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The Schleich Animal Nursery is a beautifully detailed work of art that serves the purpose of letting a child’s imagination really come to life. The quality is impeccable. Modeled authentically after an actual Savannah African Animals Nursery, a serious collector of all things Schleich or perhaps a child with a love for that area would no doubt be overjoyed adding this to their collection. I don’t even have to think twice to say that this nursery is worth every penny spent on it. Read the rest of this entry »
I have a nearly three year old little boy and he loves playing in the dirt whether digging, scooping, pouring running vehicles over, under, and through. Loud noises? Yes, he’ll often pretend to be a monster or a large dinosaur on occasion stomping and roaring as he goes! So, when I heard about an exciting line of vehicles that were part dinosaur and part construction I knew my son would be in great favor of playing with them!
Dino Construction Company Brachiosaurus Backhoe Vehicle from the Dino Construction Company has been quite the hit in our home. Though, not just with my son but also with my five year old daughter! This toy is pretty impressive and has been well loved. The play-ability factor is endless (especially if your little one like to use their imagination a lot) and the toy hasn’t gotten boring or old to my kids since they’ve gotten it (about two weeks since this review). Read the rest of this entry »
My two year old son Owen, is a huge Thomas the Tank Engine Fan! Last year we started collecting the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway trains and have been thrilled with the selection, high quality, and durability. When my son saw the Hero of the Rails Thomas movie a bit ago introducing the train Hiro, we knew that this train would soon enter his growing collection.
Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway – Fisher Price Battery-Operated Hiro has been much loved by my son. This train is the first battery operated in our collection and certainly wont be the last. It’s quite a strong engine easily with the magnet connectors connected to my son’s other wooden railroad Thomas trains. He often had 8-10 trains and carts linked up and were pulled across the floor with ease by Hiro!
We’ve been using chargeable double A batteries and note that the train does not include batteries so you’ll need to have at least one if you plan on giving this as a gift! And make sure to have a small screwdriver handy to remove the screw on the bottom of train to get to the battery compartment.The battery I use to keep the train running last a good 2-3 days before needing charged. Keep in mind this is with hours upon hours of play. I was quite impressed!
Now I will point out the train we received looks different from the one pictured on this listing. I posted a photo collage to show how the train looks. Basically, Hiro is made out of metal and his cart is wooden and not at all distressed in design. He has different wheels than pictured and note he won’t move like other non-battery operated engines because his wheels have rubber traction. On top of the train is a off/on button which can easily be switched by a child at play.
I have IKEA tracks for my son’s train and unfortunately Hiro doesn’t run on them. But from other reviewers I hear this engine works great on actual Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway set tracks. My son doesn’t seem to mind too much because Hiro runs very well off track whether on our laminate floor and even on the carpet.
Overall, the train is a winner in our home. My son often talks about Hiro and is one of the first engines he looks for when playing trains! Durability, consistency, fine detail, well thought out design, and decent price has us recommending this fun Thomas and Friends character to add to your train collection too!
You can purchase Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway – Battery-Operated Hiro for $22.66 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25 at Amazon.com!
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in exchange for my opinion of them. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.