About Bruder Toys

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Welcome to the finest selection of toy trucks on the Internet. Bruder toy trucks range from garbage trucks, cement mixers and tow trucks, to tractors, combine harvesters, snow plows and fire engines!

Bruder Toys are divided into 2 unique categories. This makes it easier to cross reference the right toy for the right child.

The Roadmax Series contains a sturdy toy suitable for the younger child. These toys appeal to children with their bright colors and fun designs. With realistic play functions these toys can be used indoors or outdoors. To add more quality, all ROADMAX trucks come with Soft Rubber Tires.

The most advanced category is the PRO Series! The term PRO Series represents the furthest development of our long term success story, the Bruder professional vehicle series, which has won many admirers with its quality and faithful reproduction of realistic working functions. The many accessories for these toys add the important little details to any play scene. All vehicles are suitable for inside, as well as outside use. For avid Bruder Fans it is worth taking a look at our Farm Toys Section, the farm vehicles and equipment can be combined with each other for added fun. Scale 1:16


Active Toys has the largest selection of toy trucks on the internet! Our decision to represent the Bruder line was based on toy quality, durability, selection, play value and award winning reputation. Founded in 1926, Bruder Toys is one of the largest family owned and operated manufacturers of high quality toys. Located in the small town of Burgfarnbach in Southern Germany, the family business currently employs over 350 local townspeople and operates a factory with 368,000 square feet. In an extremely competitive marketplace, Bruder Toys refuses to use labor exploitation. Bruder has innovated top computer operated machinery and robots, making it possible to maintain all manufacturing and reliability tests in-house. Bruder is very conscientious concerning the environment all unused plastic pieces in the manufacturing process are recycled back into the next toy production run.

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Going into its ninth decade, Bruder Toys continues its commitment to remain one of the most reliable, specialty toy manufacturers in Europe.


The Bruder toys are recommended by "spiel gut" ("Good Toy") What does this mean? Since 1954, educators, psychologists, doctors, technicians, experts in design, chemistry, electronics and parents - scientific and practical people - have been examining and assessing toys. They work on a honorary basis and are independent of the toy industry and retailers. Their "spiel gut" recommendation signifies that this toy has been tested with children and examined by experts with positive results. Their criteria: play value, material, workmanship, construction, durability, safety, design, size, quality of the instructions for playing or building and suitability for the appropriate age group.

Play + toys as educational aids? Playing always entails learning, not by means of teaching, but on the basis of personal experience - the most effective form of learning in childhood. Physical and mental agility, social behavior, imagination, logical thinking, planned action, powers of concentration, stamina, joy at being active and a great deal more besides, can be developed by playing, and the benefits can be seen for the rest of the child's life - at work and during leisure activities, as well as in a wide variety of other situations. Learning to play? Yes, playing must also be learned. The readiness to play, which every healthy child has by its very nature, can only develop into the ability to play with careful assistance, stimulation and encouragement. Good toys can also help in this, but only if the abilities and interests of the child are taken into consideration when choosing a toy. "spiel gut" publications give answers to all important questions.


For more information contact: "spiel gut" Arbeitsausschuss Kinderspiel + Spielzeug e.V., Neue Strasse 77, 89073 Ulm, Phone: 49-(0)-731 - 6-56-53