Fickle Kids Should Just Rent-That-Toy
March 27, 2009 by Gwendolyn Regina T
Kids are fickle, we all know that. They pester you to buy a $100 toy every other fortnight only to chuck it aside after playing with it for a few days. But what most of us are unaware of is that Rent That Toy! can come to the rescue.
Rent That Toy! allows parents or grandparents (or aunties and uncles) to rent toys by the month. From as little $8 or to as much as $80, you can rent a toy of your choice and also have the option of extending the rental beyond the month. You only have to buy that toy if it is damaged or lost. They have toys categorized by age group to cater to your young ones just out of the womb, or to toddlers aged 2 years and above.
Now run by Elaine Gay, Rent That Toy! used to be her friend’s business which Elaine took over at the end of 2006. They were also recently featured on CNN.
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Gwendolyn Regina T - Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Gwen is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of SGE. Previously, she was a partner of early stage technology investment firm, Thymos Capital and she has had two exits, one of which is iHipo. She is also an investor in Padlet, a Y-Combinator startup. Gwen also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Singapore Innovation & Productivity Institute, Steering Commmittee for the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation Awards 2013, and Board of Advisors for Social Media Week 2013. A frequent public speaker, mentor and judge at various startup bootcamps, events and competitions, Gwen loves meeting founders, developers, designers and scientists across all ages. An alumnus of the National University of Singapore and its University Scholars Programme, Gwen also spent some time in Silicon Valley and is a graduate of the NUS-Stanford University overseas college programme. She is also a mentor at Polish tech startup incubator Gamma Rebels, the Singapore curator for US-headquartered StartupDigest and the Singapore Ambassador for the Sandbox Network - the leading global network of innovators under 30. Gwen has also been a Worldwide Judge for Imagine Cup - the premier student technology competition helmed by Microsoft. She has also spoken in Hong Kong at one of its largest youth conferences, MaD Asia, and was recently in Austria to help envision the future of the country's economy in 2032 on invitation from an Austrian governmental organization. Gwen speaks 3.25 languages, loves physics, travelling, dance and adventure sports. She can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter.Read other posts by Gwendolyn Regina T