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There is one thing that you don’t hear very often in the toy business and that is Made in America. As a proud American, it pains me to not be able to support local shops when buying toys for my kids. There are a few out there, like Green Toys, YOXO but my favorite because they are almost in my back yard is K’NEX!
K’NEX has such a cool story to it. As a tech, toy & travel expert there I am blessed with thousands of products & experiences throughout my years to reflect on & the biggest draw to a product or destination for me is their STORY. And toys are no different! I mean, have you not seen Toy Story? Yeah! Toys TALK to each other ya know?
Actually, K’NEX was created in 1990 when Joel Glickman, the founder of a plastics company, was sitting at a noisy wedding tinkering with straws. He started thinking about the possibilities and in just a couple short years, K’NEX hit the market in 1992! As K’NEX grew, wheels, pulleys & gears were added to their designs creating vehicles, roller coasters, and other awesome products.
The K’NEX family of brands has expanded into K’NEX Building Sets, K’NEX Thrill Rides, K’NEX Education, Lincoln Logs®, Tinkertoy®, Mario Kart Wii™, Mario Kart 7™, Super Mario™, Plants vs. Zombies™ and more. As an ambassador for K’NEX for the past five or so years—I have learned a LOT about this brand with hours of unconnected play!
K’NEX Revvin’ Racecar 2-in-1 Building Set
2-in-1! Build a revvin’ racecar, then build a powerful ATV. Includes 370 K’NEX rods & connectors are included, plus a battery-powered motor. Build a super-fast, motorized racecar! Then take it apart and build a powerful motorized ATV than can take on tough terrain. All K’NEX rods & connectors are proudly made in the USA. Ages 7+. Requires 2 “AA” batteries, not included. SRP $29.99 BUY IT NOW!
2-in-1! Build a supersonic jet, then build a heli-plane with rotating propellers. Over 400 K’NEX rods & connectors are included, plus a battery-powered motor. Build a jet with motorized, rolling wheels and an open-and-close cockpit! Then take it apart and build a heli-plane with working, motorized propellers that you can adjust to spin vertically or horizontally. All K’NEX rods & connectors are proudly made in the USA. Ages 7+. Requires 2 “AA” batteries, not included. SRP $29.99 BUY IT!!
Stomp, Chomp, Stomp, Chomp – Watch these creatures come ALIVE with new Beasts Alive Building Sets from K’NEX! Use the 350+ classic K’NEX parts to build Stompz, a terrorizing dragon. Once built, turn on the motor and watch him come ALIVE right before your eyes! The set includes two additional building ideas that can be built one at a time. All K’NEX rods and connectors are made in the USA. Perfect building experience for kids ages 7+. Requires 2 “AA” batteries, not included. SRP $39.99