Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Roaring Dino Run Review (Fisher-Price)

What It Is

The Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Roaring Dino Run playset is a two-in-one playset based on the new Thomas DVD Tale of the Brave. One side of the playset is the Clay Pits while the other side is the Sodor Museum. Kids place the included die-cast metal Thomas engine with cargo car on the platform and raise the platform to send Thomas over the bridge as the giant dinosaur fossil rears its head and roars. As Thomas passes under the bridge, he triggers more sound effects and a trap gate that releases three fossil bones. Place the bones in the cargo car and deliver them to the Sodor Museum, where the fossil bones can be inserted into the wall to complete the dinosaur exhibit. The playset easily folds up for storage or to take on the go.

Is It Fun?

This is an engaging Thomas playset for kids who have seen the Tale of the Brave and want to play out favorite scenes. But even if kids haven't seen the movie, they'll still love the surprise of the moving dinosaur head and the falling fossils. The sound effects help bring the imaginative play to life.

Who It’s For

Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Roaring Dino Run is for Thomas fans ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Adult assembly is required, and it took us five minutes to put together. The instructions were fairly easy to follow. The folding instructions don't really show you where to store Thomas and the cargo car, but you can squeeze each one in each of the tunnels. Or you can carry/store Thomas with any other engines you may own in a separate container.

This playset includes two AA batteries for the in-store try-me features, and it's recommended that you replace them before you play for best results.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    2 AA batteries required