Nostalgic Drive

Toy-themed vehicles cater to adults looking to re-connect with their youth

Implications - The continuous responsibilities brought about by adulthood often leaves consumers craving a link to a more carefree period of their childhood. Vehicles that exhibit toy-like exteriors and cartoonish designs provide individuals with distinct references to their youth, combining adult tendencies with the need to revert back to simpler, stress-free time.
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Bank-Breaking Toy Cars - The Atom Car Retails for £30,000 at Selfridges' Oxford Street Store
SCORE 6.4
Warm 3,714 Clicks Pub: Dec 11, 14
Bank-Breaking Toy Cars
The Atom Car Retails for £30,000 at Selfridges' Oxford Street Store
The Atom Car is the answer you’ve been searching for. What do you get the kid who has everything? In this case, you can get them a £30,000 gold plated toy car. Made for passengers 3’6... [More]
Teardrop LEGO Trailers - This Life-Sized LEGO Caravan Earned Itself a Guinness World Record
SCORE 6.9
Warm 2,205 Clicks Pub: Oct 15, 15
Teardrop LEGO Trailers
This Life-Sized LEGO Caravan Earned Itself a Guinness World Record
For some people LEGO is more than just a toy, and this life-sized LEGO trailer is a perfect example of stretching the modular building block toy to its very limits. This unique caravan trailer... [More]
Kid-Centric Car Concepts - The Toyota Camette57s is Targeted at Underage Drivers
SCORE 4.6
Average 7,278 Clicks Pub: Jun 15, 13
Kid-Centric Car Concepts
The Toyota Camette57s is Targeted at Underage Drivers
The Toyota Camette57s is the Japanese automaker’s attempt at getting kids hooked on its cars at a young age. The Camatte57s is actually an update of the Camatte, a car Toyota debuted at the... [More]
Iconic Cartoon Concept Vehicles - Visit SpongeBob SquarePants in His Concept 2014 Toyota Highlander
SCORE 5.1
Warm 5,289 Clicks Pub: Jul 17, 13
Iconic Cartoon Concept Vehicles
Visit SpongeBob SquarePants in His Concept 2014 Toyota Highlander
For a blast to the past, visit the Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants 2014 Toyota Highlander on its six-month tour. This concept car is decked out in SpongeBob attire, with a giant yellow SpongeBob... [More]
Adult-Sized Toy Cars - Attitude Autos has Created a Real Life Replica of a Little Tikes Toy Car
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Warm 4,379 Clicks Pub: Feb 4, 14
Adult-Sized Toy Cars
Attitude Autos has Created a Real Life Replica of a Little Tikes Toy Car
Britain-born brothers Geoff and John Bitmead of Attitude Autos have recently created a life size replica of Little Tikes toy car. Inspired to create a vehicle to raise money for children’s... [More]
Miniature 3D-Printed Luxury Cars - Porsche Has a 3D-Printed Car Version of the Cayman S for Download
SCORE 4.1
Average 5,187 Clicks Pub: Dec 14, 13
Miniature 3D-Printed Luxury Cars
Porsche Has a 3D-Printed Car Version of the Cayman S for Download
Porsche is giving everyone with access to a 3D printer the chance to make a 3D-printed car — but it’s more the size of a Hot Wheels toy than a road-ready model. Nonetheless, this is an exciting... [More]
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