1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great starter or addition for any child, Mar 31, 2023
I bought this set for my son for Christmas. At the time of purchase it included a Thomas and Percy wooden train as well as a VHS. When I first bought it I underestimated it's size and was pleased to find out how much of my son's train table it actually covered. The other great thing was that it fit in perfectly with my son's older clickty-clack tracks and bridges. My son plays with this toy every day. Compared to other Thomas the Train sets this one is by far the best for the money. It's also very easy to assemble. My two and a half year old son easily puts the figure eight track together. Every day he is excited to get to his train table and play whith his "choo-choo" it is the main part of our large Thomas set. I would suggest this buy to anyone thinking of starting a Thomas set for their child. I also find that older children that come over to play are just as excited to play with the Thomas tracks as my son is. I would also like to mention the track is incredibly durable as my son has done nearly everything a two year old could do to a toy. I am very pleased with this purchase.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Imagination Galore, Oct 1, 2023
I am a big fan of toys that encourage imagination. Girls and boys will love these train sets. A little pricey, but the quality and workmanship prevail. These train sets can be passed generation to generation. An eager child and imagination are the only requirments to hours of play time. All the train sets can be mixed and matched, added to, and built upon. The possibilities are endless
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
Great fun, but...., Dec 9, 2022
OK, my son loves Thomas. He really, really loves this starter set. STARTER SET! I had tried to avoid the whole Thomas thing because it is kind of a money pit, but my husband said, "it's just a train, he won't need any more than this" - famous last words. Truth is - he loves it, he plays with it, he wants all of it, every accessory, every car - EVERYTHING!!! It is another in the long line of toys that require fifty additional purchases at 30 bucks a pop - but it is durable, fun and has alot of repeat play value - and collectibility. Someday we can sell it all on eBay! :)
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
A great educational toy, Nov 19, 2022
This was bought this for my little boy at 18months and whilst he was fascinated he hadn't yet developed the patience to use it as probably intended. As such the pieces were often pulled apart or he got frustrated when pieces were knocked out of line. However, the train going under/over the bridge proved an enormous attraction.
Now, a year later it is coming into his own and he constantly plays with his 'Choo Choo truck'. He has learned how to move around the track and keep it in one piece, pretend to start and stop, make various noises and generally capture his attention for at least an hour at a time. He is also keen to get me to play with him at the same time.
An excellent educational toy as evidenced by his use over the past year. It has encouraged hand/eye, patience, construction, imagination and sharing his track with others.
It is great fun to play with. There is a great variety of colours, actions, etc. etc. for my son.
Its only minor issue is durability, particularly when used by a very young child. The pieces do last, but become a little battered around the edges. If you have a table then this can be minimised, but if it's set up on the floor it inevitably gets taken apart and pieces go under sofas etc. etc
Nevertheless, I cannot rate this too highly as both a fun toy and an educational means. And, you can buy all the extra bits to make a truly great train set.
6 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
A lot of fun., Oct 17, 2023
I brought this toy for my 3 year old daughter after, a little boy I knew liked Thomas. We went to his house and there was Thomas stuff everywhere. Well she fell in love it. And when ever we go to his house all she wants to do is play with his trains. So I got her her own.