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post #81 of 98
He is the perfect age for a truck like that and he will play with it for years. My son has trucks he got when he was a toddler and he still plays with them occasionally (he is 9 now.)
post #82 of 98
so are you going to get it?

i would get my dd that.

in fact I want that truck myself

my 7 year old has been asking for a DS for over a year now. she is probably going to get it the moment i can afford a good used one.
post #83 of 98
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Originally Posted by meemee View Post
so are you going to get it?

i would get my dd that.

in fact I want that truck myself

my 7 year old has been asking for a DS for over a year now. she is probably going to get it the moment i can afford a good used one.
I totally read DS as in 'Darling Son', not sure where you'll find that used
post #84 of 98
DH is a big Bruder fan, he owns it and it's beautiful. To be honest I don't know how durable the Bruder trucks are as the ones he owns don't get played with but the quality is great and the investment is worth it.

Besides, I wouldn't like to have small child disappointed on Christmas morning.
post #85 of 98
I agree, that's when you suck it up and get them the gift anyway to prevent disappointment if there is any way to possibly do it!
post #86 of 98
I would get the truck. It looks like it's good quality, sturdy, something he will play with for a long time. I'm not keen on buying little junk plastic toys that last for all of 10 minutes, but that truck looks like a good investment.

I can think of far more obnoxious toys that a child could ask for.
post #87 of 98
I'd get it. It's outrageously priced, and I try to avoid plastic, but I'm willing to bend for xmas and bdays.
post #88 of 98
Haven't read all the replies - but speaking as someone who NEVER got a single thing I asked for from Santa, I don't think it will necessarily cause lasting pain if he DOESN'T get it. BUT! I personally would get it. I've made my peace with the fact that DS is his own man already, and as long as the truck can be pushed around and actually PLAYED with (doesn't just sit there and go beep), it wouldn't bother me. Also, I am just a LITTLE bit bitter about never getting that Simon.
post #89 of 98
Can't help with the Santa and/or plastic dilemna, but for what its worth, the Bruder trucks are very well built, and handle a lot of rough play very, very well.

We now have 3, started w/ a small one when ds was around 2.5yo then "Santa" brought one larger the 2 next following years. My son is now nearing 7, and still plays with them regularly, and they are also a big hit with his little sister and other kids who come to play. Honestly, they are some of the most consistently played with toys in our house.
post #90 of 98
its on amazon for under 60 right now.
post #91 of 98
Found a Bruder truck at Marshalls/Home Goods today for $29.99.

It wasn't a cement mixer but a Bruder nonetheless. They do hold up!
post #92 of 98
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Originally Posted by bluebunny View Post
Found a Bruder truck at Marshalls/Home Goods today for $29.99.

It wasn't a cement mixer but a Bruder nonetheless. They do hold up!
Yes! I bumped this to say that I found them at TJ Maxx for $19.99 but I think it got missed! There are some good deals on Bruder right now!
post #93 of 98
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Originally Posted by LynnS6 View Post
We have a TON of Bruder trucks and I LOVE them.

Yes, they're plastic. But they are VERY realistic. They are among the favorite toys for all the kids who come to our house. Our ds is a detail guy. Details MATTER. (Seriously, whether the garbage truck lifts the garbage on the side or the back was a HUGE deal to him!) Wood trucks just weren't realistic enough for him. The Bruder trucks are.

Other reasons I love the Bruder trucks:
1. They're made in Germany, so they're safe plastic.
2. They're durable. Really, really strong. As in my kids sat on them, used them for steps, decided to see what would happen when they were sent down the steps (and onto the slate floor), etc.
3. You can replace the parts. (Active Toys has a really nice parts department.)

I got most of our Bruder stuff on Ebay. The price was much better, and I figured I was doing my part for the environment by recycling a toy that another child was done playing with.

Look at that - a very similar garbage truck on Ebay for $25 plus shipping.


We love Bruder trucks too. We have 3. We've had them since ds was about 2, and he still plays with them several times a week (ds is now 4.5). They are the perfect scale for Playmobil figures. They are a bit pricey, but they would make a perfect Christmas present, imho.
post #94 of 98
I would suck it up and get it if he's been interested in it for a longer period of time ( not just 2 days). I think that truck looks nice actually.
post #95 of 98
If it would be me I might get it for a lower price, otherwise not and look for something very similar (maybe smaller, cheaper but still good quality).

My one ds saw a remote control yellow construction work digger and a pack of two yellow construction machines. Both toys were a bit pricy and I am not so much into the remote controlls (the two we got were broken in no time, too, and a lot of battery use, even for rechargeable batteries). But then I found, high on the shelf another (also yellow :-) construction toy by matchbox that can be assembled into (so called) 20 different trucks/machines/cranes (Well, if it would be 4 it would already be great), of which a digger and a crane, and it looks pretty sturdy, and best of all: it was only 30USD and I even got it with a good discount for only 20USD because it was the last one. And I KNOW how my DS2 will just LOVE it (and it does have a movement/spound function, optional :-) and will not think about those other toys anymore because this one is similar and exciting enough)!

My other ds is much into cartoons and also loves transformer toys he's seen on TV or with other kids, and even though I disliked those for a long time, I now found one that I just know my ds2 will love, and I tried to see the aesthetics in it, and I found one that I could live with too (even it has a chain weapon but the kind my ds always wanted for his playmobil figurines).

So yes, I try to go for what they like but I may bring some variation in it and he result is a toy compromise we're all happy with.

When we shop I sometimes give my veto for toys I really can't have for one or other reason. It doesn't mean they will be toy-starved. I always look out for things I think they will love, but the toys should be able to live up to certain standards.
post #96 of 98
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That is a gorgeous cement mixer!
I was thinking the same thing... And I'm not exactly a cement mixer kinda girl. I'd probably try to make peace with myself about the truck not living up to my ideals and I'd get the little guy the cement mixer because it's Christmas and I'm all about Christmas wishes. (Of course, I'd also compliment him on his good taste. )
post #97 of 98
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Originally Posted by daytripper75 View Post
Yes! I bumped this to say that I found them at TJ Maxx for $19.99 but I think it got missed! There are some good deals on Bruder right now!
ditto! lol!
ds is going to be the joyful recipiant of this cool craneand this flatbed truck/bulldozer combo. $20 for the crane & $29 for the truck w/ bulldozer!
post #98 of 98
So...original poster...are you gonna get it for him?
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