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Spring Into Action With Toy State - Review

Disclaimer: I received products  for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Though the product was free, opinions are 100% my very own. 

There is nothing worse than being stuck indoors all winter long. It is really depressing and being an outdoor kid I love being able to go outside and do things. Winter has no doubt overstayed its welcome this year, leaving kids itching for outdoor playtime and parents craving ways to keep their children entertained. And Toy State is ready to spring into action with exciting new offerings from its flagship Road Rippers brand as well as Hot Wheels and CAT licensed products.

Now celebrating it's 30th anniversary, Toy State aims to inspire a state of imagination in kids and parents alike by creating exciting adventures during both indoor and outdoor play. And any adventure is possible with Toy State's spring 2014 line. 

Here is a bit about Toy State:

Toy State is an award winning, innovator and industry leader in the manufacture of licensed and highly stylized lights and sound vehicles.

Since its founding in 1987, Toy State designers have been creating authentic, licensed, award-winning, highly-stylized lights and sounds vehicles from the world's leading automakers like GM, Ford, Chrysler, Kawasaki and construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar.

Working in-step with the world's leading automakers, Toy State products provide hours of enjoyment for kids of all ages.
My brother was lucky enough to try out one toy from each of Road Rippers, Hot Wheels and CAT new 2014 line.

Ripp has created a fleet of ultra-cool custom-designed vehicles just for you! Multiple play functions, lights & sound fun, and all the best licensed and custom body styles will keep playtime rollin’ all day long! 

From Road Rippers: Street Beatz - Custom-designed vehicles with a high-impact speaker-pulsing action! Features great music, realistic vehicle sounds and flashing lights. Ages 3+, SRP $15.99

From Hot Wheels: Engine Power R/C - Hot Wheels custom vehicles with full-function R/C driving and a rumbling engine feature. Includes working headlights and a light-up engine during the driving action. Ages 6+, SRP $29.99.

From CAT: Truck and Trailer - Classic Cat machine styles with freewheeling driving. Each set includes a detachable trailer carrying a CAT Mini Mover featuring flashing lights, fun vocal phrasses and realistic sound effects. Ages 3+, SRP $14.99.

These toys have taken a beating and not just from me but from my brothers as well. They have tumbled down the stairs and they have been thrown by me and they still work just as they did out of the box. Not much toys can take a beating from a toddler and live to tell about it but these sure do! Your little ones will love the interactive details but be sure to keep some batteries on hand because with the amount of use they'll get, you do not want to run of of juice power. We are also loving the price points on these vehicles as well. Not too expensive at all!

With the super great weather that's being experienced now there is no excuse for your little ones to be kept indoors. Take these super cool cars and trucks for a spin inside and outside. Be sure to check out the other amazing toys that's available at Toy State. Toy State gets me and my brothers THUMBS UP!

You can connect with Toy State and Road Rippers via these awesome sites:

Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Annmarie John
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  1. These look really fun! The CAT mover and trailer would be great to take to the beach

  2. I have two little boys with birthdays coming up in August, so I will have to check out what they have for them!!

  3. I love how those toys look!
    getting a few of these for summer fun and of course to save for upcoming celebrations too

  4. Checking out these toys for my two favorite little guys. They look really awesome -- and I know they love those road rippers type vehicles.

  5. My youngest son would go crazy over those. Winter did not hold us back for getting outdoors but there are days and especially evenings when it is too dark to go out to play that these would definitely get used. Of course my son would also take them with him to the park to play.

  6. I love the tractor toy! My little boy loves yellow tractors, it would be his favorite!

  7. Cool toys hubby is a huge fan of remote control cars.

  8. Awesome toys! Looks like Toy State is fueling imaginations left and right!

  9. It's always fun playing with toys trucks/cars. Good to know that they hold up well and won't fall apart.

  10. These look like awesome cars! Not only do I know some boys who would love these, I know a few girls who would love to join in the play too. I wouldn't be surprised if Madison started taking over her brothers toys to play with soon ;)

  11. My boys would flip for these. They look like so much fun!

  12. These are some cool boy toys. I know girls like them too, but I have a boy and he'd be over the moon for any one of these items, especially though, those CAT trucks!

  13. These toys look great, they would be great gifts for boys.

  14. These are great toys for boys. Even my 12 year old son would want one. Lol

  15. I bet the kids had a blast with those toys. My son always liked anything that made noise or had a hitch!

  16. These toys look really great! I'm sure my son would love them!!

  17. Goodness that toy looks amazing. I would love to review that. It sounds great and what a wonderful review.

  18. That's great that they can stand up to all kids can give them. They'll last for a long, long time that way!

  19. My boys are huge fans of Toy State toys. We love their wide selection of cars, trucks, and more!

  20. All of these toys look great and they are right up our alley my son love his cars and trucks. I have one entire close full of hot wheels cars.

  21. That CAT truck and trailer would be a HUGE hit with my almost 4 year old - he ignores Hot Wheels in favor of Disney die cast cars, but those big yellow trucks are a favorite!

  22. We've had quite a few Toy State toys and enjoyed them. They really do last during weeks of playtime.


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