Friday, August 17, 2012

Chuggington Wilson's Wild Ride Deluxe Action Playset by TOMY {Review & Giveaway}

Chuggington logoI find myself endlessly fascinated by the way that children are compelled to play with vehicles that move. From small toy cars to larger trucks, boys and girls alike can't seem to stop themselves from turning the wheels and allowing the movement to inspire their imaginations.

For my girls, one such category that sparks their creativity has always been trains. While a train set involves the dexterity and manipulation of the toy train itself, it also allows for the creation and telling of a story to go with the motions (something my talk-nonstop kids are especially good at).

Along with the play features, there's also the challenge of building the track and the way that it can be changed time and time again to suit that day's adventures — the opportunities for creativity are endless! The only thing that can make it better? When a train set entails all of the above but with the added bonus of characters that kids know and love.

That's why we were thrilled to see it all come together with Wilson's Wild Ride Deluxe Action Playset from TOMY.

Wilson's Wild Ride Deluxe Action Playset

As we are already fans of all things Chuggington, seeing this new track set from TOMY had us ready to open the box and begin play right away.

Chuggington Deluxe Action Playset

Wilson's Wild Ride Deluxe Action Playset contains 41 pieces (based on the Wilson and the Wild Wind Chuggington episode) that come together to form a large, easily-assembled, multilevel track.

From hearing the sounds of rain, wind and thunder to four spiraling levels of tracks to a spinning turntable, kids are able to build and rebuild this set into just about anything that they can imagine.

Wilson's Wild Ride Deluxe Action Playset pieces

With the addition of popping construction cones, a rotating sign, and a die-cast Wilson, this construction set is an amazing way to start off or add to an existing Chuggington collection. As it is recommended for ages 3+, I initially wondered how complicated the assembly process would be — and was extremely pleased to find that it was very easy.

Each of the plastic pieces are durably made and I appreciate that they hook together to form a strong, sturdy connection. We have played with other playsets that begin to fall apart if bumped or moved, but TOMY created this one to stand tall without problem.

Chuggington train tracks

As there were clear instructions to follow included, it didn't take too long before the girls and I had constructed the twisting and turning track that raised to four levels high. We sat back and couldn't wait to send Wilson zooming down the rails!


At the top of the spiral sits the Storm Maker, a launching area that not only sends trains down the tracks with the press of a lever, but it also includes the sounds of rain, wind and thunder. What young chugger wouldn't be excited to have such a fun way to get in on the action than by controlling their own storm?

Chuggington Storm Maker

As Wilson (and the attached Cargo Car, if desired) are launched and come speeding down the rails, TOMY included two optional unique twists that add extra fun to the set: a rotating sign and popping construction cones.

Both stations are controlled by the red levers that stick onto the track, meaning that when Wilson comes by and triggers them, the sign spins around and around and the cones actually pop up and off of their holder and down to the ground.

Big Sister E and Little Sister B were surprised the first time the cones seemed to jump on their own and couldn't wait to reset them (done by simply pressing the button underneath each cone and setting them in place on top) and see it happen again and again!

Chuggington train accessories

For another innovative addition to Wilson's Wild Ride Deluxe Action Playset, the spinning turn table awaits at the bottom to whip around 720 degrees! Both of my girls were easily able to "wind" the turn table to have it ready and waiting and their eyes lit up each time that Wilson shot around in a circle after coming down the tracks!

Chuggington turn table

Big Sister E and Little Sister B have loved the combination of the tracks and the unique additions in this set and the way that the entire thing can be built and rebuilt into many different configurations (the instruction booklet shows four different constructions, but users can also come up with their own).

We've had a great time playing with this set and cheering on Wilson as he zooms around and around — with the open-ended creativity allowed, there's never a dull moment. The way that the pillars elevate the track and that it only takes a tiny push to send our trainee pal riding the rails down to the bottom has brought a smile to our faces time and time again.

Chuggington die-case train

From the colorful pieces to the creativity of the building possibilities to the cute details, this set has provided a lot of fun since its arrival. I appreciate that the control mechanisms for each of the parts are not at all complicated (which would cause frustration in younger children), but instead are completed by simply rotating the turn table, pressing down on the construction cones' buttons with nothing more than one finger, or pressing on a single lever to launch Wilson from the Storm Maker.

With the large, brightly-colored pieces proving to attach easily and hold together well, this train set has been a fun way to get everyone involved. Plus, due to the larger size, there is more than enough room for multiple children to play without anyone feeling left out or crowded.

Even better, if you have a previous collection of other die-cast Chuggington sets from TOMY, this set comes with a piece of track that makes them compatible. Your trainee can then reenact scenes from Wilson and the Wild Wind or go ahead and create a Chuggington world all their own!

Chuggington compatible train tracks

Retailing for $59.99, Wilson's Wild Ride Deluxe Action Playset is available now on Amazon and will soon be in Target, Walmart and Toys 'R Us stores as well.

Whether the girls are coming up with new ideas for ways to construct the parts or making up tales for the Chuggers, they've gleefully returned to this playset to send Wilson spinning on the tracks time and again. What a great way to incorporate the familiar scenes from this beloved show into interactive toys in their everyday lives!

One person will soon be able to see the creativity and enjoyment that TOMY has provided for Chuggington fans as well, because...

One lucky person will win Wilson's Wild Ride Deluxe Action Playset!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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A big thank you to Chuggington for providing a Wilson's Wild Ride Deluxe Action Playset for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Country Cookin' Mama said...

My son loves trains, so that's why he loves chuggington. :)
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Janet W. said...

My grandson's favorite character is Zephie!
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Kendal said...

My almost 3 year old just loves trains in general. I dont think he owns a chungginton one yet. But he watches the tv show on netflix.

Emily N said...

We like Piper!

mummytotwoboys said...

My son enjoys everything about the show and particularly likes Brewster

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~ Noelle said...

My son loves Wilson...
I love them all, they crack me up, as they are just always getting into trouble!
Thanks for the great giveaway, my son has been DYING to have this since he sees the commercials!
Thanks

BethElderton said...

We like Wilson. I really like that these are good stories that are easily paced, not so frenetic like some kids' shows.
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aperry said...

my son loves Wilson!!

Kiana said...

My son is crazy about all trains so that is why he loves Chuggington!!!

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Laura Miller said...

My daughter LOVES Koko!

wigget said...

we like brewster

Sandy VanHoey said...

My grandson likes Wilson

pamela kline said...

Both of my kids are crazy about trains and my daughter loves Wilson.

john said...

I dont have a young child - item would be donated to childrens charity.

jodi lasher said...

well my niece loves piper.. Thanks

Mysharona said...

my son likes Wilson

Cujo hmb said...

Our son loves anything with wheels. His fav Chugginton chatacter is Wilson.

Cujo

SueZH said...

I like Brewster. My granddaughter is young so she likes anything that she can move!

jenniferryan poso said...

Brewster!!! He's our hero!! :)

Denise said...

My son loves anything that has to do with trains! :)
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Heather McDougle said...

my son loves wilson and anything to do with trains

mywildcrazylife said...

Mika loves any and all trains, so Chuggington is included
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michele376 said...

My grandson likes Brewster.
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Sylvia said...

She like Wilson
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Anonymous said...

My granddaughter likes anything to do with trains rkmarsh at aol dot com

B. Wilson said...

Wilson bc it's our last name. :)

Bethany C. said...

My daughter likes Piper.

Darlene said...

My grandson loves trains.

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J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

Both of my children love trains! :)

Jenny said...

My 3 year old nephew loves Chuggington! I'm not sure of his favorite character, but I know he just loves trains!

Anonymous said...

The grandkids love anything to do with trains. THey get to hear and see them every day. dollmf@arvig.net

ann said...

Brewster and Wilson are favorites. My grandson loves trains of all kinds. He watches Chugginton on TV

lisamercy said...

my son likes wilson!

Jenny Stanek said...

My boys simply LOVE trains!!

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Colleen M said...

He just loves trains and Wilson is his favorite because he always gets into mischief!

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nickieisis3 said...

my son likes brewster.

HilLesha said...

I don't believe he has watched it before, but I do know that he would enjoy this. :)

Space Monkey said...

it would keep them busy for a while. The ability to take it apart and put it back together is a good learning experience, too!

Kelly N. said...

Leave a comment on this post telling me what character or aspect of Chuggington your child enjoys the most.

the building it

ape2016 said...

My kids love that they are trains

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

We love the Brewster one and just like the sweet stories
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scottsgal said...

wilson
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Mrs. Bacon said...

Hoot and Toot are grand around here....but I like the problem solving and telling the truth aspects.
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amy beth marantino said...

we love it because we love everything trains.

Candice said...

We love all things train here. I love the lessons and morals and the boys love the colors and action. We love Brewster and KoKo.
Thank you
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kellyr78 said...

My kids like Brewster.
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Linda said...

His favorite is Wilson!
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sherylssg said...

My nephew enjoys playing with trains especially at Christmas so Chuggington's is right up his alley.

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captainliss40 said...

He loves anything to do with trains, and the Chuggington dvds are his favorite! captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

Trasina said...

My son is too old (sad face) but it would be a perfect Christmas gift for a certain little boy I know who LOVES anything trains!!

Jenny Sims said...

My son's favorite character is Brewster (or, as he calls him, Rooster!)

Becky M said...

My son loves Wilson!
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wildcat32 said...

My son loves Brewster.

Tracey said...

Tristan has been obsessed with trains ever since he got to ride in one when he was 3 years old.
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Danielle Meek said...

My boys love Action Chugger!

Kelly Grant said...

my son just loves trains

WeeMason's Mom said...

My son likes Chuggington because he loves anything to do with trains!

Growl Tiger said...

my son likes brewster

Mrs. Van Dyke said...

My son loves Wilson!

Karen F said...

wilson

Helen Keeler said...

Dorie love the tv show and Brewster. helenkeeler1949@gmail.com

debijackson said...

we love wilson and brewster debbie jackson,
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The Riebeek Family said...

Thomas

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Aimee Fontenot said...

My nephews love tracks of any kind. They love trains and watching something go down a track (and possibly flying off LOL).

Kelly Massman said...

love the movement--trains! very fun
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ivy arrington said...

My kids love them all but id say brewster

enizete said...

My grandson's favorite character is Zephie.....so cute!

Tiffany Overton said...

My son love Wilson! Anything Chuggington he love and this set would be awesome to have!
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Alicia said...

He loves all things train!!

skbaron said...

my kids love trains in general, but I think they especially love chuggington because it's also fast moving, never slow or boring- my son loves action chuggar & my daughter loves koko

Kristy Thiel said...

My daughter loves Wilson the best!

Liz H said...

My grandson loves Wilson. He is a train fanatic

mommy2luke2008 said...

My son loves trains!

agatewood1 said...

my son likes koko thanks!

Robyn said...

My son is obsessed with trains in general but he especially likes wilson!

Julie said...

my daughter luvs Callie:)


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sleepy headed mom said...

I asked my son and he said his favorite is Wilson.

sliverqueen217 said...

My son loves trains. He's not picky...he just loves them all!

Kelly said...

My son loves trains and I think this is a fun show to watch with him.

Tara V. said...

My son LOVES the trains! We watch the cartoon every morning it is on tv.
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Rachel Runyan said...

My son just loves Chuggington! We already have so many trains! He loves to act out scenes from the tv show at home. His favorite Character is Koko! However, recently I've seen him play with Action Chugger quite a bit.

Amber L. said...

My daughter loves Koko

Tanya White said...

my 5 year old son loves Wilson and honestly i watch the show too and also adore him.
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Nicole said...

My son loves Wilson and anything to do with trains in general!

Lloyd Family said...

my son loves that chuggington is all about trains and especially loves brewster
jenny lloyd

Robert Pyszk said...

The trains!

April said...

my boys love action chugger!

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katychick said...

my son likes Wislon and the tv show the best
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KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

My kids like hoot and toot.

Jodi Kershuk said...

My son loves Frostini

Tanya M said...

My daughter loves Wilson.

Rajan said...

My kids like hoot and toot.

Shannon Goldschmidt said...

My daughter loves trains and loves when the whistle blows. That is why she loves chuggington and her birthday is in 9 days so she would be so excited to get this.

Anonymous said...

my nephew really likes trains
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SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

My son loves Wilson! And trains ! =)

Mommyofone Shanna

CarrieAnn13 said...

My boys love Brewster & Wilson - plus they just LOVE trains

Felicia R said...

My daughter loves trains so she likes to watch them on TV! She's too young to remember characters yet but I'm sure she will soon!

Katy N said...

My son loves Koko.

Julie Stevens said...

My son made the transition from Thomas to Chuggington about a year ago. He loves all of them (Hoot & Toot are probably his favorites), and they have adventures all over our house!! ;)

Patricia Williams said...

My boys like Wilson and Brewster. They love trains and prefer Chuggingtons to Thomas.

Rochel S said...

My son likes Brewster! He likes anything to do with trains!

Cassandra Eastman said...

My son loves trains, his favorite is Brewster because blue is his favorite color!

Jennifer said...

He loves anything and everything involving trains and noise!

Teh Doll said...

They both love koko..

Angie said...

Honestly i'm not even sure if my son would recognize chuggington brand itself. He just knows he likes vehicles including trains

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

They love Wilson, love the choo choo part!
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Danielle Davis/Grady said...

My oldest son loves trains & his birthday is coming up so this would be perfect for him! :)
Thank you!

VJ ~ vantalee said...

My nephew just really loves trains! And Chugginton is way better than Thomas…imo

marymichelotti said...

My niece just loves all choo choo trains!

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polly said...

my grandson just loves wilson

Kim Burnett said...

Wilson

Mandy B said...

My son goes absolutely nuts for any kind of train!!

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Lena said...

My son loves all trains and will plays with them for hours.

Jaydensgrandma said...

My grandson loves trains and Wilson Joye Rast
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Jessica said...

Brewster! Anything train in our house is a huge hit!

Riverbank Babble said...

We aren't familiar with this product but it looks fun for the little guy!

jules said...

my kids love the train. and they love anything with a train on it.

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missreneer said...

My son loves Wilson and Brewster. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

Renee
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Dave said...

My son loves trains so this show has caught his attention...he's 2 and doesn't pay much attention to the Tv, but does if his sister watches "choo-choos"

Kari @ Mommy's Fabulous Finds said...

My son loves Koko the best.

Whitney said...

My sons loves all things trains and he likes Wilson.

Meghan said...

My newphew loves all the trains!

Amanda Freeman said...

We love them all and the really great stories they tell.

makeetis said...

although my son loves all the trains he likes wilson ( I believe he also likes the helicopter).
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Anonymous said...

my grandchild CJ loves the trains thank you bettyremy@yahoo.com

Chelsea said...

Wilson is a great character. I love how they overcome conflict... very educational for kids

Renee Simmons said...

Wilson of course. But right now is glued to the song!! Loves!

cncgirl00 said...

My daughter loves Brewster and Koko. She calls all trains "chuggers". LOL

Kathie said...

the sound of the trains chugging and the whistle

Lisa Berkery said...

Wilson is our favorite!

Tracy said...

my kids would probably like the turntable part of the track best.

garygreen said...

I would love to win this prize.

Mary said...

My son loves watching the show. He is drawn to all the bright colors and he loves to see them go. He likes Wilson and toys with ramps.

Butterdaisy said...

My son just loves trains. He was so into Thomas and then he discovered Chuggington and fell head over heels. Now he loves them both.

Rebecca W. said...

They like Coco and Brewster.

Eileen said...

To be honest my kids are older and this would be for my grandsons OR granddaughters. (I had 3 new grandkids last year so am excited to find all the cool toys our there for them). I do know my one grandson who is five is all about the trains because of this show, and also a nephew...both of whom are now 5. I believe Koko may be the favorite, just behind Wilson. I know I have seen a few episodes and she is most like my grandson, a bit of a loose cannon. Lol.

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Bunny B said...

We love Wilson!

Ledford Land said...

My daughter just loves trains in general, especially playing with toy ones

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

Brewster is out favorite train
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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LeeAnn said...

We like Koko the best!

Kristen said...

We like Wilson.

Elena said...

My son likes Hoot & Toot.
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rookieabh said...

Both my kids just love trains!

Maureen said...

My son loves Wilson and Brewster

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Anonymous said...

We love Wilson
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Shannon Alexander said...

my boys love all things trains

ReneeK said...

Trains would be the best part of it all.

Brett Monster said...

My son loves building tracks for his trains and loves Wilson.

Tamar said...

We love brewster

brandy said...

we like the song!!!

Cicely said...

My kiddo loves trains, and loves to line them up, then watch Chuggington on TV!

Renski17 said...

we like Wilson and Zephie.

TCMS Cooper said...

wilson

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Anonymous said...

koko mamotts

mahnrafjtb said...

My nephew loves trains. He knows all their names but I don't.
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janetfaye said...

My grandson loves trains.

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ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

my son loves Wilson

Les Galloway said...

My son likes these sets because you can hook them all together to make your own idea.
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dario moniz said...

my daughter's favorite is Brewster

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Daniel M said...

my nephew likes trains and bet he would love this! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Diane Zielinski said...

They love things with wheels.

Kohdok said...

Just trains in general. One time he dug up a promotional tape my dad's company was sent by South Pacific.

Jen said...

My 2 year old likes Wilson and Brewster.

Familyof5 said...

My nephew loves Piper and Wilson


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Vera said...

my son loves brewster

Sarah said...

Wilson.

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brich2222 said...

kids love Chuggington and especially Harrison

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Becky said...

My granddaughter loves Wilson! She loves watching this show and is often mesmerized by it (which doesn't happen often).

Thanks so much!

Rebecca O said...

Brewster!!!
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Mtlgrl4evr said...

My daughter loves Koko! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Tiffany Hearn

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ellie said...

My grandson loves Wilson

Kelly King said...

My son likes all of the characters and anything to do with trains.

buzzd said...

we like wilson

Carole Ingram said...

They love Wilson , pretty cool giveaway! :)

Whitney L. said...

My son loves Brewster.

Zak said...

My nephew loves Hoot and Toot!

bellz said...

my sons fave character is frostini - who doesn't love a traun full of ice cream

Tessa Green said...

My son likes Wilson!

Betsy said...

My son loves Zephie

vanderpug said...

The grandsons love anything train-related. I don't think they are familiar with Chuggington yet.

Hoa said...

My grandkids like Koko.

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lilyk said...

We love how entertaining Chuggington is!

Cheryl Reinhardt said...

My Grandson loves TRAINS..... I am sure he would LOVE this for Christmas!
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Bradley B. Howard said...

My son loves trains, he will be playing with this forever

kelley said...

we love brewser and yes we love trains..long time fan of thomas!

tavernie said...

He loves Wilson!!!
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c allen said...

Brewster is our fave! We love that the show is fun and upbeat. thanks crystal allen

Kendra Warstler said...

My son adores wilson

Tina Bartunek said...

We love Brewster!

bettycd said...

I suspect my nephew falls in the category of simply loving trains!

Francine said...

My son just loves trains and smiles so big when the show comes on.

Heather said...

The trains are our favorite! Really we like them all, but Chuuington is a favorite.

ewhatley said...

Wilson is the current fave - subject to change, of course, without a moment's notice

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Gina said...

My son is in transportation mode, trucks, planes, and trains are currently some of his favorite things.

Mommy 2 Monkeys said...

My son loves Brewster.

Anonymous said...

they love trains

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Ellen C. said...

My son is a fan of Wilson. Thanks for the chance.

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Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

My son has always loved Koko.

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Malteny said...

My grandson love Brewster. (Marla B)

edgesmama said...

my son likes wilson. i love chuggington and the music is always stuck in my head
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