Thomas the Train Trackmaster Toys {say that 3 times fast!}

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I’d like to use the word ‘obsessed’ when it comes to how my son feels about trains, but I think it’s a bit more. He eats, sleeps, and breathes trains. His career goal is to drive a train (last week he told me that when he grows up, he’ll still visit me even on days he’s not driving his train, bless him). He can spot a train track half a mile away, and even happily visits thrift stores with me on the off chance we’ll find old trains. Add in how he feels about Thomas and Friends and obsessed doesn’t even cover it.

Thomas Trackmaster Tale of the Brave

We had a few of his friends over for a playdate to check out the newly engineered Thomas the Trackmaster sets and to celebrate the release of the Tale of the Brave DVD. He has been seriously talking about that movie for-ever, so to finally get his own copy paralleled the excitement of Christmas morning. I snapped this photo before he went to bed, with promises that daddy would set up the Avalanche Escape set if he was a good sleeper. 😉

thomas trackmaster tale of the brave sets

The kids went GAGA over the sets. Even my husband and I geeked out a bit– check out the avalanche feature that automatically resets when Thomas goes under the tunnel. What’s going to happen, Thomas? OH NO, DON’T FALL OFF!!!

trackmaster avalanche escape

These sets have been created with steeper inclines and thrilling features. We were impressed the motorized trains could climb those steep slopes so easily.

motorized thomas trackmaster avalanche escape sets

Notched tracks keep the trains moving. And I mean MOVING. They were speedy! Even though these sets are redesigned, they’ll still fit with old trackmaster sets too so don’t fret– they’re compatible.

My son told me he loves everything about them, but especially “all the cool things that they do”. Aside from that amazing cliffhanger in the Avalanche Escape set, there’s also a bridge that falls apart and a Scrap Monster that jumps out. Plus tunnels too.

thomas and friend trackmaster tale of the brave

We sent each of his friends home with a set so they could enjoy them as well, and the reviews are in…

thomas train party

… they are a HIT. One mom told me her son and daughter loved it so much they passed up the opportunity to go out because they wanted to continue playing together. WIN.

trackmaster troublesome traps thomas and friends

Might I add, Trackmaster sets aren’t just for boys. My other little engineer loves it just as much.

gift ideas for kids thomas trackmaster review

For a fun activity, soon you’ll be able to check out the new trackmaster online and build your own track design (goes live next month!) You can also Keep up with Thomas & Friends™ on Facebook or Follow Thomas & Friends™ on Twitter.

Mama’s a hero with this one, you guys.

I hope making them happy will always be this easy. 😉

thomas and friends toy review trackmaster

Are your kids as obsessed with Thomas as mine? Are there any junior engineers in your life that would love a new Trackmaster set?

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  1. My 3yr old, grandson, and 4yr old granddaughter, are obsessed with Misc pieces of track master set of Thomas the train that I picked up here and there.

    It’s Very expensive for me in affordable senior housing.

    Since COVID hit us in Ca, and with parents jobs changed, I have 4 kids in my tiny apt often. This seems to keep them occupied.
    Can you give me any ideas where to get more pieces and layouts??

    I have lost the layout directions for tracks and need help with that!

    Also where can I buy used items.

    We have the glow in the dark set and cranky but just Misc pieces from garage sale.

    Please Help This granny with kids under 4, 500sq ft. ?

    1. You can probably find the instructions online, and search eBay or ask in your local Buy Nothing groups on Facebook to see if anyone is giving away sets.You could also search Facebook Marketplace or kids’ consignment sales.

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