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Awesome Mini Food trucks and more!
Awesome Mini Food trucks and more!
700 backers pledged $44,478 to help bring this project to life.
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...has been long. In the summer of 2013, armed with an idea, prototypes and a few supplier quotes we made a heart-felt appeal to this community right here, to fund our idea and help us create a new toy company.  Your trust and generosity, with some steadfast determination and relentless work on our part made for a successful mix.  

It has now been six years, eight campaigns and we can finally legitimately say that we made an impact in the design toy space continuum.  There has been press, we are present in stores in 46 countries but we still come back home, right here on Kickstarter where we first started.   

Truly, accurately, we couldn’t have done it without you.   

And we’re going to keep going:  we made a pledge that you will be the first to know when we have fresh ideas and new product.  Are you ready for the next one? 

Our 2018 Candycars campaign and post-campaign sales were met with unmitigated success; we fulfilled our campaign pledge in a record 45 days, and every single backer that supported us was able to proudly beam about a brand new toy - the result of a novel way of making toy cars:  combining a diecast base with a cute, simple painted wooden body.  They roll like the wind, have a solid heft and won’t be around for 10,000 years like their plastic cousins.  We consider that a plus.  

For this next round, we’ll crank up the cuteness and playability:  we picked lovable food trucks and other vans full of personality, added a beefed-up wheel design of our own, and came up with a few squishy toppers, for a new tactile sensation.   

*drum roll* 

If you don't like tacos, this truck is nacho type.

Our taco truck was inspired by the trailblazing spirit of the very first food trucks. Designed with true SoCal vibes in mind, it has fun and fiesty coats of paint, some spanking orange wheels, and a terrific taco up top.

Do-nut be alarmed. 

You're supposed to be this amazed -- it's impossible to glaze over this beauty. Already a crowd favorite, our donut van made its instagram debut back in March and has been garnering drools ever since with that striking hot pink topper.  

Now’s the time to seal the deal and make sure you get one reserved! 

Nothing says NYC like a hot dog stand.

As New Yorkers, we must pay tribute to the hot dog – it's the quintessential New York street food. Our hot dog truck is a minimalist, design-focused, vehicular interpretation of the hot dog stand with a mustard-yellow top and a perfectly toasted base.  Don't worry, we skipped the dirty water.

Chicago-dog fanatics, get outta ‘ere. 

Soft-serving up good looks.

As far as a symbol of simpler times and a carefree way to stuff sugar and calories in your childhood, you can’t beat the ice cream truck.  We popped a melty top, added a bright pink base, sprinkled a pun, and voila! Iconic toy made. No ice cream truck jingle – you’re welcome. 

We don’t know how to put this, but our news van is kind of a big deal. 

Brought to you by the broadcast division of Candylab Media, it possesses an inquisitive personality.  It will magically appear wherever your other Candycars get mixed up in news worthy happenings. On the practical side of things, the dish is real stamped steel, and may have some actual tiny radio reception abilities.


Geared up and overflowing with cool.

Our S.W.A.T. van stops crime in its tracks. Rolling around and chasing bad guys all while looking like an absolute stunner, our S.W.A.T. (Sweet Wheels And Tires) van gives the phrase "action-packed" a whole new meaning.

Got (a) coin? They’ll take good care of it.

Don't be fooled by its small stature, our armored van is tough and hardy – the perfect guardian for all sorts of goodies. 


And that’s the crew!  We created 7 distinct designs and personalities, each with a stunning box, sure to impress children (and adults) way too accustomed to disposable blister packaging.  Scope this out before we move on to the reward levels! 

The specs on this new line are the same as you've come to expect from us: Well-made, custom parts, all wrapped in our environmentally friendly formula: solid European beech, water based paint and a durable diecast metal base.  It is all engineered in-house by a new generation of toy designers and product developers who all share a drive to make a better toy. 

We agonized over the donut/ice cream /taco /hot dog designs and tooling so the resulting parts are friendly to a child’s touch, squishy and soft, but hard enough to be used as a handle and rougher play.   

Est. Delivery Sept 2019

Want Multiple Rewards? This go-around we will  be working through Backerkit post-campaign. That being said, if you are interested in more than one reward please add the cost of the two rewards as well as shipping costs and pledge for that total. Then post-campaign you will enter Backerkit with a credit in which you can apply it to various rewards. If you have a super specific request send us a quick email to littlehelper@candylabtoys.com and we will see what we can do! 

Domestic Backers:  Starting with the Candylab Fleet reward we will be offering F-R-E-E shipping within the US. Yes, you read that correctly, free shipping!

International Backers: If you haven't noticed already we are only offering international shipping starting with the Candylab Fleet reward. We know, it's really expensive for you international folks. We strictly charge what postage actually costs and pay for warehousing, shipping cartons, labeling and on from the general overhead remaining. That is what carriers charge these days. 

All international shipments are subject to duties, taxes and clearing fees which you are responsible for paying - your pledges are without sales-tax or VAT. All Kickstarter rewards will be considered gifts, however, most countries will assess duties/taxes and in certain countries the carrier will pre-pay the duties and taxes and bill you later. If you refuse delivery, your package will be abandoned. Once abandoned, we can’t ship another package to you or issue a refund. Filling out your shipping address correctly is very important. A wrong address and package sent back will incur shipping charges back to USA on our account. A wrong address and package sent back will incur shipping charges back to USA on our account. If your parcel sits unclaimed and / or you have not answered our increasingly alarmed emails, there is a chance it will be sent back, or abandoned at destination. We would not be able to resend your reward nor refund you in such a situation. 

Of course for any questions regarding international shipping please send a note to littlehelper@candylabtoys.com

Feel free to access our Media Photography Kit here: https://bit.ly/2Ltg8es 

If you decide to use any of our images please credit Candylab Toys                                         

For any other press related inquiries please contact: littlehelper@candylabtoys.com

Risks and challenges

We are on our 9th Campaign. Based on longstanding relationships with our suppliers, we have already completed tooling and are fully ready to start production. We are confident that once the modest goal of this campaign is funded, we can safely deliver your rewards on time.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

Using Wood and Metal.

Reusability and recyclability

It's made of mostly wood, which means that our product is meant to last a lifetime, not a year.

Sustainable materials

Our product is made of mostly wood, we use solid beech which is either imported from Canada or Germany. All of the paint we use in water based and non-toxic.

Environmentally friendly factories

As a sustainable brand we are constantly making sure the factories we work with are up to our standards. By standards, we mean great working environments, happy employees, and safe workplaces. We visit our factories several times a year and are sure to meet the people we work to face to face.

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    Surprise Me

    For those who love surprises! Get our black bag selection and receive a mystery van!

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    Riding Solo

    Pick your favorite. You have until the campaign ends to think it over and lock it in during the survey process!

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    Snack Attack

    A taco van and hotdog van are sure to fill your appetite. 1 of each!

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    • Taco Van
    • Hot Dog Van
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    Sweet Tooth

    A donut truck and an ice cream truck for those craving something sweet. A sweet pair. Coffee not included.

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    • Donut Van
    • Ice Cream Van
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    Crime Time

    Adrenaline lovers rejoice! Grab a SWAT van, an armored van, and a News van to create the ultimate action flick.

    Includes:
    • SWAT Van
    • News Van
    • Armored Van
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    Bon Appetit!

    Fill up with all four of our food trucks – includes a donut van, an ice cream van, a hotdog van and a taco van.

    Includes:
    • Donut Van
    • Ice Cream Van
    • Taco Van
    • Hot Dog Van
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    Sugar Rush

    Two donuts trucks. Two ice creams trucks. Control yourselves, people.

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    • Donut Van
    • Ice Cream Van
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    Collector's Dream: Custom Candyvan

    Design your own mini food truck!
    Choose 3 colors for the body and one of our existing toppers. Our product designer will work along side you to make the Candyvan of your dreams.

    Ultra limited edition. One per person, sorry. The shipping cost associated with this reward is higher because we will be shipping using a protected shipping service, we definitely don't want your custom Candyvan to go missing in transit! We will not be shipping via USPS. ** Also, note this reward will be delivered in October 2019.**

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    The Candyvan Fleet

    Snag the whole set and leave no van behind! With the whole fleet, the possibilities for adventure are absolutely endless. Your ideas, your play.

    P.S. FREE SHIPPING IN THE US!

    Includes:
    • Donut Van
    • Hot Dog Van
    • Ice Cream Van
    • Taco Van
    • News Van
    • Armored Van
    • SWAT Van
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    Two Fleets

    Strength in numbers! Double the fleet to double the cool for a truly impressive collection of our newest vans. Includes two of each style.

    P.S. FREE SHIPPING IN THE US!

    Includes:
    • Donut Van
    • Hot Dog Van
    • Ice Cream Van
    • Taco Van
    • News Van
    • Armored Van
    • SWAT Van
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    The Earlybird Fleet

    The entire fleet, for a never to be found again price. Our way of saying thank you to the earliest adopters and repeat backers.

    P.S. FREE SHIPPING IN THE US!

    Includes:
    • Donut Van
    • Hot Dog Van
    • Ice Cream Van
    • Taco Van
    • News Van
    • Armored Van
    • SWAT Van
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Funding period

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