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Cool stuff for kids

Trunki Travel ToyBox – Ride On Toy, Rocking Toy and Toy Storage

Trunki is exceptionally good at designing fun, functional and practical storage solutions for kids. One of their newest solutions is the Trunki Travel ToyBox, which is a storage box made for traveling with toys. It’s not only a storage box though, as it can also be used as a ride on toy and a rocking toy.

Turning the Trunki Travel ToyBox upside down is the only thing needed to make it a ride on toy. Each box has small rubber tongues, with which they can be connected to other boxes to create a ride on toy train and if the lid is turned upside down we get a rocking toy.

Its shape makes it easy to stack when used as storage, and comfortable for kids to sit on when used as toy and travel storage.

Wishbone Limited Edition Bikes

The New Zealand based toy design design studio Wishbone has specialized in creating wheeled toys for kids. At this point they’ve got two wheeled toys for us; the versatile “Wishbone Flip” and the super cool “Wishbone Bike”. Both very practical, simple and aesthetic toys.

The coolest thing about the Wishbone Bike is that it is available in several limited editions which are made in collaboration with talented artists who’s artwork adorn the outward facing surfaces of the bike. The image shows the “apple-a-day bike” featuring artwork by Coralie Bickford-Smith.

anamalz – Award Winning Wooden Toys with Movable Limbs

anamalz are award winning wooden toys with movable limbs, and as the name suggest the toys are all various animals. anamalz are available in four different series – wildanamalz, farmanamalz, australiananamalz and perhistoricanamalz.

anamalz toys are handmade from sustainable wood, materials that allow the animals to move, and textiles to create details and accessories.

wildanamalz is a series of 16 wild toy animals. The giraffe, the brown bear, the hippo, the crocodile, the gorilla and the elephant are some of the animals found in this series.

In the farmanamalz series you’ll find 16 different farm toy animals. Animals like the cow, the sheep, the lama and the goat can be found here.

australiananamalz is a series that has to do with, yes you guessed it, Australian animals and contains 5 toy animals – the emu, the kangaroo, the echidna, the wombat and the koala.

Finally perhistoricanamalz is a series that contains 6 prehistoric toy animals and has some of the most well known dinosaurs: the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Torosaurus, Brontosaurus, Parasaurolophus and the Stegosaurus.

There are a few accessories available for these toys, a barn and a play mat amongst others.

Discovery Space Center – A Dollhouse Made with Boys in Mind

I love the way a dollhouse can trigger children’s imagination and fantasy, and I dare say that boys like dollhouses just as much as girls do, providing though that it is a dollhouse made with boys in mind!

The Discovery Space Center from Hape is the kind of dollhouse I suspect boys will love. After all It’s a spaceship that is built like a dollhouse. It does not have any outer walls and you therefore have easy access to all the rooms of the spaceship.

The dollhouse has been designed to encourage imitative play and imagination and promote fantasy, story telling, role playing and creativity. It also has a positive effect on fine motor skills.

The Discovery Space Center received the 2011 gold award from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, and a gold award from Parents Choice.

Gorgeous Diecast Model Cars

What to give the boy who has everything? How about a diecast model car with lots of details?

A boy who appreciates cars, quality and details will love to receive a small replica car model of his favorite brand. Obviously we’re not going to discriminate here. If you have a girl who loves cars I’m sure she’ll appreciate a one of these cars just as much and perhaps even take better care of them as well.

Diecast Car Models have an impressive amount of models in different sizes from several car brands. It ought to be possible to find your boys or girls favorite car amongst their selection although it might take a few hours since you can easily get lost just browsing around.

 

Monsters on Wheels = Cute!

Charlie Alan Kraft is an American artist who develops and produces some pretty unique wooden toys – monsters on wheels.

The monsters come in many different shapes and colors, but they all just have two colors each – the natural color of the wood and another color which is used to paint the many details of the monster.