***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Anyway, when I learned about the classic toys from Motorworks by Manhattan Toy Company, I knew my kids would be absolutely thrilled. These toys take classic wooden toys and take them to a whole new level by adding realistic touches like a "working" car wash in their Fuel-N-Shine Station or interchangeable, snap on parts in their vehicles. (I say "working car wash" because all of the brushes and rollers found in a car wash are there. Of course soap and water are not, nor are they meant to be used with this toy.)
The TR Convertible 3.0, seen above, is a sleek machine whose frame is made from a durable and smooth Beech wood. There were no jagged parts, so splinters definitely won't be a problem. This is a HUGE plus with me, since kissing boo-boos always makes me sad.
In addition to the stylish frame, the TR Convertible 3.0 also offers an interchangeable cab, snap-fit chassis and rims, and removable tires. Motorworks offers a ton of stylish accessories to customize your car, or you can mix and match parts with your other Motorworks vehicles. The design possibilities are truly endless!
Okay, now for the fun part. Motorworks also offers some super-fun playsets to use with their vehicles. These are durable, offer realistic play experiences, and they're built to withstand the use and abuse of imaginative children.
We absolutely love, love, LOVE the Fuel-N-Shine Station. This set has a drive-up gas pump with removable nozzles, a car wash, and several reusable decals to make it look just like a real gas station! How cool is that?! Notice that there are no prices on the gas pump...I guess the folks at Motorworks don't want to spoil kids' fun with the realities of absolutely insane fuel prices!
And of course, the car wash was a huge hit, too. My kids are always curious about how things work, and the authentic looking parts allowed them to see what happens in a real life car-wash. Sans soap, water, and wax, of course. They loved slowly driving their car into the car wash and watching the rollers "hug" the vehicle, washing away all the dirt and grime that road trips often bring.
Yes, these toys are simple in design and contain no electronic bells and whistles. But, that being said, sometimes simple is best. My kids rely on their imaginations when playing with their Motorworks toys, and they tend to stay engaged in creative play longer than they would with something with all the flashing lights and sounds.
So if your kiddos are mini-gear-heads like mine, definitely be sure to check out what Motorworks has to offer this summer. I know you'll be pleasantly surprised by just how fun these automotive toys are!
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