Category: Vehicles

John Deere Radio Control: Monster Treads

Monster Treads Gator looks at long range radio control vehicle from Ertl and Tomy International, Inc.

When you hear the name John Deere, you immediately think of quality, and this new John Deere radio control gator certainly lives up to that reputation. First of all, a John Deere gator is a small utility vehicle that is nearly unstoppable on most every imaginable terrain, and the “Monster Treads Gator” is a perfect replica of the real thing. It measures 8″L x 8″W x 6″H, and is suggested for ages 6 years old and up. Of course, any radio control vehicle will require some batteries for power, and the “Monster Treads Gator” is no exception, as six AA batteries are needed for the gator and one 9 volt for the transmitter.The vehicle features 4 huge rubber tires that do need to be inflated to get the most out of the experience. An inflating needle and tire gauge are included, but the buyer will have to provide a hand pump to get the gator ready for fun. { READ MORE...}

Posted in Remote Control, Vehicles

Modarri: A New Type of Toy Car

Modarri gets its hands on an exciting new toy car entry created by Thoughtfull Toys Inc.

We actually got our first glimpse at the Modarri line of cars at the New York Toy Fair this past February, and we left nodding our heads with approval. But, we also were thinking that a product such as that would likely be difficult to get to market by Christmas 2014 and also be way too expensive for U.S. consumers. Well, we were happily wrong on both counts as the Modarri car is now here and guess what, the price is extremely affordable. { READ MORE...}

Posted in Building, Vehicles

Build-A-Ma-Jigs: Racetruck

B Toys Racetruck looks at a Building Set from B Toys.

Imaginations are off and running with the “Build-A-Ma-Jigs Racetruck” created by B Toys. Is it a dump truck, race car (flames are included), racetruck, or tow truck? The possibilities are limitless. If your child loves building, creating or racing, then this toy will surely please. There are 33 sturdy and colorful pieces to build with, and a completed Racetruck measures approximately 14″ long, 7½” wide and 7½” high. { READ MORE...}

Posted in Building, Learning, Vehicles

Stack & Pull Train: A Real Treat for Little Ones

Stack & Pull Train looks at an impressive wood train distributed by The Manhattan Toy Company.

The “Stack & Pull Train” is advertised as an activity toy, but it honestly far exceeds that simple description. It features 3 wooden cars, each attachable to each other, and 18 painted accessory pieces (also made of wood) used to fill the cars with various shapes sure to make little children smile. All of the pieces are interchangeable, colorful and meet the highest safety standards. There is even a cord attached to the front of one of the cars that can be used to pull the train. { READ MORE...}

Posted in Baby and Toddler, Building, Vehicles

Choo Choo Loop: The Non-Stop Train

choo choo loop reviews a great first train experience from Tomy.

We, at Toys Bulletin, love trains, so we were especially excited to see the “Choo Choo Loop.” It is not only a nice developmental toy for kids as young as 18 months old, but it is just plain fun. The “Choo Choo Loop” is extremely easy to set up as it includes just 6 sections of curved twistable track (each about 4¼” long), two bumpers, a tunnel and a train (3¾” long). The train does require 3 AAA batteries, which are not included. { READ MORE...}

Posted in Baby and Toddler, Vehicles

Motorworks: Vehicles with Endless Possibilities looks at a line of customizable cars and trucks from The Manhattan Toy Company.

Motorworks 1“Motorworks” is a great new line of toy vehicles, each one featuring a real beech wood body, coupled with a plastic chassis, four rubber tires with rims, and some great trim packages. But, the great thing about “Motorworks,” is that the vehicles can easily be taken apart, and reassembled, even using interchangeable parts from other vehicles or available accessory packages. Honestly, there is an endless number of different vehicle combinations that can be created. { READ MORE...}

Posted in Building, Vehicles Update – New Site and Content Migration

cropped-cropped-Toys1.gifThis site has been up and running for more than four years, and we have been asked by a few people why we have never updated the design. The short answer is that the site worked, and we’ve learned before that if something works online, don’t mess with it. But the time has finally come for a refresher, a new design and layout that provides a host of benefits for readers.

First of all this new site will load much faster. The previous site was code heavy and a bit of a patch work Frankenstein job that accumulated a lot of excess size over the years. This new site is optimized to run much faster. { READ MORE...}

Posted in Apps and Video Games, Baby and Toddler, Board Games, Building, Card Games, Christmas, Doll, Electronics, Figures, Games, Girls, Information, Learning, Nostalgic, Novelty, Outdoor, Remote Control, Riding, Sports, Uncategorized, Vehicles

Automoblox T-900 Truck/Hr-2 Trailer Set – The Ultimate Put Together and Play Vehicles

automoblox1 I distinctly remember the first time we at Toys Bulletin got ahold of our first Automoblox set.  It was, at the time, what appeared to be just a simple put together wooden vehicle.

But the minute we started touching the pieces and we saw how beautifully everything was constructed, and then how amazing it looked when completed, we knew we were on to something very special.  Since that time, Automoblox has expanded its line to include more variations on its signature cars and trucks, along with lower priced mini vehicles and even emergency vehicles.  What we review today is the cream of the crop in the current Automoblox line – the truck and trailer set. { READ MORE...}

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