Thomas & Friends Track Playset
Thomas the Tank Engine has been a household name for many years! I remember reading the books when I was a little girl and I really enjoyed the stories. Jack, Oliver and now Arthur have also loved Thomas and over time we have amassed a wonderful collection of toys. Bladez Toyz recently got in touch to ask if we would like to review the new Thomas & Friends Track Playset.
The Thomas & Friends Track Playset comes with a Thomas engine and 8 themed jumbo tile pieces. The engine requires 1xAAA battery which isn’t included and you also need a rather small Philips screwdriver to open the casing. The jumbo tile pieces are made of thick plastic which makes them really durable. The tiles are beautifully designed featuring a recognisable place or train from the Thomas stories. On the reverse of each tile is a number which helps immensely when it comes to recreating the track combinations shown on the back of the box. The box boasts that you can make up to 50 different combinations, we certainly had fun trying.
The Thomas & Friends Track Playset aims to help aid pre-schoolers development. It encourages them to test their problem-solving skills as they try to work out a track that will keep Thomas moving. The Good Toy Guide awarded the Thomas & Friends Track Playset with a “Recommended” status and scored highly in 3 different areas. Imaginative play, Fun factor and Ease of use.
Where to buy
The Thomas & Friends Track Playset has an RRP of 19.99 and there will be new sets which will feature other popular engines later in the year. If you have older children (like me) then you will also be pleased to hear that a Hot Wheels version is currently in development!
The Thomas & Friends Track Playset can be purchased from Argos here
*We were sent Thomas & Friends Track Playset in return for this review.