We're big fans of Automoblox here at Autoblog, not just because we still like to play with toy cars, but also because these heirloom quality wooden models look hella cool sitting on our desks. Oh, and those of us who have kids find that junior Autobloggers are equally enamored with them. We thought our Automoblox shopping for Christmas was done after the company announced new mini cars
that should make great stocking stuffers, but we'll have to break out the Mastercard one more time for three new vehicles that have just been unveiled. The C9R sportscar
, S9R sports sedan
and X9R sport utility
are hotted up versions of their standard counterparts that add some visual pop and performance flair to their standard counterparts. Each model features its own unique accessories, including chin spoilers, rear spoilers, rear diffusers, side skirts, and in the case of the X9R, running boards, front and rear skid plates, a roof rack and rear mounted spare tire. These new accessories weren't just added to the wooden bodies of the standard cars, as each car features a new shape hewn from the brand's trademark light grained wood. They also ride on new aggressive wheels with branded center caps that are shod with low-profile performance rubber. Automoblox tells us that the C9R, S9R and X9R will be produced in limited quantities, so if you've got to make your collection complete, your best bet is to pre-order them from the Automoblox Store
where they retail for $34.99, same price as a standard model. Hopefully we can convince Automoblox to give us some more models this year to stuff in your
stocking when we do our annual Christmas Sweepstakes.