Green Toys Tractor – a review

Green Toys TractorYou may remember that I posted recently to announce that I am an Eco Friendly Toy Tester for Green Toys. When we received our bundle of goodies from Green Toys recently, I knew immediately which box we would open first.  Welcome to the Green Toys Tractor! Green Toys Tractor Green Toys Tractor

The Green Toys Tractor is aimed at children from the age of 1 year.  This bright orange tractor is made from 100% recycled plastic milk bottles and contains no nasty BPA, phthalates, or PVC.  You can actually put Green Toys in the dishwasher!

Green Toys Tractor Not only is the tractor itself made of fully recycled material, but so is the packaging.  A simple cardboard box made from recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks.  My first thought – no annoying, unnecessary packaging or fasteners.  There’s nothing worse when you give a child a present that then takes an age to release from the packaging.

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Green Toys TractorOnce out of the packaging you realise how much detail is shown on this vintage style tractor.  Monkey has been to a number of Country Shows now, and has seen many tractors like this.  The Green Toys Tractor is very different from the normal modern toy tractors available.

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It’s well made, the plastic is sturdy, it’s not going to break easily.  There is a very simple hook assembly to fit the trailer to the tractor.  Monkey would prefer for the steering wheel to be moveable, he’s got used to steering his tractors.  But he’s 4 years old, a smaller child probably wouldn’t be so bothered.

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This Green Toys Tractor is going to be at home inside or driving around the garden.  I’m sure with a bit of sunshine, it will make a few trips to the sandpit too.  There are no metal parts, so you can wash it off and not worry about any rust.

Monkey has enjoyed playing with the Green Toys Tractor, he knows that it’s based on a tractor from a bygone age.  It’s taking pride of place with his favourite vehicles.  It’s much loved already!

Monkey has loved having a tractor with a decent size trailer on the back, big enough for his various forms of rubble/grain/animal feed etc, to fit in.  His Green Toys Tractor has been accepted into his inner circle of toys.  That’s a big honour.  The tractor is now employed with rail construction, a current project and it would appear that even angels like to drive tractors!

He did take the idea of this Green Toys Tractor being ‘old’ rather too literally recently.  Mummy, would Knights have used this tractor in the olden days?   Uum, not really Monkey, even Knights are older than this type of tractor!

Green Toys TractorThe Green Toys Tractor is available through Big Jigs Toys Ltd for £15.99.  Trust me, this is a cut above your usual plastic tractor. It is going to withstand lots of punishment love from avid tractor fans.  We’ve had so many plastic tractors over the last couple of years, all have hooks that have snapped off, wheels that have fallen off.  This tractor is in a different league, the wheel assembly is solid, the hook attachment is not going to break.  This is a tractor made to last, and every time I look at it, I’m amazed that once, not so long ago, it was a plastic milk bottle!

Join us again next month for our next Eco Friendly Toy Tester review – we have a fun few months lined up for you!

disclaimer:  we were sent this item in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

14 thoughts on “Green Toys Tractor – a review

  1. Definitely great to see what they can make plastic out of nowadays. And makes a difference to the garish standard plastic toys.

    Loving the use of the Plus Plus!

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