John Deere has come out with a collection of trucks that both parents and kids alike will love! They are a great combination of a classic John Deere tractor complete with the green and yellow everyone recognizes, with the giant wheels of a big monster truck. What makes it even more fun is that when these trucks are in action, their wheels light up in a vibrant flourescent green.
John Deere Monster Treads come in a Tractor style and a Gator style trucks, each about 8" tall. They are made completely of hard plastic and are free of small parts which is quite nice if you also happen to have a baby around. ;) The wheels are motion activated and stay on for a few seconds after movement has stopped. So moving the trucks or "driving" them will light them up. Each truck has a lift up piece that covers the battery compartment which comes with batteries. (My son was thrilled to find a secret hiding place for hiding little treasures.)
One of the most surprisingly welcome features about these trucks is the lack of button and noises! What I love about this is that my kids can be creative and make their own noises for what the trucks sound like (both my son and daughter enjoyed stretching their skills).
Kids can develop their imaginations through hands on playing and make these toys come to life themselves, rather than only needing to push a button to be stimulated by several lights and noises. The other reason I love these trucks is that there is no repetitive music. Playtime is quiet... or as quiet as your child makes it. We've had lots of rumble and crash noises going on over here. :)
"The tires turn green when they go and they are really fun! I really like how the gator one can dump! The lights are cool for when he needs to go around in the dark and load up things. The big wheels help him drive over things." -U, age 4
Tomy has always been an innovator in fun kids toys. The John Deere Monster Treads Lightning Wheels trucks are just another of their offerings aimed to make playtime fun and imaginative for kids!
Note: Shortly after posting this review, the John Deere Monster Treads Tractor stopped lighting up. We contacted TOMY and the company generously offered to send a replacement.
Tractor - www.toysrus.com/buy/construction-vehicles/john-deere-monster-treads-lightning-wheels-tractor-37792-57583636
Gator - www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=62511196&cp=2255971.3252102.2257755
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