I got this for my son's 2nd birthday - mostly b/c he has a basketful of trucks, cars and I just wanted him to learn to be organized (sounds twisted and self serving). I got this for him b/c he has 12 chuck and friends trucks (as of today), and this thing holds 11, which would keep all his tonka trucks in 1 container (vs being scattered all over the floor or mixed up with his other toys). Perfect right? I had no intention of him wanting to play with this, but just an easier way for him to bring his chucks if he wanted to. Why the surprise?
1 - this can actually fit all 12 of the chuck and friends, and i don't have to set it in any special way. Just give the 12 chucks to my 2 year old and he chucks them in. Ha. 2 - he actually likes this toy?!?!? Um, weird b/c it really doesn't do anything. It's just a giant carrier for smaller trucks. He LOVES lifting the flap, dumping the chucks out, closes the lid, pushing the carrier back and forth, putting the chucks in, closes the lid (repeat - for about 30 minutes).
Today we were heading out and I told him he could take 1 toy, smarty pants wanted to take the carrier. He got me, it is one toy, it also happens to hold 12 chucks. He won (it's his birthday and I can't argue with that).
For the price it's cute. The toy has kept my son's attention. And back to my original request, he has 1 place to keep his chucks, so I'm really happy.
Update: in hind sight, i really wish I had take this out of the package, stuck some tonka chucks in the compartment and given it to him that way. I think it would have been way cooler - just a thought for those shopping for the upcoming holidays.