Toys are like feelings—they're fun to play with until someone asks you to share. Hold onto valuables with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a three-month Joey rental package—good for four toy rentals per month—from Toygaroo’s online store (up to a $105 value, including shipping). Clients can also put the value of today’s Groupon toward a more expensive rental package to get up to eight toys a month.
Toygaroo loans out its large selection of more than 500 playthings from brands such as Fisher-Price, Baby Einstein, and Mega Bloks to youngsters of all ages. With a Joey package (a $34.99 value / month), children select four toys each month, which Toygaroo then delivers to their doors via FedEx or freelance stork. Tots aged 1–3 can press musical-note-shaped buttons on the body of a Mickey Mouse guitar to kick out riffs and rock-'n'-roll sound effects, while toddlers aged six months and older can construct colorful bowl-towers from Fisher-Price Stack & Roll Cups. Toygaroo charges no late fees, so customers can hold onto toys for as long as they want, but when they’re ready to part with an item, they’ll rewrap it in its original packaging, slap on an included return-shipping label, and whisper incantations until it disappears.
In between uses, Toygaroo's workers steam toys at 212 degrees and fully sanitize them with an all-organic, bleach-free product, until they're clean enough to pass a bacteria swab test administered by ABC Action News. Finally, toy inspectors examine and shrink-wrap each trinket before shipping to ensure that toys don't come alive and try to take over the post office.