Product Type: JCB Toy Car
Newest Review: ... towards us. It was actually great fun. The trucks themselves have a RRP of around £30 but I would assume that his bargain hunting Nana ... more
JCB Chunky Trucks Set
Member Name: newby2
JCB Chunky Trucks Set
Advantages: great long lasting toys
==JCB Chunky Truck Set==
jack has so many toys and each time I try to have a clear out of any of them he always ends up playing with the ones that he hasn't played with for ages and I then decide not to pack them away. These two chunky trucks from JCB are two such items that I have tried to clear away for a good few years but he always says he still plays with them.
They were bought for him as a birthday gift a few years ago by his Nana and at the time I think he was 3 and he totally loved them. We had a long hallway with laminated flooring and he would be forever sitting one end and making either his daddy or myself sit the other and we would have to glide one of the two trucks up to the other person trying to crash the truck with the one he was speeding down towards us. It was actually great fun.
The trucks themselves have a RRP of around £30 but I would assume that his bargain hunting Nana would have paid a lot less for them than this. To be fair I don't think they are really worth the full RRP but seeing as they are really quite a big item I guess they nearly warrant this price tag.
The trucks are not designed to be sat or at all but when Jack was smaller he could just about get his little bottom into the one of the trucks that has an open back to it (I guess you would call it a dumper truck). It didn't seem overly sturdy but still it did take his weight and he was able to shuffle himself along the corridor in our flat.
The two trucks are designed for both indoor and outdoor use although we have generally kept them inside apart from taking the digger down to the beach once which was great fun and didn't' affect the playability of the item at all even considering that sand did get in the wheel joints but this was easy to wash out.
The two trucks are in fact made of thick and really sturdy plastic that is super durable and easy to wipe clean. The dumper truck is far sturdier than the digger as the back section of the truck which moves up and tips out any load that may have been placed in the back of the truck is less flimsy than the diggers front arm which moves up and down to enable things to be picked up and dropped down to the floor.
There are no figures or anything that comes with this two part set but there is a drivers section on each of the trucks which meant that Jack was able to fit in a couple of figures that he had from another toy set and use these men as drivers of the trucks.
The thick chunky wheels are made of the same good stiff plastic that means they are toys that are built to last and considering we have had them now for a good number of years, they are still working and looking more or less as good as the day that he first received them.
All in all I must say that these trucks are a really good purchase and Jack has had many hours of fun play with them. The fact that they can be taken out in the garden is good and has me thinking that maybe I could move them out to the greenhouse to make more room in the house and that he could play with them in the summer out in the garden! They are certainly a top scoring product and I am happy to award a 5 out of 5 star rating and give them a high recommendation!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: a large pair of trucks full of fun
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