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Melissa & Doug Garbage Truck

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  • Made using the highest quality materials
  • Tested to be safe and durable
  • Great fun for your baby and child
  • Free-wheeling, sturdy wooden truck
  • 3-piece set
  • Back arm lifts and dumps trash
  • Measures 10" x 5" x 3.5"
  • For For Ages s 3+
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

Over 25 years ago we started our company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up - we had to be careful not to disturb Doug's parents who were still living there! Thanks to your support, we've been able to move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has separate ladies and men's bathrooms! Our philosophy has remained the same over the years-to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. Our line offers something for everyone with over 2,000 innovative products for children of all ages! We've always welcomed customer suggestions, and we continually strive to make improvements to our products. We're honored by the faith you place in us and view it as our responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come.

From the Manufacturer

Cleaning up the "neighborhood" is more fun when your toddler plays with this hand-operated, durable wooden garbage truck. Trash bin is included with the set.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 5 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B004PBOLVO
  • Item model number: 4549
  • Our recommended age: 36 months - 6 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months - 6 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,537 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
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From the Manufacturer

Re-enacts a child-favorite real-world sight and encourage discussion.

Children will be eager to take the wheel of his familiar vehicle in a playful re-enactment of one of their favorite sights: the arrival of the trash or recycling pickup and the lift of the big arm as it hauls away the trash! Whether children imagine the truck hauling away cans and bottles or stinky dirty diapers, this adorable set encourages role play, imagination, and discussion about what happens to our refuse after it leaves our homes. What does the recycling symbol mean? What happens to our used-up newspapers when they go to the recycling plant? What is our role in controlling waste? It’s a playful way to raise awareness of important themes . . . and have a great time doing it.

Sturdy wooden pieces fit together, “dump” out, and last for years.

A solid-wood chassis makes this garbage truck extra-durable and easy to grasp; easy-rolling wheels keep playtime moving smoothly. But the sturdy features sure to deliver the most delight are the lift-able arm on the back of the truck and the dump-able rubbish bin that fits in its fork. Raise and tip the bin, and a chunk of rubbish drops out into the truck! The “rubbish” is a single block of solid wood, so it’s easy to place in the bin, tip out, and reload.

Designed to engage playful preschoolers and constructed with care to withstand their harshest treatment, this durable play set is made of durable, child-safe materials and safety tested to our most rigorous standards, so parents and caregivers can feel confident that this wonderful “trash” is anything but.

About Melissa & Doug:

Melissa & Doug toys are designed to fuel imagination, inspire exploration, and encourage the natural curiosity that leads to a lifetime of learning! From classic wooden toys to creative crafts for every age, Melissa & Doug’s timeless products educate and enrich in a way that’s as natural as playtime itself.

Since their company’s founding 25 years ago, Melissa and Doug have been committed to making exceptional children’s products, with a focus on hands-on creative play and superior customer service.

With their recognizable red-oval logo, Melissa and Doug put their names on every product they make--a symbol of their commitment to quality, attention to detail, and dedication to improving playtime for families around the world.

Product Description:

Cleaning up the "neighborhood" is more fun when your toddler plays with this hand-operated, durable wooden garbage truck. It's a favorite classic vehicle that's sure to inspire lots of rolling, dumping pretend play. Trash bin is included with the set!

Features:

  • Free-wheeling, sturdy wooden truck
  • 3-piece set
  • Back arm that lifts and dumps trash

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Customer Reviews

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Kacie on December 25, 2011
My 21 month old son received this as a Christmas gift, and it was the ONLY gift he wanted to play with! It's such a simple concept - a wooden garbage truck with wheels that move and moveable arms on the back that lift the dumpster and dump the "garbage" into the truck compartment. Yet, my son is completely enamored with it. He repeatedly dumps the garbage in, takes it back out, and dumps it back in. I don't really know why, but this toy is a hit! (I should mention that he also loves anything to do with garbage - that may be part of it.) 5 stars for another quality Melissa & Doug toy.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Joanna B. on November 3, 2013
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My 2 year old son is obsessed with all trucks, esp. garbage trucks. He loves this one, but here's the problems I have with it. 1) The green dumpster is not attached, it just slides into the yellow prongs. So unless your toddler is has alot of patience, it coming off every time gets old quick. I ended up super-gluing the dumpster onto the prongs, but even that comes off every month or so, so it has to be done again. 2) The garbage block that slides down into the dumpster only goes in ONE way. I mean literally side A only. my 2 year old still hasn't figured this out, so we have to put ping pong balls in the bin for him to dump into the back, because he gets so frustrated trying to get the block in exactly right.

As an adult, I find it funny that there's a recycle symbol on the side and the block that goes with it has obvious garbage painted on it...lol.

I probably wouldn't buy this again for a child under two, but he does play with it alot, with the modifications I made.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Annette L on January 26, 2012
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It's a garbage truck, what could be better to a 3 year old boy? We love the Melissa and Doug toys, and were thrilled to find this one. For a little boy who crawled around with his tiny hot wheels pick up truck, putting miniscule pieces of floor crud in it, saying "dis one is garbage... dis one is garbage..." for something like 45 minutes, well, this garbage truck was an awesome gift!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By brookeC on November 20, 2013
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The garbage bin does not hold tight to the prongs. But I added a 1/2 " pc of soft velco (with sticky backing) to each prong and that holds the bin on better!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anita Claycomb on April 11, 2014
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My 3 year old loves this! He does have a hard time getting the yellow piece that holds the can attached, but has fun with it anyway. The only other issues is slightly chipping paint, which I've noticed with other Melissa and Doug toys as well- it has to be considered that he is a boy and isn't playing with this gently necessarily, but just a heads up if that sort of thing might bother you or if you have a baby you don't want eating chewing paint off siblings toys! Overall the toy is very well loved.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Boyd on January 30, 2013
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I bought this toy for my son, it got there on time. It's a good size for a 2 (almost 3) year old. He's playing with it hard and loves it. The only problem I have is that the lift will pop off if you play with it too hard. They should have rethought how they constructed that part since kids of that age range are quite rambunctious. I am satisfied for the price though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. de Mello on March 16, 2013
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Grandson 2 1/2 year old loved it. We got some small nuts in shell, little glass pebbles and other stuff to make a pretend garbage so he can collect them and put it inside the truck. He can play a long time with this truck amazed how it works.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By BEba on December 10, 2011
My son received this toy as a present when he turned one. He loves to push it around the house. My older son (2.5 years) likes this toy even more. You can have the truck lift the dumpster to dump the recycling block into the truck. My older son is able to manuever the pieces to do this while my one year old cannot. When other children visit they like to play with it as well. It's been a nice, quiet toy to have around the house and great for imaginative play.
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