GearZooz Roll & Roar Animal Train Review (VTech)

GearZooz Roll & Roar Animal Train
What It Is

Gear up for a train ride with the GearZooz Roll & Roar Animal Train. Using 15 different gears, toddlers and preschoolers can mix and match to customize their own train. The train consists of three detachable pieces: the train engine, an elephant car, and a bear car with kid-powered seesaw. Each train piece has space for multiple gears to be attached, and when the train is pushed or pulled, the gears will spin. There is storage for the attached pull cord to easily go from push toy to pull toy and back again.

No matter how it's put together, the train will play more than 150 songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases all about animals, places, instruments, and more. To start the sound effects, just turn on the train and slide the location slider, turn the trigger gear, pull or push the train, or place a Smart Gear Animal on the Purple Smart Pole behind the train stack. 

The sounds kids hear depends on which of the three activity modes they've chosen. In Exploration Fun mode, kids will hear phrases and songs about locations, the train, instruments, and animals. In Quiz mode, the train asks kids questions about instruments and locations. Kids move the location slider or press one of the three instrument buttons to answer. And in Music Fun mode, kids can select a melody with the location slider, and then press the instrument buttons to add or remove instruments, turn the trigger gear to add fun sounds, and even add in animal sounds by placing one of the animal gears on the Purple Smart Pole.

Is It Fun?

The play in this toy with attaching the gears, pressing the buttons, and moving the train is so great for helping kids develop their fine motor skills. Add to that the fun customization, the cute animal faces, and the interactive songs and phrases, and you've got an engaging toy that will keep young kids playing and exploring.

Who It’s For

The GearZooz Roll & Roar Animal Train is for ages 1.5 to 4. It's a cute, customizable, and interactive toy train that will help little hands with fine motor skills while also introducing kids to animals, places, and musical instruments.

What To Be Aware Of

The train comes with two AA batteries for the in-store try-me features, so it's recommended that you replace them before you play for best results.

The toy has two volume levels.

The Smart Gear Animals in this set work with other GearZooz playsets, sold separately.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    2 AA batteries required