It’s no secret that Little Man is more than a little obsessed with Thomas and Friends. His whole day revolves around Thomas based role play, watching Thomas shows on TV and playing with Thomas toys. So when we were sent the new Thomas and Friends Minis Motorised Railway to review Little Man was incredibly excited – and even made space in his bedroom for it!
The Thomas and Friends Minis Motorised Railway took a few minutes to put together and needed batteries but once constructed it was such a simple but entertaining toy. The basis of the toy train set is that the Thomas Minis join a queue at the bottom of the playset and are pulled onto a track, moving upwards and then onto one of three routes where they zoom back down to the bottom.
The Thomas Minis are transported around the playset without any help and just keep moving – up, around and down before starting all over again. It’s a simple cycle but one that gave Little Man so much joy – and one that he would happily watch for hours.
The set comes with two Thomas Minis and we were sent another set of three so we could see how the playset would work with multiple Minis. There are so many Thomas Minis to collect and the Thomas and Friends Minis Motorised Railway would be a great gift for any Thomas Minis fan or to start a brand new collection.
Little Man absolutely loves the Thomas and Friends Minis Motorised Railway and would happily play with it all day. It’s so nice to have a toy that he cans set up and play with by himself and in the Motorised Railway Little Man has the ability to change the route of the Minis, making him feel like Sir Topham Hat, controlling all the trains.
He also loved Cranky the crane being in the centre, being able to hang Minis from Cranky’s hook and let him save the day. Cranky is one of Little Man’s favourite Thomas characters and it was great to have him as the main part of this playset.
As well as being sent the Thomas and Friends Minis Motorised Railway, Little Man received The Great Race on DVD, the latest Thomas and Friends movie. We watched it for the first time in the car, on our way to Drayton Manor for LP’s Birthday and watching Little Man’s reactions was hilarious – he was literally in the movie, urging each of the trains on and hoping that his favourites would win.
Since then we have watched The Great Race so many times and each time is like the first time all over again. Little Man just loves it – he jumps at the slightly scary bits, screams at the unexpected bits and jumps with glee at the happiest bits. He has also been introduced to many new trains that he hadn’t met in previous movies – and even insisted on buying and Ashima train at Drayton Manor!
Both the Thomas and Friends Minis Motorised Railway and The Great Race DVD would be perfect presents for any Thomas fan – Little Man loves them both so much.
The Thomas and Friends Minis Motorised Railway has an RRP of £39.99 and The Great Race DVD has an RRP of £5.99
Disclosure: We were sent the above products for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.