Nickster Vehicles – building on playtime with toy transport

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What happens when a US design company with an eye for the unusual turns its hand to toys? Nickster happens.

Take a look at the latest playthings from the Nickster toy box. Bright, fun and eye-catching in a way that hints at their design cred, these vehicles have another secret agenda. They are also puzzles in disguise.

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The Train has four glossy numbered train cars which slide together with puzzle-like connections. Kids can learn about counting and hone their fine motor skills while learning about colours. The train can also get high-tech with a free iPhone app which features games like shape matching and counting.

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The Truck is just as impressive. With its four brightly coloured blocks, budding truckies can make their rigs as big or small as they please!

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I also love the Wagon with animals. Each animal has a different shape underneath it which fits into the corresponding shape on the wagon bed. There are three wagon bed colours, each with different animals.

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All of these new toys are made from non-toxic plastic and available through Fat Brain Toys – the Train is US$25, the Truck is US$25 and the Wagon is US$23. Fat Brain Toys ships to Australia.

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