Magna-tiles are a toy that is popular with kids of all ages. But, if you have priced them at all, you know they can be expensive. That has led many parents to try to find affordable Magna-Tiles options.
WHAT ARE MAGNATILES®?
Maga-Tiles® is a children’s building toy. They are tiles with magnetic edges they can use to build no matter which direction they are turned. They encourage STEM development through creativity and imaginative play for kids of all ages.
HOW MUCH DO MAGNA TILES® COST?
The cost of Magna-Tiles® varies depending on the product purchased. You can purchase small kits for as little as $14.99 up to larger ones which cost $120 and more. The price is dependent upon the number and style of tiles that are included in the box.
CHEAPER ALTERNATIVES TO MAGNA-TILES®
As great as these building toys are, they do cost quite a bit. That makes them a tad too expensive for some families. Fortunately, there are less expensive Magna-Tile® options you purchase for your kids.
Picasso Tiles sell for much less than their name brand counterpart. For example, they have a 100 piece set that costs around $50 whereas the Magna-Tiles® 100 piece set sells for $119.99!
Magformers are a little different than Magna-Tiles®, as they have open centers and are not solid. However, they can be twisted and turned to make all sorts of creations, in the same way. They are just as much for fun kids to use and be creative and are very affordable.
Another style of toy that is similar is Playmags. They offer both closed and opened shapes that can be stacked and turned – and stay connected through the magnets along each edge. These start as low as $19.99 and the prices go up from there.
You can also find Mag-Genius magnetic toys priced as low as $19.99. They too work in the same way as the more expensive name brands, at a fraction of the cost.
And, if you check out the reviews, they get high rating amongst parents with more than four stars!
WHEN TO BUY MAGNA-TILES
Starting in mid-November, Kohl’s and other retailers offer amazing discounts on toys. And, when Kohl’s offers a 30% coupon in addition to their Kohl’s Cash promotions, it can be a great time to save even more (just watch the fine print of the coupon, just in case this brand happens to be excluded).
No matter which style of toy you get, you will need to store them. Life Made Better sells the perfect carrying case to hold all of your child’s magnetic tile toys.
Magformers also sells its own storage box for around $15.00. It can hold any Magformers shapes and accessories. It may not be compatible with other brands of magnetic tile toys.