The best toy cars for children

Help them build an enviable collection of toy cars with our favourite picks

A selection of diecast toy cars

by Ryan Gilmore |
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I think it's pretty safe to say that the majority of CAR-reader childhoods were filled to the brim with toy cars. Whether it was Dinky models of Austin Cambridges, '60s muscle cars given the Hot Wheels treatment or remote-controlled buggies you'd rag around the back garden they all shaped a passion.

Help nurture this passion with the very best toy cars on sale today. We've done the research so they can have all the fun.

The best toy cars

Hot Wheels 54886 10 Car Pack Assortment

Rrp: £10.00

Price: £10.00
Alternative retailers
Hamleys£19.00View offer


Hot Wheels is the best way to build a cool collection of diecast cars. I mean, what other pack of

Playmobil 3911 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Price: £90.67


We're big fans of the Porsche 911 here at CAR but the price means a real one may be out of the

Tonka Steel Classic Mighty Dump Truck
Price: £34.99
Alternative retailers
Robert Dyas£41.99View offer


Tougher than most city cars, the Tonka truck has been a staple of outdoor play for over 70 years.


Everyone loves a game of Mario Kart. Since the first game was launched in 1992 it quickly became

The best car kits:

LEGO 60288 City Great Vehicles Race Buggy Transporter
Price: £32.99


Lego car sets are really something else. Take a look at this transporter set. It includes an

Airfix 1:32 Scale VW Beetle Starter Gift Set

Rrp: £22.09

Price: £18.99


There is something deeply satisfying about making your own model, no matter what age you are.

The best remote-controlled toy cars

Sgile 4WD Remote Control Car

Rrp: £29.99

Price: £21.24


Off-roading an RC car in your garden is a simple but fun way to pass the time. Small decorative

My First Scalextric

Rrp: £49.99

Price: £42.99
Alternative retailers
Argos£50.00View offer


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Ryan Gilmore is the Deputy Autos and Tools Editor for CAR, specialising in car cleaning and hand tools. With an MA in Automotive Journalism, when he's not testing buckets he can be found looking at old Porsches.

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