Watch and help Thomas, Percy, and Terence pick up and deliver their loads on time throughout Sodor. The fully automated engine magically transforms from Thomas to Percy and Terence, and back again. Set Thomas and his friends on the track to load and unload for hours of magic and fun! Features 1 vehicle chassis, 3 vehicle bodies, over 8 feet of track and destinations, and several loads to haul around. It's a load of fun!
I used to play with Thomas the train when I was younger and now I have the joy of playing with Thomas & friends with my daughter. While I did play with Thomas, I did not know about this specific toy. I had such a fun time setting it up with my daughter and watching her understand the concept of how to load and unload things. While it did not keep her attention for a long time, I was happy to see that she was using the battery powered, automated train with each of the characters and doing her own things with them off of the track. She even added a couple of her own little buildings to include with the track. It is always fun to see any toy with Thomas & Friends and with children's imaginations, possibilities are endless with their thinking. This toy can be used in many ways, you just have to use your imagination as well. If you can do that then I totally recommend this toy in addition to all of your other Thomas & Friends toys!
For the price I dont know if it was worth it. Kids played with it for a hour happily and its been in pieces around my house ever since. I wish all 3 cars were motorized also, they fought over the one. But it did work really well as it was supposed to.
We have been collecting Thomas the Train for two years. My f our year old grandson t my was very excited to open this one up and try it out. The set is easy to put together with grandpas help. The pieces in the set are big enough for a younger child to play with, but there are more challenging activities for preschool and kindergarten age children. I would buy this toy for my grandchildren and recommend it to my friends. The one caution might be that there are small plastic rocks that may not be safe for younger children.
My 5 yr old is a huge Thomas fan. He was over joyed when he opened the box. He jumped right in and very easily set it up and began playing with it. It's well built and from a parent's perspective is not super loud either. As we have a 1 yr old we didn't use the marbles and instead used Cheerios which sorta works out.
This toy is awesome! My son can watch it for hours. He loves that it goes from 1 train to another and each one does something different. It comes with 12 small balls and 3 train cover and 1 motor. The motor runs the track and switches from.1 train cover to another. 1 dumps the balls 1 pushes the balls and the other carries them. The track down separate easy but my 4 year old knows how to put it back together.