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.