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Friday, 20 October 2017

Thomas & Friends™ Super Station


 The ultimate Thomas & Friends track set yet, the Thomas & Friends™ Super Station.
Compatible with all your favourite Thomas & Friends engines, TrackMaster, Adventures, MINIS and wood, and with room for storing over 100 engines, little one’s imaginations will soar to the Island of Sodor! 


For those of you who follow the blog you'll know how much Ru enjoys all sorts of vehicle toys, his love for his cars is strong but a close second is playing with his Thomas & Friends railway tracks.

He adores watching the trains go round and round - something that I put down to his sensory traits.
Often when he's had a hard day / week the one thing I know that will instantly help is building up a track and letting him slip away into a little Thomas trance.

Watching the trains go round instantly takes his focus and makes him smile!

All the parts 
MINIS, Adventures, Track Master and Wooden Railways track toys.

So when I was asked if we wanted to review the brand new Super Station I jumped at the chance and responded with a yes straight away.

Ru had seen the advert for it on the television and pointed it out to me, something that he rarely does.
So I knew he would love it.

I really wasn't expecting it to be as big as it is, as sometimes toy size can be a little misleading but the Super Station is true to form and it is pretty massive.

It was so big that I had to move it from the lounge half built to the kitchen as I knew it was going to take up far too much room in the lounge.

Something that you can see for yourself in the pictures.


 Key Features;

Compatible with TrackMaster, Adventures, MINIS and Wood engines
  • Room for over 100 engines
  • 10 metres of track 
  • Features iconic locations including Tidmouth Sheds, Brendam Docks, Knapford Station, the Sodor Steamworks, the Dieselworks and Blue Mountain Quarry
  • Use the adapter pieces to connect to other playsets to create an even bigger playset for hours of fun
  • Suitable from 3 years+
  • RRP: £129.99


Ru was keen to get playing as soon as I started building and he wouldn't leave me alone until I had placed some batteries inside the TrackMaster Thomas engine.
So whilst I built the track he let Thomas ride around the parts I had built whilst eagerly telling me to hurry up.


After deciding which track we were going to build first it took me around 20 minutes to build it.
As well as building the track correctly, I took my time making sure the stickers which were supplied along with the instructions were stuck nicely and in all the right places.

Once it was done, even I was impressed by it's size. 
Ru was so impressed that he took his time walking around and looking at it taking it all in and whispering 'wow' to himself.


Ru loves that the track is the perfect height for him.
He can either sit down to play with the track on the floor or stand up to play with the train shed track and Cranky.

He gets so involved in play that I can actually get stuff done around the house with out him noticing.

I even managed to go to the shops on my own whilst I left him with Jon (something that I can rarely get away with) as he was just so immersed in watching Thomas go round & round and up & down that he hadn't notice me pop my shoes on and head for the door.


I love how you can store all the different trains on the track, as I'm always finding Ru's MINIs dotted around the house, so its nice that we now have a cool place to store them.
At least now we have all his trains in the one place and I don't have to spend ages searching all the toy boxes for them.


Unfortunately for me the Super Station won't actually fit in Ru's room so it will have to live in the kitchen until Ru allows me to take it down.

Though saying that, I have found myself enjoying making up all the different tracks whilst Ru is asleep to surprise him with in the morning.
It's becoming rather addictive in a way and I have been doing it every night this week!


Rupert really adores the Super Station, the twins enjoy a sneaky play and even Noah likes to get involved when Ru isn't looking and as I just said I can't help but enjoy building new set ups!

 A definite win for all the Mini Beast crew.


This is definitely one of the top toys for this Christmas and if I hadn't been extremely lucky enough to  be offered the opportunity to review it, it would have been on the top of our Christmas list.

xx


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Havex Machines

Are You Ready To #WreakHavex?

MGA Entertainment’s New Transforming Boy’s Toy Prepares For Battle – Introducing Havex Machines


Race. Transform. Battle…! 
Race your micro car into the battle pod and watch it automatically transform into an awesome land, sea or air vehicle, Havex Machines are here to #wreakhavex.




For ages 6+ there will be seven unique vehicles to collect throughout the year with four launching in August including; 
Combat Bot with its advanced weaponry and powerful armour, 
Strike Chopper, which is perfect for attacks needing heavy firepower and the ability to avoid enemy fire. 
Lightning Sub is a mighty defence against a coastal attack. With its speed and firepower,
 Sonic Jet is the best at battlefield recon!   


Noah instantly took a liking to these Havex machines and couldn't wait battle them.
We had a little trouble in getting the battle pods to stay in the battle pod shape, but he soon got the hand of it.

He loved how easily they transformed into their vehicles.
He loved racing Ru as he knew he'd always win!

His favourite one was Mech Ray as it looks just like his favourite sea creature The sting Ray.

Key Features;

  • Comes with a micro car that magically transforms the battle pod into a Combat Bot land vehicle
  • Havex Machines are automatic transforming land, sea or air vehicles
  • Race your micro car into the battle pod to initiate the automatic transformation, revealing your battling vehicle
  • Contents: One micro car, one transforming Havex Machines vehicle and a collector’s guide
  • Ages 6+




These would make fantastic Christmas stocking fillers!


Priced from £11.99 and available from Toys R Us, Smyths and The Entertainer.
 Kids will be able to #wreakhavex with Havex Machines.