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10yo boys and toys

Anyone have a 10yo boy that is still interested in playing with toy cars?

Just curious. My older son turns 10 in October and he's begging for some new toy cars. He gave a bunch to his baby brother (just turned 1) and when we were at the store getting birthday gifts my older son was practically drooling over the cars. I guess that's what he'll get for his birthday.

It's just kind of cracking me up because I thought he had outgrown them. He rarely played with them preferring his DS, the xbox (when allowed) and his Legos (that he's been obsessed with since he was 7).

Anyone else? Or are most 10yo's "too old" for toys any more?

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Asked by justanotherjen at 2:42 PM on Jul. 19, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • My 9 1/2 and 11 year old still play with toys. I don't think they are too old for them.

    Answer by My3Ez at 2:53 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • I don't think they are too old either. I just found it funny that he had a renewed interest in his cars once his brother wanted to play with them. At least if I get him cars for his birthday and he grows out of them they just get passed to the youngest.

    Comment by justanotherjen (original poster) at 2:58 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • My oldest will be 10 in September. He only plays with toy cars at this point when he plays with his 7 year old brother. He hasn't asked for them in at least a couple of years, though. He just plays with his brother's.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 3:18 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • Let the motor head prevail.At least he is not stuck on the pc 24/7

    Answer by Isiswolfe at 12:41 PM on Jul. 21, 2011

  • My son never did play with toy cars, he was always into animals, but he stayed into his animal figurines and action figures until he was about 12. :-)

    Answer by GoodMomma24-7 at 4:20 PM on Jul. 21, 2011

  • oh, let him stay little for a while longer, mine is obsessed with legos, but I'd get him cars if he wanted... and maybe a model car to put together see how he likes that

    Answer by hollydaze1974 at 4:32 PM on Jul. 21, 2011

  • haha!! this IS funny, justanotherjen.
    honestly he probably just wants them because he just wants something new and improved. i think its a psychological thing also:
    he has toys, gives toys to younger sibling, wants new toys, feels justified.
    i can guarantee that if the younger sibling decides one day that he wants a justin bieber doll, your 10 year old might want one, but taller. lol.

    Answer by MommyAvon at 12:47 AM on Jul. 22, 2011

  • My 12 yo still likes to play with his cars every once in awhile.

    Answer by CometGirl at 9:41 AM on Jul. 22, 2011

  • I don't think he is too old for toys...My DD is 9yrs old.... Enjoys playing with matchbox cars with her 15month old cousin, her neighbor friend and a little boy I babysit.

    Answer by kathynej7142007 at 9:26 PM on Aug. 29, 2011

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