It wasn't a cement mixer but a Bruder nonetheless. They do hold up!
Missing DS 10/08
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.
mama to H. 4/05 and A. 9/08 and baby C. 10/11
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.
|That is a gorgeous cement mixer!|
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!
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!
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