It's full of cars!
March 13, 2011 10:34 AM   Subscribe

How do I open this %$&@! car toy?

This Large "mini cooper" car is actually storage for tiny cars, examples seen in foreground. Son has not played with it in years and we want to pass on to a younger boy, but can't remember how to open (without destroying it).

It works sort of like a transformer, has to be done in certain order, but neither child nor adult has had any luck with it today.

The two avenues I can imagine help coming: either you have/had the same toy and know how to open it, or you can help remember what this line of small car toys was called (not Micro Machines). If I knew the brand name, I might be able to find something with a search engine.

The small cars are plastic, about 1.25" long, and have a metal bearing underneath that gives them some heft and helps them roll

The large carrier is about ten inches long and was made specifically for this brand of small cars. Stamped on the bottom of the carrier it says "Playmates Toys Inc. (c)2004"

posted by voodoochile to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
"Playmates toys mini cooper" yielded Speedeez as the name. And there's a sketch of it open if that helps at all.
posted by gregjones at 10:40 AM on March 13, 2011

Ah! thank you! Not sure how I didn't find that earlier.
posted by voodoochile at 10:43 AM on March 13, 2011

With "Speedeez" I was able to track down an ebay listing; one of the pictures of the box shows it open and that was enough info for me to figure out how to crack it open!
posted by voodoochile at 11:04 AM on March 13, 2011

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