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Torino the Racer

Torino the Racer

Spring 2011 Toys
Ages: Infant - 3 yrs.
Manufacturer: Rubbabu
Price: $19.99

The Rubbabu Torino the Racer and Bully the Bulldozer are attractive, bright and squishy toys made of rubber. As soon as my sons (ages 2 & 3) received these toys, they both immediately began playing with them in the same fashion that they play with the more traditional cars in their toy bin. Although both of these toys are much bigger than traditional toy cars, as a parent I find them more versatile. Both of these toys have made their way into our travel toy bin. They are perfect to bring along when we visit households, especially those with infants. Because they are made out of rubber I never have to worry about them scratching floors or hurting anyone if they get "tossed" across the room. There are no small parts to worry about, yet they are able to keep both of my boys entertained for a reasonable amount of time.

My only hesitation is with the price of the products, which I feel are a bit high. However, they certainly seem durable and I believe that they will last a long time. I recommend this toy for families with young children who are looking to start a collection that will stand the test of time.

Kelly Schaffer   ©2011 Parents' Choice

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