• Jun 17th 2009 at 6:59PM
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New Automoblox Minis – Click above for high-res gallery

Father's Day is right around the corner, and since you probably never became a lawyer or doctor like your dad really wanted, there's likely not a lot of coin in your bank account for a big gift. Fortunately for you, Automoblox has just introduced three new Mini vehicles that cost just $10-12 apiece. They're the seemingly Corvette-inspired White C9-R, Silver S9-R and Gold C9-S. This trio of tiny heirloom-quality toy cars feature painted wheels that match their individual color schemes and a heavy dose of pearl in their plastic parts for a sweet candy effect. If you manage to Craigslist your recliner before Father's Day, the standard C9-R, S9-R and C9-S are also available in a three-pack for $30. Like the rest of the wooden car family, the new Minis can only be purchased online from the Automoblox Store.

If you're new to Autoblog, know that we're big fans of these cars and many of us have our own growing collections of Automobox cars. The fathers among us are hoping that their collections grow a little more this Sunday.

[Source: Automoblox]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      AB: New Federal Regulations require you to disclose any paid or sponsored postings. Please admit these monthly "posts" are really just paid placements, as if it isn't clear enough already.
      • 6 Years Ago
      While I agree that these aren't much more than an incredibly well-marketed basic concept, I have a full-size C9 and it's a joy to behold.

      Mind you, I got it as a gift and would never drop $35 on something like that when I can (and did) get a 1/18 Quattroporte for half that much.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My 17 month old has these and he loves them!

      Of course, he keeps taking them apart...
      • 6 Years Ago
      ...and queue the dickish comment about a 'slow news day', how Autoblog should be about cars and not toys, etc.

      IMO, these things are cool and the Minis' prices are definitely more palatable than the original full-size models.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Three 'Automoblox' posts ago I would've agreed with you, but now I'm leaning towards the shameless promo idea. They're a pretty basic toy after all, nothing new here. Scalextric on the other hand...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Side note, I can buy Automoblox at the toy store in down town Saratoga Springs, NY.

      I own a couple, and was very happy to see them for sale, but between that, and the fact that Toy's R Us online has them, "only be purchased online" seems like a funny phrase to use here
      • 6 Years Ago
      These would be completely 'zero-emissions' ?