Tomy’s Chuggington Die Cast Storm Maker Wilson’s Wild Ride Play Set Review

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As a Chuggington Conductor I am excited to share one of the newest play sets in the line from Tomy… Wilson’s Wild Ride. I got my first peek of this at BlogHer in New York at the beginning of the month and was excited to get home and let the kids play with it.

Chuggington Die-Cast Play Set

I am one of those moms that detests toys with a lot of set up time. I don’t mind helping out a bit and playing with them, but if it’s going to take me 15-30 minutes to assemble a toy that they will play with for a few minutes and then want to come back to later (but yet, it’s so big it’s in the middle of my living room floor)… I will look for a different toy to purchase.

Wilson’s Wild Ride

Wilson’s Wild Ride is pretty straight forward and has minimal parts. Although it comes with a set of directions to assemble a spiral track, these are free play friendly meaning you can assemble them in multiple patterns and they will still function correctly.

Wilson’s Wild Ride assembled

I was impressed with how sturdy the set felt as I snapped the pieces together. My kids tend to get a little out of their heads when they are excitedly playing and will knock tracks (and get upset when our wooden high rise sets crash). This set holds up to knocks and pushes well. Everything interlocks and the gray risers snap into each other and the track. We’ve had it up for several days now and even transported it to another room and it’s still in one piece.

Chuggington Wilson’s Wild Ride close up

The set comes with Wilson and a cargo car with a few fun accents like construction cones that go flying and a weather meter that spins in circles when the train comes by.

chuggington Wilson’s Wild Ride tunnel

The storm maker has an electrical storm mode and a rain storm mode. The kids like to push the blue button on top just to hear the noise, but if you life the level to set the train in motion it will also activate and lasts long enough for the train to reach the end of the track.

boy with Wilson’s Wild Ride

Ethan just turned 4 and was able to figure out quickly how to get Wilson into the storm maker and set him on his way. He was excited to see the train spin down the spiral track.

chuggington play set with boy

The train races down the track towards the weather meter. As you can see the combination of the sound from the storm maker and the train racing down the track brought big grins to Ethan’s face.

chuggington action

As Wilson races past the construction cones they pop off!

chuggington contruction cones pop off

As Wilson races by he pushes the red levers on the side and the cones pop off.

chuggington Wilson’s Wild Ride set-up

Setting up the cones was simple enough for Ethan to do as well. Ethan learned quickly to set the stage by pushing down the yellow button and then putting the cone on top.

boy playing with box

And of course, if you give a boy a new train set he has to play with the box as well (no waste, right?).

This is my new favorite track. It is simple to put together, sturdy with everything clicking together and it has fun little actions that happen when the train races down the track. The weather maker (starting point) was genius as the kids get excited when they hear it and it brings all kind of imaginative play with it. This new set also comes with a special piece that will make it compatible with older sets. My only wish would be for a few more pieces so that we could attach this set at more than one point.

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Comments

  1. I like that they have a safety pledge kids can understand!

  2. Wendy says:

    I like that their website promotes The Safety Pledge, and also the fact that this trains set is vertical. Horizontal sets are great, but they take up so much space! This one looks fantastic!

  3. Ooo, hope I win this one!! My 4 year old loves trains and my 1 year old is following in his footsteps. I love that they offer a great wooden selection too! Every young boy should have a wooden train set 😀 The Chuggington website has some really cute games and activities too.

  4. Shanda J. says:

    I think my son would love the Brewester flashlight. I didn’t know they had so much to offer on the site including a safety lesson.

  5. Lori H says:

    The safety pledge:)

  6. This is awesome!

  7. Kristina S P says:

    My son would absolutely adore the Wild Ride Play Set along with Calley’s Fire & Rescue Cars!

  8. Tabitha Pyle says:

    i like the safety pledge.

  9. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I love that you can watch Chuggington episodes on there website! The games and activities look like a lot of fun too!

  10. Laura Lopez says:

    I like their safety pledge.

  11. stephanie says:

    My boys love the diecast trains and I love how durable they are!

  12. Emily says:

    I like that they have gam.es on their site for kids.

  13. My 3 year old would love the pajamas!

  14. Brandy says:

    We’d love the Wilson traincar. It’s our last name. 🙂

  15. Sarah Z. says:

    I learned that Chuggington has a new DVD out. Fun!

  16. kathy dunaway says:

    They have some fun online games on the site.My son loves everything on the Chuggington site.

  17. Claire says:

    The safety pledge:)

  18. Bonnie Cantrell says:

    They have videos and games that you can play on their website and I love the interactive section.

  19. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I like the online games! Great way to teach children how to use a computer!

  20. Karen Gonyea says:

    LOVE the safety pledge 🙂

  21. robyn paris says:

    i like the safety pledge

  22. Catherine L says:

    i like the safety pledge

  23. Abby says:

    Oh my goodness how I would love to win this for a gift for my grandson!

  24. Heather Augenstein says:

    We love the games on the site!

  25. rhonda says:

    i loved the saftey pladge! easy for little ones to understand!

  26. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Love The Take A Safety Pledge !:)

  27. Kristi C says:

    I like the Chuggington games and activities.

  28. sheila musselman askins says:

    love that they have a safety program! More than 600,000 children have pledged to “Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe!

  29. Audrey Griffis says:

    i love all the new sets of tracks and the satfy pledge

  30. candace swoveland says:

    this was built sturdy

  31. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like the Traintastic Cargo Game

  32. Laura Miller says:

    I like that Chuggington has a Youtube channel!

  33. jennifer ebner says:

    This was the first time i even looked for chuggington’s website – what a COOL webpage! i think my favorite section was the activities! 🙂

  34. Marcy Taylor says:

    I like how the Chuggington tracks go up instead of spread out all around the house.

  35. Becky M says:

    I learned that Chuggington has a YouTube Channel!

  36. amy v says:

    i like their ‘take the safety pledge’

  37. tracee Bass says:

    the safety pledge

  38. Oh bumpers! My little boy would die for this set! And I would love it too! HAHA!

  39. Danielle Papsis says:

    The Chuggington Light-up shoes are pretty cute!

  40. Jennifer says:

    You can sign up for the safety pledge!

  41. Paula Lee says:

    I also like the All Around Chuggington Set.

  42. D Schmidt says:

    Visited their site and learned they have a great section of pictures you can print for your children to color listed under Koko’s color box

  43. Toby Ward says:

    I learned that Chuggington has a Safety Program and a whole part of their website is devoted to it!

  44. My son is wild about Chuggintons! I love that they are so well made. We own several and we haven’t had no issue at all!!!

  45. dawn rader says:

    the toys look sturdy and my son got so excited when he was looking online the games and such look neat as well!

  46. Sandra says:

    My lil’ guy LOVES Chuggington! I love the Safety Pledge and the variety of fun options! 🙂

  47. Curtis says:

    Chuggington does more than movies and shows.

  48. Spirit says:

    My son would love this! And his 3rd birthday is coming up. It would sure make on little boy super happy. Fingers crossed and thanks for the opportunity.

  49. Terese L says:

    My son would love this!! He is a train fanatic!

  50. They have a 16 month calander

  51. Debra F says:

    I really like the Chuggington Toddler Light-up Shoes

  52. Brenda F says:

    I think it’s super cool that they have a safety pledge.

  53. K.Pugh says:

    I like the Clakety Clack Wooden Railway.
    Thanks for the chance.

  54. Megan says:

    I like the safety pledge too.

  55. shannon oelrich says:

    I like the safety lessons on the website

  56. My children would LOVE this toy!!

  57. My children love Chugginton and the’d love to add the Water Depot to this train set if they won. Thanks for the opportunity.

  58. susan varney says:

    i like the calleys rescue set

  59. EMMA L HORTON says:

    More than 600,000 children have pledged to “Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe!” Help us make it One Million

  60. jen M says:

    Any of the DVD’s!

  61. April Brenay says:

    I love Koko and Bruster!

  62. Alicia Ransom says:

    My youngest 2 kids love playing the games on that site and my son wants Interactive Railway.

  63. Lisa B. says:

    I like the activity section!

  64. KERRI WALTZ says:

    I love the website! I’m going to let my son watch the videos when we get home!

  65. Pauline M says:

    My kids enjoy playing the games on their site, especially the Dance with Zephie!

  66. joanne major says:

    i like they have games on site for the grand kids to play

  67. Carrie says:

    My boys would also love the Fix & Go Repair Shed Playset

  68. kelly nicholson says:

    Visit Chuggington’s Website website and tell me something you like, learned or want in the comments section (below) on the blog.

    Chuggington 4-in-1 Game Cube

  69. kemberley crosswhite says:

    i love how they are so child friendly

  70. Natalie Finch says:

    We also want “Calley’s Rescue Set”

  71. Candice Hull says:

    My boys love the online games and the die cast cars because they can take a beating.
    Thank you

  72. I’d love to get DD Calleys Rescue Set. We are big chuggington fans here.

  73. Tammy R. says:

    I like that the die-cast set is made for extra stability, and sturdy connections.

  74. Jenny Sims says:

    I like that these are high quality, die-cast metal engines. Also, my son loves Brewster, or, as he calls him, “Rooster!”

  75. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would also like to have their Trainee Roundhouse Set.

  76. heather eg kaufman says:

    My son said he wants everything…lol

  77. Carla Garcia says:

    i like that they have games

  78. K.Pugh says:

    I like the Clakety Clack Wooden Railway.
    Thanks for the chance.

  79. Christin Hardy says:

    My kids love Chuggington. We love how all the sets can interlock and stack upwards, since then they take up less space and with four kids space is sometimes an issue in the playroom

  80. Marianna says:

    I like the chuggington safety program

  81. Judy neff says:

    I learned it structually sound and does not fall apart like alot of those type of stoys also it not hard to put togather.

  82. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like all the Diecast Trains!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  83. Nicole Fleming says:

    Love that the sets keep kids busy for hours on end!

  84. Alisha D says:

    On their products page I found a game called “Chuggington 4-in-1 Game Cube” that my son would absolutely love! =)

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! <3

  85. Jodi Kershuk says:

    I love the activities. We took the safety pledge while we were there.

  86. Nicole says:

    I like the online games!

  87. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Love the safety pledge – already did it earlier!

  88. i love their child welcoming website

  89. Christina says:

    I love the activities section on the Chuggington website – http://www.chuggington.com/index.php/home/#/activities – my kids love the train spotting and puzzle panic

  90. I learned that Chuggington has a website that will keep my son entertained for hours(if I let him on that long, lol) AND there is an APP! for the iPad and iPod touch!

  91. Jaime Nicole says:

    I love the BadgeQuest Activity!

  92. tess says:

    i like the games they have for the kids and my son would love the chugginton wodden railway also
    tcogbill at live dot com

  93. jules mcnubbin says:

    i want
    Calleys Rescue Set

  94. tracy p. says:

    I love that they are doing the safety pledge.

  95. Suzanne B. says:

    It is nice that my son can watch Chuggington videos on line.

  96. Eileen says:

    Cute site, I like that they have a parent’s “nook”, and also like the great vacation sweeps they have going, plus other “Chug” prizes! thanks much!

  97. Mommyofone Shanna says:

    Love the games they have on their website !
    As well as the Chugginton Safety Program,

  98. I would like to have the All Around Chuggington Set for my kids

  99. carey says:

    I love all the activites on the page! So cute

  100. Lindsay Sorensen says:

    I LOVE their morning cartoon show! It’s a great show for my son to watch

  101. Melissa M says:

    The safety pledge

  102. Fawn H says:

    I like the Chatsworth Interactive Engine

  103. Kelly D says:

    I like the games for the Ipad they have on the site.

  104. Brooke says:

    Any of the DVDs or toys!
    Brooke

  105. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I like the Safety Pledge
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  106. catherine c says:

    i like the games on the site

  107. Pinky Sade says:

    I like the Fix & Go Repair Shed Playset

  108. I think the interactive railway is great, so many additions to make to keep it fresh for the children.

  109. Tiff S. says:

    I think my daughter would love to play with Calley’s Rescue Set

  110. Kristen says:

    I like the Knowing Where Youre Going – Badge Quest Wilson playset.

  111. Leslie Galloway says:

    I’d love to have the traintastic DVDs for my son. He’d love that!

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

  112. anna says:

    i learned they offer a safe,kid-friendly web experience for kids on their website

  113. Jessica E Ledford says:

    I like the Chuggington Board Book Set

  114. Rachel Runyan says:

    I love the safety pledge and that it is in easy to understand kid language.

  115. I would like the Calley’s resuce train track set!

  116. Yvonne Solis says:

    the safety pledge is cool

  117. dario says:

    I want the All Around Chuggington Set

  118. amy williams says:

    Wilson’s Wild Ride Deluxe Action Playset my son would love this so much.

  119. Kim H says:

    My 5 year old loves the games and activities on the chuggington website.

  120. Roxann says:

    I learned that you can play games on their site.

  121. Jen says:

    I learned that frostini makes the chuggers icecream!

  122. Cheryl W says:

    I thought the Safety Pledge was cool

  123. Ellie W says:

    I didn’t know they had pajamas. I will have to get my grandsons some.

  124. Tamar says:

    Action chugger.

  125. Sherry S. says:

    Chuggington Sticker Book and Paperback Set

  126. LeeAnn says:

    I like the Traintastic Adventures contest!

  127. Kelly Elswick says:

    I like the activities!

  128. Debbie Ellis says:

    My littlest Grandson would love the Calley’s Fire & Rescue Cars

  129. Jennifer says:

    I like that they have games on their website my son can play.

  130. april yedinak says:

    I like that you can enter to win a family vacation

  131. Sarah says:

    I learned that you can enter for the chance to win a Traintastic Adventure Family Vacation to Colorado and trainloads of weekly prizes at http://www.chuggington.com/adventures!

  132. Erika P. says:

    I’d like to get the Bridge and Tunnel Starter Set.

  133. Rosanne says:

    I’d like the Chuggington Board Book Set

  134. I love that on the website they have a place not only to view the products but to let the kids play games and watch video.

  135. Kim Reid says:

    I like that they have a Safety Program with games, tips, activities and videos – Thanks!

  136. Jackie says:

    I love all the videos on the website… It keeps my toddler hoappy and quiet

  137. Mayla M says:

    I aslo like the Over & Under Starter Set.

  138. Paula Tavernie says:

    We loved the games!!! So much fun I even enjoyed them!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  139. Tim Stephens says:

    I like all the online games they have… my daughter will love this…

  140. christine jessamine says:

    i love the online games

  141. michelle says:

    my son wants a Frostni train very badly

  142. sarah t says:

    my son would love the wooden railway Beginners Set

  143. jules p says:

    i like that the toys are safe and made with quality.

  144. Kathy S says:

    I like that the website lists the time the TV show is on.

  145. paige jagan says:

    I learned that they have ipad apps!

  146. Amber Porter says:

    My son loves their games on the website we just played the Mtambo Matching Pairs.

  147. Jennifer M says:

    I like that they have games and videos.

  148. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Clakety Clack Wooden Railway
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  149. Carolyn Gates says:

    Its neat to see all the fun games the kids can play

  150. Daniel M says:

    like the dinosaur trains too!

  151. Solducky says:

    They have the dinosaur trains too. My daughter oves that show.

  152. Patricia Williams says:

    My son loves the games on the website. I like the safety pledge.

  153. Sumer B. says:

    I like the Fix & Go Repair Shed Playset.

  154. Robert Pyszk says:

    I learned that you can Get Chuggington: Terrific Trainee on the App Store today!

    Very cute photo of your son in the box lol

  155. anthony ciofani says:

    i like the brewster

  156. Tiffany Hearn says:

    My daughter loves the Chuggington website and games. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  157. Angela Garland says:

    Wild Ride Playset

  158. Nicole C. says:

    I like the Dance with Zephie game.

  159. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I like the Fix & Go Repair Shed Playset too 🙂

  160. Kerry G. says:

    I like the coloring pages for my son

  161. Kathy Pease says:

    I like the Chuggington Board Book Set
    http://shop.tomy.com/product/detail/LC54437?locale=en_US

  162. jenny says:

    My son would love Calleys Rescue Set

  163. Cálaeb T. says:

    i like the die-cast set.

  164. Brenda Elsner says:

    My kids love the games on the website.

  165. RegenaEnglish says:

    My 3 yr old could really love this

  166. Ann Council says:

    I like the safety program.

  167. Amy DeLong says:

    lots of games my son likes
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  168. Angela Neynaber says:

    I like the fun and esay games they have for my daughter to play.

  169. shirley zolenski says:

    I like the activities you can do online

  170. Hilary says:

    I like the Traintastic Adventures DVD!

  171. Charlee Hall says:

    I want the Rock Quarry.

  172. Cory Brown says:

    My son loved all the fun activities they have on their website, and he wants me to buy many of the trains too! 🙂

  173. vera says:

    like the saftey pledge

  174. Tanya White says:

    I think my 5 year old son would like the Traintastic Adventures DVD
    tanyajoshanti81@gmail.com

  175. Brooke C says:

    I like that they have games you can play on the website

  176. My niece would love for me to win this one for her. Thankyou, Ken

  177. Carole Ingram says:

    They offer wooden coasters too, aside from diecast sets! Way Cool. This is a really nice giveaway!

  178. Lisa L says:

    My kids enjoyed Koko’s Colour Box

  179. Jennifer says:

    I like that they have games for my son to play on their website.

  180. Saver Sara says:

    The safety pledge

  181. DanV says:

    I like the Fix & Go Repair Shed Playset

  182. Gianna says:

    More than 600,000 children have pledged to “Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe!” Help us make it One Million!

  183. melina r says:

    Chugginton Board book set is something my son would like to have

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