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Thomas & Friends Daring Dragon Drop Playset Review

With two children who both love toys you can imagine that space is at a premium in our house. That’s why I’m a fan of Thomas & Friends  Take-n-Play sets. They always fold up so they can be stored easily when not in use.

My son has always loved a toy train set and we have a few different sets – a wooden railway, Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play and Thomas & Friends Trackmaster.  For a little boy who enjoys building, vehicles and construction toys he was happy to be sent the new Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Daring Dragon Drop Playset and a Take-n-Play Skiff Engine to review.

Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Daring Dragon Drop Playset

A thrilling adventure awaits Thomas at Dragon Island! When Thomas finds a shield on Misty Island he bravely goes to explore Dragon Island to seek out the legendary dragon. With a volcano on the way though, Thomas must try and escape, but first he must cross the dragon bridge.

Little ones can help Thomas escape from the volcano by letting him zip-line the dangerous Dragon Bridge. This playset folds up easily for storage and portability and includes lots of exciting features such as an “erupting” volcano with lights and sounds and a dragon bridge with zip-line. Whilst the 5 year old was at school we made a little video to show you the playset.

It is a fun playset which was easy to put together, and we love the fact you can link it up with other Take-n-Play sets. It comes with a die-cast Thomas and shield which can be attached to the front of Thomas.

Skiff the cheeky sailboat is a new character featured in the Thomas & Friends movie Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure which we saw earlier this summer. The DVD is out on 28th  September so I’m sure that will be on his Christmas list. Skiff is a sweet little die-cast Take-n-Play vehicle.

Skiff Take-n-Play vehicle

Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Daring Dragon Drop Playset is suitable for ages 3 and over and has a RRP of £36.99. Skiff and other die-cast Take-n-Play engines cost from £6.99 and are suitable for ages 3 and over. Stockists include Smyths Toys, Toys R Us, Argos and other good retailers.

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    September 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    What a lovely little playset, it looks like they had a ball!

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    September 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Thomas has dome great toys out. If it includes pushing something around, it’s always a winner with kids

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    September 16, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Love that this easily folds away as that can be a nightmare. I also appreciate it when toy companies use common sense and make their products compatible with others in the range. Thank you for this review. x

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    Cathy Glynn
    September 16, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    my boys loved Thomas the tank engine when they were little. This looks fab and would be a great present for my nephew x

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    The London Mum
    September 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I have yet to discover these sets with my son, but I can totally see how great they would be for his imagination!

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    Zena's Suitcase
    September 16, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Thomas really has stood the test of time hasn’t he. This looks like a great set and one I’d consider getting for my daughter who is also a huge fan

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    September 16, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    This looks like an awesome toy, my son is a huge Thomas fan.

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    September 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I loved Thomas & Friends when I was younger. I just love the way this brands keep going and going.

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    Jacqui Brough
    September 16, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    What a great playset! I will have to recommend this to my nephews! They love Thomas the Tank Engine too!

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    September 16, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    It sounds really great, more so that it can be folded away and not left out to trip over x

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    September 16, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I remember my brother had a Thomas the Tank Engine train set as a kid and he played with it all the time!

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    Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
    September 17, 2015 at 9:02 am

    This looks great, there is so many fab Thomas toys. Boo hasn’t really discovered Thomas and trains yet but I am sure she would love this when she does!

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    tracey bowden
    September 17, 2015 at 10:21 am

    My nephew loves Thomas and I think these would be great for him and his mum would approve as it can be folded away!

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    Ana De- Jesus
    September 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I loved Thomas the Tank Engine as a child but he looks a bit different to what I remembered him as. Still it looks like plenty of fun!

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    North East Family Fun
    September 17, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    This looks fantastic – my youngest LOVED his take and play sets and played with them every day – they are still in perfect condition too and definitely stand the test of time.

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    September 18, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    These look like so much fun! I love that they can be packed away for easy storage.

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    Helen Dickinson
    September 21, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    We are massive fans of these Thomas Sets! Max is a huge fan – this set looks amazing.

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