Tuesday, 15 October 2013

TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway Playsets


TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway, Chuggington merchandise, train toys






























Last year we've reviewed a TOMY's Chuggington Wooden Railway Over & Under Starter Set on my Christmas Gifts Guide (and guess what? It's almost time for this year's guide to be published too!) and it has become a hit in the house! Both kids loved playing with them as well as us adults!

This month as a TOMY's official blogger we were given another 2 play sets from the range to review, including a couple of the collectible Chuggington characters! We were sent the following:

TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway Trainee Roundhouse Set (rrp £69.99)
TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway Chug Wash (rrp £24.99)
TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway Engines - Dunbar (rrp £7.99)
TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway Engines - Speedy McAllister (rrp £7.99)



TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway, Chuggington merchandise, train toys
















These well made Chuggington trains are chunky enough for little hands to hold, and the trains can be magnetically connected both at the front and back. Each engine has their name printed at the bottom as well! With the Trainee Roundhouse set comes Koko and Brewster. We also have another Koko and Wilson from the Over & Under Start Set, meaning that we have all the main trainees to play with!


TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway, Chuggington merchandise, train toys

TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway, Chuggington merchandise, train toys

TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway, Chuggington merchandise, train toys
















Abby was really excited when she saw the Chug Wash and said: "Ooo! Chug Wash! That's the one I wanted!!" I think it's one of the coolest feature in Chuggington apart from the Storm maker as well! Not only can you split the Chug Wash into 2 parts, using them as tunnels, the 2 big verticle "sponges" can be turned using the knob at the top, and the water in the water tank can be magically "flushed out" by moving the tap down! The features can really enhance children's imagination play, especially for Chuggington fans!


TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway, Chuggington merchandise, train toys

TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway, Chuggington merchandise, train toys
















The big Trainee Roundhouse Set is even more exciting of course! There are 32 pieces in the box, including Koko, Brewster, V, clock tower, trainee roundhouse, a cart with cargo, Chuggington Town sign board and 2 bridge parts. The trainee roundhouse has 3 gated slots, one each for Koko, Brewster and Wilson, and if you look from behind, there are another 2 hidden slots where children can pack away their additional engines. The clock tower can act as another tunnel as well.

Ever since we received the Over & Under Starter Set for review, I was already eyeing on the trainee roundhouse, as it was the main feature in Chuggington! With the trainee roundhouse and the Chug Wash, Abby and Clay can really play out scenes from one of their favourite show! There are of course other play set that can be attached together to make it even more fun, including the Old Mine Tunnel, Fuel Depot and Calley's Rescue set that has lights and sounds too! I would love to see them including the Old Town play set as well for some spooky fun!


TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway, Chuggington merchandise, train toys

TOMY Chuggington Wooden Railway, Chuggington merchandise, train toys















After joining the trainee roundhouse set, Chug Wash and over & Under starter set, we have a pretty good set up to play with! We even have extra pieces that I wasn't sure how to connect to maximise the fun! I'll have to have another go at it to make more twist and turns!

If your child is a Chuggington fan as well, TOMY's Chuggington play sets are absolutely worth getting for birthdays and Christmas! For older kids there is the Die-cast version as well. You can buy the play sets from all good toy stores or online now.


Disclosure: We were sent a selection of toys from the range to review; all opinions are honest and our own