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?
Beth is a writer, crafter, DIYer and design enthusiast, living in L.A. with her husband, 2 young boys, and a large mutt named Caesar. She loves fonts, yoga, matcha lattes, and home-grown tomatoes and is not shy about being a consummate nerd.
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