• Nov 21, 2010
Automoblox full-size HR3 hot rod – Click above for high-res image gallery

The last time we heard from Automoblox was over a year ago when company owner and designer, Patrick Calello, debuted an all-new type of his unique toy cars: hot rods. A great way to introduce a child to icons of automotive past, the hot rods are fun to play with (so says my two nephews) but to date have only available as Automoblox Minis. This Christmas, the company is offering all three hot rod styles as full-size Automoblox cars (The red HR1 for $45, yellow HR2 for $50 and blue HR3 – my favorite, above – for $50), as well as debuting a new Hot Rod Trailer set ($120) that includes a full-size hot rod, pickup and trailer. And though you've probably seen Automoblox at more mainstream toy retailers this year, these full-size hot rods are available only at Automoblox.com for the time being.

Automoblox full-size Hot Rod Trailer Set
Based on my own experience, kids up to age 4 seem to always gravitate towards the Minis, while somewhere around 4 to 5 they switch over to full-size Automoblox vehicles. Keep that in mind if you're considering Automoblox as a Christmas present for a young one in your family. If you're shopping for an adult, also remember that while the full-size Automoblox are the most impressive, you can fit more Minis on a display shelf.

And because Patrick Calello is as big a fan of Autoblog as we are of his toys, we'll also have some Automoblox to give away to readers in time for Christmas. Make sure you Like the Autoblog Facebook page now, as that's where the giveaway will happen.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      "Automoblox debuts full-size hot rods and trailer set"

      The title made me think Automoblox made actual full-size (i.e., the size of the car in your driveway) models.

      Which would have been awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A "full-size Automoblox" would be quite impressive, but would unfortunately take up an entire parking space. The author does realize these are most definitely NOT full size, but rather scale models???

      • 4 Years Ago
      Man, I totally want one, even though I am way too old for this...

      Has anybody gotten any of those? Any recommendations?
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're never too old for toys. The difference b/w kids and adults is that adults just call toys models. but who is to say you can't play with these models in the privacy of your own home.

        I own a few sitting on my desk and display case and even gave some as gifts to little cousins. They're really well built.

        • 4 Years Ago
        I have several, but the hot rods were not as well built as the others. Lines were off and they did not mate as tight.

        The others, top notch and no complaints at all
      • 4 Years Ago
      Full-size should mean the size of a real car.

      My wife got me one of the mini sizes for Xmas last year and it's pretty cool. Can't say they're really worth the price, considering they just sit there on the shelf and collect dust.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's the nicest one I've seen yet. love the whole rig!
      • 4 Years Ago
      what about those of us that do not care to have a facebook page? can't we catch a break, or even just do a drawing not using facebook.
      • 4 Years Ago
      hear hear!