my daughter loves thomas the train and balls, she is 2. so this was a no brainer gift for her birthday. she loved it!! problems with this toy are the balls are flimsy and dent easily. balls have to be loaded under the seat not in through the funnle tube so child has to get off toy to load. you recieve 10 balls but yet can only put 5 in at a time to be popped. we don't use the ball popper much anymore but she does like to ride thomas. shop around or look for sales. I did purchase this for forty dollars elsewhere.