Product Type: Golden Bear baby toys
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Member Name: newby2
Golden Bear Thomas & Friends Talking Thomas
Advantages: a nice toy for the collection
Disadvantages: a little pricey
Talking Thomas the Tank Engine.......
Jack has had more toys before Christmas than he will probably get for the actual day. This time however it wasn't me giving him a pre-Christmas present it was his nana.
Talking Thomas the Tank Engine is being sold in various shops such as Tesco and Woolworth's and is roughly around the £10 price range, though I should think it is considerably cheaper than this now in Woolworth's what with the closing down sale. This seems like a fair price to pay for a toy from the Thomas range but of course it was a gift to Jack so I am not out of pocket.
Basically the toy is a small Thomas the Tank Engine model measuring around 20cm in length and looks just like you would expect Thomas the Tank Engine to look like a blue train. His main colour is blue and he has a rather nice smiling grey face. On this toy there is a small blue button situated on the back of the train and when pressed it will activate Thomas' voice. There are a good few saying that will come out far more than similar toys like this. These sayings include rather funny ones like, "Wake up lazy bones, why don't you work hard like me" and "Blue is the only colour for a really useful engine". There are at least seven or eight different sayings and these are played randomly when the button is pressed.
The Thomas the Tank Engine toy also has moveable wheels with a nice grey rubber grip on. This enables the train to move smoothly and quickly along most surfaces. He glides efficiently across out laminated floors but not so well across the carpets. Another feature this toy has it that when the wheels are moved a train engine noise will be activated. This is a nice feature although can be slightly annoying as it is rather sensitive and goes off with the slightest of movements such as when I am tidying Jack's toys up in the evening trying to be quite with this toy it is extremely hard.
Jack has had this toy for a good couple of months now and although it is not one of his favourite he does get some good play out of it. Mostly he just pushes the button and listens to the proper Thomas the Tank Engine voice says the funny phrases. I think if he didn't have so many similar toys then this one would be played with a lot more. For the price of £10 I would say it is a good buy, it has plenty to keep a small child happily playing with for a good while and I think you could get your moneys worth.
Most Thomas the Tank Engine toys are rather expensive and I would of thought this one to be more than it was. If you can get it cheaper then I would say this is a brilliant present. The toy is a lot of fun and well deserving of a four star award and a RECOMMENDATION. The only minus mark is due to the fact that Jack had not really played with it as much as I would of thought but he does like it perhaps he is too spoilt for choice.
Anyway I hope this has been of some interest/help to you.
Summary: a good toy
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