Wednesday, 7 October 2015

My First Thomas & Friends Rail Rollers Spiral Station - Review

We were recently sent a My First Thomas & Friends Rail Rollers Spiral Station toy for Jacob to review. I just knew that Jacob and his sister would love this toy as they both like Thomas and this toy was unlike anything that they already have. I was right because as soon as they both seen it they made a beeline for it and have not stopped playing with it since. 

When I opened the box I was a bit nervous as it is all in bits and I am totally useless at building toys, as I don't have the patience. I need not have been worried though as their was no screws, batteries or anything to build as the whole toy just clips together easily with super simple diagram instructions included. It only took me around five minutes to build the toy which I was impressed by, as their is nothing worse then trying to build toys for eager little ones to play with.



The toy comes with two, really easy for toddlers to hold, round ball engines Thomas and Diesel. The aim of the toy is to drop your engine into Tidmouth station where it will race down the spiral train track to the end, where it is met by the fat controller and spun around on the roundabout at the bottom. You can also drop the engine down the central station where it will also be met by the fat controller at the bottom. My two love racing each other with Jacob dropping his engine down the spiral track and Sophia always drops hers down the central station. 


The toy also has an engine lift which you can push up and down with a little leaver and which transports the engines to the top of the spiral station ready to roll down the track. My two year old Sophia loves this and spends ages playing with the lift transporting the engines to the top and back down again. 


The toy is aimed at children 12 months plus which I thought would be perfect for Jacob, who is aged 13 months. Jacob totally loves this toy and straight away he figured out what to do with it and how to play with it. He actually sat and played with it for almost an hour non stop, which anyone with toddlers will tell you is practically unheard of as they love being on the move so much. Sophia who is 2 year 4 months also loves this toy and she will sit for ages playing with it especially the lift as she loves making this go up and down. 


I was a bit worried that as the station all just clips together that it might be a bit flimsy and fall to bits, especially with a boisterous one year old playing with it but I am really impressed with just how sturdy it is. Jacob has grabbed, knocked over, picked up and dropped and tugged at the spiral station and it has not came apart once. It is really secure and sturdy and safely withstands toddler destruction. 


This toy is perfect for little ones between 1-3 years old, both younger and older toddlers will have so much fun playing with this toy. It is great for hand eye coordination and is really bright, colourful and fun for capturing little ones attention and will bring hours of fun. My two have not stopped playing with this toy all week and it is probably the only toy that they actually play with together. 

My First Thomas & Friends Rail Rollers Spiral Station costs £32.99 which I think is great value for such a great toddler toy, you can also buy extra rail roller engines separately to go with the set.  It would make a great Christmas present for children aged 12 months plus and I know that if Jacob had not of been sent this to review then it would defiantly of been on his Christmas list this year. It is such a great toy that I am sure will be played with and enjoyed for many more years in are house. 

Disclosure we were sent this toy free of charge for the purpose of this review, however all words and opinions are my own. 


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25 comments:

  1. Ok, as a kid I always wanted a Thomas the Tank Engine toy, but nopes never happened. So I have complete jealousy at this, even if I am now 20 years too old for it...

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    1. I loved Thomas when I was younger too , my brother had some toys that I use to play with. Thomas is such a timeless character xx

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  2. Oh this looks great, really impressed to hear that it's survived all of Jacob's toddler destruction attempts. Too often they fall apart and break so easily so this is a real positive! xxx

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    1. I know we have so many toys that fall to bits and keep needing to be put back together but this one is so sturdy and has been throwing all over and is still in perfect condition xx

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  3. Great review, it looks like a fab toy. What young child doesn't like Thomas? My two used to love it, I think they would have really liked this if they were a bit smaller x

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    1. Thank you Lauren, It is such a great toy and I know every child seems to know who Thomas is xx

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  4. oh wow this looks like a fun activity. Although I only have a girl, we had a thomas tank engine set which she loved. She is now 7 and i've just sold it on but they are such fun for the little ones no matter what gender!

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    1. I totally agree my little girl is two and she totally loves this toy as she loves trains at the moment. xx

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  5. oh wow. We had a thomas tank engine train set when my daughter was younger. In fact, i've just sold it on. They are great fun no matter what gender! Angela x

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  6. My son would have loved this a few years ago. There's lots going on with it isn't there? Love all the wheels and moving bits.

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    1. There is so much going on , my little two love it and have spent hours playing with it xx

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  7. Oh this looks fab! Archie would love this. Thats good that it is sturdy! Its nice to know you have an item that is going to last as we all know how easily some things break. x

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    1. I totally agree so many toys break easily but this is so sturdy and survives being thrown all over. xx

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  8. I really love this. I think you normally struggle to find toys as good as this for smaller children and I would definitely consider it for my 1 year old

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    1. It is brilliant and great for toddlers my one and two year old both love it and have spent so much time playing with it xx

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  9. Finley wouldn't entertain this at all which is such a shame as it looks so great quality. John Lewis have one similar at the moment reduced to a fiver - perhaps I could test the water with that one first before taking the plunge with Thomas!

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    1. It is fantastic quality and so sturdy, oh that is a shame he wont play with it as my two love it and play with it non stop. xx

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  10. Ah this is just fab!! Tyne is a HUGE Thomas fan and at 2.5 years old I thought this would be too young for him but he keeps seeing it advertised and asking for it, so who am I to argue?! Apparently its going on the list to Santa! Looks like Jacob is really enjoying it! :) xx

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    1. It is a brilliant toy, Sophia is 2 years 4 months and she totally loves it and plays with it non stop.I bet Noah would even love this in a few months time too. xx

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  11. Awh this looks like great fun. Definitely something to think about for the nephew at Christmas time.

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    1. It is such great fun and brilliant for little ones x

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  12. My little sister would absolutely love this she is obsessed with Thomas and would be squealing with delight. I know what to get her for Christmas now thank you!

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    1. So many children seem to love Thomas , this toy is brilliant my little two really enjoy it xx

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  13. My youngest son was Thomas mad, he had it all from clothes, bedding to toys and merchandise. We collected the take along Thomas trains, he used to love his collection. This toy would be perfect for my little nephew who is having his birthday in December

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    1. Aw bless him I think my little ones are going to be big Thomas fans too. xx

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