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Mix or Match Vehicles

Mix or Match Vehicles

Spring 2014 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Popular Playthings
Price: $24.99

The Mix or Match Vehicles Set is comprised of twelve plastic magnetic segments that create four different moving vehicles: a car, a boat, a train and an airplane, using three sections for each. For those interested in calculating possibilities, the packaging claims that there are over 1000 possible configurations.

The interlocking magnetic system is encased in the plastic piece, so there is little worry that the magnets may become loose or ineffective. The size of the individual pieces makes it easy for any child to manipulate.

The overall construction held up to the wear and tear of our enthusiastic young testers. In addition to building and rebuilding the four models, they designed and built a flying car and a floating train. With 994 more models to build, this toy will get a lot of mileage.

Heather Griner   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Heather Griner, who holds a Master's Degree in School Counseling, is a licensed clinical counselor in Maryland and serves the Assistant Director of Student Services at a community college in Baltimore. Heather is the proud mother of two energetic young boys who are constantly testing new ways to play and learn.

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