Dinosaur Train Arctic Adventure Motorized Train Set Review

Dinosaur Train Arctic Adventure Motorized Train Set

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Based on the hit Emmy®-nominated PBS KIDS series Dinosaur Train, TOMY has developed an extensive line of original Dinosaur Train toys under the Company’s licensing agreement with The Jim Henson Company. All aboard for Arctic adventures! This motorized train set teaches kids that dinosaurs had just as much fun playing out in the snow as they do frolicking in the forest. This set comes with three collectible figures, two Arctic cardboard destination tunnels, an all-new snow covered Pteranodon Station, and over eight feet of track! Ages: 3 and up. MSRP: $24.99–$29.99

My kids have always enjoyed watching Dinosaur Train on PBS and I love that there is always something new to learn on each of their fun adventures. My kids also enjoy trains, so when Tomy offered to let them try the new Dinosaur Train Arctic Adventure Motorized Train Set I was game!

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This is a fairly simple train set consisting of tracks, train, figures and station (and a paper archway). The directions give a set way to put the tracks (sort of a kidney shape) so that the archway will fit over it, but my children have since figured out that there are multiple shapes you can assemble with the track in.

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The tracks are made of a hard plastic and snap together. The train is super simple to connect in line and with a press of the chimney is moves along the track. Our only issue with assembly was with the cardboard archway. The directions weren’t perfectly clear on how it assembled and I finally “made it work”. To be honest, my children have since discarded the archway because it tends to fall over when they play and frustrates them.

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I have been asked if I thought the tracks were compatible with other tracks from other brands… I only have wooden sets so I cannot say for sure. My guess is probably not, but for the price I’m loving the simplicity of this track. It’s super quick to assemble, the kids seem to have just as much fun pretending, making the dinosaurs interact and watching the train go around as they do with the big sets and clean up is a breeze (not to mention storage). This simple fun set is a hit!

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This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on May 25, 2012.

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Comments

  1. julie lear says:

    LOVE the Chuggington set !

  2. This would be so cool to win. I have two that love Dinosaur Train and two that love trains. What a combination!!!

  3. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love the Lamaze baby/toddler toys.

  4. K.Pugh says:

    I’d love a John Deere tractor toy for my son.

  5. Kendal Barriere says:

    I want to get more Chugginton trains for my 2 year old. He loves them!

  6. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    I like 1:16 John Deere 9630 4WD Tractor

  7. Brenda F says:

    My kids love dinosaurs and trains, perfect combo!!

  8. ELIZABETH says:

    I like the Farmin’ Fun Playset.

  9. Renee Richardson says:

    I also love the Chuggington Wooden Railway. Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  10. kristyl galli-berg says:

    I love everything trains!!!..My husband works on the railroad so I am obsessed! 🙂

  11. Brandi Price says:

    I like the Chuggington Wooden Railway!

  12. Juli Guthrie says:

    I learned that Tomy carries Dinosaur Train, Thomas, and Chuggington. Thought that was interesting.

  13. I love all the john deere products!

  14. trisha scott says:

    I want the 11″ John Deere Tough Tractor or I should say the lil guy does

  15. Nicole Sender says:

    My grandson would love the 1:16 John Deere 7430 Tractor with loader.

  16. Jude Skocki Kelly says:

    I love that they are primarily a site for boy toys. You see tons of sites for girl toys and rarely one for boys

  17. Candice Hull says:

    I would love the dinosaur train time tunnel mountain
    thank you for the great giveaway

  18. Lamaze baby toys
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot

  19. The 1:16 John Deere 9630 4WD Tractor

  20. Robin Blankenship says:

    I like the Chuggington Wooden Railway!

  21. crystle tellerday says:

    dino facts buddy

  22. Audrey Griffis says:

    we love teh chuggington set- my son loves any trains he was like wow wehn we looked at the site 🙂

  23. Jessica Southwick says:

    The dinosaur train set is totally Awesome! My boys LOVE dinosaurs but these are “not too scary” for my four year old. On the Tomy Website the time tunnel set looks amazing!

  24. Irma Hernandez says:

    My son would love the Dinosaur Train Time Tunnel Mountain Set…Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. Tina M says:

    they have coloring pages on their website

  26. Melissa Bush says:

    I like the video’s that they have.

  27. Mayla M says:

    My boys would go crazy for the Tidmouth Shed Deluxe Set! Someday maybe. 🙂

  28. D Schmidt says:

    I really like
    Collectible Dinosaur 3 Pack – My Friends Have Spikes: Kenny, Tank and Don

  29. I love their wooden thomas the tank engine sets too! Great giveaway!

  30. matthew b says:

    Brewster Interactive Engine

  31. Debra Hall says:

    i like the 11″ John Deere Tough Tractor

  32. Corey Olomon says:

    I like the Collectible Dinosaur 3 Pack – My Friends Have Spikes: Mr. Einiosaurus, Ernie and Daphne

  33. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I would love to have the All Around Chuggington Set.

  34. kelly says:
  35. Tina Demarco says:

    i like the tomica sets

  36. Linda G. says:

    The John Deere Tractor is my favorite

  37. Sue Hull says:

    I like all the dinosaur train sets. I have 2 neices that would love it if I won this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Wendy says:

    The chuggington wooden railway is adorable!

  39. polly says:

    kike the boris storage case
    pkeintz@gmail.com

  40. erin says:

    I didnt know they were the makers to my sons toys such as chuggingtons

  41. Deb Kovac says:

    Oh my I love all the cool toys on here. Thanks for showing us another great website.

  42. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like the 1:16 John Deere 9630 4WD Tractor

  43. Francine Anchondo says:

    Captain’s Shed Story Pack

  44. Debbie Jackson says:

    dinosaur train time tunnel mt

  45. Vickie Couturier says:

    I like the Farmin’ Fun Playset for my grandson

  46. clenna says:

    Love the Tomica trains

  47. Colleen Fuller says:

    I do need a reclining seat on their website! Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. sheila musselman askins says:

    would love to have the John Deere Monster Treads Radio Control Gator for my grandson! thank you!

    momma2100 at live dot com

  49. Erin Rok says:

    I would also like to have the all-around chuggington set

  50. shelly Donahoe says:

    My son would love the Thomas the Train “Bash” car.

  51. heather eg kaufmanh says:

    Mr Color maker looks fun.

  52. Robyn Galloway says:

    I know my son would love the time tunnel mountain set!

  53. My girls would also like the pink John Deere stuff. Thank you!

  54. Lindsay Sorensen says:

    I like the farmin fun playset

  55. Lentil says:

    I’d love the Dinosaur Train Time Tunnel Mountain set

  56. Joe Lee says:

    My son would love any of these toys!!

  57. kristin sawatzke says:

    I love the lamaze line of toys!

  58. I like the Collectible Dinosaur 3 Pack – My Friends Have Spikes: Kenny, Tank and Don

  59. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the online coloring pages.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  60. Catie says:

    I love Tank the Triceratops!

  61. Leslie Galloway says:

    I love the John Deere 36 Steel Wagon … I can see my son having a ton of fun with this!

    Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie)

  62. Jodi says:

    I love all the different train sets. I had no idea there were so many different cool ones!

  63. Fawn H says:

    I like the 11 inch John Deere Tough Tractor

  64. christine jessamine says:

    i also like the john deere deco chevrolet
    pickup

  65. Larissa brunken says:

    CHUGGINGTON…..love this series the books and train

  66. Leah S says:

    I’d love Octivity Time for my baby!

  67. david basile says:

    Clutch Cube – refreshed design

  68. Karen Gonyea says:

    ADORE the Chuggington Set for my nephew 🙂

  69. Zachary Kl. says:

    I learned that the Chuggington Wooden Railway is made from real wood.

  70. The Tomy site sells LaMaze toys too. I’d like the Space Symphony Motion Gym.

  71. Kristen says:

    I like the John Deere Radio-Controlled 6430 Tractor.

  72. Gianna says:

    Collectible Dinosaur 3-pack: Boris, Annie, Pete.

  73. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Chuggington Interactive Railway

  74. Lisa Davis says:

    I like the Chuggington wooden railway

  75. Trasina McGahey says:

    The Playhouse gym looks great too!

  76. Laura Miller says:

    I love all the Chuggington toys! We actually just ordered our first set!

  77. LeeAnn says:

    I want the Talking Railway Series Knapford Station Set.

  78. amy tolley says:

    love all the other accories you can buy for the dino train love it thanks

  79. Patricia Williams says:

    John Deer 8″ shakin sounds. My boys would love those.

  80. David Gossett says:

    The Chuggington set is awesome!

  81. Sarh S says:
  82. kimbuckjr says:

    I like the “1:16 Chevrolet Pickup (John Deere deco).” My daughter would love to add this truck to her MONSTER truck collection. She has quite a collection of all different sorts of trucks and enjoys putting on Monster Truck shows. It’s fun to watch.
    kimbuckjr

  83. Irene says:

    We really like the Chuggington train set

  84. Danielle Papsis says:

    I’d like to have the Disney Fairies 4-piece Feeding Set

  85. johnny-amy lynn says:

    Gentle Glide Portable Glider

  86. Carrie says:

    I like the interaction series of dinosaur train especially InterAction Tank

  87. Melissa M says:

    John Deere toys!

  88. Lily Kwan says:

    The Disney Pooh Pacifier Attacher looks very nice!

  89. ChrissyP says:

    My kids would love the Chugginton Train set, it is super cute!

  90. My daughter loves Thomas and Dinosaur train, so anything with those characters would be loved!

  91. Cheryl W says:

    I learned that Lamaze is a Tomy brand

  92. Paul T / Pauline T says:

    I like the Fuel Depot – emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

    • Paul T / Pauline T says:

      from Chugginton Train

  93. dario moniz says:

    i like the john deere 1:64 Monster Treads Power Pullers

  94. Tonya Brookrson says:

    Tomy (Learning Curve) makes some of the most durable toys we have. I assume this train set is of the same quality! Love their products!!

  95. Dawn says:

    I like Dinosaur Train Time Tunnel Mountain Set

  96. Gale Nelson says:

    i like the wooden train set

  97. Angela says:

    11″ John Deere Tractor with Loader

  98. casey hart says:

    i love Lamaze toys they are always so bright and complex.

  99. I like the All-Ears Elephant

  100. Hoa Le says:

    I also like the All Around Chuggington Set.

  101. Becky Grayson says:

    My youngest granddaughter would love the John Deere 36 Stake Wagon – Pink and the pink wheelbarrow. I had no idea they sold John Deere products.

    Thanks so much!

  102. Tara says:

    I just found it interesting that Tomy makes Chuggington, Thomas & Dinosaur Train toys

  103. C. Pay says:

    I learned that many of the toys Tomy offers are covered by a 90-day warranty. Very cool!!!

  104. gina says:

    Trainee Roundhouse Set

  105. Anna D-G says:

    we love the lamaze line of toys at my house. it is so engaging for my 4mo

  106. Jodi Kershuk says:

    I would love to have a plush mini tiny from dinosaur train.

  107. NW Homesteader says:

    Its super easy to find and order replacement parts for their toys if you need them

  108. daniel healey says:

    My 3 year old loves chuggington and the train sets.

  109. Kendra Warstler says:

    Loved the john deere tough tractor

  110. Christine says:

    I like the Boris storage case

  111. Gloria S says:

    I like the Dinosaur Train

  112. Daniel M says:

    Chugginton trains look fun too!

  113. tamar says:

    I need to get the Clutch Cube – refreshed design.

  114. Suzanne Campbell says:

    I like the Thomas the train wooden railway

  115. Mariel says:

    I love the combo of dinosaurs and trains! My kids would love this.

  116. R Hicks says:

    I would like to have their Captain Calamaris Treasure Hunt Soft Book

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  119. Heather says:

    1:16 John Deere 9630 4WD Tractor

  120. Aubrey says:

    i like the john deere tractor

  121. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Stephie Styracosaurus
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  122. McKim says:

    I like Chuggington’s Calley’s Rescue Set

  123. Candi M says:

    I learned that TOMY’s mission is to inspire and fulfill the dreams of children and parents worldwide! which to me is wonderful!! I would love to get my son time tunnel mountain!! He loves dinos and trains!! what else could be more perfect!
    ty for hosting and ty for the opportunity!

  124. Paula Tavernie says:

    I love The Farming Fun Playset!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  125. Nicole C. says:

    I like the All Around Chuggington Set .

  126. Kim Reid says:

    I like the Chuggington Wooden Railway set!
    Thanks 🙂

  127. Sam Eagle says:

    Thomas Wooden RailwayTalking Railway Series

  128. Deborah Hogue says:

    I also like the Chuggington Wooden Railway

  129. jennifer lamb says:

    I like the tomacia train set.

  130. rochelle johnson says:

    my son wants the john deer tractor

  131. anthonyciofani says:

    the chuggington was very cute

  132. Nenette Seaux says:

    Love the cute toys

  133. Birdie Skoflield says:

    We want the John Deere 7430 Tractor with loader

  134. Lisa L says:

    I love the pretty Carry Me Near 5-in-1 Bassinet

  135. Heather R says:

    I would love the My Phone for my daughter

  136. Caitlin McClure says:

    I like the Massaging Action Teether

  137. Katy P says:

    I like the Chuggington Launch & Go Roundhouse Playset

  138. Gina Ferrell says:

    I like the Chuggington 4-in-1 Game Cube.

  139. carol lewis says:

    The Carry Me Near 5-in-1 Bassinet
    is cute!

  140. Misty Smith says:

    I Like Adrian the Alien

  141. Erica G says:

    I like their 1:16 John Deere 7430 Tractor with loader.

  142. Christy Weller says:

    I Trick or Treat on Sodor

    cweller75@gmail.com

  143. DanV says:

    I like the Chuggington Wooden Railway

  144. Michelle Tucker says:

    I like the Calley’s Rescue Set .