Tuesday 10 February 2015

Green Toys Recycled Plastic Flatbed Truck With Race Car (12m+)

I thought maybe my boys were growing out of playing with Green Toys vehicles, except for in the bath and sand pit where they're always popular, but the Flatbed Truck & Race Car is a bit different and has caught the attention of even my 6 year old, despite being a toy suitable for 12 months and over.

Green Toys Recycled Plastic Flatbed Truck with Race Car review age 12m+

The packaging on Green Toys is as ethical as the toys themselves, made from recycled and recyclable card, and using ingenuity and design rather than wires, tape and plastic wrap to hold the toys in place.

Green Toys Recycled Plastic Flatbed Truck with Race Car packaging design genius

The Flatbed Truck & Race Car has some really nice detail when you get close up and look at the plastic. Aside from the mouldings, the actual feel of the Green Toys recycled plastic is lovely and tactile and almost warm - it has the same textured finish as the milk bottles it's made from. 

Green Toys Recycled Plastic Flatbed Truck with Race Car unpackaged

The flat bed tips to drop off the race car, but isn't heavy enough to overbalance and tip up the truck - something that really frustrates children. Both vehicles have moving wheels, but otherwise are static, and for older children this does limit play, but is the reason these can be suitable for children aged 12m+.

Green Toys 100% Toy Recycled Plastic Flatbed Truck front bonnet

The truck and car are chunky, very strong and have no sharp corners, thin or brittle plastic. It'll take a lot of bashing and crashing. 

Recycled Plastic Toy Blue Flatbed Truck and Red Racing Car
Recycled Plastic Toy Blue Flatbed Truck and Red Racing Car underside underneath
Moulded detail inside Green Toys recycled eco-friendly Race Car

As ever this Green Toys vehicle set is made from 100% recycled plastic milk bottles and so can be submerged, left in water, and even washed in the dishwasher without coming to any harm. It makes it a brilliant all-around toy for the living room, bath, garden and sand pit.

Toys in the bath
6 year old with Green Toys race car and flatbed truck

My boys are really enjoying playing with the Green Toys Flatbed Truck & Race Car despite being at the top of the age range at 6 and nearly 5. The sheer bulkiness and size (yet it's very light) and lovely feel to the recycled plastic makes it hard to put down.

4 year old brumming with his cars on the carpet

The Green Toys Recycled Plastic Flatbed Truck & Race Car currently retails at £25.99, which seems a lot until you realise you can buy it for a first birthday and it will genuinely last a child (or several children) for 5 years play.

Over the years I have bought far more trucks than I'd ever care to count, and I have very few items left from when my oldest was little 21 years ago. The Green Toys products will all still be in my toy box, in great condition, in 20 years time when my Grandchildren come round to play.

We've reviewed lots of Green Toys made from recycled milk bottles over the past 18 months, including:

The Cookware and Dining set age 24m+ £34.99
The Rocket age 12m+ £19.99
The Recycling Truck age 12m+ £19.99

All reviews are shown on my Toy Review Page, or by searching Green Toys in the search box at the top right of the page.

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We were sent our Flatbed Truck With Race Car to review.


  1. This is so cute, I'm a sucker for a flatbed truck! x

    1. Hahaha - okay! It takes all sorts :p
      I actually love the 1950's styled DHL vans myself.

  2. What a wonderful idea. These would make a fabulous special present for someone - and I love the idea that they've made a real effort with the packaging, too.

    1. I do too. The information on the packaging is really eye-catching and tells you everything you'd ever need to know, and the way they fold it to make it work is really clever. I think these would be a brilliant present you could buy a youngster and you'd know it would actually get use :)

  3. They look such a great quality toy. Im sure you will keep it for years!

    1. Our grandchildren will be playing with these in a few years time :)

  4. Looks like another winner from Green Toys, love the shape of the car.

    1. Hahaha - it is nice is'nt it. I've just posted another car review you will like - the LEGO Ferrari :)


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