Birthday Wish Thomas Review (Fisher-Price)

Birthday Wish Thomas
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What It Is

Thomas is chugging along for a very special celebration - his 75th birthday! And there's a special delivery for the party on the Thomas & Friends Birthday Wish Thomas train. It's an interactive birthday cake that plays more than 30 sounds, songs, and phrases. 

This three-piece toy comes with a Thomas engine decorated with colorful birthday balloons, a cargo cart that can be detached from the engine, and a birthday cake with a blue candle in the center. Attach the cargo cart to Thomas, place the cake on top, and push Thomas along to deliver the cake. 

Whenever kids press the red button on the cake, they'll hear a variety of Thomas phrases and sound effects, including the "Happy Birthday" song. And when the candle lights up, kids can really blow on it to make the light go out. When they do, they'll hear cheering and Thomas saying, "You did it! You blew out the candle!" If little kids are having trouble "blowing out" the candle, sometimes Thomas will prompt them to keep trying with "Still making a wish?" and "This must be a very special wish." Then the candle will go out on its own.

Because this is part of Thomas' 75th anniversary celebration, the packaging includes a gold embossed 75th anniversary logo on the front.

Is It Fun?

This is a great way to have even the youngest kids participate in Thomas' 75th birthday. The chunky design of the train and cake makes it easy for small hands to hold, and little ones will really love the interactivity with the cake and how easy it is for them to activate it. And the birthday design makes it a perfect gift for a little Thomas fan's birthday.

Who It’s For

This new Thomas train is for ages 12 months and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Birthday Wish Thomas includes three AAA batteries that power the in-store try-me features, so you might want to replace them before you play for best results.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


    3 AAA batteries required