“ Brand: Golden Bear / Age: 12 months / Type: Cars & Vehicles „
My First Thomas - Bertie the Bus..........
Since Jacks obsession with busses has grown we decided to buy him Bertie the Bus from the Thomas the Tank Engine range. I am not sure what it is with his madness for busses but I guess because it is one of the few words he can say he is more likely to say that than garble something else.
We say Bertie Bus for sale for just under the £5 price range in Tesco on a recent shopping trip and because Jack saw it and we were trying to keep him occupied, we decided to let him hold onto it. Now as we got to the check out he still had hold of the thing and his interest hadn't wavered (like it does when we had previously done this with other toys). Because we did not fancy have a big show down and because we are clearly spoiling the child, we decided to buy it.
The bus itself is around 15cm in length and is a nice shade of red. The front area of the bus has a small grey plastic face on it, which of course is Bertie the Buses face. It has four grey wheels that move well enabling the bus to be pushed along the floor. The bus it fairly light weight so it glides effortlessly along our laminate flooring and Jack love to see it zoom all the way from the kitchen to his bedroom with ease.
Apart from rolling along the floor Bertie Bus does not do a lot else, if fact nothing. I think it is a nice toy that does get played with a fair bit alongside all of Jacks other cars and motor vehicle toys but it really is nothing special.
The price that I paid I think was a little steep for what you are actually getting in the toy itself and I would think the price is mainly due to the fact that it is a character from the Thomas the Tank Engine range. There is probably other bus toys similar to this for a fraction of the price and I expect you could of bought a range of vehicles from the internet for the price I paid. Jack does not really know that Bertie the Bus is from the Thomas range anyway so he would not of minded another bus.
However because it was the only bus available in Tesco and because he wouldn't let go of the thing we paid that price. I would think it would be a good toy to add to a collection if a child was really into the whole Thomas the Tank thing but Jack is still a little young to notice things like that.
I would say it is a good toy and lots of fun can be had with the limited amount of functions it has (the simplest things are usually the ones they love more!). If you are wanting the Thomas range then I expect you could find this particular toy cheaper on the Internet and it would be worth looking. However, if it is just a bus toy you are looking for then this seems a little too much to pay for what you are getting.
I think overall this is a good toy but costs too much where I bought it from. 4 star rating and a RECOMMENDATION.
I hope this has been of some help/interest to you.
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