Remote Control Vehicles: Better in Wood?

Remote Control Vehicles: Better in Wood?

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Beth Callaghan
Dec 1, 2011

We'll admit it: these remote control vehicles look pretty cool in wood. We also like the nod to the aesthetic of old woodcraft kits. But we're wondering: does wooden construction in an electronic toy add big value?

Pottery Barn Kids, who offers these toys, promotes them as "retro-inspired wood vehicles." And indeed, they might recall a certain nostalgia for the days of sturdy, handcrafted toys. But the wooden construction might also appeal to families who prefer toys made from natural materials.

The marriage of electronic toy with natural materials left us pondering. Is it desirable to bring together high-tech and components from nature? Could these vehicles be considered "Waldorf toys"? Will these cars appeal to parenting philosophies, or simply to an aesthetic?

Let us know what you think in the comments.

Available for $59 at Pottery Barn Kids.

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