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Tomy Tomica Starter Rail Set

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PRODUCT: Tomy Tomica Starter Rail Set (www.tomy.co.uk)Tomy Tomica Starter Rail Set

DESCRIPTION: An introductory Tomica rail set including oval track layout, automatic rail crossing, 2-speed train, tunnel, Tomy Kid figure, decorative stickers and instructions. Compatible with other Tomica playsets. Train requires 1 x C battery (not included). Suitable for children aged 4 to 7 years.

GOOD POINTS: This is a great little first train set from Tomy which will particularly appeal to preschool children and will give them a great introduction to the whole Tomica range (both HyperCity and HyperCity Rescue).

The set contains a good number of pieces and accessories for a starter set, but not so many as to be overcomplicated for your child to set up themselves (or at least help set up!).

There are thirteen blue track pieces in the set, which are designed to fit together in a circular-shaped layout - or more specifically, a large oval track with a smaller circular track incorporated into one end. The track pieces include straights and curves, as well as switches which enable the track to have diverging as well as straight paths. The accompanying instructions leaflet provides a brief diagram of how to assemble the track into the basic layout, however your child will love designing their own track layouts, and over time they can extend their set with additional track pieces or compatible playsets to make bigger and better configurations.

Tomy Tomica Starter Rail SetThe playset comes with some wonderful accessories which can be incorporated within the track layout to add to playability, including a large clear plastic tunnel with track base, as well as a fun rail crossing complete with signals and barriers that close automatically as trains travels through. Fun stickers are provided with the set to add detail to the rail crossing (as shown in the instructions leaflet).

Furthermore, the set includes a fantastic purple and white motorised express train, made up of three connecting carriages that can be detached from each other as required. The train is battery operated (easy to insert), and a sliding switch on the roof of the front carriage starts (and stops) the train around the track, with an additional option to switch the train speed to fast! A further great feature of the train is that it can also be safely pushed around the track by hand without damaging it.

In our opinion, this is a really fun and simple-to-operate playset for young children which has a wonderfully durable design and endless possibilities for play.

BAD POINTS: None that we can find, other than it might become quite pricey to extend the set with further pieces and playsets.

PRICE: Approx. £24.99

 

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