatures”.  Why attend?    Because minis are truly timeless and we have several mini project handouts to share as well as the materials to make these fabulous mini pies.
Miniature Pies created by Chris Abrams, Co-Owner of Real Good Toys Dollhouses

10:30AM“Dollhouse Customizing” featuring how to cut custom door holes and windows successfully in your finished dollhouse, using tools you most likely have available in your real home.

Lots of finished dollhouses, dollhouse kits, miniature accessories, components, people, furniture and new seasonal minis will be on sale.  Everything in our store and clearance area will qualify for an additional 15% off the lowest marked price!  Plan to come early for the best selection.  Be prepared to rummage through years and years worth of accumulated goodies.

We are also discontinuing our Melissa & Doug line of wooden puzzles, blocks, miniatures and much, much more.  Great deals for all and a perfect time to think ahead to the holidays.

There will be refreshments, door prizes and grab bag surprises!  Lunch will be available on Saturday.  Come one, come all and meet the RGT Team – we’d love to meet you!

If you would like to make arrangements for accommodations, please check out, or

We all hope to see you soon!  Travel safe and enjoy the scenery!!

Real Good Toys Dollhouses Sizzlin Summer Warehouse Clearance Sale June 30th, 2012

Friday, April 27th, 2012

SAVE THE DATE and join us for our first ever Sizzlin’ Summer Warehouse Clearance SaleONE DAY ONLY – lots of new-old items recently uncovered in one of our warehouses and we still have more to go through!!

You’ll find spectacular deals on everything in our clearance section as well as the Real Good Toys Factory Outlet Store.  We’ve been stocking up on summer minis just for you!

In addition to the sizzlin’ sale – our resident dollhouse guru Gary is planning to WOW you with some technique demonstrations.  These demos will include Flooring (score, stain, faux-wood), Wiring (tapewire, eyelet connections, LED’s) and Shingling (dying, applying and valleys).

Plan a road trip with your mini friends, drive up or down, and meet us Saturday, June 30, 2012.  Sale hours are 9AM – 5PM.  Demonstrations are planned for 10AM, Noon & 2PM.  Sale location is at Real Good Toys Factory Outlet Store & Clearance Area, 10 Quarry Street, Barre, VT 05641.   Have questions?  Feel free to call Jen or Jodi at 1-866-524-0222.  We hope to see you all!

Mini wishes – Jennifer

Join Jen & Jodi for the 2nd Annual Real Good Toys Facebook Build-Along Project

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Did you enjoy putting puzzles together or playing with blocks when you were a kid?  Real Good Toys is ready to return to that carefree time in our lives with our NEW 2012 Facebook Build-Along Project.

The NEW Puzzle Dollhouse Kit consists of 70 pieces and offers various sizes of rectangles and triangles in 1/4” and 3/8” thick MDF (medium density fiberboard).  The (2) floor panels measure (1/4”) 12 13/16” by 8 31/32”.  These pieces can be arranged to create many different styles of dollhouses as well as varying roof designs. 

This project can be as simple or as detailed as you choose.  Each kit will have a parts list and a sample block layout page to get you started.  We’re positive, once you start playing with these puzzle pieces, you will really start to think outside … the blocks!

Jodi & I are both planning to use 2 kits because “the more blocks…the more fun!”  We hope you’ll consider joining us on this new mini adventure.  We’re positive you’ll learn some new techniques and make new friends along the way.  Check out all the details and see many sample pictures by clicking here!

Mini wishes – Jennifer

Real Good Toys 1st Annual Fall Foliage Dollhouse Factory Warehouse Clearance Sale

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Real Good Toys
1st Annual Fall Foliage
Dollhouse Factory Warehouse Clearance Sale!

Save the Date:

Saturday & Sunday – October 1st & 2nd, 2011
9AM – 4PM
Come early for the best selection!

Visit beautiful Vermont and take advantage of our GIANT clearance cleanout!
Drive up or down, save on shipping and get terrific deals on: dollhouse components, moldings, building parts, windows, doors, spindles, porch posts…dollhouse kit closeouts, seconds, overstocks, damaged goods, returns, prototypes, antiques (from our archives) and sample products from other companies.

This fun event will include refreshments, door prizes and grab bag surprises!
Meet Jodi, Jen & Gary!  Sue & Rose will greet you at our Factory Store with special discounts of
20-50% OFF EVERYTHING including our stock of AZTEC furniture and Melissa & Doug!

We welcome you to get the first peek at our newest designs,
tour our factory and enjoy the lovely autumn leaves.
Visit other local New England attractions
(don’t miss Rock of Ages and Ben & Jerry’s),
but be sure to make reservations for accommodations early – it’s a popular time of the year!

Hope to see you there!
Mini wishes,

March Mini Madness Build-Along Project 2011

Friday, February 11th, 2011

March Mini Madness – RGT Facebook Build-Along Project 2011
Share the Experience!  Share the FUN!

 Build-Along Wall House Shell Kit by Real Good Toys

On March 1st, join Jen & Jodi for a worldwide mini project featuring the NEW Real Good Toys one inch scale Wall House Shell Kit.  Invite your spouse, friends, co-workers, children, grandchildren, miniature club members or grandparents … anybody you think might be interested in joining us.  Individualize and design your own dream project while sharing creativity and enthusiasm with a whole group of like minded folks. (more…)

Miniature Memories Annual Kids Kamp Builds Real Good Toys Lemon Twist Dollhouse Kit

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Miniature Memories LLC in Tucson, Arizona conducted it’s Annual Kids Kamp in July 2010.  They had two sessions, the first one was July 13th – 17th and they had 10 participants ranging in age from 9-13.  This session had nine girls and one boy.  The second session was July 27th – 31st and they had four participants ranging in age from 8-80 (yes 80!). 

Bob Hinske, co-owner of Miniature Memories LLC, led each group of eager dollhouse miniaturists!  They met each day from 10AM – 2PM.  Each participant built the Milled MDF Lemon Twist dollhouse kit.  They upgraded each dollhouse kit to include shingles.  During each session, the “kids” were able to assemble the house, paint the exterior, interior & exterior window and door trims, as well as shingle the roof. 

Bob said it was “great experience” for everyone.  The kids did a terrific job with their Lemon Twist dollhouse kit so we’ve posted their finished pictures for all to see.  Check it out and let us know what you think!  All of the kids involved should be really proud of their finished dollhouse!

Bob & Cindy Hinske have had great success with their Annual Kids Kamp!  If you would like to learn more about this opportunity and many others they offer, visit their website and contact them directly!

Mini wishes – Jennifer