After dinner, we took Thomas out of the package to the delight of the boys. Mattias quickly grabbed the remote only to realize it needed batteries. Thomas came with batteries (4 AA) which was a nice surprise, but we needed 2 AAA batteries for the remote. Thankfully, we have a stockpile available for other toys!
While I put the batteries in the remote, the boys were happy to press the gold “1” on the side of Thomas. The train would race around in a circle; go forwards and then flip over backwards. Both of my boys were then squealing with laughter.
The one thing that I didn’t like was how clunky the toy is. We all know that childrens’ toys are loud. I get that. But the train’s back flips resulted in four clunky thuds on the wooden floor as he rolled over. I found that part much more annoying than the actual sounds the new Thomas toy makes.
I would recommend this to any Thomas lovers out there and think it will suit a wide age range of kids! Mattias took it to CEFA with him the day after we got it and all of his classmates were excited to watch it and try it out!
The remote definitely has a wow factor with older children like Mattias because they get some control over the moves, rather than just pressing the button on the train. If for some reason the remote is misplaced (we all know how toy bins can be), children can still play with Thomas by pressing the button on the side.
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