Review: My First Thomas & Friends Railway Pals Destination Discovery Playset

We all want to get our kids toys. It’s only after spending an inordinate amount of money on plastic crap that realise we have bought ourselves a reason to continually clean up MORE THINGS. On that note, we should delve right into this review.

We were at Toys R Us to find a train set as we had just come back from the Colchester Train Museum. We decided to get him a Thomas & Friends train set. Our son showed a lot of interest in the set, so we checked the item on Amazon. Toys R Us was selling it for £49.99 while Amazon was selling it for £34.99. Thanks to Toys R Us’s price-match guarantee, we were able to purchase the item for a lower price.

FOLKS, ALWAYS PRICE MATCH. If it’s in stock on Amazon, you can totally buy it for that amount in store. If you don’t, you’re missing out on saving money. Many stores price match, so do your research (e.g. Google it) before you head out on errands.

Alright so we bring this bad boy home and Mommy starts to assemble it. Lots of colours, interactive ports, a train included, lots of stickers and fidgity bits… what’s not to love, right?

WRONG! Even a slight movement on the tracks resulted in the second story tracks falling apart. It was super frustrating for me because I could see my son getting annoyed with it. We gave it 2 days and decided to take it back for an exchange. We ended up getting the V-tech Toot Toot Car Garage. More about that later, though

My advice? Don’t waste your time and money on this flimsy pile of plastic garbage. Definitely a no until they remake their models. Such a shame too, as it really does have a lot of potential!