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Joe (SoCal)
01-19-2006, 08:44 PM
Or any car nut with kids. What a brilliant toy.

http://www.automoblox.com/

http://www.thecoolhunter.net/images/stories/autoblox.jpg

[ 01-19-2006, 09:21 PM: Message edited by: Joe ( Cold Spring on Hudson ) ]

uncas
01-19-2006, 08:51 PM
But they just don't make toys the way the used to...

http://www.boursecollection.com/dinky/3229.jpg

Katherine
01-19-2006, 08:53 PM
I've seen these somwhere before, they look like a blast for kids big and small. :D

Jagermeister
01-19-2006, 08:57 PM
I dunno Joe. That's a lot of small parts to choke on for young kids, and I'm not sure older kids want a wooden block car. Maybe they have appeal to kids your age, but if was getting car presents I'd go simpler for the young ones, and the Lego tech series for the older ones.

- Kevin

Joe (SoCal)
01-19-2006, 09:00 PM
The website is very well done, worth a look just for the way they market the toys. Big car companies should take notice how good the web design is. Have you ever went to a major automotive website and just try to LOOK at a photo of a car model, talk about frustration. :mad:

The toys are so cool I love the low profile rubber tires and cool rims. :D

Joe (SoCal)
01-19-2006, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by Jagermeister:
I dunno Joe. That's a lot of small parts to choke on for young kids, and I'm not sure older kids want a wooden block car. Maybe they have appeal to kids your age, but if was getting car presents I'd go simpler for the young ones, and the Lego tech series for the older ones.

- KevinI got a buddy who has a 3 year old and a 7 year old boys who LOVE matchbox cars and they are small. I think boys of any age will like these toys. :D

[ 01-19-2006, 09:08 PM: Message edited by: Joe ( Cold Spring on Hudson ) ]

Dave Fleming
01-19-2006, 09:06 PM
Bushwah!
Our Grandson who is 6, gets from us. **lousy sentence structure dave**

Wooden toys mainly from Community Playthings.
Community Playthings (http://www.communityplaythings.com/c/Blocks/index.htm)

Blocks, Trucks, Cars,Helos etc.. all of wood.
This last Christmas we sent him a set from Lehmans of Lincoln Logs or a close copy of them.

He loves them. The other side gave him some whiz bang latest and greatest zoom toy and it sits in the corner gathering dust.

Oh, yes he will play Star Wars in his TV, can't expect the lad not to like that type of thing but, he is a doer not a sitter on his arse punching buttons for exercise.

[ 01-19-2006, 10:18 PM: Message edited by: Dave Fleming ]

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:07 PM
My 4 year old nephew has HUNDREDS of those Hot Wheels cars. They're about the only thing he'll play with. We find them in the oddest places. :D

Jagermeister
01-19-2006, 09:09 PM
got a buddy who has a 3 year old and a 7 year old boys who LOVE matchbox cars and they are small. Yeah - Matchbox are cool. I remember my James Bond Astin Martin with bullet proof shield and ejector seat. :D So were HotWheels. If I had kept any of them I would have a fortune. But, except for the little Korean who got ejected, I don't think any parts come off to be eaten.

Well, I checked the site, and they say 3+, and I guess at 3 they are too old to eat the toys, so, yeah, I guess they're appropriate for that.

However, I can still tell by your response that you want to get them so you can play with them yourself. tongue.gif

- Kevin

Dave Fleming
01-19-2006, 09:12 PM
SWIMPAL, saved our lads Matchbox and Dinky Toy things and Markin Electric Trains, till they each reached age 30. Then presented them with their toys all wrapped up in tissue paper to keep them safe.

Eldest son has made a unit to hold his toys and it sits right in the living room. Each Christmas he sets up his trains to run beneath the Christmas Tree.

ssor
01-19-2006, 09:13 PM
There was a system called hot wheels track that used match box cars and plastic track that came in three foot lengths with couplers. the kids had a blast with that both inside and outside. I regret that I don't still have that. Most of what I have left is a bushel of playschool wooden blocks.

Joe (SoCal)
01-19-2006, 09:15 PM
Ohh Kevin I want em bad :D To bad Tess is not into them no mater how many times I show her the website. :rolleyes:

Joe (SoCal)
01-19-2006, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by ssor:
There was a system called hot wheels track that used match box cars and plastic track that came in three foot lengths with couplers. the kids had a blast with that both inside and outside. I regret that I don't still have that. Most of what I have left is a bushel of playschool wooden blocks.My buddy's basement has about 3,000 scale miles of that track and yea they are fun :D

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:27 PM
I can buy these for me err, I mean my nephew to play with. :D

Joe (SoCal)
01-19-2006, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Katherine:
I can buy these for me err, I mean my nephew to play with. :D Michigan
Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, Michigan 48124-4088
(313) 982-6145
Village Toy Shops
400 North Main
Milford, Michigan 48381
(248) 684-8697
Neiman Marcus
2705 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, Michigan 48084
(248) 643-3300
Grand Art Supply
107 N. Washington Square
Lansing, Michigan 48933
(517) 485-9409

;)

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:32 PM
Thanks Joe. :D

Now where did the cats put my credit card. ;)

uncas
01-19-2006, 09:33 PM
In the kitty litter.... :rolleyes:

ssor
01-19-2006, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by uncas:
In the kitty litter.... :rolleyes: Just don't try to fish it out with a magnet. :eek:

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:56 PM
I've demagnatized mine a few times. tongue.gif However, I usually wear them out faster.

[ 01-19-2006, 09:57 PM: Message edited by: Katherine ]

Bob Cleek
01-19-2006, 11:37 PM
Hey, Uncas... not bad, "Mint in the box!" I've still got all my Dinky's from when I was a kid in the late 50's and early 60's. I have damn near all the military vehicles and all the little cast soldiers that go with them. All are mint and most all of them are in the boxes in good condition. I've gotta build a display case for them. (Another project that's been on the back burner too long.) I collected them when I was in grammar school and they have a lot of sentimental value to me. I was amazed to learn a while back what they are worth! I shoulda got Mom to buy me more back then!

://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:nsj-aa_CbuGigM:sbiii.com/mcdnkpix/dinkydrw.jpg

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:V7O7ZdQzOwAA5M:www.teknoschuco.online .fr/i/k/dk660_1.jpg

Not mine, but you get the idea!

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Dave Fleming
01-19-2006, 11:40 PM
Cleekster, you sure Dinky made figures?

The ones I had were made by an outfit in South Africa to Dinky scale.

I have my West Britain lead soldiers including the 'desert setup' complete with Camels and Palm Trees too.

uncas
01-20-2006, 07:24 AM
Bob..All I can say is keep em...don't let them outta your sight.
A friend has a collection like yours...It's am impressive one...Built special shelves with glass fronts for them...
I don't know much about them myself...but have googled them up to see what they are now worth... :eek:

Garrett Lowell
01-20-2006, 08:21 AM
Redux. (http://www.woodenboat-ubb.com/cgi-bin/UBB/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=5&t=028041&p=)

Santa brought my son the S9. I play with it alot.

Joe (SoCal)
01-20-2006, 08:26 AM
Garrett, see great minds think alike ;)

Hey are they as cool in real life as they look on the web ? Give us the review bro ;)