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  • Jun 26, 2013
Automoblox Emergency Line police carOne of our favorite toymakers is branching out its lineup of heirloom-quality toy cars into the first responder category. Automoblox has unveiled a new Emergency Line of rescue, police and fire vehicles based on three of its most popular models. The T900 truck becomes a go-anywhere rescue vehicle, the S9 sedan a patrol cruiser and the X9-X sport utility a capable transport for fire fighters.

Automoblox Emergency Line fire rescue SUVRevealed on the company's official Facebook page, the Emergency Line features color schemes appropriate to each branch of public service, new wheels (the S9's dog-dish cop car wheels are particularly accurate and excellent), light bars and even new people figurines that represent the fire, police and rescue workers who help out the public from behind the wheel.

A typical regular-sized Automoblox model goes for between $40 and $50, so we're impressed the company held the line for these special models: the T900 rescue truck goes for $50, the S9 police car for $45 and the X9-X fire SUV for $45. The Emergency Line will be available in the US, Australia and Hong Kong by August 5 at the latest, and then Germany, France, Italy and Canada later this year. They aren't quite ready to accept pre-orders, but you can Like Automoblox on Facebook to stay in the loop.


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      VL00
      • 1 Year Ago
      These things are clunky and ugly, I'll never understand the draw
      m_2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where can I drive one of these? Oh, its not real you say? Are you trying to be a real auto site or toyblog.com?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @m_2012
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          Army Casualty
          • 1 Year Ago
          Is that how it works? Man my Autogyroblog is in for a surprise. And now I know what topics they cover on Automatictransmission blog, and Autobot blog, and Automat blog, and Automaton blog, and welll I think you get the idea. You need to learn how to use your brain for reasoning.
      Army Casualty
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't get why this particular toymaker is getting free advertising on Autoblog. Doesn't this belong on Toyautoblog? Or is Autoblog going to be unbiased / non-discriminatory and feature articles of all auto related toys on here from now on?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Army Casualty
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        carnut0913
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Army Casualty
        I don't get why this particular reader has a problem with the article. The site has often penned their fondness for this brand of toy/collector item. They have infrequently written about other toys of note. My guess is they get a good number of hits to pages re: these toys so they keep people abreast. Hey, if its my site and I want to write about Waffle House, I can. Are you worried your hard-earned dollars aren't being put to good use? Quit paying for the subscription and read jalopnik. Or do you think they don't cover toys enough? try awesometoyblog.com or diecastxchange.com Yeah, I do think someone pissed in my Wheaties this morning. Sorry
          Army Casualty
          • 1 Year Ago
          @carnut0913
          Yes they have often penned their fondness for this toy--why? That was my question. Your guess is not an answer, but, it is me you are looking for--I pissed in your wheaties. Sorry--I really had to go.
        Wacko
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Army Casualty
        I guess John Neff just wanted to show us his new free toys he got
        Army Casualty
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Army Casualty
        Man I get voted down for asking questions? Lame. The lack of comments on this post in general tell me not too many folks are interested--to boot, I went to Amazon to look at these some more and alot of reviews complain about them breaking. The question still remains--why did Autoblog single these out? I see no consistency here, I like reliability, that is what draws me to a newsource. I guess I need to go elsewhere.
          Egon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Army Casualty
          I read your post not so much as a 'question', but rather a 'rhetorical question'. Learn the difference. And you most likely got voted down because others - and myself - didn't agree with your rhetoric. Don't get your butt hurt about it. It happens.
      Brewman15
      • 1 Year Ago
      These things are pretty cool and unique, but I don't understand why they cost $40-$50. Can anyone explain that to me? For around $15-$20 I would think they'd be pretty reasonable.
        Susan Calello
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brewman15
        Automoblox® is made from German beechwood and the majority of the plastic is polycarbonate which is unbreakable and beautiful. The axles are molded from a proprietary polycarbonate called Lubriloy®, originally a GE plastic, which is a lubricated polymer embedded with teflon and silicon. The polycarbonate wheels are not molded silver, they are painted base coat/clear coat to ensure the finish is not only durable but beautiful Every car has a 17 digit VIN like a real automobile too. We decided to build the best product possible rather than design Automoblox® to a price point. Automoblox® is a toy that kids typically play with for many years because of the many play patterns we so carefully designed into the product. Is $50 expensive for a toy that a child will enjoy for many years and quite possibly cherish for the rest of his or her life? I tend to think a $5 toy that a kid plays with for 5 minutes is an expensive toy.
        JayP
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brewman15
        I've bought several minis and regular Automoblox for my son. The quality is terrific and the customer service made up for packaging and handling mistakes. Each car as a VIN and the larger cars come in a quality box. Yes, they are expensive but my son still has each one he's ever had.
      Phil Meggison
      • 1 Year Ago
      These are amazing toys. You cannot properly understand their appeal until you see a child playing with them, especially when you have multiple cars to play with. I will certainly be getting all three of the new cars when they are available. My 4 and 10 year old boys will love them.
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