Milton Ashby Speedster

Product Description

Product Description


The Milton Ashby wooden Speedster will captivate little boys and girls with its simple design - it was inspired by the founders childhood car fantasies with its sleek lines.  This toy is great for toddlers and younger children to engage in imaginative play and build on their fine and gross motor skills (along with many other skills).  


The Speedster comes in a variety of colours including: red, green, blue, yellow or with a natural oil finish (if we don't have your colour in stock, just contact us).


It is a must for your vehicle collection - made from high quality wood, it will become a piece that you will want to pass down to other generations of children to play with.  All of the wooden toys from Milton Ashby come beautifully packaged in a metal tin which is great to keep and recycle - turn it into a little treasure chest, use it to store pencils and crayons or make it into a little craft project and make a little dolls room or travel game.


Suitable for children aged 12 months and up. 

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Fine Motor skills  Gross Motor skills  Sensory Skills icon  Emotional Skills icon  Thinking & Problem Solving skills icon (please see tab below for icon key)

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Product Materials & Care Instructions


Made in Melbourne, Australia 


Each speedster is made from beech wood and the wheels are from maple.  The paint allows the wood stain to show through and is finished with Livos and Osmo natural oils.  Being wood, each toy is subtly different:  no two are alike.  


Choose from the following colours:  natural wood, blue, red, green and yellow.


The helicopter is approximately 15cm x 5.5 cm x 5cm and comes packaged in a beautiful metal box.



Milton Ashby Logo


Milton Ashby was started when the founder, Shannon Ley was on the hunt for a stylish, beautiful and great quality toy to give as a gift to a friend’s son and struggled to find something he was proud of.  So in 2014, Shannon decided to start making his own fabulous toys.


Shannon has a background in Aerospace Engineering - he worked as an automotive engineer for 7 years, but due to the decline in manufacturing cars in Australia, Shannon decided to start a small business instead.  He makes all of these toys in his workshop in Melbourne, Australia, so we are pretty proud of having these toys on board at Wild & Whimsical Things so we can help support local talent. 


All of Milton Ashby toys are made from high quality materials with the aim of making stylish, strong, safe and unique gifts for children.  They are made entirely from the finest timbers, coated in 100% natural oils and come in the most beautiful packaging that can be reused again and again to store little treasures or be used in craft activities (just to name a few ideas). 


Milton Ashby is our first line of wooden toys and the reason for this is because we have been really picky about what toys we want to sell in our shop.  We look for top quality toys that will last beyond your child’s play years to be passed on to another to enjoy or display as a reminder of those childhood years.  We also value local made products and those that are made from safe materials and hope that you enjoy this range as much as we do.

Development of Skills


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The Milton Ashby Range help to build a variety of skills including:

  • Fine motor skills:  the vehicles and teether/rattles are great for encouraging the development of fine motor skills - hands and fingers need to coordinate movement to push and pull the cars, truck and plane around.  The moveable propellers and wheels on the vehicles encourage little fingers to investigate how they move.  The beads on the rattles encourage little fingers to explore and the entire rattle is designed for mouths to explore.  Bringing toys to the mouth to explore is a very important developmental milestone as the mouth is highly sensitive and children need to be exposed to a variety of textures to continue building on their sensory processing skills.
  • Gross motor skills:  moving and rolling the vehicles around encourages babies to move along with it, whether that be using reaching from a sitting position, on their tummy, commando crawling, crawling, walking or running.  The truck also has some little blocks to help stack on the back. 
  • Sensory skills:  the texture of wood is a great sensory experience which feels quite different to the common plastic and soft toys that babies are often given as gifts.  The toys come in a range of bright colours to help stimulate the visual system and the rattles make a great little noise when shaken.  This sensory experience encourages babies to continue to shake the rattle and this helps to build up fine motor skills.  The hard surface of the wood is great for little gums to feel and gnaw on.
  • Emotional skills:  toys that encourage imaginative play help to build emotional skills.  Imaginative play is important for children to engage in, it provides a way that children can process the information around them and interpret it in their own way.  It is an unrestricted way to play and imaginative play doesn’t contain any rules or regulations, so children feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings within this environment. 
  • Thinking & Problem solving:  imaginative play requires thinking and problem solving skills to imagine and create worlds around them and utilise different materials to create these worlds.  Playing with vehicles and building blocks on the truck requires understanding spatial awareness - recognising where objects are in space and where they are in relation to your body.  This term also describes the ability to know where your own body parts are in space and where they are in relation to your other body parts - this is essential to move in a coordinated way.  Children who are good at building and have good hand-eye coordination generally have good spatial awareness and are often good with developing skilled sporting activities or building complex buildings from different materials.  They have a good understanding of on/off, under/on, left/right, how quickly/slowly objects are moving.


Natural Wood

Icon Key

We have created an icon key to make it easier to identify the things you may find important in your purchasing choice and to help let you know what sort of skill development the toys can assist with when your child is playing with the product.

*This information is provided for help with normal development and safety measures should always be taken to ensure children are playing with age appropriate toys (e.g. don't let a small child who is likely to swallow toys to play with an item that carries the Not for under 3 icon). 



Fair trade - products that have been produced in factories/workshop/communities that have fair and safe working conditions

Environmentally friendly - products have been produced using environmentally friendly materials and/or have made significant modifications to the production/manufacturing process to minimise the impact on the environment

Organic materials - products that are either 100% organic materials or predominately made from organic materials - we will include in the product information all the organic materials.

Recycled materials - product is predominately made up of recycled materials - we will include in the product information all of the product parts that contain recycled materials

Non toxic materials - products made entirely of non toxic materials - we will ensure all ingredients/product materials are included in the product description tabs and the safety requirements they meet (e.g. FDA safety)

Not for under 3 - products contain small materials which are not safe for children under 3 years of age.  These products are not recommended for children under 3 years old.

Australian made - products that are made within Australia. 

Fine motor skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing fine motor skills - the co ordination of the muscles within the fingers, hand and arm that help to manipulate and control objects/tools/materials.

Gross motor skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful to develop gross motor skills - the the co ordination of the large muscles within the legs, arms or whole body and help us move (e.g. running, jumping, climbing, balancing and physical activity)

Communication skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing verbal and non verbal communication skills (ability to read, write, speak, gestures and use of facial expressions).  It is also about developing social relationships with friends and family.

Emotional skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the ability for children to express their thoughts and feelings and recognise these feelings themselves.  Once children are able to recognise these feelings, it is also important for them to learn the appropriate way to respond to them (e.g. not ok to hit when angry).  It is also about developing confidence, self reliance and independence that all lead to better mental health.

Sensory skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the sensory system - taste, touch, smell, hearing, sight and the movement based senses - proprioception (in our joints/muscles that lets us know if our body parts are straight or bent) and vestibular (helps keep our balance).

Thinking and problem solving skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the way the brain processes more complex information and then how it responds to this information to help build things like intelligence, memory, creative thinking, imaginative thinking and the ability to complete daily tasks that allow us to function in a community.


Shipping Information

Date last reviewed:  23rd November 2017.


Once you place your order on our website, we will begin to process it within one business day.  We aim to ship your lovely items within 1-2 business days after your order is placed, as long as the order is in stock (we will contact you as soon as possible if it’s not!).  Any order that is placed on a weekend or public holiday within Victoria, will be processed the following business day.  


During busy periods such as Easter, Christmas and during our sales periods, please allow an addition 1-2 days for your order to be packed up and shipped on its way as there is only one person behind this computer packaging all of your beautiful orders up. 


We will notify you by email or phone if we are aware of any delays that are expected.


While we want to let you know EXACTLY how long it will take for your beautiful package to get to you, it’s just not possible for us to guarantee delivery times or delivery dates as we don’t personally deliver your items (we rely on the lovely services of Australia Post).


If you are concerned/worried about how long your package is taking, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We will try our best to get you all the information you need and provide tracking with all parcels to help minimise any issues experienced.


We like to keep you in the know about what is happening with your order, so expect an email from us notifying you that your parcel is on its way, along with its tracking number (in case you want to keep a close eye on it).


Shipping within Australia

Flat rate of $10.00* - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post with tracking


Free if you spend over $150* in one transaction (after discount is applied) - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post with tracking.


Express Post can be organised for a flat rate of $15.00 for next business day delivery*+  


Flate Rate + Signature on Delivery $12.95* - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post.  


Insurance cover is provided for all parcels up to the value of $100.  If you require insurance on your delivery, please contact us for a quote and we can organise an invoice to include the cost of shipping and insurance.  


*unless your order is heavy (greater than 2kg) or very bulky (awkward shapes that just don’t want to squish into a box).  We are unable to offer Express Post delivery for parcels that exceed these requirements.  In this instance, we will contact you if your parcel exceeds these requirements to organise an alternative delivery option (if available) or additional charges may apply.

+Australia Post guaranteed next business day delivery within the Express Post delivery network.  To view Australia Post’s Express Post delivery network, click here (please note, you will be redirected to Australia Post website).


Shipping to New Zealand


Flat Rate of $20* - standard shipping using Australia Post or DHL including tracking.   


*unless your order is heavy (greater than 1.5kg) or very bulky (awkward shapes that just don't want to squish into a box).  If you require insurance for your parcel delivery, please contact us for a quote and we can do up an invoice for you that includes this.  


International Shipping

We want to share the Wild and Whimsical Things love around, so we want to offer International shipping to our customers on the other side of the world.  At the moment, we are unable to offer shipping to the USA or Canada but please feel free to contact us in case this changes and we can update you.


If you want to make a purchase from overseas, please send us an email with the items you are wanting to purchase from the shop and we can give you a quote for shipping to your country.  Previously we did a Flat Rate, but due to the nature of our products, the pricing was quite variable and we want to offer the best shipping price we can.   


Email: or +61 427 183 399


Please note that all bulky and heavy items are not eligible for International shipping.  We provide a little note on our products if they are excluded from International delivery.


Important:  Wild and Whimsical Things are unable to take responsibility for any additional taxes or import duties that may occur in transit and/or delivery of our packages.  Please contact your local customs (most have information available on their website), who may be able to give you more guidance on what sort of charges you may incur.


Pre-orders and Backorder shipping times

If you placed a pre-order or back order for a product, we are unable to give you specific shipping/delivery times as each brand varies in the time it takes to place the wholesale order and to deliver that order to Wild and Whimsical Things. 


We will attempt to give you an estimate, but please keep in mind that it is an estimate only (e.g. some international brands may take longer if there are any issues passing through customs, some products are handmade by other small business owners).  Please feel free though, to contact us if you want an update on your order.


If you placed a regular order with your pre order/back order, these items will be set aside and shipped once your pre order/back order product arrives.  If you need your regular order before that time, please purchase separately.


Please read the information in the description boxes before making a decision to purchase.  If you have any questions, make sure you contact us to clarify before purchasing.  You can contact us via email or phone: or +61 427 183 399.

Exchange & Refund Policy

We can offer a change of mind on purchases (at our discretion), provided you contact us within 14 days of receiving your order, the products are returned in an unused, unworn and resalable condition with all tags and labels intact (including original packaging).  If your item is faulty, please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer, contact us via email or phone to arrange an exchange/refund - or +61 427 183 399.  We are unable to provide refunds for gift cards if you change your mind. 


You will need to provide a copy of the valid receipt with the returned product. 


Please see our more detailed policy at, where you will also find information regarding the process to return the products to Wild and Whimsical Things.