Who woodn’t, really? In a world of plastics, it’s hard to beat a model fashioned from pieces of dead trees. You pick from our assortment of pre-cut unfinished wood models made for ages 8+, and all you add is wood glue, paint, sandpaper and simple hand tools: the 12-piece drag racer will measure 6-3/4” long x 2” tall; the 35-piece steam engine will measure 7-3/8” long x 4-3/8” tall; and the 46-piece stage coach will be 8-7/8” long x 5-7/8” tall. (Sorry, no horses.)
Shoot one of these little plastic arrow-helicopter-rotor gismos straight up with the included rubber band launcher and watch it soar as far as 300 feet! A fun outdoor toy that grows in sophistication as you learn how to adjust the arrowcopter for wind conditions and flight patterns: distance, return, circular descent etc. Our "each" contains a package of two (2). Recommended for kids over the age of 9.
Return with us now to those golden days of yesteryear, when models were made of wood. You pick the successful Spirit of St. Louis airplane, 5-1/2” long with a 7-3/4” wingspan, or the less-successful model Titanic, 7-1/4” long. You’ll need to supply your own glue, sandpaper, paint and tiny iceberg or Charles Lindbergh.
Could be lilliputian versions of Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell, but they’re not. They’re dandy little 37-piece (mostly) steel model kits of two different racers, a biplane or a helicopter, from Steel Works. Finished models will be a couple of inches long, and a tiny tool for assembly is included. We’ll pick one that will be just right for you. Ages 8+.
It's kinda pretty, and pretty simple, this old-fashioned rubber band-powered boat. Wind the paddle, watch it ride the waves, or bathtub. Measures 5-3/4" x 2-1/2"x 11/16" in varnished pine and even comes with spare rubber bands.
Must have been, because we’ve got licensed, official Star Wars™ X-Wing Fighter and Tie Fighter models in laser-cut wood. The X-Wing has (73) plywood pieces and will measure approx 5” x 4-3/8” x 7/8”. The Tie Fighter has (63) pieces and measures nearly square 3-3/8” x 4-1/2”. Both include step-by-step assembly instructions and coloring ideas, and come with a 32-page booklet written by Michael Kogge. Both are press-fit models with no glue or tools needed. For ages 12+, they’re complex and perhaps not for clumsier earthlings. Made for Incredibuilds™ and the Disney Company.
Back in the days when technology was a good guy, and cereal boxes came with real toys, kids got diving submarines that they charged with baking powder and played with in the bath tub. Now kids can have the same fun again. We have found a (gray!) submarine, about 4-1/2" long, that can dive and surface up to a dozen times with a single charge of the baking powder that you get to supply. Comes with instructions and made in the USA.
Not just for salads anymore. These mini-model planes are made from laser-cut balsa wood (and that does too make them balsamic). You pick the U.S. Hellcat glider, powered by the timeless rubber-band prop, which measures approx 8-1/2” long with a 10-1/2” wingspan after assembly. Or: the Stunt Flyer with the same rubber-band under the hood. Measures approx 8-1/2” long with an 11” wingspan. Both include wing covers. You add some glue and about an hour of fun assembling.
Or maybe not. Hotel managers get funny about rocket launches, but this is NASA-level fun for the backyard, or maybe a cheap motel parking lot. The Stomp Rocket™ uses no batteries, fuel, diet cola or anything else but your feet. And good stomp on the 4" X 8" "Blast Pad" can get you 200 feet of lift at speeds up to 100mph. You get (4) bright yellow plastic rockets, 9" long x 7/8" dia, with soft, round nose cones (bulbs?) for safety's sake, and a tripod gantry. Fine adjustments even allow for accuracy contests. If the neighbors have really high roofs, or you manage to achieve orbit, we've got a (2) pack of replacement rockets.
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