Guided by their parents, by the desire for a toy seen in the playground or just as a fan of two or four-wheelers, your little one may already be a champion in collecting toys on wheels. Toys that invite you on a journey and will amaze both young and old.
Every age has its own mode of transport
When babies take their first steps with a walker, some are designed to look like a motorcycle or even have a real tiny two-wheeler handlebar. Others, which imitate a real car, make it a carrier that you will see speeding by. You never imagined that your child would drive so fast to his toy box where he would probably find his first 'small car'.
When you start school, friends and discussions about cartoons will lead you to become a little more focused. The dolls from the Hello Kitty, OMG or Rainbow brands have a car, camper van or ambulance as an accessory. Don't forget that Barbie has been driving her famous convertible for many years. Pixar Studios offer the lead track star, Flash McQueen, in a wide range of toys where you’ll rediscover Cars and all his friends. For emergency response vehicles, Paw Patrol occupies the small screen and shelves, as well as Mario, who has brought his kart out of the Nintendo console.
Regardless of age, timeless Playmobil and Lego sets are not to be missed. In the world of Playmobil, you will find a Porsche, an Aston Martin, a VW T1 Combi and the GMC of the All Risks Agency. With Lego, the City range offers all sorts of realistic two- and four-wheeled vehicles.
There is an ever-growing range for 'big' customers too. There's a lot of fun to be had with the classic small Hot Wheels car with its garage, launch ramp or circuit. When it comes to racetracks, the gold standard remains Scalextric, with superb reproductions of real racing cars. The Carrera brand offers complete sets at a more affordable price. For outdoor play, you can opt for a remote-controlled car or for even more fun, electric cars, motorcycles or quad bikes, but supervision is required. They have the pleasure of being able to drive them, swap them with each other and some models are even available for two children.
On rainy days, a construction set could be your friend. Meccano's catalogue has more than 10 vehicle construction kits of all kinds. And Lego's Technic series will take you from dragster to Defender. For the most meticulous, Revell enables you to build models of cars and motorcycles from days gone by and today.
Let’s not forget teens or eternal big kids. There’s nothing like a video game to get into Max Verstappen’s or Valentino Rossi’s world. Every taste is catered for: all-terrain, urban rodeo or races on iconic circuits. The most difficult thing is choosing, but one thing is certain: fun will be on the agenda.