Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Being a mother of a super active and creative soon to be 3yr old little boy, our focus on toys has been well lets just say if it doesn’t have something to do with cars, it’s usually a no-go with some minor exceptions so when we started doing our Christmas shopping naturally we were looking for things related to cars and trains and when I happened to stumble upon Tomica USA and their line of products, I knew that they would be a perfect addition to our Christmas Wish List 2010 and I was thrilled when they agreed to let me review a couple of their products and offer my fine readers a giveaway!
About Tomica USA:
Discover a place where road and rail connect together and watch as hi-tech trains speed around the track, or travel around the city streets by car. If the streets get too busy, simply build a railway network towering above the city, reaching as high as your imagination will take you. Tomica is a world of imagination that needs to be visited.
The possibilities are endless and so is the fun! Whether you’re crazy for cars or totally mad for trains, the World of Tomica has something for you.
Tomica even has its very own emergency services, HyperCity Rescue, who are always on hand to keep the streets safe.
We were sent two products to review from Tomica USA, the Hypercity Rescue Patrol Liner and the Mini Garage Set and I have to say that the shipping was lightning fast and both items were packaged very securely and everything arrived in one piece!
The first product we decided to review was the Hypercity Rescue Patrol Liner, I think it’s due to my little man having a thing for trains so he was the one who made the decision!! Let me just say first and foremost my little man loves the Hypercity Rescue Patrol Liner, since receiving it he has played with it non-stop and has had many hours of fun doing so! It didn’t take my little man long to incorporate the Patrol Liner into his “city” nor did it take him long to discover all the cool features of the Patrol Liner. My husband and I have actually been guilty of playing around with it when “Bug” isn’t looking when we are supposed to be cleaning “Bug’s” room….boy, I wish they would have had cool toys like these when I was younger! I think that “Bug’s” favorite feature of the Patrol Liner is the real working lights and the fact that he can put the Rescue Figure (he calls the conductor) into the front drivers seat! I’m very impressed with the quality of this toy, as much as “Bug” has played with it and all the stuff it’s been through traveling here and there for play it’s held up amazingly and still looks like new and works wonderfully!
Next, we decided to check out the Mini Garage Set and this toy is very high quality as well and although “Bug” prefers the Hypercity Rescue Patrol Liner he has actually spent several hours using this Mini Garage Set as his parking for his cars and such so he really seems to enjoy this toy as well. I love that the set comes with everything you need to create your own little piece of a city with the curved side walk and tree, I think that if your little one has their own city already this would make a perfect corner addition! Since we had decided that this is the products we are going to be giving away right here on this post we didn’t let “Bug” play with it as much as he would have liked so it’s still like brand new. The one thing I have to say I love about this garage set is that “Bug’s” other cars will fit in it as well when he has them all out playing so it works great with the map rug and his other car type toys.
I feel very confident in recommending Tomica USA products to everyone I know and even those I don’t know. From the experiences that we have had with the two toys we were sent I totally feel that Tomica USA supplies some of the best made and very durable toys on the market today and I will be purchasing “Bug” more Tomica USA products in the very near future, even as soon as his upcoming 3rd birthday this February!
If you are looking for a special and durable toys for the little men or women if you have tom girls like I was who love to play with vehicle related toys I really recommend checking out the line of toys available from Tomica USA, they are sure to bring a smile to the lucky child’s face!
To purchase the Hypercity Rescue Patrol Liner and/or the Mini Garage Set visit the Tomica USA website!
Tomica USA has offered one of my readers the Mini Garage Set (the one we reviewed, it’s only been gently used for the purpose of the review and it’s still in brand new condition)!
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Giveaway ends Dec 13, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the toys mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 12:35 PM