(American Plastic Toy $19.99)
Looks like a lot more than the under $20 price tag and it's packed with hours of toddler play. It is gigantic—over two feet long and ready for indoors or out in the sandbox play. Toddlers are fascinated by big trucks and here's one they can take charge of in the early pretend play. This has a tilt-able bed, big tough wheels and a separate red convertible that may need to be delivered somewhere or taken for repair. Unlike so many "talking" trucks, this one will only say and do what the player wants it to do. It's a child-controlled vehicle that can also carry and deliver whatever your big pretender imagines.
Ages: Toddlers, Preschoolers
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2017