Bode just got a great new toy – a 1970 VW bus.  Pretty accurate, except for the lack of back-up lights.  We raced with some other cars, but he insisted that this one went really slow and there was  no way it could win a race. I tried to convince him that this particular bus had a bigger engine in it and could go really fast, but he wasn’t buying it.


We’ve met lots of folks that collect VW toys and are curators of astonishing collections – all in the original boxes an safely stored away. A few folks have said that they stopped collecting, but people just keep giving them VW toys. We can relate. Of all the generous gifts people have given Bode over the past few months, about 90% have been VW’s. We appreciate the gifts greatly, of course, but we also don’t want to force the kid into VW nerdville at age 4.

Naturally, we remove the packaging and drive them in the dirt.  Like the real thing, they’re the most fun when played with.

4 thoughts on “Toys

  • December 9, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Our two year old daughter can readily pick out a VW Bus toy and even says “Bus” everytime we see one on the road. She also used to say bus every time we heard a loud vehicle but now she associates the sound to “bikes” (motorcycles). I want a few more bus toys and maybe even a Fillmore from Cars to help make them cool.

  • December 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Hey!! What’s the matter with VW Nerdsville. Why sometimes I really believe I am the Acting Mayor of VW Nerdsville…Smiles.
    Wild Bill
    Pensacola, Fl

  • December 17, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    It is likely based on a Euro version, hence no backup lights.

  • December 21, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    I think you are correct – i didn’t know the Euro version lacked backup lights. Those matchbox folks are good.

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