Advantages Lovely modern toy in a traditional style
Disadvantages Sometimes doesn't work too well
As I child I loved my Fisher Price record player so when I saw this, I thought my son must have one! He got it in his Christmas stocking off his grandparents last Christmas and has played with it a lot since.*** WHAT IS IT? ***
This is the way we load our freight
Merrily we roll along
Thomas theme tune
London Bridge is falling down
I've been working on the railroad
She'll be coming round the mountain
For he's a jolly good fellow
If you're happy and you know it
*** WHO MAKES IT? ***
It is made by Tomy who are famous for making popular, quality, reasonably priced toys.
*** WHAT WE THINK ***
It is a lovely bright, hard wearing plastic toy with lovely cheerful music. The music is very syncopated so not always easy to sing along to. The tune is 'whistled' out with the accompaniment being very synthesised. HOWEVER… we do have a few issues with it which makes us disappointed with our purchase.
The cab roof needs quite a bit of force to remove it and once you get the momentum going, both us and our two year old son sometime pull it so hard that the roof detaches itself. It does go back on but it isn't easy.Finally, the music player itself is rather temperamental and sometimes doesn't play the disk or plays the tune on the opposite side of the disk which is a bit spooky!
*** TO RECOMMEND OR NOT RECOMMEND? ***
Maybe wait until Tomy upgrade it a bit as the faults can be a bit annoying. It's a lovely toy when it co-operates but a bit annoying when it doesn't. It is full of good ideas but the product needs a little tweaking here and there.
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