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post #61 of 98
Hahaha, I'm glad you're able to get that truck for your son. I get the feeling he will get at least 5 years of use out of it and that will be totally worth it.

My DD insists that Santa is getting her a Nintendo DSi....ugh! I would much rather get her that truck!
post #62 of 98
From a mom who spent the past NINE years with a vehicle obsessed boy I say invest in quality. My DS would love that thing even now. I can't tell you how much of that type of 'stuff' we have and it just has to be a certain thing for my ds as well. His passion is nascar and monster trucks. I have buckets of nascars... If that is what your little guy wants and you have the $$ definately make the investment.
post #63 of 98
I'd get him the truck. DS will probably be getting at least one bruder truck or tractor for xmas this year. He got a dump truck & trailor from them last year and he LOVES the thign. and it truely is all but indestructable... the things he does to it and it doesnt even flinch amazes me!! I'll probably take him into our local toy store and see what he really likes sometime in the next month or so... And that truck is awesome looking, and HUGE!!
post #64 of 98
Dang now I am wanting to get ds a Bruder truck and he is not even two.
post #65 of 98
Is this one bigger than the $50 one?

http://www.amazon.com/Bruder-Mack-Gr...656396&sr=1-64
post #66 of 98
I'd get him the truck. I'd get my DD the truck too if she wanted it. I understand where you're coming from, but kids don't and won't understand that yet. Consumerism/conglomerate toy companies/etc. are an important lesson that can and should be saved for the time when your little man can become a little advocate
post #67 of 98
I'm going to get DS that truck for Xmas so there's your answer, OP!
post #68 of 98
I know you said you'll get it, but I just had to throw my voice in as the Mama of a truck obsessed boy... We have the Bruder snowplow. DS was OBSESSED with snow plows last winter and his Grandparents bought him this one. We have been very happy with it! There will definitely be more Bruder trucks in our house
post #69 of 98

Remember Ralphie....

"You'll shoot your eye out!" This is this kids "Red Ryder BB-gun"! LOL

One of the few Christmas gifts you will remember when you are an adult. With the way this looks like it is constructed it should last forever. Like my Tonka dump truck. My kids play with mine.....from the 70's, it could use some paint but they ride it down the drive way just like I did as kid.

I would get it.
post #70 of 98
I'm sorry to say this but I think that truck is awesome

I've seen those trucks at the store and they seem to be high quality

Is it the cost or just the fact that it's made of plastic?

I agree that overuse of plastic and a zillion crappy toys are not good, but I see no problem with good quality plastic toys that promote imaginations, which that truck would certainly do

ETA: I see you're planning on getting the truck. Your son is going to have a lot of fun. Heck, I'd love to play with that truck!
post #71 of 98
Attention Bruder fans! I found Bruder trucks at TJ Maxx today for $20. I bought everything they had (which was two) then went to two other stores to look for more. I didn't find any more but the saleslady assured me that new things come in 3 times a week.
Try your TJ Maxx for Bruder!
post #72 of 98
We've got a few of these and they are awesome trucks- they get tons of use (and playmobil men can drive them). Glad you're getting it!
post #73 of 98
Do you like that movie A Christmas Story?

I love it and your sons desire for this truck reminds me of the little boy and his Red Rider beebee gun in the movie.
You should hide it on Christmas morning until everything else is opened and he thinks he wont get it and then say, "hey, what is over there? I bet it is from Santa". That would be worth getting on film!

I love that movie.
post #74 of 98
Oh I love those Bruder trucks, and my boys would have loved them, I'd never seen them till today.
post #75 of 98
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Originally Posted by ians_mommy View Post
Do you like that movie A Christmas Story?

I love it and your sons desire for this truck reminds me of the little boy and his Red Rider beebee gun in the movie.
You should hide it on Christmas morning until everything else is opened and he thinks he wont get it and then say, "hey, what is over there? I bet it is from Santa". That would be worth getting on film!

I love that movie.
I would do it too.

When I was a teen an expensive wallet that I coveted forever, was the very last gift I opened (not on purpose), and I still remember the disappointment and then the thrill!
post #76 of 98
I'm 38 years old and still remember the toys I wanted from Santa and never got Nothing outrageous either, just something I'd set my little heart on.

Get the boy his truck!
post #77 of 98
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Originally Posted by riverscout View Post
I'd get the truck for him. I wouldn't tell him it was from Santa though, and it would likely be his only gift.
post #78 of 98
It has been my experience you are better off buying one gift they really want than several gifts that are ok.

The delight in their faces are worth it.
post #79 of 98
I thought when I opened this thread it was going to be something far worse than... a truck. And now I might even have to buy it - my son LOVES big tough vehicles, and his wooden toys just can't take the beatings
post #80 of 98
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Originally Posted by mamadebug View Post
If he is into it that much, it will probably be played with a lot - probably more than the lovely wooden truck you or I would pick! I have always felt that it is more fun to get one really special thing than a couple of of things that I am not as into.
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