Here is what is included in the Interactive Railway box.
It is the perfect size for Evan's train table!
The playset has three interactive stations.
This set launched overseas in the United Kingdom last year to rave reviews. Featuring revolutionary SmartTalk (TM) technology, the interactive Chuggers recognize and react with each other and key train stops! Check out this video to see more.
The Die-Cast trains that I've talked about before are much smaller than these trains, so this track is not compatible with Die-Cast trains that have already been sold in the US.
Both of my kids have played with this Chuggington Playset daily since it showed up shortly before Christmas. At 17 months old, "Choo Choo" and "All Aboard" are in Isabella's vocabulary. The only problem that we have is that neither one of them can put the trains together when they want to line them up. We have to snap them in place for them.
We've had this set for several weeks now, but Evan is still so excited about it. He brings the trains with us when we go somewhere and anyone who comes over to the house has to go up to his room to see the Chuggington playset.
Here is a video of a few of the trains interacting with each other. When you press the buttons on top they will talk to each other. When they pass a station, they also interact with it.
Here is a minute long video of Evan pushing the trains around the track so you can hear some of the interaction. He went a little fast at the start so its hard to hear what they're saying. The train table is against the wall so he had to come back to the other side when he got them at the top of the hill.
Chuggington has a bunch of great new toys and DVDs coming in 2011, so stay tuned for more news from me!
This set will not be available in the US until February. The approximate retail value of the sets and trains will be $215.
This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.