Trucks, cars, and machines are the most imagination-capturing, play-inducing things in the world for 2-year-old boys. I didn’t think so. There is something magnetic about four-wheeled contraptions that little boys can’t stay away from! Toymakers over the years have known this and made some incredible pieces that any guy (child OR adult) would be proud to own.
As kids, we played with our toy cars heavily. They are amazing for inspiring imagination and taking us to worlds that we normally only see on television. Even more, they can encourage hand-eye coordination development and help tune those necessary fine motor skills.
What is unique about toy cars is their ability to be passed down and used for generations. As toy companies make current models of cars into toys, they will never look like they do now! Best case scenario, the toy cars could be uniquely valuable years later. Worst case scenario, you have a deeply personal toy that is truly unique in a time frame.
Why not check out these toys?
This truck toy is about as familiar as they come! You might know them as UPS, but your 2-year-old boys know it as “the car that delivers Amazon packages”! The Daron UPS Pullback Package Truck is about as realistic as you can ask for. It has pullback action, which means that after a wind-up by pulling back on the car, it drives forward itself. It’s officially licensed and has all the details you could ever want for this awesome toy.
Bulldozers are the ultimate toy cars for your little boy. They are big, brutish, and perfect for demolishing some huge Lego or block structures! The Tonka Steel Classics Bulldozer is the perfect toy to do just that. With this Tonka Bulldozer, you can move dirt, sand, and gravel, just like a real dozer. The workable blade is perfect for hours of fun spent inside or in the backyard.
If you want a firetruck rescue set for your boy, the 19 in 1 Fire Truck with Firefighter Toy Set is the way to do it. This set is about as complete as it gets and comes with a ton of amazing pieces and features. One large truck contains the entirety of the set, making it great for some travel scenarios. Once you open up the truck, there are 19 other toys, including smaller cars, plastic rescuers, and ambulances.
Hot Wheels has been a name in the toy-car game for as long as many can remember. The Hot Wheels Mega Hauler Truck is a great addition to any 2-year-old boys growing collection. You can fit over 50 cars in its six expandable trays and drive them all around in Hot Wheels style. This die-cast truck is super cool and awesome for storing and playing with a huge collection of other Hot Wheels cars.
Ambulances are an essential part of any true car collection. They are smaller than firetrucks and great for the medically minded 2-year-olds that we know are out there. The Bruder 02536 MB Sprinter Ambulance is an easy pickup to do that. The German-made plastic car comes complete with a stretched and driver. The car is perfectly scaled to 1:16 and has a removable roof and rear door opener.
Excavators are the big hitters when it comes to toy car collections. They are the biggest and burliest of any set and usually include an interactive element for the scoop. The CAT Construction 15″ Toy Excavator is an easy pickup for any boys who love to play in all sorts of indoor and outdoor environments. Whether that’s picking up sand with the interactive scoop or driving it across the carpet, this toy is a ton of bright yellow fun.
Getting into Hot Wheels collections is made easy with the Hot Wheels 10-Pack set. With one purchase, you can pick up a full 10-piece car set without having to individually buy single pieces over time. These plastic cars are collectible and come in countless styles. Each unique car is sure to provide hours of fun spend playing and dreaming while your little one holds them. The bright colors and awesome designs are sure to capture their attention and help them develop.
If your little guy loves PJ Masks, this is an easy purchase! The PJ Masks PJ Seeker with Figures is an instantly recognizable car to any watchers of the show. Connecting the world of PJ Masks with a physical toy is a great way to bring reality to your little ones’ imagination and dreams. The set comes with a 10 piece cabin and a few famous figures on the show. It even lights up and can be driven and moved with the push of a button.
If you are getting into the world of cars for your toddler, you can’t help but find yourself looking at race-tracks. What is the point of having all these awesome cars if you can’t put them on a track! The KKONES Dinosaur World Road Race-Flexible Track Playset is the perfect combination of Dinosaurs and Cars! Has there ever been a better duo? This 273-piece race track can be customized and crafted into whatever you and your little one can dream up.
Speaking of race tracks, the CubicFun Race Tracks for Boys is a perfect option that is less “piece” dependent. The 2-in-1 race track has obstacles, lifts, claws, and more – in other words, it can provide some awesome entertainment for hours. There are multiple buttons that can help you navigate the three included mini-cars. The self-contained system is great for any parents who don’t want to spend hours looking for (or stepping) on pieces, either.
It’s dump truck time! The Cat Construction Tough Machines Toy Dump Truck is one of the best options for your 2-year-old to have at home. This CAT branded truck has realistic lights and sound and even rumbles when you first turn it on. The ignition gives the feeling of a real truck and can engine rev, back up, and even make hydraulic sounds you “dump”! There are multiple movable parts and is built to last, just like the real deal.
Monster Jam is a name in the game that kids love. The Monster Jam Scale Die-Cast Monster Truck set is an amazing set that is perfect for playing with and displaying in a room. The set comes with 12 official Monster Jam trucks and can be placed in an awesome cardboard display case. They are all authentic replicas that are precisely 1:64 scaled to the originals. Monster trucks are some of the coolest toys out there, and this set is an easy buy.
Something about flashing lights makes things better! That’s why the USA Toyz Glow Race Tracks and LED Toy Car set is an great buy for your 2-year-old boy. The racetrack comes with 360 neon tracks that can be built and designed into whatever shapes you can imagine. Once you build your track, you can place one of the two race cars or two trax balls on and watch them rip! Everything glows in the dark, lights up, and is generally a blast to watch in a dark room.
Let’s get into the remote-controlled portion of our list! Remote-controlled cars are entertaining (even for adults) and can be played with for years. The Monster Jam Official Megalodon Storm is a great option for any Monster Jam fans out there. You can drive the Megaladon truck on almost any terrain, including water. It is an RC truck and controlled with a wireless remote. It is rechargeable and is a replica of the real-deal Megaladon monster truck.
As we’ve mentioned before, dinosaurs and cars are just too cool to not have around the house, especially with boys in the mix. These Pull Back Dinosaur Cars are a funny combination of the two that any kid would be happy to have. The six cars operate by being pulled back (winding an internal gear) and then released, allowing it to fly forward. They are durable and made with non-tox plastic, and the sharp corners are soft and pliable to prevent poking. They fit in little hands wonderfully and make for a great playtime for any kids.
Learning with Blippi is a popular video series that teaches your little ones about lots of different things! The Blippi Mini Vehicles 2 Pack is a toy version of that familiar character! The two-pack comes with an excavator toy and a firetruck toy, each with a Blippi seated inside! The excavator toy can scoop, and the fire truck has a movable ladder, meaning interactive fun for hours to come. You can drive these little toys all around while having fun and learning along the way.
You don’t get too much bigger in popularity than Paw Patrol! If your 2-year-old watches, the Paw Patrol Jet to The Rescue Everest Transforming Vehicle will be an awesome toy they will love. The stealth jet has a rescue mode that can be switched over to with a simple press of a button – the wings pop out, and the top section opens up! The plane also lights up and has sounds that correspond to how you play. It’s collectible and is a great buy for and Paw Patrol fans.
Most of us adults with toddlers now grew up watching Thomas the Tank Engine! The Thomas & Friends Wooden Thomas Train is a modern toy for a classic show. This simple toy is a replica of Thomas from the show and provides hours of fun. It’s constructed from wood and can be placed on the Thomas and Friends Railway Track. The magnetic connections on the car make it stick to the track and perfect for play.
The Wooden Race Track Car Ramp Racer is a soothing and fun option that any mom would be happy to choose for their 2-year-old boy. The toy is a four-ramped tower that you place cars in while they drive down, dropping from one ramp to the other. The track comes with four colored cars and are large enough not to become a choking hazard for little ones. It’s a sturdy track that is made from durable materials and will last for years to come.
One of the coolest racetracks we have on our list, the iHaHa 236PCS Construction Race Track is the perfect combination of racecar and construction fun. Construction vehicles are an instant magnet to boys, and a racetrack to compliment them is just the thing they would love. This track set comes with 236 pieces and can be constructed into any shape and size imaginable. The set includes road signs, trees, bridges, and other design elements. It also features six construction vehicles that go with the design of the track.
Spiderman is one of the best superheroes of all time (don’t even try to argue with me). The Marvel Hot Wheels Spider-Man Web-Car Launcher is the perfect pick-up for your superhero-loving toddler. The design is based on the newest Spiderman Homecoming movie and looks super cool. The car is plastic and includes a secondary car that can be “launched” from its hood with a button press. It can also change eye size as Spiderman “focuses” on his target.
We saw a Thomas train earlier and mentioned you needed a track for the full experience. The Crane Train Set- Wooden Tracks & Exclusive Crane & Trains-60 Piece is the full experience. It isn’t a branded track but fits Thomas, Brio, and Chuggington trains (and more). The rail tracks feature a working loading train, bridges, and locking pieces that can be fit together in infinite combinations.
An exciting and attention-grabbing toy, the Hot Wheels Color Shifters Sharkport Showdown keeps the energy high and is sure to entertain any boy. The Sharkport is a tower that features a huge shark head that tries to “chomp” on your cars as you send them flying down the track. It has a dunk tank and color change zone for the and captured car. It is a standalone toy, but can be added to any existing Hot Wheels track to create legendary systems.
Another train track set, the 100-Piece Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set is classy, classic, and simple. It features 100 solid wood pieces that can be assembled into whatever you want it to. It also includes engines, coaches, bridges, and buildings that your kid can place all around their fictional world. It’s compatible with Thomas engines and Brio systems, ensuring multiple compatibilities across different platforms. The beechwood elements the track is made of ensure a life of play.
The second dino cars on the list, the DINOBROS Dinosaur Toy Pull Back Cars aren’t just dino heads; they are the full bodies! These dino toys are pull back, meaning they operate by pressing them onto a surface, pulling them back, and then releasing them. They are about 5 inches long and come in six different varieties, each of the options being modeled after a real dino! Your dino-loving 2-year-old will be in heaven playing with these fun cars.
This car set is about as complete as they come. The TEMI 5-in-1 Friction Power Toy Vehicle in Carrier Truck is an awesome way to get your 2-year-old the toys they really want. It features one large TEMI truck that can be driven individually. Four other toy cars fit within the truck and can be driven around as well! Each of the four individual toys has unique construction elements like mixers or dumpers and can be used to play with individually.
Peppa Pig is a staple in any house with children in it. If your 2-year-old boy loves to watch the Peppa show, the Peppa Pig Lights & Sounds Family Fun Car is an easy buy. It features a car that can seat four characters comfortably. This set comes with two characters, Daddy Pig and, of course, Peppa. There is a trunk button that can turn the headlights on while playing music and phrases from the show.
Our second Blippi toy on the list, the Blippi Recycling Truck toy is perfect for any boys that love to watch Blippi’s show! It was inspired by a specific episode on the show, allowing your little one to play with a toy and character they already love. The truck features a movable arm that picks up recycling in an included container. Blippi also comes with the set and is seen sitting as the driver in the truck. When playing, the truck plays 7 different sounds and phrases that and Blippi fan will know.
Firetrucks are always cause for excitement… for 2-year-olds, that is. For adults, it usually means something a bit sadder. With the Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck, your little one can experience their favorite TV show AND their favorite truck, all in one. The truck features a fully extendable 2 ft. ladder, mini fire cart, and makes all the noises and sounds that you could ever expect! It also has fully functional water cannons for putting out all the fires of the city (or hitting the dog with them).
Another Paw Patrol addition to the list, the Paw Patrol True Metal Mighty Pack is a fully decked-out set of eight Paw Patrol characters, making sure your household Paw Patrol fan gets the exact one they want! Each character comes with its own unique vehicle and color scheme, making for a vibrant and exciting set to play with. Each car has working wheels and can be driven all over the house or yard. Your kid’s creative ability won’t be limited with these fun toys!
A brand that has been in the business for a while, the Melissa & Doug Magnetic Car Loader is a fun and interactive toy that any toddler will love. The truck is built out of wood and has a trailer and engine that pulls it. the engine has a magnetic arm that can be used to lift cars up and on the trailer after play. It’s a great way to learn to count, develop motor skills, and is sure to keep your little one’s attention for hours.
By far one of the coolest toys on our list, the Top Race 15 Channel Full Functional Professional RC Excavator is a big purchase with many features. It is a remote-controlled excavator that operates just like a real one! It has a hydraulic system that can be controlled from the remote, allowing you to drive and dig in any environment. The cab features 680-degree movement as well as a 2.4 GHz transmitted for up to 100 feet of fun.
Any train track set needs trains! The Tiny Conductors 12 Wooden Train Cars is a great option to put some trains on that awesome track you and your little one built. This set features 12 wooden trains, a crane to drive and load things with, a few connectors, and wagons. The trains are compatible with Thomas sets and can be driven and connected together through magnets. If you need to populate that track with trains, this is an easy choice.
If you have an existing magnetic track and need some cars to add to the mix, these Toy Cars for Magic Tracks are the perfect option. They can be placed right onto most magnetic tracks to provide some fun to a boring track. This three-pack includes three glow-in-the-dark cars that attract and keep attention from even the most distracted kids. They are non-toxic plastic and can be used on any hard surface that allows their wheels to rotate.
If you’re 2-year-old has watched Cars, it’s possible you already have some memorabilia. The Disney Pixar Cars 3 Travel Time Mack Playset is a super fun toy that any ‘Mater fan would be happy to have. It features a Mack truck (named Mack) that Lightning McQueen is transported in on the film. The trailer can fit up to four vehicles and includes Luigi and Guido to help McQueen stay in tip-top shape!