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Old 11-22-2006, 10:12 PM   #1
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Airstream toys

I promise that I tried to find an existing thread on this subject, but it's eluding me! I would love to find some A/S related toys, especially a little truck and trailer set. Do they exist? Lots of lights, etc. but no real toys. Thanks for any info.!
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:24 PM   #2
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Last Week I Saw Two Or Three On E-bay
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Old 11-22-2006, 11:04 PM   #3
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Jackpot! Thanks. I checked a few weeks ago with no luck but now there are some tempting items.
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:56 AM   #4
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are you talking about "decorative models", or an actual "toy" that one might give, say, a 3-year-old boy who is as obsessed w/ airstreaming as his old man?
if the latter, please post a link.

I haven't seen much. I did get a small jeep/white-box combo from CW...jeep has one of those spring-motors. but its a little fragile for a toddler. a "Fisher-Price" or "tonka" type would be just the thing, but they don't seem to exist.
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:11 AM   #5
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I bought one of the toy Airstream trailers that was on the cover of Airstream Life I think last Summer. It is about $50 but is quite nice...found on e-bay...more than one "new in the box" for sale.
It is very detailed...production quality is just a bit lacking (maybe true to the actual AS )...and I do enjoy showing to my grandkids.

It has a few parts that could cause small children a problem...a small antenna mounted on the side...and I am sure 8-12 year olds would have fun with it but it would not hold up to lots of kid use. I keep on a dresser for my wife to keep seeing.

At this stage it has to do since I am still a wanabe .

I also found a couple of pretty nice "normal" TT toys at I think PPL...

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/d...-motorhome.htm

These are very nice for kids to play with and are not very expensive (not AS however).

Happy Thanksgiving...Tom R in Two Harbors, Minnesota
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:09 AM   #6
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yeah, that one on the cover of AS Life is not a "toy".

I got the one from the PPL link...he had it for about 5 minutes before the hitch broke off. I rigged up a replacement w/ a paper clip. the trailer body pops off its frame pretty easily, too. again, not meant for "little" kids.
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:54 PM   #7
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Chevron gas stations have toy cars, trailers, etc. available - including an airstream. My son has been collecting them, but so far we have been unable to locate the airstream.
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there's a really nice franklin mint model that pops up on eBay every now and again... perfect to play smash-em-up with the rest of my franklin mint muscle cars!



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Old 11-23-2006, 07:26 PM   #9
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Hot Wheels has had a couple of car/Airstream models in their collectable line such as Hemmings Motor News. There's also a campsite setup for HO model trains that uses a few put together Airstreams.
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don't forget the potery barn one. really heavy, and no moving parts! the motor cuty classic is a nice model. i still want to get my hands on one of those broklyn bambi models... maybe santa is a member of the forums? look santa! i'm a rivet master! and no warnings against me!



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I've found some of the "not for kids" toy models on ebay which are fine to collect, but on closer scrutiny, they wouldn't work. I'd really like to find something more appropriate for a 4 yr. old.
Like Chuck mentioned, if Tonka made a set, that would be perfect!
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Hi Janet...go to the PPL link I posted above. They have a TT with a tow vehicle, a class a and a class c. Even though they are not AS...my grandkids love to play with them. They have the kind of wheels that if you slide them backwards on the floor they "wind up" a bit and move forward down the floor.

They a very reasonable and I now have my grandkids trained on the differences of TT/Class A/Class C/5er etc.

I use the Motor City model to just show them what an AS is (especially since I don't have one yet) Tom R in Two Harbors, Minnesota
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Does A Toy As Need A Sway Bar? Ha-ha
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Chevron gas stations have toy cars, trailers, etc. available - including an airstream. My son has been collecting them, but so far we have been unable to locate the airstream.
I looked on their website, and can't find anything that looks like an airstream. They do have a white-box camper, and several models of their cars have corresponding hitches. And these definately look to be for little kids...says "age 3 and up".

no chevron stations around here...but looks like you can order them through the web.

the different vehicles look kind of like the characters from the disney "cars" movie...but from reading the site, it looks like they've been around for quite some time.
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