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So the real customer here is happy. From mum's perspective
on 4 August 2016
So, first of all: my child loves this. Because it has Thomas on it, and he's obsessed with wheel-based movement. So the real customer here is happy.
From mum's perspective: sheesh this was fiddly to put together. The spanner things got stuck and took me ages (and a lot of sweating and swearing) to get off. The clamp access was I think a mite cross-threaded (although it worked in the end) - it was literally torture trying to tighten it up enough. Plus some essential bit of scooter fell off when it came out of the box and so I didn't put it back on before putting everything together (so had to re-do the whole lot when I found it --had been sitting on it all along--.
The box says 3+ but clearly from other reviews people are giving these to younger children. I had seen a dad at the park with a Thomas scooter which was really small and light and I imagined this was it, but I don't think it is - it's fairly heavy and big even at its smallest height (you can adjust the height).
The quality is OK although a bit flimsy. Overall I'd give this 3 stars for quality and build/ease of assembly, but 5 stars for the level of excitement that its arrival presaged. So 4 average. Do buy if this is what you're looking for but it definitely has its drawbacks and I'm suspicious that there is a slightly different and better (for my purposes - this is for my still-quite-little boy) version out there.