I guess you might think it’s expensive in spite of the corrugated cardboard. But it’s not a common corrugated cardboard. This reinforced corrugated fibreboard is as strong as wood. The strength is very different from a common corrugated cardboard. It’s not broken if you use a several years. So the price of it is different from a common corrugated cardboard. Also, the weight is 1/3 to about 1/4 compared with a tree. Since weight is light, a child can also lift a small chair and ride-on toy easily.
We use a reinforced corrugated fibreboard called HIPLE-ACE.
HIPLE-ACE is used for heavy cargo instead of wooden packing boxes, and it’s high intensive and good for weather resistance.
So it’s used in a strict environment like under the harsh temperature and humidity.
The price of TSUCHINOCO products are almost same as wooden toy or more expensive than that.But a lot of wooden toys are mode of wood which is cheap and brought from Southeast Asia.
Every year, forest resources which size is almost same as Shikoku is lost.So it’s a important thing not to buy a wooden toy to save the earth.
Did you think it’s expensive for kids? We are very sorry that it’s more expensive than plastic toys. But kid’s toys are used for a few years.A lot of toys made from oil resources become garbage in 3 years.We thought it’s not good and developed “TSUCHINOCO”. After finish using it, we can recycle the reinforced corrugated fibreboard. It’s not an oil and doesn’t reduce the forest.