Tom Hanks Likes Kid’s Toys

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tom HanksTOM Hanks still plays with children’s toys.

The Toy Story 3 star — who is father to Colin, 32, Elizabeth, 28, Chester, 19, and 12-year-old Truman — played his own toys “out of existence” and so has now had to turn to those of his children.

“I play with toys all the time. I play with the little goofy things my kids still have like cars and planes and I hold them up and imagine the same stories I did when I was a kid,” he said.

“My own toys weren’t collectibles — they went through hard use so any toy I had was eventually pounded out of existence or they broke. They went the best way any toys can — they were played with out of existence.”

However, the 54-year-old actor also revealed he found it difficult to make friends as a child, something which has transferred to his adult life.

“Since I moved around so much as a kid, I didn’t have an awful lot of friends. I don’t think it’s part of my make-up to completely open up,” he said.

“I can pretend to be very good friends with people then not have anything to do with them for 18 months.”


  • Locket Necklace :

    children toys that are brightly colored are the best toys to give to your kids, just make sure they are not made in china”

  • Kids Electric Scooters

    Well written article. I’ve got three kids myself and have been looking to buy them some toys for the summer, these looks awesome :)

  • Tricycle

    Ride me Tom! Ride me like you rode Julia Roberts!