When my oldest was really young, I was on the hunt for a great little car for him. I was really interested in the pedal cars I had seen (you know the ones - the red/orange ones that look like Fred Flinstone's car?) at the time - I had no idea what they were. I did a search and found out it was a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe.
I looked in the stores, but the cost was too high for me. I searched on kijiji and other similar sites, but any that I found were not in good condition. I drove by garage sales every weekend with no luck. Finally, there was one by the curb with recycling/garbage across from my mom's place. Mr. J was 2.5 at this point, and it was almost winter - so he didn't get much use out of it right away. However, he DID get lots of playtime out of it the following 2 summers.
Christmas 2011 Santa Claus brought Mr. K a pick up truck version of the coupe - and it has been one of the best toys we have (along with the plasmacar - another expensive toy that it totally worth it)
After seeing the boys playing and getting so much enjoyment out of it - I know that it is worth the initial investment. If you can get it used - all the better.
What are some toys that had you wondering if they were worth the price?