4 Stars By MomTeacherArtist on 2018-01-14
Great deal, awful design flaw. Still worth buying.
This was definitely wirth the money since buying all 25 trains would be close to $75 and my nephew loved opening all of the doors. There were holiday trains that were super cute, my words not his. He actually got a rare snake train and his has a tongue which those online photos didn’t. The missing star is for how hard it was to open the doors (they ripped going into some of the other compartments and this was even when I opened them) and the whole contraption not standing up (it would collapse and then tumble from WHEREVER I put it even if I propped it and I wanted to display it with the trains on the tracks of the folded out part). I wanted my nephew to be able to look at it and count the days and be able to open it, sort of like an interactive decoration, but between the ripped doors and my cursing every 5 minutes when the countdown fell down scattering the little trains all over and scaring the poo out of my dogs! The trains and my nephew’s happiness made it 4 stars definitely.
5 Stars By A customer on 2017-12-19
Great gift for your train loving preschooler!
My almost 4 year old just loves this advent calendar! Every morning we practice counting our trains and then count the numbers on the calendar and then he gets to open a new train. One recommendation if you don’t already have it is to also purchase the Thomas the train mini train case...because toward the end of the calendar the trains kinda take over! We did buy the case but we were going to give it to him on Christmas morning. I think we will still stick with this plan but it does cross my mind every morning to throw that plan out he window so that we now have a better place to store these things! We also picked up a Thomas & friends minis motorized raceway playset to also give Christmas morning to extend the play life of all these new minis.
5 Stars By Ruch on 2018-01-09
Awesome set of trains!
I bought these for my 2-year-old nephew and he went bonkers! TBH, the whole concept of an advent calendar was a little too mature for a 2-year-old; shows how little I know about tiny humans. (I definitely don't blame him for wanting to open all the boxes in one day and then throwing a tantrum when he couldn't.)
Each train is maybe about an inch (maybe a tad larger?), which is perfect for a toddler's tiny hands. He loves how he could link all the trains together. Guys, he literally takes them EVERYWHERE he goes!
5 Stars By Keri Athanas on 2017-12-28
Really cool, but now I have 24 tiny trains in my house.
I've never bought any of these Thomas mini things before, I didn't know they were a thing. But I wanted a fun advent calendar for my kid to help him learn counting down to Christmas. This advent calendar was very very cool. The only problem now is that I have 24 of these tiny trains throughout the house and will probably never find them all. I don't really understand what you do with them, but they are cute. I can't see myself ever buying another one because who needs even 24 of these things.
4 Stars By HTHONLINE on 2017-12-13
Love it... just hope poor packaging was a fluke and not happening to everyone.
This is an awesome gift to give to begin a child's collection of Thomas trains. The trains are cute. The only complaint I have is that it was not package correctly. When my son opened the first day it was empty. We had to sneak it away and fix it. He was confused. He can't get the trains out himself. He opens the door then we get them out for him.
5 Stars By Matthew on 2017-12-23
fabulous for Thomas lovers!
My 13 y/o severely autistic has never gotten into Advent. This year, he's the first one to the table. He's non-verbal and walks up to me and says "Advent!" It makes me happy that we found something that he can get into...my other boys really love the Lego advent calendars, but this one is the real winner, in my opinion!
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-12-08
Must have for the thomas kid!
My kids love this advent calendar for Christmas this year. It is our first advent calendar and we bought it because they already love Thomas minis and we were able to get it for a great price. Our only complaint is that all the special holiday themed trains were the all the first six days. It would have been nice if they were scattered throughout the month or if they were the trains for the last week before Christmas. However my three kids don't care. they are just excited to see the new train everyday. Even if some of them are repeats of what we already own
5 Stars By Hockeychik041 on 2017-12-04
Perfect for Thomas lovers
My 3 year loves trains and most of all Thomas. He loves this 2017 advent calendar since he gets to find a new train everyday. Definitely would recommend!!
5 Stars By Add2Cart on 2017-12-10
Love this set!
Initially purchased this set so that I could use the trains in Christmas goodie bags. However, when I opened the box the trains were better quality than I expected so I purchased an additional set for my kid. He loves the trains and looks forward to opening a door on the box everyday.
3 Stars By HCD on 2017-12-04
Disappointing as same as 2016 so far
If your child has never had one of these calendars then it's a really awesome gift. I bought one for my son in 2016 and he loved it so I bought another "2017" version this year. Unfortunately, so far the trains are exactly the same as last year and he is so disappointed. So much for a new "2017" version. Very misleading marketing and I can't return it. Hopefully at least some of the 24 trains will be new.