Geppetto's Workshop
Geppetto's Workshop
4.5
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Australia's finest toy stores, located in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Experience traditional toys, laughter and surprise. Geppetto's Workshop specializes in wooden toys made with old-world charm including marionettes and hand puppets, spinning tops and kaleidoscopes, wooden puzzles and games. Our toys and collector items are chosen for their uniqueness, style and quality. Our collection of toys are sourced from over 32 different countries. We choose products made from wood where possible and we avoid batteries. We feel the kids should make the sounds rather than the toy! We are specialists in puppets and marionettes sourcing over 600 such items from 8 different countries.
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Ludmila C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I ordered some toys online for my daughter, and wanted to make sure they had the right colours. I emailed them, got a reply the next day. Fantastic people. They were happy to help, and very professional!! I even got a lovely note in my package!!! It was for my daughter with ASD!!! The toys were of great quality and exactly what I wanted!!! Thanks again Geppetto’ s workshop!!!
Written 25 March 2024
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Karen J
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I wanted to treat my 4 year old and teach him about money by giving him a few notes to spend on a toy of his choice. There are no price tags on the shelves, only small inconspicuous tags on the boxes. As soon as we picked up a box to check the price we were met with a very discouraging shop assistant who requested that we get her assistance with pricing because if we damaged the boxes they would have to mark them down...
Go here if you're an adult tourist shopping for a gift, or a sentimental adult wanting to visit an old fashioned toy shop. Sadly I wouldn't recommend it as a fun place to shop with a child.
Written 24 February 2021
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Bill
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Great range. We purchased a couple of puppets for our kids which they haven't stopped playing with for many days!
Written 14 January 2021
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Fearless31877888452
Ringwood, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This corner store is masquerades initially as a quintessential 'little' store of treasures. The inside is not so little, but definietly brimming with treasures. Toys of yester-year take pride of place (marionettes, puppets), fashioned from materials that even grandparents can't fault (sturdy splinter-free wood, tactile felt ..). These sit next to today's toys, with the requisite ratings for creativity and scientific integrity. Oh, to be a child again. Well worth a visit for the young, creative, and young-in-spirit. Let it soar.
Written 11 April 2020
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Thanks so much for the effort you put into your review. It's very nice to hear because it reflects the very reason we choose what we choose and how we operate. We choose things that make us"feel" something. We choose things that you put in the "to keep" box for your grandkids ... not the op-shop. Thanks again. Dion
Written 13 April 2020
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,063 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Nice for a look....the toys weren't my style but if you're looking for something a bit different, try here! Touristy shop, prices to match. Don't make a special trip but if you're already wandering around the shops pop in for a look.
Written 7 April 2019
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Thanks Kerryn for your review! it all helps.
Written 9 April 2019
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Andre_Mattos
Rio de Janeiro, RJ88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Business
Dear Dion,

As the title says, never been to your shop but the Harlequin marionette I bought was amazingly real and perfect.

I'm trying to access your site but it seems down. The marionette is still available ?

Thanks in advance.
Written 15 February 2019
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Hello! Sorry, but that artist stole a lot of money from me so I'm not willing to order from him again. All of a sudden he's "not speaking da English" and not giving me our money back ... so I can't get stock. Nice work but awful man. We're getting a large delivery of marionettes in 4 weeks so perhaps call me then on 03 9755 3300. Thanks for your 5 star review! Dion
Written 3 April 2019
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Muntzie M
Melbourne, Australia158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Very friendly and welcoming quality toys from around the world. Prices are what you would expect. Very touristy on the weekends. Overall if your looking a quirky gift it's the place to come
Written 4 January 2019
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Thanks very much for taking the time to review us. It's helpful. Any suggestions to get the 5th star?!?
Written 6 January 2019
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A T
Melbourne, Australia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
Very cute toyshop with an assortment of toys for all age groups, cute and quirky little shop with a friendly atmosphere with a great variety and range of toys for all age groups.
Written 29 November 2018
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Thanks for your review! We've got stores in both villages here ... Olinda and Sassafras, so I'm glad you enjoyed them. D
Written 4 December 2018
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softball51
Australia80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Some beautiful toys for kids of all ages. A bit on the expensive side...
not a lot of room in the shop if there are too many people inside.
Written 18 November 2018
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Thanks for your kind words. Yep, it's full and does get packed, particularly on the weekends. Cheers, Dion
Written 19 November 2018
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GusAttaguile
Mendoza, Argentina63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
I stopped by to buy some souveniers to take to Argentina. Interesting items and a very lovely service. If you want to visit a shop and feel like home, go to Gepetto's.
Written 24 October 2018
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Thanks! It's awesome to hear you loved our service. The staff really take their work seriously (fun) so I'll pass your kind comments on. D
Written 28 October 2018
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