Welcome OSU Students

Welcome new and returning OSU students.  We hope your school year is off to a great start.   If you haven’t already, stop in and check out The Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis.  We have games, puzzles and even adorable OSU Beavers from Squishables.  

Art at The Toy Factory

Each month The Toy Factory hosts a special art day with a staff member.  Normally, its held on the third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm.  Starting in November it will be moved to 3:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month.   

Art day is for ages 4+ and is always a great time.  From spin art to scratch art, painting to coloring, we always find an interesting art project to work on.  You can find the dates on our calendar page.  Its fun and its free!

Septembers Art Day: Color your own Tote Bag.  Limited to the first 10 participants ages 4+.  Today, Wednesday September 20th at 3:30 pm.  

Rhapsody in the Vineyard

Saturday, September 16th, 3:30 – 7 pm
Rhapsody in the Vineyard

Rhapsody in the Vineyard, a downtown wine walk presented by the Downtown Corvallis Association features some of Oregon’s premier wineries and distillers offering samples of their finest vintages.

 DCA retailers throughout downtown Corvallis will have wineries and distiller representatives on hand to share their product and answer your questions.  Retailers will offer taste tempting appetizers, music and art.  Beverages will also be available for purchase by the bottle or by the case.  

The Toy Factory will once again be an official retailer of wristbands and wine glasses so that you may enjoy your tasting journey throughout downtown.  

Give Back Nights

Every November The Toy Factory supports local schools with Give Back Nights.  On these special nights, we stay open late and donate 10% of sales to that evening’s highlighted school.  These are festive evenings with holiday music, hot chocolate, cider and cookies.  

If your school would like to take part in a Give Back Night this November, please contact Patrick, our store manager.  He will get you setup with a date and help you with ideas for advertising the event.  

Back to School

Labor Day is just around the corner, and in Corvallis that means back to school time.   While we  are a toy store, we do have many school and learning related items in our store, including:  Learning place mats from Melissa & Doug, magnetic ABC’s markers, crayons, flash cards, math and reading books from School Zone, flash cards from Brain Quest and so much more.  

Solar Eclipse

On Monday we enjoyed a special Science Lab with Patrick, thanks to the solar eclipse.   Several children and construction workers from the new hotel joined Patrick and Richard in the parking lot.  The children enjoyed tracking their shadows with chalk, making solar prints, blowing bubbles and eating eclipse cookies.  It was an event to remember for a lifetime.  

Patrick enjoying the eclipse

Cool shadows under the trees

Enjoying the eclipse

The Toy Factory in totality

The Play Factory

The Play Factory has been updated and is ready for your little ones.  We closed it last Sunday, August 6th so that our staff could inspect, sort, and clean the play area and toys.  We reopened on Monday at 10 am with clean toys, new toys and some new play elements.  We hope you like it.  We have a few more updates to do over the next couple of months, so keep a look out for more new play elements coming soon.  As always, the Play Factory is open Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday 12 – 5 pm.  Cost is $3.50 per child.  We also sell a 10 visit punch card for $30 savings of $5.

This is a picture of the old Play Factory. You will have to come play to see the new toys!

Tumble Tree

One of our favorite new games is Tumble Tree by Blue Orange Games. Fling, slide, toss, and balance cards as you add to the ever-growing tree. Just don’t let the tree tumble! Come in and try out our demo, we love introducing new games!