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Ingenious Rube Goldberg Toy Mesmerizes
on January 8, 2010
We purchased both a Big Loader and the no longer available Big, Big Loader over 15 years ago when our children were small. It is a complex set-up but once done it goes forever and is amazing to watch. I would liken it to an electric train set-up. Everybody loves them, but they just go around the track, forward or reverse. Same is true of the Big Loader, however, it changes directions by itself or by command when you push a switch on the track. The little car moves around the track and automatically changes vehicle tops. It goes from being a Dump truck to being a Skip Loader. It moves little black balls of cargo from place to place and is just amazing to watch. We set it up every Christmas and just sit for hours during the holidays playing with it. I'm sorry to read that Tomy is no longer supporting replacement parts. This is one of those toys that I consider a bona fide Classic. A toy that will be forever remembered by a child. I hope someone picks up the rights to this and continues to manufacture it, because I have loved giving it as a gift to friends with small children, and it has always become one of their favorite toys. I highly recommend it and you better get them before they are all gone!