from Manhattan Toy



Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Dream. Build. Drive. That's the tagline for Automoblox, the award-winning line of modular wooden vehicles. This is one of the first truly innovative products in the vehicles category. With the Automoblox sets, kids are encouraged to build cars and trucks of their own design. Each car features the character and heirloom charm of a classic wooden toy (which parents and grandparents will appreciate), fused with an updated modern design to offer a patented building block design system that inspires kids to express their own sense of creativity and style. Constructed from European beechwood, the cars' colorful parts are durable enough to withstand the rough and tumble play of adventurous young designers. These are toys that can be played with for hours and will last for years! With interchangeable components for all car models, the possibilities for design are as endless as a child's imagination!

Three new mini sets include the C9-R Mini White/Red, the S9-R Mini Blue/Silver, and the C9-P Pink Mini. The complete line is made up of nine full-size cars, three full-size R-Series cars, nine mini cars, and two mini three-car sets.

The quality and versatility of these sets are impressive. We first found them overseas, and we're glad to see them being introduced in the U.S. Initial reactions from kids have been very strong, and while they may seem a bit expensive compared to other cars on the market, they are more versatile and certainly are built to last. Don't be surprised if your kids pass these on to their kids.