Chuggington Wooden Railways: KoKo’s Safari: Review and Giveaway!

October 29, 2012

My boys are always more-than-thrilled when they open the box from the UPS man and find a Chuggington set.

Chuggington Koko Safari Set Wooden Railway Train Set

I personally love the looks and feel of the wooden sets the best, but I really don’t think my children have much of a preference.  They love them all!

This time we are reviewing the Chuggington Wooden Railways: Koko’s Safari Set made by TOMY.

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First we set it up on the carpet –

DSC05576Both Ethan and Andrew had a really good time playing – and surprisingly, it was REALLY pretty quiet.  DSC05574

We pulled Calley upstairs from our other wooden set that we own – so each boy would have a train to play with.

After a while though, we decided that the tracks just weren’t sticking together quite as well as they should on the carpet – and brought out the train table. This is when things got a lot more interesting!DSC05594

The boys were able to walk around the train set, and enjoy all the parts of the set – including the noises from the monkeys. DSC05587

Besides the train noises each boy was making – they stayed really focused on the set for at least a good 30 minutes.

And they stayed out of each other’s way!

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It’s so fun to see their imaginations at play with these sets – I just know that they’ll enjoy them for several more years!

One thing I did notice that’s not so good about the wooden set, is that the tracks don’t run nearly as deep as they do on the plastic sets – so when the train goes down the hill, and around the bend – it almost always falls off.  This became a game for them eventually – trying to see who’s train shot out the farthest.

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Also because the pieces don’t click together so tightly, it’s easy for them to fall apart with toddler hands – and a source of frustration for them.

But daddy got involved, and brought up all the other wooden tracks that we have –and brought the fun to the kitchen table and created a one level train set to play with on an even larger scale.  They spent all evening playing with them!

You can purchase this train set at most stores with Chuggington Sets – at an ERV of $99.99 (although on Toys R Us is sold for $64.99 currently). Be sure to follow Chuggington on Facebook to keep up with all the new toys and episodes!

Win It!!!!

One Lucky GC2C Reader will Win a Chuggington Wooden Railways: Koko’s Safari set. (Erv: $99)

How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry: Leave a relevant comment on this post.

Then: Fill out the rafflecopter form.

Be sure to come back each day for extra entries!!

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Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US only please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on November 9th, 2012.

Comments

  1. Madeline Jones says:

    This would be an AWESOME prize to win! Thanks for hosting!

  2. This looks like a great toy for this holidays!
    Thanks for the chance:)_

  3. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    What a fun holiday gift! Thank you!

  4. Audra Weathers says:

    My daughter would love finding this under the tree. She’s been asking about a train set. I like this one because of the way it lifts up and has the tree tunnel.

  5. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    This would make a great Christmas gift!!

  6. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Awesome giveaway! My 3 1/2 year old son would just love this, it looks like your boys are REALLY enjoying it! They are too cute! Thanks for the review!

  7. sheila musselman askins says:

    this would be so great for my grandson! he loves Chuggington

  8. D Schmidt says:

    Great giveaway! Both of my sons are huge fans of Chuggington and would love to enjoy this set.

  9. this would be perfect for my grandson who is disabled and loves trains – I hope I win because I can’t afford to buy this – looks so awesome!

  10. Felicia R says:

    We love Chuggington! This set would be awesome to win for my toddler. She would have a lot of fun playing with it.

  11. Christina says:

    What a great set.. my sons 2 favorite things – trains (esp Chuggington!) and animals!

  12. michelle riebeek says:

    We love chuggington at our house!

  13. Denise N. says:

    My DD loves anything train related so I know she would love this. We love anything wood, plastic toys drive me crazy (although we do have lots of plastic ones). This set looks awesome!

  14. Sandy VanHoey says:

    My grandson is like the rest here and loves Chuggington so I am tankful for this giveaway

  15. thanks so much for the great giveaway my nephew would love this

  16. rebecca williams says:

    This would be a great gift for my son or nephew! They both love anything to do with trains!

  17. Tiffany S. says:

    My daughter would absolutely love this. She is really into playing with trains right now. What a great giveaway. Thanks!

  18. a great toy for the holidays

  19. Ashley Hatten says:

    My kids love Chuggington! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. nicole lewis says:

    my daughter is newly obsessed with trains, i would love to win this for her for her birthday!

  21. Julie Ghrist says:

    My son really loves Chuggington these days so i know he would jsut love this toy! And what a great Christmas present this would be!!! 🙂

  22. My son loves anything train.. this would be amazing!

  23. Heather Augenstein says:

    Daughter would LOVE this! She adores the show! PERFECT GIVEAWAY!!!

  24. My grandson would love this!!

  25. Ashley turicik says:

    My kids love chuggington.

  26. Patricia Williams says:

    All 3 of my kids love Chuggington. Its cute to hear the oldest say “oh bumpers” when something goes wrong. Its nice to have a cartoon that is safe for them to watch.

  27. Colleen Maurina says:

    What a great wooden train set. My little grandson is a huge fan of Chuggington.

  28. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I would love to win this for my grandson–thanks for the giveaway!

  29. DARLENE Owen says:

    What a fun toy for Daddy and boys to bond together.

  30. Audrey griffis says:

    great giveaway my son would be beyond thrilled with this he’s a huge train fan in general but we love the show

  31. Lisa Ellis says:

    my son would love this – he loves trains and Chuggington!

  32. Jennifer Rote says:

    My grandson loves trains and would love this.

  33. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    this is so awesome, my grandson would love this train set

  34. What a great set. My boys would love this!

  35. My daughter’s favorite character is brewster

  36. Alex Fisher says:

    Our daughter loves Chugginton!

  37. Jennifer Marie says:

    My kids love trains-would love to win this for them!

  38. margaret (peg)m says:

    GREAT GIVEAWAY for a boy or a girl. i have 2 yr. old granddaughter who loves trains and she would enjoy this one, its awesome.

  39. I have three boys and they all love Chuggington! My 2 year old loves Chuggington the most!

  40. Corinne Soto says:

    my son would love this. his favorite things right now are his choo choo trains and chuggington is his favorite show! Plus he loves to build things so putting this together would be a blast for him

  41. My son would love this toy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. april yedinak says:

    My daughter loves Chuggington. I didn’t know they made wooden sets.

  43. my kids’ eyes light up everytime they talk about Chuggington

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  44. Heather Augenstein says:

    DAUGHTER LOVES Trains and CHUGGINGTON!Thanks for the opportunity!

  45. My kids will fight over this one. They both love trains and Chuggington!

  46. Carolyn N. says:

    My nephew would love this!
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  47. Michelle F. says:

    My nephew loves chuggintons.

  48. bonnye sensenig says:

    my daughter would love to play with this! she loves watching the train go by behind her house! her very own would be amazing!

  49. I would love to win this set for my adventurous daughter

  50. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    This is such a cute train set! My nephew would love it!

  51. My nephew would love this. Or it might be perfect to be at my house for when he visits.

  52. My friend’s little boy would love this.

  53. I want that at my house for when the nephews come play!

  54. Trasina McGahey says:

    I love the treehouse!! This is one of my fav Chuggington tracks I have seen so far 🙂

  55. jamie braun says:

    My daughter loves chuggington! It would be such a blessing to win this for her for xmas! Thanks for the chance

  56. Robyn Galloway says:

    My son is a really big chuggington fan, this would make an awesome christmas present for him!

  57. My son loves Chuggington and I’ve been looking for a wooden train set for him, this would be perfect.

  58. That has got to be the cutest train set I have seen to date!!! I really love it! Your boys are very lucky to have been able to test/review this item. 😛 Way cool ! I hope to win it for my baby boy, I’m sure he’d enjoy it just as much as your kids some day!

  59. This would be so great for my son! He loves trains!

  60. Annmarie W. says:

    My niece loves Chuggington & would be thrilled with this set!

  61. My son is a train fanatic and would love this set!

  62. My Grandson would have a HUGE smile on his face if he had this!

  63. amy williams says:

    My son would just love this so much thank you for the chance to win.

  64. Tiffany Banks says:

    What an awesome toy!! thanks for the review on it!

  65. This looks like it would be fun to play with.

  66. My two boys would love this.

  67. This looks like such a fun playset. My boys are all about the wooden railway and simply adore Chuggington!

  68. Chuggington is a favorite of my grandson, he would love this wooden railway!!
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway 🙂

  69. cathy zera-stesney says:

    thanks for the chance to win! my son would love this!

  70. nannypanpan says:

    my son would love wood chuggington
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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