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Toy Cars Vehicles

Toy cars and vehicles may be small but that is no indication of the huge amounts of fun that they can bring! Although the latest models often come with built in electronics and light or sound features, the timeless love for racing, speed, power and control remains the overriding pleasure to be gained from toy cars, trains, boats, planes and lorries as well as buses, diggers and other vehicles.

This toy category covers all means of transport from basic plastic vehicles for very young children, push along die-cast vehicles from Hot Wheels, to the latest and most sophisticated train set or digital motor racing set. As well as containing the staple childhood favourites such as Thomas & Friends trains and JCB diggers, there’s always plenty of interesting and new products being regularly released from all the major manufacturers.

Many toy vehicles are created from those seen in TV shows or films like Batman and James Bond. Boys in particular are fascinated by toy model vehicles, and many go on to build substantial and sometimes valuable collections. Whether your passion is for the latest Automoblox vehicle, or the newest Corgi die-cast toy vehicle, our list of recommended shops selling toy cars and vehicles should be able to help you.


Collectible and Vintage Toy Cars – An Antiques Resource #saab #cars


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DONE YOUR HOMEWORK on Collectible Toy Cars?

Good News (and I repeat this because it’s important): toys in general and in this case toy cars are cheaper than many antiques, so if you have a love for them, you will have an opportunity for some bargains. More good new is that many, many were have been made since the turn of the last century so the availability of product is still very good.

In this case we are speaking of collectible with no reference to antique for a reason. There are many car collections having meaning to their collectors that have very little value as actual antiques. This can also include some of the quality replicas of collectible toy cars if you are after decoration items only and not that serious of a collector. The are also many collectors of plastic model cars which certainly have no historic value. Vintage, on the other hand, generally refers more to the the car being used as a basis for the toy than the toy itself.

If your fancy is more in the antiques (valued) area, we suggest you see some of the information we have on our antique toy cars page. It’s found right next to the collectible toys cars in the navigation menu to the left.

Most importantly for any collecting is to get informed and do a bit of homework on vintage cars and toys at your local library, in toy price guides, trade magazines or even browsing the internet. If you are lucky enough to live in a city that has local collector’s clubs, then certainly join or attend their meetings. These guys are one of the best sources of information available and generally very eager to help another local person get started.

A Bit of History on Collectible

Tinplate and Cast-Iron Toys

Originally tinplate was used mostly used for oil cans in the mid to late 1800s and Germany was the first to use the material in toys. Tinplate was an easy material to make cars from because of its ability to be stamped, soldered and painted.

Following tinplate many toy cars were made from cast-iron. Cast-iron became the material of choice since it had characteristics that allowed for easier and cheaper mass-production. It also had a lasting durability unmatched by any materials before or since.

By the late 1960s tinplate and cast-iron cars had gradually disappeared as plastic and advanced metal alloy toys emerged. Since then few worthwhile collectible toy cars have been made by any manufacturers.

America’s Contribution to Collectible Toy Cars

Never had a country been as prosperous as the U.S. and its prosperity showed early in the love people had for cars. With adults love for cars it was only natural for children to gravitate to toy cars — what better way to pretend to be adults and head-of-households!

Following World World War II the toy industry boomed in America and MANY American toy makers were producing hundreds of models of toy cars — every boy could have a toy car just like his Dad.

For a brief period (after Germany and before Japan became a major manufacturing country) America made and shipped more toys — including cars — than all countries combined. It seemed that the whole world was riding America’s car craze.

Dating Toy Cars

Yes we are repeating this one more time. Why? Because for small toys this is one of the absolute best ways to establish an accurate date on the manufacture of the toy. If your collectible toy car just happens to still be in a box you can use ZIP Codes to determine the date it was made. 5 digit ZIP codes were first implemented by the US Post Office in 1963. In 1983 the Post Office implemented ZIP + 4. So if your collectible toy cars have a ZIP code of 5 digits, it dates between 1963 and 1983. If it has a 5 digit code followed by a 4 digit code, it dates from 1983 or later.

New abbreviations for states also became prominent around 1963. Between 1943 and 1963, the largest U.S. cities used “postal zones.” If your collectible toy cars have a postal zone number following the state in the address, it dates between 1943 and 1963.


Car Crafts for Kids: Ideas to make toy cars & automobiles with easy arts and crafts decorations, instructions, patterns, and activities for children, preschoolers #car #people #wakefield


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CAR CRAFTS FOR KIDS: Ideas to make toy cars and automobiles with easy arts and crafts decorations, instructions, patterns, and activities for children, preschoolers, and teens

Cars are so much fun to make. especially the ones that can move on their own. The trick to making your own toy cars is figuring out the way that wheels turn and move. If you don’t know the mechanics of how wheels move, than you won’t be able to make your own cars. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an engineer to know how vehicle’s wheels move and turn.

TRICK TO MAKING WHEELS AND AXLES ON TOY CARS

There are two ways to make wheels turn. One way is the make the wheels spin and the other way is to make the axle spin. Neither way is the right way or the wrong way. both work just fine.

To make a car / vehicle with a spinning axle : Slip the axle (such as a toothpick) through a larger tube / cylinder (such as a straw). Now make wheels out of something (such as bottle caps, buttons, cork, etc). and stick these to the end of the axle (toothpick, chopstick, pencil, etc). These wheels must be tightly secured to the axle. so the axle turns inside the tube, but the wheels don’t.

To make a car / vehicle with spinning wheels : Okay, so if you want the wheels to spin, then you will need to place the axle (toothpick, etc) inside a bigger hole in the middle of each wheel (or a tube / cylinder (straw) that is placed in the middle of each wheel). An example of this would be to cut a hole in a bottle cap. one large enough to stick a small straw inside of it. Then place the toothpick in between both wheels. now the wheels will turn on the toothpick (axle) instead of the axle turning with the wheels as one piece.

ITEMS to MAKE TOY CARS WITH

For the body of the car : Some items that would be great for the body of the car are clothespins, boxes, empty soda bottles, milk cartons, empty match boxes, plastic hair rollers, film cannisters, disposable cups, lettuce containers, spice containers.

For the axles: toothpicks, chopsticks, skewers, old markers, pencils, tinker toy sticks, lego rods, plastic drinking straws, dowels, branches that are straight, etc.

For the wheels: Some items that would be good for the wheels are candy gum balls, carrot slices, plastic caps, life savers candy, buttons, some beads, thread spools, vcr spools (take apart a vcr tape that isn’t used any more), metal washers, CDs or DVDs, cardboard tubes (cut into smaller pieces).

Now just use your creativity. engineer a cool, working toy car. Look below for the available crafts ideas.

Clothespin Gumball Cars

Here is an example of a simple car that you can make with basic items from around the house. Get a wooden clothespin, a drinking straw, 4 gumballs, toothpicks, and tape. Cut a straw into two 1-inch pieces. Place one of the straws into the space that you can clip things into (as seen in the picture above) and tape the other one to the back of the clip. Then put a toothpick thru each of these straws and stab a gumball to the ends. as seen in the picture above. Then you are done, just turn the clothespin over so that the tape is on the bottom and race your car. Don’t eat these gumballs. -)

Balloon Powered Milk Carton Cars

Here is your chance to make a car that moves on its own – and it isn’t too difficult to make either. Ask your parents to recycle an empty milk carton. Clean out the milk carton and dry thoroughly. Cut the milk carton (as seen in picture #1 above) so that you have most of one side and a little bit of the bottom of the carton. it should look like picture #2 above. Poke a hole in the bottom portion of the carton (picture 2). This is where the balloon will be pushed through. Tape straws on the long side of the carton. Get 4 milk jug caps and poke a small hole in each one. Push a chopstick into one of the caps and then put the chopstick thru one of the straws. Then push a cap on the other side of the chopstick. Do the same thing for the other set of wheels. The cap should be tight on the chopstick so that it doesn’t spin at all. Now push a balloon thru the hole in the carton. and blow it up with air (as seen in picture #3 above). let it go and the car should zoom away. Have fun.

Even More Automobile Crafts

Pretend Play with Cars – Use a large cardboard box to pretend your driving a car.


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-Wisconsin State Police Dodge Diplomat–$25.95

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Toy Cars Vehicles

Toy cars and vehicles may be small but that is no indication of the huge amounts of fun that they can bring! Although the latest models often come with built in electronics and light or sound features, the timeless love for racing, speed, power and control remains the overriding pleasure to be gained from toy cars, trains, boats, planes and lorries as well as buses, diggers and other vehicles.

This toy category covers all means of transport from basic plastic vehicles for very young children, push along die-cast vehicles from Hot Wheels, to the latest and most sophisticated train set or digital motor racing set. As well as containing the staple childhood favourites such as Thomas & Friends trains and JCB diggers, there’s always plenty of interesting and new products being regularly released from all the major manufacturers.

Many toy vehicles are created from those seen in TV shows or films like Batman and James Bond. Boys in particular are fascinated by toy model vehicles, and many go on to build substantial and sometimes valuable collections. Whether your passion is for the latest Automoblox vehicle, or the newest Corgi die-cast toy vehicle, our list of recommended shops selling toy cars and vehicles should be able to help you.


Car Crafts for Kids: Ideas to make toy cars & automobiles with easy arts and crafts decorations, instructions, patterns, and activities for children, preschoolers #car #sales #perth


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CAR CRAFTS FOR KIDS: Ideas to make toy cars and automobiles with easy arts and crafts decorations, instructions, patterns, and activities for children, preschoolers, and teens

Cars are so much fun to make. especially the ones that can move on their own. The trick to making your own toy cars is figuring out the way that wheels turn and move. If you don’t know the mechanics of how wheels move, than you won’t be able to make your own cars. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an engineer to know how vehicle’s wheels move and turn.

TRICK TO MAKING WHEELS AND AXLES ON TOY CARS

There are two ways to make wheels turn. One way is the make the wheels spin and the other way is to make the axle spin. Neither way is the right way or the wrong way. both work just fine.

To make a car / vehicle with a spinning axle : Slip the axle (such as a toothpick) through a larger tube / cylinder (such as a straw). Now make wheels out of something (such as bottle caps, buttons, cork, etc). and stick these to the end of the axle (toothpick, chopstick, pencil, etc). These wheels must be tightly secured to the axle. so the axle turns inside the tube, but the wheels don’t.

To make a car / vehicle with spinning wheels : Okay, so if you want the wheels to spin, then you will need to place the axle (toothpick, etc) inside a bigger hole in the middle of each wheel (or a tube / cylinder (straw) that is placed in the middle of each wheel). An example of this would be to cut a hole in a bottle cap. one large enough to stick a small straw inside of it. Then place the toothpick in between both wheels. now the wheels will turn on the toothpick (axle) instead of the axle turning with the wheels as one piece.

ITEMS to MAKE TOY CARS WITH

For the body of the car : Some items that would be great for the body of the car are clothespins, boxes, empty soda bottles, milk cartons, empty match boxes, plastic hair rollers, film cannisters, disposable cups, lettuce containers, spice containers.

For the axles: toothpicks, chopsticks, skewers, old markers, pencils, tinker toy sticks, lego rods, plastic drinking straws, dowels, branches that are straight, etc.

For the wheels: Some items that would be good for the wheels are candy gum balls, carrot slices, plastic caps, life savers candy, buttons, some beads, thread spools, vcr spools (take apart a vcr tape that isn’t used any more), metal washers, CDs or DVDs, cardboard tubes (cut into smaller pieces).

Now just use your creativity. engineer a cool, working toy car. Look below for the available crafts ideas.

Clothespin Gumball Cars

Here is an example of a simple car that you can make with basic items from around the house. Get a wooden clothespin, a drinking straw, 4 gumballs, toothpicks, and tape. Cut a straw into two 1-inch pieces. Place one of the straws into the space that you can clip things into (as seen in the picture above) and tape the other one to the back of the clip. Then put a toothpick thru each of these straws and stab a gumball to the ends. as seen in the picture above. Then you are done, just turn the clothespin over so that the tape is on the bottom and race your car. Don’t eat these gumballs. -)

Balloon Powered Milk Carton Cars

Here is your chance to make a car that moves on its own – and it isn’t too difficult to make either. Ask your parents to recycle an empty milk carton. Clean out the milk carton and dry thoroughly. Cut the milk carton (as seen in picture #1 above) so that you have most of one side and a little bit of the bottom of the carton. it should look like picture #2 above. Poke a hole in the bottom portion of the carton (picture 2). This is where the balloon will be pushed through. Tape straws on the long side of the carton. Get 4 milk jug caps and poke a small hole in each one. Push a chopstick into one of the caps and then put the chopstick thru one of the straws. Then push a cap on the other side of the chopstick. Do the same thing for the other set of wheels. The cap should be tight on the chopstick so that it doesn’t spin at all. Now push a balloon thru the hole in the carton. and blow it up with air (as seen in picture #3 above). let it go and the car should zoom away. Have fun.

Even More Automobile Crafts

Pretend Play with Cars – Use a large cardboard box to pretend your driving a car.


Toy Cars for Toddler Girls and Boys #used #cars #cheap


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Toy Cars

By Stephanie Brown. Toddlers and Twos Expert

What Your Child Learns by Playing with Toy Cars

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She ll talk all about signs, lights, buildings and other sights she s seen all the while demonstrating the growing awareness she has of the world around her.

Choosing the Right Toy Cars for Your Toddler

The best vehicles to choose are those that are safe. Small cars like Matchbox brand or others have parts that present a choking hazard to your toddler. Also, don t choose cars that do things that your toddler can do for herself. Examples include cars that make noises and have motors that propel them forward.

These features place limits on your child s own imagination and can reduce the open-ended nature of her play. Simple wooden cars are a good first choice.

Remember, too, that it s not just cars that are intriguing. Many toddlers are equally fascinated with other vehicles like dump trucks, garbage trucks, limousines and motorcycles so be sure to keep a good variety on hand to maximize different approaches to car play.

Toy Cars Storage

Initially, if you only have a few cars, they can be lined up on a shelf or kept in a small bin.

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As the collection grows, of course, the size of your container will need to grow as well. As your child develops, consider buying containers with dividers to store cars so that your child will also get practice with classification skills. Your toddler can benefit from some guidance in this area, so encourage her to:

  • Figure out which cars fit into differently sized slots.
  • Sort by color.
  • Sort by type (for example, all construction vehicles in one row or all emergency vehicles together).
  • Choose her favorite toy cars and put them all in one place.

Cars are the perfect complement to blocks. so keep them stored near each other to expand your toddler s play choices. She will enjoy using the blocks to construct buildings as well as roads and other structures to knock down by crashing her cars into them.

Rules for Toy Cars

Enforcing your own established rules for clean-up applies to car play as with any other type of toy. A large car collection can quickly lead to a cluttered floor. While it might seem like pratfalls involving toy cars are the stuff of cartoon legend, I can assure you that these accidents do happen, so make sure your toddler keeps cars stored away from walking areas.

It might be disconcerting to hear your toddler crashing cars into each other or ramming them into block buildings, but unless she s hurting another child, driving into your baseboards or damaging furniture, this is not behavior to discourage. She s just testing out the different scenarios she s learning about (and safely so) through play.

It s likely that at some point your toddler will user her imagination to run her cars through the car wash. so make sure that she knows which vehicles she s allowed to get wet. Some cars have metal parts that might rust or otherwise be ruined by water.


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The best toys stimulate your child s imagination, encourage thinking skills and foster creativity. Children flourish with a combination of toys that foster development in different areas, including dolls and action figures. which encourage imagination, exercise and riding toys. which foster motor skills, and electronic toys and tablets. which develop digital literacy. It s also good to have a few travel toys, which can be easily brought along on trips.

Different toys are appropriate for different age groups. For infants (6 – 12 months), choose toys that feature bright colors, interesting textures and fun sounds and are free of small loose parts. For toddlers (1 – 3 years), choose bikes and riding toys, balls, puzzles and large blocks. Preschoolers (3 – 5 years) are interested building and creating, so construction sets and arts and crafts toys make good choices. They also like imaginary play, so consider play kitchens, baby dolls and dollhouses. School-age children (5 – 9 years) often enjoy board games, sports toys and electronic toys, including learning toys. For preteens (9 – 12 years), board games, electronics, card games and sports games are appropriate.

The most important aspect of a toy is that it appeals to your child, so let your child participate in picking out their next toy or game, whether it be a Lego Creator set or a Barbie doll .


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When children look at a tiny toy car, they see more than a product. They see a story. When we look at a real car, we see the same thing.

We’re Tiny Toy Car, a creative studio specializing in digital content and advertising strategy for the automotive industry.

Founded in 2013, Tiny Toy Car provides automakers, publishers and brands with customized advertising content designed to entertain, inform and engage car shoppers and automotive enthusiasts.

Founder Ray Wert brings a decade of automotive storytelling experience to the table. Most notably, Wert served as editor of automotive lifestyle site Jalopnik for six years. In that time, site traffic increased from 2 million page views per month to 32 million page views per month with annual traffic growth of nearly 100 percent each year.

With presences in New York, Detroit and Los Angeles, Tiny Toy Car is wherever you are. By partnering to create authentic, insightful content, Tiny Toy Car will help your brand create stronger relationships with consumers by crafting deeper, more meaningful experiences in the digital space.


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The best toys stimulate your child s imagination, encourage thinking skills and foster creativity. Children flourish with a combination of toys that foster development in different areas, including dolls and action figures. which encourage imagination, exercise and riding toys. which foster motor skills, and electronic toys and tablets. which develop digital literacy. It s also good to have a few travel toys, which can be easily brought along on trips.

Different toys are appropriate for different age groups. For infants (6 – 12 months), choose toys that feature bright colors, interesting textures and fun sounds and are free of small loose parts. For toddlers (1 – 3 years), choose bikes and riding toys, balls, puzzles and large blocks. Preschoolers (3 – 5 years) are interested building and creating, so construction sets and arts and crafts toys make good choices. They also like imaginary play, so consider play kitchens, baby dolls and dollhouses. School-age children (5 – 9 years) often enjoy board games, sports toys and electronic toys, including learning toys. For preteens (9 – 12 years), board games, electronics, card games and sports games are appropriate.

The most important aspect of a toy is that it appeals to your child, so let your child participate in picking out their next toy or game, whether it be a Lego Creator set or a Barbie doll .