Best Classic Toys - 1999


Classic Figure 8 Set

3 - 5 years

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This is a great value. A terrific colorful starter train set for young children. Your child will be easily able to connect the track by putting them together. They can form their own route and incorporate other items to add to the layout. This high-quality product is crafted in Sweden of durable beechwood painted with primary colors. It is a modular system and new sections can added. It is safe, durable and has the value of assisting children. They will have fun while experiencing eye-hand coordination, dexterity, developing problem solving and give them many hours of play. This basic starter set has an engine, two wagons, switching track, ram track and a viaduct.

The company was founded in 1884 and is the largest wooden toy manufacturer in the world. BRIO toys are safe, durable and open-ended. They allow the child to be creative and use their full imagination. They last because they are durable and change with the child. The wooden train grows with the child and can be expanded with tracks, bridges, trains and other accessories. The paint is long lasting with non-toxic colors. It is protected against chipping, peeling, or cracking. The paint is absorbed into the wood. These products meet all safety standards.

The BRIO wooden railway was one of the first toys inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame in 1993 Parenting Magazine. There are 9 million pieces of straight and curved railway track produced each year. There are 3.5 million trains, cars and trucks that come off BRIO's assembly line annually. There are 5.5 million magnets used and 15 million plastic wheels annually, more tires than the average U.S. tire production plant manufactures in a year. BRIO's products are a classic product that has endured over time and still is enjoyed by children all around the world.

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