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I was given this as a hand-me down for my middle son 2 years ago. I don't think its available new anymore but its available for £15 used on amazon. This is my 10 month olds favourite toy at the moment (and has been for a couple of months) so considering it has gone through at least 4 little boys it's really sturdy. You can press down the green button on the funnel this starts the music and the train moving. The blocks have little circular notches on the bottom so when attached to the yellow carriage the characters inside spin round. The block on the main train on the green platform goes up and down and the blue carriage has a tilting table that moves with the train. The blocks are interchangeable with other fisher-price toys.
The blocks themselves all have different circus animals/acts in and the train plays a circus theme. Its very bright, very durable and easy for little ones to get the hang of. The red train and yellow carriage is one complete unit. The blue carriage with a red drop down flap is detachable and the tilt table is powered by the wheels moving so still an amusing little vehicle in its own right for babies.
It takes 3 AA batteries and is quite a high draining device. It does a lot though so as long as you have some rechargeables its not an issue.
My 3 and 4 year old will still play with this and as it really is suitable from age 6 months (unlike some others which can be too hard) you really get your use out of it.
A definate 10/10 for fisher price, if you find one buy it!
We found this train for my son at a charity shop. Please don't hit me when I tell you the price - it was only £2!!!!! They sell for £50 new and to be honest I would not pay that for it. However, if you have the money to spend, kids love love love them! My son runs for the toy cupboard each morning, just to get this out. He has lots and lots of peek a blocks and he loves them. They can all be used on this train - and believe me, he has tried them all, several times!!!
the front two pieces are joined together and the blue carriage at the end can be unattached. The front train goes up and down. The middle one has a little nobbly bit that fits certain of the peek a blocks and when you put one on it starts spinning the block around (well the figure inside the block). This is the coolest bit in my opinion - my son likes it but doesn't quite think it's as magical as I do!! The back carriage holds two blocks and tips back and forth. You press the button on the front (the steam but from the train - chimney thing - sorry can't think of the word!) and the train moves and plays a song.
I love this toy and so does my son. He's played with it from one year until 18 months. It's fab and I would highly recommend it!
I bought this for my little girls first xmas present along with a set of blocks to swap and change them about and we love it.
The train is so well made,very strong plastic and it needs to be with a now toddler chucking it about. it still works perfect nearly 3 years after i bought it.
The main train section has a little green platform that moves up and down when the press the top of the funnel.
On the back of that theres a little section on the trailer that has a spinning part on it so when the correct kind of bricks are placed on there the little animal inside turns around as the train moves along.
the on the back of that you can attach the little trailer onto it to add another block the slides about on the seesaw and a little pull down flap right on the back for a spare brick to sit on.
It plays some lovely music and my little girl loves to chase it across the living room floor and so does the dog :o)
i would defiantly buy it again
My parents bought this train for my son at christmas 2 years ago , he was nearly 7 months old at the time and was getting very fedup with his soft toys.
Fisher Price as everyone knows is a good make and they really do seem to think about the children who will be using them like the fact that babies and children love bright colours.
The train is brightly coloured in red with bits of yellow and green whilst the carriages are mostly blue and yellow , the wheels are bright orange and the blue carriage is removable.
The train comes with 15 blocks which are made out of tough plastic and have a circus theme such as a clown ,monkey ,panda,lion and zebra . Some of the blocks have a round circle at the bottom and if you put them on the yellow carriage they will spin around as the train moves along the floor.
To start the train you just press the funnel and away it goes , it will light up and play a tune and some of the blocks with bob up and down , the train holds 5 blocks at a time.
This toy is for ages 6 months plus , my son is now 2 1/2 and he has only recently stopped playing with it. The train costs £19.99 but if you have a look in Toys r Us they are currently selling it for £14.99
Your child will have hours of fun my son would sit for ages putting the blocks on the train , pushing the funnel and then he would get so excited watching it move across the room , he also used the blocks to make a tower and then would get the train to crash into the tower , he laughed so much!
The train like the blocks is very well made it can easily survive being chucked across the room! If you want to give it a clean just use a damp cloth or I used to use baby wipes.
You will need 3 AA batteries and I have to say it is probably best to either get rechargable ones or a good make as the batteries don`t seem to last very long. There is also an on and off switch.
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This was one of the first toys we bought our son for his first christmas and was only 5 months old. Think we paid about £25 for it at the time, but was definately worth the money. He is now 3 and has only just stopped playing with it, and thats mainly because it broke (not surprising the use it has had), but occassionally he will still get it out of his room and push it along. Its great for babies to crawl after, but the songs and moving blokes will keep the child amused even before they crawl. I remember my son sitting for hours just putting different bricks on it and sitting with his finger on the button that spins in circles watching it go round.
The train itself is very brightly coloured and sturdy. It comes in 2 parts, the first been the steam engine and carriage, the 2nd a removeable carriage and think it came with about 5 different peek a boo bricks which were circus themed with elephants, lions, clowns etc on.
Turn it on underneath and press the funnel and watch as it chuggs across the floor. The engine can have a brick placed on which bobs up and down as the platform rises and lowers, in the first trailer, it has a spinning button which turns the animal in the block round and around, then the trailer at the back can fit 2 blocks which act as a see saw as it goes along.
You can really have hours of fun with this, however the batteries dont last long, unless it was just my son never stopped playig with it. I wish it still worked as my daughter would love it.
Got ii 2.5 years ago for my older sons first xmas, he loved it straightaway even thought he was just 6 months.He still likes it being 3 years old and our 10 months old is playing with it now as well.Its really cute and interesting toy, well worth the money.
Fisher Price Press and Go Train
This was one of the larger toys that my partner and myself bought for Jack this gone year, his first Christmas. Every boy needs to have a train set and this one looked fantastic and was helped by the fact that Woolworth's, where we bought it, had it at a reduced price for £19.99p. I have seen it go back up to £25 since Christmas but at other places such as Amazon you are able to get it at the cheaper price all the time.
To look at the Press and Go Train you will see that it comes in two parts the front part that has the steam engine attached and then the second part that can be added on or taken away, just like a real carriage of a train.
The first part of the train with the engine on has two different sections where you can place on the Peek-a-blocks. These are small plastic cubes that contain different things. The six different Peek-a-blocks that came with this train are all along a circus theme and include lions and clowns and such like. You can place the Peek-a-blocks on the first part of the engine this part takes the block up and down as the train moves along. The second place to put a Peek-a-block allows what's inside the block to spin around and around. With this section you have to make sure you put the right Peek-a-block on as some cannot spin around but the ones with two holes in the bottom can.
The second section of the train is the detachable carriage and this can hold three different Peek-a-blocks at a time and when the train is moving along two slide up and down on a sort of see saw motion and one can be held on a drop down holder at the very end of the carriage. This whole carriage is held on by a hole on the carriage end and a pin like part on the steam engine end. It can easily be unhooked but stays on well when in motion.
The whole train is very brightly coloured with the main colours being red and yellow on the steam engine part and blue and green on the separate carriage. The train can move along when you press the spout of the steam engine and two rubberised wheels move around and thrust the train forward. The train moves well on both laminate floor and carpet. There are two tunes played by the train and as these are played small red LED lights flash on and off. When you put a Peek-a-block on the part that spins around this will set the music and lights off but the train will stay stationary.
Jack is not quite crawling yet but does try and reach out and follow the train when it's in motion. He loves setting off the music and lights and really enjoys playing with this train and I think when he starts to crawl he will enjoy it more as he will be able to scoot off after it.
The toy train is designed for ages 6 months and over and is very easy to clean with a damp cloth. The whole thing is very hard wearing but the batteries have already needed changing from Christmas so 3 AA batteries don't seem to last very long but then with the music, movement and lights always being set off it is not that surprising.
The fact that this is one toy from the Fisher Price Peek-a-blocks range makes this appealing too. We have a few other toys from this range that means we have tons of those little plastic blocks kicking around and they all can be swapped over and used for each different toy. Jack loves to shake the ones that make a noise and is always staring at the different animals or objects inside the blocks.
I cannot fault this Press and Go train and I think for the price it is well worth it. It looks like it has been made to last a long while and Fisher Price are a really good company in making these sorts of toys for children. I would say the whole Peek-a-block range is well worth investing in and is good for both girls and boys as there is such a range of toys to choose from. The train however is the best from the Peek-a-block range that we have and I do think that it is Jacks favourite one.
10/10 for the Fisher Price Press and Go Train with Peek-a-blocks. A good investment for your child's learning today and tomorrow!
I hope this has been of some help, thanks for reading xxx