Little J just loves Thomas the Train. He is always asking if I will take him to the train museum or up to Duluth for the Thomas the Train exhibit. That was all I heard this past summer. Now, Thomas the Train has a new play set out, Thomas and Friends Big Loader!
J was super excited when he saw the box. He loves everything trains and trucks. So when he saw he was going to play with a train set that included Thomas, Percy, and Terrance he could barely control his excitement.
What’s unique about this train set is there is cargo that can be transferred between Thomas, Percy, and Terrance! I know J loves it when he can have the characters interact with one another. How does it work? Well, Thomas can transfer the cargo to Percy and then Percy offloads it to Terrance. They do this with an interactive system designed to work with the tracks. So Thomas climbs to the top of the hill and drops off the cargo. Percy lines up his bed with the bucket and receives the cargo into his storage compartment. Then, Percy heads over and releases his cargo into the yellow ramp area. Terrance then scoops up the cargo and off he goes!
J played with his new Thomas & Friends Big Loader all night long. He was having so much fun pretending to help transport the cargo through the “big mountains” and “treacherous terrain” to the people in need. He was such a hoot to watch.
Besides being able to transfer cargo between characters there is also a switch that can send the characters in reverse. It is a battery operated train set, so if the switch is set in one direction the train moves forward when it his the triggered switch the train will go in reverse. There are 3 switches that can be triggered to change the direction from forward to backward.
So did J enjoy this train set? YES! He loves how he can play with multiple characters within the one set. He also loves being able to switch cargo between the characters too.
Thomas & Friends Big Loader is available now on Amazon. It is intended for ages 3 years +
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