Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Encourage Imaginative Play with Moulin Roty's Cinema Box with #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Moulin Roty Cinema Box 

Moulin Roty, available at Tantrum, is a toy I have never seen until today.  Inside of that pretty French box, you will find a kit that contains everything you need to have our own little cinema at home.

Movies are always more fun with  a friend.

Movies are always better with a 'friend,' so before we set up shop, my son went to get his beloved stuffed pig. I think that pig has done more than I did my whole childhood and now he's got a home theater too. ;)


Inside of the box you will find a cardboard that shows the movies on the included discs, a tablet to showcase your movie or menu (there is a whole stack of these included, & you draw whatever you'd like in the open space), and tickets for admission.


You will also find the mini-discs which contain your movies and the shadow torch that you slip them into to make them play. The little red button you see is the on/off switch.


We had a grand old time with the Moulin Roty Cinema Box. Once we figured out how to set it all up (just a matter of seconds really), we went about testing the projection. When you open the box, the inside of the lid serves as what was meant to be the movie screen. That's what you see in the top-left on the photo squares above. We also tried it on the wall (top-right photo), on the dark blue part of the box (to try and get a better picture for the review), and then... as you must do with all things of this sort, we went into the bathroom that has no windows. That room is the darkest in the house when there are no lights. The projection you see ON my son, ha! is from the little flashlight-esque projector. You can see how big the square got when I stood far from him. For some reason, this little test was very, very fun. Probably the 7-year-old giggles that did it for me. ;)




The Moulin Roty Cinema was recognized by Working Mother magazine and the American Toy Industry Association (TIA) as an item that captures the spirit of open-ended play and encourages/ enhances young imaginations. You can see from the movie above that there are no words written on the photos that project from the shadow torch. My son made the words up as he went. For him, Mr. Imagination himself, that was the best part! In fact, when I took my turn and told my story, he kept laughing at me and telling me I wasn't getting the story right. ;)


This is definitely a toy worth considering if you're looking for an almost old-fashioned sort of good time fun. It is definitely something my son enjoyed! I am all for encouraging imaginative, open-ended play and so for that reason alone, I'm really liking the Moulin Roty's Cinema Box.

If you like it too, you can learn more about it by visiting the Tantrum website. You can also follow Tantrum on Facebook and/or Twitter.

One lucky winner gets one to call their own. US entrants only.

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102 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

This is a toy that Allison would definitely enjoy! I like how it lets kids take creative play to a whole new level!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh I bet wee Bay and her siblings would just LOVE this! (And it just so happens that she's 7 as well.)

Masshole Mommy said...

That is such a cool toy. My little one loves toys like this where he can act things out, so I would love to get this for him.

Pat Hatt said...

haha the pig has done more than you? Geez, one spoiled pig. If it passes the test in the loo, sure a keeper lol

alissa apel said...

I learned they have some art things to. I like: le voyage flipbook

Jeanine said...

This looks like such fun! I think most of my kids would really enjoy this! Very cool!

Sandee said...

How fun. Your son sure does help you a lot. He's a cutie pie too.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

This sounds great. It's the perfect toy for getting the kids to use those imaginations of theirs. I love it!

Christy Maurer said...

That is so cute! I love all of the classic books they have too!

nickieisis3 said...

I learned they also sell classic toys as well.

mabi said...

That's so cool. Reminds me of the old view finders we used to have.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Way to go updating a retro toy! Looks like lots of fun. I hadn't seen this before either

Pam said...

How cute is this!! And your kids can have that 'going to the movies' experience right from the comfort of your home.

Heather62 said...

They have the Fisher Price record player that I had and loved as a child. My Izzy would love this cinema box toy as she loves to make up stories and put on shows.

Rebecca Bryant said...

My son and his friends would love this. He is always coming up with movie ideas.

Susan Kane said...

My grandson is not yet three:( so I don't feel it is for him. I'll go give it a look. His parents would love it.

Ellen Corathers said...

That looks like a lot of fun and a great way to foster their creativity.

Colette S said...

They have some really cool subscription boxes!
This one I like the creativity.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

I love toys like this. My kids use their imagination and it builds such character. Amber N

terry maigi said...

I love toys that build my child's imagination and sparks interest in things she's never done before! Really neat site with some really cool stuff! I love the subscription boxes.

Scott said...

What a neat little toy! My daughters want to work at the theater when they're old enough, they would have loved this when they were younger!

Ourfamilyworld said...

My son would love this toy. It is perfect for imagination. Thank you for the chance to win

janetfaye said...

I like bunny honey plate.

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Kristen said...

I like the old school Fisher Price toys.

MikiHope said...

I vaguely remember those little discs that we put into some kind of a box to view many many years ago--of course I don't remember the name of them (viewfinder?) Oh well--this looks like a great and fun toy that will definitely get children's and their parents imaginations going full steam ahead!

Kecia said...

My 4 year old loves having "night movies" as he calls them. He would no doubt love to watch something like this.

daydreaming beauty said...

What a great idea!! I've never seen this before either. Is that a Minecraft pig? (my kids are obsessed lol)

RANE said...

This is so cool the little Screen Works. The Movie Kit is so Cool with the little Movie Tickets and Flashlights.

debdenny said...

This is first rate fun. Such a neat activity.

Pam said...

What a fun little kit for kids. I love the picture of the projection on your son. Too funny.

Lois Alter Mark said...

What a fantastic and different toy. As a movie fan, I would love to try it myself!

mail4rosey said...

It is. We call him Piggy. ;)

NutriFit Mama said...

This is great. I think this is something that my girls would especially enjoy.

Lesley said...

That is really cute. I think I'll have to get one.

Chrystal Mahan said...

I love this. We have done home movie projections and these little disks remind me of the Viewfinders they had when I was a kid. What a fun little box.

Soiree Design Studio said...

That's a gadget I'm sure my kids would love. The packaging is super cute too! Love the cinema tickets.

Binky said...

That's certainly a unique toy.

Mama to 5 said...

How cute is that! I bet my little ones would love this!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

So interactive and fun too. That is a rarity

Stacey - Travel Blogger said...

That does look like a lot of fun. And I am loving that pig, too. I bet he was a great movie buddy.

hutchygirl said...

This is really cool; a sort of home movie kind of effect, with tickets for admission. The disks remind me of the old viewfinders we had as kids. I'm not sure if this would be more fun for mme or the kids! I am going to their website to see what else they offer as I love toys that make kids use their imaginations!

Bakersdozen said...

I love this idea. Another item from the site that I like is the Fischer Price record player. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Courtney said...

This is so neat! Reminds me of the viewfinders (those red goggle things) we had as kids, except way cooler.

Melanie Burbage said...

Oh how cool! I love this, reminds me of something I had as a kid. So many hours of fun

Carissa Bonham said...

This looks like so much fun! I'm sure your son loves it

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

What a fun idea! My kids would love this!

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

This looks fun! My daughter would enjoy it as would my little man.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's so neat. My boys would love this!

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

What a great idea for a special night in with the kids! I love this

Penny Struebig said...

Well doesn't this look like a fun toy! Great gift idea for the kiddos.

John Lopez said...

My son would love this, this is very amazing.

Beth@FrugalFroggie said...

What a great giveaway. Looks like a great gift idea.

P Bishop said...

Super fun and a great giveaway! I love toys that you can use your imagination. Great for all ages! Thanks for the info.

Amanda Love said...

Your son looks like he had a great time with that. I thought about getting it for my toddler but decided she needed to be a bit older. :)

Ashley H said...

What a cute idea! My kids would totally love this! thanks for sharing, I love finding new products like this that my kids might like :)

monica said...

When did the big guys get so BIG! He is adorable. The game looks fun too :)

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Visited and I like the Fisher Price record player.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Kids have such imaginative minds that it makes sense to keep engaging them even in play time.

April Grant said...

I love a lot of the basics. I don't really give my kids a lot, but I know there's a great way to balance the old plus the new world.

Censie Sawyer said...

My son and daughter would both love this! What a fun idea!

Amanda Simkin said...

I love learning about different types of board games and family fun. This one in particular looks super creative and encourages imagination.

Amanda
www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

Christina Aliperti said...

This is such a great idea. My nieces would be so excited to receive this box!

Michele D said...

WOW! This is neat. I never knew about this until now. My son would love this. Thanks!

Xty C said...

I like their book "this is the way to the moon"

Angelic Sinova said...

What a cool toy concept! There's nothing more important that encouraging Imaginative play, especially with younger kids <3

Shaney Vijendranath said...

What a great concept! I loved imaginative play when I was a kid, hopefully my daughter will enjoy it too.

Lena B said...

What a great imaginary play and so old school.

Lisa Rios said...

Sounds so much of fun and interesting. Kids would definitely love this & it could be a great gift idea too. Love the cinema tickets as well. I would love to get this one for my kids.

Ken Ohl said...

my little niece would love this especially the viewfinder. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Mary Madalene Yaroscavitch said...

My youngest would enjoy hours of play with this toy. Thanks for the giveaway as well!

Tami Q said...

I like that it is for all ages, per the website. I have a two year old that I think would enjoy this with some assistance, of course.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This is an awesome idea and would make an awesome gift for my niece's kids indeed. It would be so much fun for them. Thanks for sharing.

Cassie said...

A little cinema at home? This is too cute! I would have had a ball with something like this as a kid!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg this is so cute!!!!! I need to look into this for my princess. She would totally love this!!! Too cool :)

~ Noelle said...

NOW that is just too cute... I bet yall had a blast :)

Linda Madden said...

I like Alice's Rabbit. Thank You.

Erica Acevedo said...

What a fun activity! I'm pretty sure I would have loved one of these as a child - toys have come SUCH a long way since then. I love that this let's them stretch their imagination, and isn't just inane cartoons. :)

Mama to 5 said...

What a cute idea! Definitely sounds very entertaining for all ages!

Melissa Renee said...

That is such a neat idea!!!! I know all of my kids would LOVE this!

Tracey said...

What a fun idea! This is a great way to get kids' imaginations going.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I remember when my Daughter was young, she had one of those Fisher Price Chatter Phones.

The Mommy-Files said...

This is such a cute idea! I would have loved something like this when my boys were young!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

I wish I could subscribe to their subscription box. My daughter will like them.

hhkaufman78 said...

I like their arts & crafts section.

Cascia Talbert said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

SuzanneM said...

Looks like an awesome toy.

laborders2000 said...

I love the Fisher Price Record Player--brings back alot of memories!

Mami2jcn said...

I also love the Fisher Price Record Player. My kids would love it.

Darby Elizabeth said...

They look like they have a lot of interesting and interactive toys!

Crystal Rose said...

I love that they also sell classic toys.

kellyr78 said...

I like the 5 different stories with the Moulin Cinema Box.

Becky VanGinkel said...

I learned that they offer a TON of different products.. books, toys, housewares, party products and more! And I learned that Tantrum is a local toy store in San Francisco, CA and to celebrate Small Business Saturday in 2013, they hosted a Shop Small carnival! How cool is that?

babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

sally0630 said...

I love the large mushroom lamp it is so unique.

Sarah Oswald

mogrill said...

The voyage flipbook looks neat.

Erica C. said...

I like the cinema tickets. This would be fun.

tina reynolds said...

This is so cute I could for sure see this sparking the imagination and creativity that was my favorite way to play as a kid.

Nancy said...

I learned that they have a cute Animal Mask Book.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Shannon F said...

I like the Fisher Price Record Player! Such a classic!

Francine said...

I like storybook flashlight

Amy Deeter said...

i like the wooden alphabet stamps (uppercase with numbers or lowercase)

Jennifer Herman said...

I like that it's great for storytelling and playtime!

John Herman said...

Storybook flashlight is pretty cool.