Have you ever been thrilled to find a the perfect toy or ride on at a yard sale or thrift store only to find that it’s missing a part? Or maybe some crucial piece of something you already own gets lost–that’s no fun! My son lost a piece of his scooter this weekend–and thus the inspiration for this post.
You may not know it, but you can order replacement parts and refills online for many top toy brands. The only trick is making sure shipping doesn’t break the deal. Do what I do: Check the links on the list below to get the name and/or model number of the parts you need. Then, if you need to, search for the part on the internet to bring up third party sellers that may have the part for less or offer a better deal on shipping.
Oh, and if you can’t figure out how to replace the part or you need instructions for assembling the toy, you can usually find instructions in .pdf form at these sites, too.
- Mattel and Fisher-Price
- Power Wheels
- Hasbro (Playskool, Tonka, Play-Doh, Easy Bake, Nerf and more)
- Little Tikes (playhouses, kitchens, ride-ons and more)
- Razor (scooters and more)
- LeapFrog (LeapPad styluses (stilii?), magnetic letters and more)
- KidKraft (sandboxes, kitchens, pretend play and more)
- VTech Toys
- Radio Flyer
- Lego (Duplo, too)
- Mega Bloks
A few brands require an email or phone call for parts. The bonus? Occasionally they’ll send you the part for free!
- Step 2 (call or email for parts using the info here)
- Plan Toys (email using the info here)
- Alex Toys (email using the info here)
- Playmobil (call using the info here)
- Melissa and Doug (does not list replacement part info online, but customer service should be able to help you).
Not finding what you need? Check your owner’s manual or call customer service for info on parts. If you don’t have one, try finding one online at the sites above, or search the internet for the brand’s website if it’s not listed.
If you still can’t find the part you need, try ebay.
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