About them: For 30 years, Toy State has been an innovator and industry leader in the manufacture of licensed and highly stylized lights & sounds and radio controlled vehicles. Founded in 1984, Toy State’s core portfolio includes Road Rippers® and Hot Wheels® lights & sounds and radio controlled vehicles, as well as Cat® and Cat® Preschool construction toys. Working in-step with the world’s leading automakers, and Caterpillar, the leading manufacturer of construction equipment, Toy State products provide hours of enjoyment for kids of all ages.
My girls tire of the same toys every day so I like to rotate through them so they always have a variety. Its very seldom we get new toys so when we do it is important that they are fun and entertaining for all of my kids. When we had the opportunity to try the Thomas & Friends Stop & Go R/C Toy and the CAT Machine Maker Junior Operator Multi-Machines toy we were all pretty excited. They are both for ages three and up and both super fun toys. The Thomas & Friends Stop & Go R/C toy is simple enough that even my year and a half old son can work it. It has the Thomas train and it is tethered to a cord that goes to the R/C controller. The controller has a forward, backwards and turn lever and two buttons which make it light up and say different phrases. All three of my kids love it and have spent countless hours playing with it. They love the real train sounds and all the phrases it says. It is made really well and I know my kids will enjoy it for years to come. The CAT Junior Operator Multi-Machines set comes in a nice carrying case with a handle. It comes with everything you need to create three different CAT Trucks. It has 18 pieces and you can make a Dump Truck, a Bulldozer or a Wheel Loader. It is super fun and my girls just LOVE it! This is a perfect after school activity for them and it helps with their eye hand coordination and imagination. They put them together and take them apart and have been having a blast with it. I love anything and everything CAT related so this one really tickles me. This one is definitely an age three and up toy because of the smaller pieces. These are both great toys to keep your kids engaged after school and I definitely recommend them!
Disclosure: I received these products for free, in exchange for my honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products I use personally, and believe will be a good fit for consumers.