My 3 year old loves Chuggington's. He takes several chuggers with him whenever we leave the house. This die cast construction and seems like it will be very durable. I wish that they were a little larger and would work on his wooden railway. I know that there is another Chuggington line that is made for the wooden railway as a well as a third line that is the interactive series; it's just a lot of extra money. This train doesn't have any moving parts (aside from the wheels) and seems kind of boring. My son does currently seem content with pushing it around the floor, but I don't know how long that will keep his interest.
My 4 year old son is a HUGE Chuggington fanatic! Two Christmases ago he received this train, along with one of the Chuggington Stack Tracks and several other of the Stack Track trains. The train is very well made and durable--my son is not the least bit gentle with his toys and his Dunbar is still in perfect condition! The upper portion is made of metal, while the wheels, wheel mount, and dark green border at the bottom are all made of some type of hard plastic. There are connectors at both the front and the back--these are plastic too--allowing Dunbar to attach to other trains at both ends. My son loves this train. He plays with it and his other Chuggington trains almost daily. FYI, if you have wooden tracks you should know that these trains are too narrow to allow the wheels to sit within the grooves of those tracks--although that does not deter my son from using them with his wooden railway. LOL Because of it's small size, this train is so convenient to take along when traveling (along with an assortment of other trains and die cast cars!)
Excellent quality and so well packaged that I hated to open it for my granddaughter. The markings were well placed and looked great, the parts were solidly build and placed where they are easy to handle, even for my two year old. I'm currently in the market for more pieces, I'm hooked on Chuggington.
Our son has a lot of the Stack Track and really enjoys playing with them for hours at a time. All trains are well made and very durable. This is a good product. My son will play for hours with these trains. These don't work on traditional wooden train tracks.
amazon had just what we were looking for. my great grandson watches chuggington first thing when he crawls into bed with his grandparents. that's why we bought many of them because we are giving them to him at christmas. great idea and amazon had them.