*AD – We were sent these toys to review, all opinions are our own
It’s not often we find toys that can keep both boys happy – or that they’re happy to share! But these Chu Chu TV toys have gone down a treat! Not just because they’re brightly coloured and easy to play with (I got pounced on the moment I opened the box!) But they’re also from the super popular Youtube Channel (I mean a 100 million youtube subscribers is pretty popular right!) You might not recognise the name straight away, but as soon as the train started playing ‘Johnny Johnny, yes papa’ I knew it straight away. It’s one of Cameo’s favourite videos and songs on Youtube so it was a hit straight away!
The Train is a great toy for both my boys aged 18 months and 3 years old. Not only is It colourful, easy to handle without any small parts but it also has sound effects when you press the chimney which we all know is the cherry on top. Don’t worry though, the sound has two volume levels and can be switched off – just in case you were wondering!
The train has three carriages that can connect or disconnect together and the Surprise eggs fit easily in each carriage. The set actually comes with an egg which has a letter H on it (Mr Harlo the elephant is inside) and it’s quite nice that the train encompasses so much learning for little ones through play. From colours to letters to characters, it’s a real little winner.
The Surprise Eggs are fab. They’re quite large plastic eggs that are brightly coloured with a letter on the front and once you peel off the outside and open the top, you’re surprised by a fun character on the inside. This is a GREAT alternative to easter eggs by the way!
The ABC starter kit includes 5 unique Eggs, each one a bright colour with a different letter from A – E hinting to what animal could be inside. Eg – D for Dog. Again, there are no small parts so the animal on the inside doesn’t actually move and the eggs fit nicely onto the train so the animals act like passengers.
The boys were so excited when they opened the eggs. It was lovely watching them get excited by the animals and I know they’ll both get lots of play out of the eggs and the train. It’s great for everything from learning letters to improving co-ordination. My youngest just loves popping the lid on and off – although we’ve lots a few lids now I guess that’s to be expected! We’ve managed to keep all the train together!
You can buy the Chu Chu train and ABC starter set from Character Online, Amazon and other toy stores.