I recently discovered SparkBox Toys and am fascinated with the premise of their vision - "Toys with purpose". By offering a monthly subscription of age-appropriate and well-researched toys, you not only get access to the world's best toys, but you save space and resources in the long-run. It seems these types of toy subscription services are becoming more and more popular - have you tried one?Some others out there include Toyconomy and (which includes toys for kids as old as 10) and BabyPlays (mostly for age 5 and under).
By offering toys to your young children to learn from at the right time in their development, they get all the benefits of playtime and education without you having to make the costly investment of purchase. It's a whole new way of thinking about toys and the environment as well, as many children get to enjoy the same exact toy over time.
So, have you tried a service like this? What did you think?