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Toy vehicles include any imaginable transportation-replica product. Toys range from those that toddlers enjoy as pull-alongs to ones children can drive themselves, that teenagers can dream of as future rides and that young and older adults can operate with wireless technology. Vehicles include not only those that go on the pavement, like cars and trucks, but also those that move along the water, glide along rails, soar in the air or traverse fields. The selection is vast, including hand-held and remote-controlled vehicles that represent careers, trades and avocations and depicting brand-name and iconic vehicle models.
Die-cast and plastic replicas of favorite cars, trucks, boats, ships, jets and farm equipment are not just for play but are also valuable collectible pieces that span generations, doubling as hobbies and toys. Die-cast model toy vehicles consist of nonferrous metal alloys that, powder-coated or enameled, will last for years. Both they and their molded-plastic counterparts are available in various scales -- from 1:12 to 1:64 and smaller, depending on the specific replication, whether motorcycles or warships.
Motorized hobby vehicles include quadcopters and drones, Formula 1 and NASCAR cars and speedboats. They are available in different brushed or brushless motors, including 380 racing types, and in both wireless technology and radio-control (RC) frequency transmission. These are among many sophisticated remote-control and RC toys that go beyond mere hobbies to become avocational pursuits for teens and adults. Replica remote-control cars, copters and boats mimic their actual-size counterparts. Cars do wheelies, spinouts and drags. Copters do omnidirectional stunts like flips and barrel rolls or mid-air hovers while also taking photos with their mounted cameras. Pond or lake boats cut through water and remain afloat with self-righting functions.
Electric model railroads, many on the traditional HO scale, are available from celebrated manufacturers. Replica equipment includes not only locomotives that lead the trains but cabooses that trail behind them, with flatbeds, tank cars, freight cars, ore cars and excursion cars in between. All track configurations are available, including cross, side, truss and turntable tracks, as well as necessary switches. Models include historic railroad lines, like Allegheny and Southern, as well as modern replicas like Acela Express.
Many action figures and scenario props are available with vehicles and vehicle playsets. A model train set is not complete without conductors and passengers, or railway crossing signs, trees or church steeples. Even Barbie is part of the mix, as are any unique figurines you can think of as part of any vehicle or playset. You can even get an outdoor trash can for your model RV.
Toys can also be driveable. Like the push-pedal cars of old, today’s motorized propelled vehicles allow kids to get the feel of the road, with safe driving mph’s. Unlike remote-control cars, these are kid-size ride-on vehicles, and they include passenger seats for friends.