My daughter is crazy about the Chuggington trains and I have already reviewed Wilson and Koko in the series here on DooYoo. She has a few so be prepared to read a couple of similar reviews!
Brewster is one of many Chuggington trains from the series of the same name. The series is about a little group of young trains who are called Chuggers and they have to learn how to be useful and helpful before they become fully fledged Chuggers.
Brewster is one of the boy trains and he is actually one of my daughter;s favourites out of the bunch. he is bright blue in colour with yellow trim and a yellow nose. He is pretty boyish so I am on the assumption that lots of little boys would favour this train. Brewster is described as a solid diesel-electric train built for heavy loads who doesn't always understand his own strength - he is very clumsy. He has a nice little face which is friendly and very sweet.
Like the other trains he is diecast and has little wheels on the bottom to make him move with ease across surfaces. Like the other trains in the series he also has the coupling system which allows your child to connect the trains together. The train is well made and pretty tough too. He still looks as good as new despite being bashed about a little bit.
Brewster costs £5.99 like the other trains do so this is a costly little collection.
This diecast model of Brewster is based on a character from the popular CBeebies television series Chuggington. Chuggington is all about a world of junior trains, chuggers, who are learning to be responsible adults. It's a little like a modern version of Thomas the Tank Engine.
The show has been around for about a year or so now, but the range of toys were only bought out quite recently. These trains are priced at £5.99 each, with Toys R Us offering them at an introductory offer of 3 for 2 which makes them effectively £4 each.
The grandson has been particularly keen on Brewster out of the six he's been bought, and I think there's two main reasons for that. The first is that this chugger is blue, which is one of the grandson's favourite colours! The other is that Brewster has a really happy little face on him, which not all of the other chuggers have. In fact some of them have rather bemused expressions. But Brewster here is a happy little soul with a nice, obvious smile on his face.
The details on this diecast train are very accurate when compared to the character from the TV series. The details have been applied well during the manufacturing process, and while the price tag might seem a bit steep for one, small toy train, it's the quality of things like the details which justify it.
The couplings on the front and back of Brewster allow him to be joined up with the other chuggers. These are well made and will hopefully stand the test of time. The wheels move smoothly, and you can run him along the floor or on the special Chuggington train tracks (or actually on the Take Along Thomas grey track if you already have some!).
Brewster is a nicely made addition to the Chuggington toy range. He looks like his character is supposed to look (unlike one or two others from the range) and he works well. The grandson is pleased with him and along with Zephie and Irving, Brewster here is one of the favourites.