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Very nicely made
on 23 November 2012
At first I thought these were expensive for such small things, but when you get them (and especially when the kids get hold of them!) you see just how solidly well made they are. The Take n Play vehicles are the only Thomas products that I've seen that are really good quality.
We have Thomas wooden railway and Mega Bloks Thomas railways, and the Take n Play are definitely my favourite. The sets are well made too, and survive a great deal of misuse from our toddler without damage - and because every thing is so small and the sets fold up they're very easy to carry around.
Another nice touch is that the magnetic couplers work either way, there's none of this constant swapping ends to get things to couple up that you get with the wooden railway series.
If we were starting again, we probably wouldn't bother with the wooden railway, and definitely would give the Mega Bloks sets a miss. The Take n Play sets are all you really need for Thomas obsessed kids, especially if you're short of space and/or need to transport them back and forwards. You can connect two or more sets together with the extra track pack and end up with quite an interesting little layout which is easy to set up and dismantle and takes very little space when packed away.