Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Thomas and Friends Take N Play Daring Dragon Drop

Do you have a Thomas fan in your house? If the answer is yes then this is the review for you and your little Thomas fan. The Thomas and Friends Take N Play Daring Dragon Drop Playset, suitable for ages 3+ and priced at £36.99.
A Thrilling adventure awaits Thomas at Dragon Island! When Thomas finds a shield on Misty Island he bravely goes to explore Dragon Island to seek out the legendary dragon. With a volcano on the way though, Thomas must try and escape,but first he must cross the dragon bridge. Your little ones can help Thomas escape from the volcano by letting zip line the dangerous Dragon Bridge.
Along with the play set we where also sent a die cast Skiff toy to use with the playset, the die case vehicles are available in 2 sizes priced at £6.99 and £8.99. The Daring Dragon Drop play set came in lots of pieces but it was very easy to put together. There are a few pieces in the set that once assembled cannot be removed. From a parent point of view I love that batteries are included and there are no fiddly stickers to place once you have built the set. It took me less than 10 minutes to build the set and the instructions are really simple to follow. The name on the box says its a take and play, which to me suggests it can be folded up and carried. However this is not the case, one side of the set does fold up for easy storage but that it is, there is no carry handle and the orange tracks just fall off when you lift it up, so definitely not take and play. This is my only little grumble about the set though. I love that you can extend the set at both ends as it means I can get additional sets for extended play opportunity. I also like that the other diecast vehicles Mr C owns all fit on the track around the volcano. Worth a mention is that only Thomas, who comes with the set fits in the zip wire basket.
Mr C loved this set, it took him a few attempts to get the hang of loading Thomas and reloading the zipwire. Once he and the hang of it there was no stopping him though. His older brother Mr D was even interested in the set and and a go. They sat and happily played for a while taking it in turns to load Thomas into the zip wire and sending him shooting down the line. I think the set will become a firm favourite in our house, its well made so should withstand some wear and tear from the use it will get. Its definitely worth the spend in our opinion.
As I do with most of our playset reviews I have created a little video for our YouTube channel so you can see the set in action an the children playing. Hope you enjoy and don't forget to subscribe and give the video a thumbs up if you like it.

Thanks For Reading
Mandy
xx
*I was sent the above sample FOC for purposes of review, all opinions are my own.

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