This is the first time I have ever written a review but I could not resist because this toy is awful! As soon as I took it out of the box a lone tiny screw fell out, original location of this screw is unknown. The engine car needs batteries but I couldn’t screw the battery cover shut, DANGEROUS! The tracks will NOT stay together and the legs of the mountains constantly pop off. I have had this toy for less than 24 hours and it is going back TODAY! Please do not take the chance with this product as it is such a disappointment to my son.
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This toy is poorly designed. The tracks constantly come apart, frustrating children who want to play with it. Even the smallest nudge from an excited child will break the tracks apart.
That said, my kids love this thing. I have found that by putting it up on a table the track stays in tact much longer. On a side note, it fits perfectly on the tabletop of a Step2 train table. My kids love love that this toy plays little bits of the Dinosaur Train theme song. Despite all of its annoying problems this toy has entertained my kids for long stretches of time.
Had I paid $50 for this toy I would have been outraged with its quality. Since I picked it up on clearance at a local store for $13 I feel like the toy is a decent value.
It really is a shame that more thought and care wasn’t put into the construction of these Dinosaur Train toys. Many, many kids love that show and if the toys were made with better attention to quality their sales would probably triple.
+After reading everyone elses reviews and my daughter loving Dinosaur Train, I decided not to get this set, but my parents turned up with it for my daughters birthday. Original price on the box was $119AUS but we got it on sale for $59AUS.
Firstly trying to set it up, the parts underneath the mountain had to be forced to click in, other than that it was ok to set up.
Like everyone else has commented the tracks CONSTANTLY come apart and the train just rides off the track most of the time when it comes down the hill, then on the straight part…it is absolutely annoying!
I think just before the train goes through the tunnel a red switch on the track is supposed to activate something but it doesnt work.
We have got heaps of the small figures and extra carriages and if you put an extra carriage on with figures in it, it struggles to get up the hill.
If it was worth $30 then you get what you pay for but $59AUS is too steep & if my parents had of paid $119AUS I would be taking it back.
Dont find it educational, but if it worked would have been fine.*/