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Old 03-31-2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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Default Wooden Roadster Toys



They've been making a gradual comeback for quite a while in Europe and Japan: Real Wood Toys. Yup, pre-plastic, painted wooden play things. They are fairly light, super durable, and really, who throws wood toys away? Sure, it's more expensive than mo...

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wooden Roadster Toys

Nice and shiny . Looks like the future Rodder is locked in a padded room. Just grab a 2x4 and get to whittlin that's the Rodder way. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:15 AM   #3
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Default Re: Wooden Roadster Toys

Everything seems to come full circle in life, this is another great example. Simpler times. What scale are these toys? They look great.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:16 AM   #4
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inspiring, really like the number 3 cars
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:23 AM   #5
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I would love to buy one of these for my son. Can you post the link were they can be bought?
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:11 AM   #6
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Very cool. Have you seen the Automoblox toys?

http://www.automoblox.com/
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:21 AM   #7
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Make your own.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:09 AM   #8
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Very cool. Have you seen the Automoblox toys?

http://www.automoblox.com/
yeah, there is a little toy store in Tacoma that sells them,
I'm at a toss-up as to buy some for my grand daughter who is too young for them,
or for myself who is too old for them
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:23 AM   #9
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Wow!! Very cool. Need more info!!!
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:37 AM   #10
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I totally agree with the "real toys", I made a car hauler for my nephew 2 years ago for his first Christmas, he seems to really like them. For his 2nd Christmas i made 2 more trailers for the truck, a box and a flat bed. They are out of Hickory, so they should be tough enough to last a long time. I even turned some steel spacers for the axles to ride on.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:47 AM   #11
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Default Re: Wooden Roadster Toys

Automoblox makes some nice stuff too-
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:41 AM   #12
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Default Re: Wooden Roadster Toys

Here's the one most of you have been asking about:

The Bruno Racing Car by Playforever Toys

Playforever Toys and packaging materials are manufactured in the U.K. and feature designer Julian Meagher. Playforever has engineered their toys to last; toys are made from the best materials available in the U.K. and tested to meet specific performance requirements including endurance and finish. These toys are virtually indestructible and, yes, it is expected that they can be played with forever. The Bruno Racing Car is available in color options blue, black, and orange, and the Bruno Roadster is available in a metallic blue.

Material: Wood.

Dimensions: 10.7" L x 5" H

Retail is about $60... You can google the name and find them for sale...
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:45 AM   #13
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Default Re: Wooden Roadster Toys

Playforever makes this 'Enzo Motorbike' Sidehack too...
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:51 AM   #14
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Default Re: Wooden Roadster Toys

not the same but I saw a real neat racer in the new toy section at the local barnes & noble. It was made from bamboo
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:52 AM   #15
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I bought some Automoblox for my 2 yr old son (well at least thats what I told my wife) he will get to play with them sometime. They are really cool!
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:56 AM   #16
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Neat thread...I love this stuff.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:16 PM   #17
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Default Re: Wooden Roadster Toys

My dad built us many wooden cars/trucks, and trains when we were little. He kept many of them for grandchildren and are still in great shape today. When I have a kid one day I'll do the same.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:18 PM   #18
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Default Re: Wooden Roadster Toys

I've had this one since I was a kid.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:24 PM   #19
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I made my son a roadster for his first christmas, and a dual-cockpit runabout for his second. Next will be a trailor, so he can pull the boat with his car!
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:19 PM   #20
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Hi Gang...

How 'bout a Pinewood Derby car? Checkout this story on our Forgotten Fiberglass website:

http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/?p=11153

Hope you enjoy..

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