When Dinosaur Train first aired Dilly was immediately drawn to the show and I was pleased because it was a cartoon that as a parent I could actually tolerate, hehe. I love that Jim Henson combined two things that almost all preschool age children have a fascination with – trains & dinosaurs. Not only did he combine these two things but did so in an educational way encouraging basic scientific thinking skills as the kiddos learn about life science, natural history, and paleontology in a fun way. Not to mention he was able to toss in adoption as well – this cartoon truly does have it all. Now as a parent we know that once a child falls in love with a television show they soon want their very own toys to play with from said show which is why I was ecstatic to find out that TOMY was carrying an entire line of Dinosaur Train toys. You can only imagine how pumped Dilly and Sugar were when I opened a box that held their very own Dinosaur Train!
Arctic Adventure Motorized Train Set
Over 8 feet of Icy Train Track
3 Dinosaurs – Tiny, Mr. Conductor, Travis
Snow Covered Pteranodon Station
Motorized 3 Car Train
Snowy Landscape Tunnel
This is a super cute set and is very easy for little hands to operate as it is recommended for children three and over. The train tracks easily snap together, as do the train cars, so Dilly can put together the track and train without getting frustrated. With a simple push of the smoke stack the motorized train is on it’s way…. and it doesn’t have to be on the train track to work – something Dilly and Sugar figured out mighty quickly, hehe. The only thing that I would change about this set is for the snowy landscape to be made of something a little more durable since this set is marketed towards preschoolers who are… well, destructive. It is made out of cardboard and didn’t last too long to the demands of my girls, perhaps if it was made out of plastic like the rest of the set they would get more use out of it. The good part is this piece isn’t necessary to have fun with the train set and the girls love it with or without it. Check out how much fun they were having….
Tomy has plenty more Dinosaur Train toys as well so you can add to the fun. One of the great things about this train set is that you can connect it to the Time Tunnel Mountain Set for even more Dinosaur Train fun. And so if your kiddos love trains or dinosaurs or BOTH you can’t go wrong with this fun play set. Dilly and Sugar definitely give it two thumbs up! And guess what? You can win it – to enter fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!