09 May

Learning Curve – Chugggington Interactive Railway Wash & Fuel Set – Closed

What’s great about today society is that kids are allowed to be kids and pretty much play with girl toys/boy toys as they wish.  Back in my days, girls didn’t play with trucks (although I loved to), and boys didn’t play with dolls – ok, as a society, we’re still working on this one, but it’s come a long way in the last 30 years.

As you know, DD is a tom boy, she likes to play rough and has plenty of trucks, cars and Legos to keep her busy (we’re not into GIJoes just yet, but I’m sure they are on their way soon).  Another great “boy toy” that DD loves playing with is train sets.  A few of her “boy-friends” (friends that are boys) have sets and she can really play with the sets for quite some time.

We have the opportunity to review the Chuggington Interactive Railway Wash & Fuel Set.  This is your classic figure 8 train set with a few modern day changes (like batteries).  The train set comes in about 40 pieces that need to be put together by adults or older kids, there are directions to make it easy to follow.  The train itself has batteries although it doesn’t move along the track on its own, but there is a gas and wash station that do have flashing lights and make noises.

DD travels around the living room as she makes her train go around and around in 8’s.  Her arms aren’t long enough to make the train go around the track while sitting down, so she gets up and pushes her train around the track.   I can hear her playing conductor and talking to herself, I’m not exactly sure what she is doing, but I can imagine she is pretending to be a train conductor, picking up passengers and bringing them across the country.

The train set is a decent size and does take up a bit of space on the livingroom floor, but it’s also easy to take apart and put away (although there is a hole in the box where you could see the train).  DD and I (yes,I end up playing frequently) enjoy playing with the Chugggington Interactive Railway.

The Chuggington Interactive Railway Wash & Fuel Starter Set is just the beginning of the fun, this is part of a bunch of play sets that all can be put together to make the train set larger and larger.  Also, once you get more trains, they are suppose to be able to interact with each other as well.  Unfortunately, the set that I received only has 1 train, so I wasn’t able to test this feature out, but it sounds like lots of fun for kids.

I know that trains may be seen more as a boy toy, but please know that girls like trains too!!


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271 thoughts on “Learning Curve – Chugggington Interactive Railway Wash & Fuel Set – Closed

  1. My kids would love the John Deere Plastic Pedal Tractor! Personally, I am not a big fan of gender specific toys.


  2. I really liked the thomas wooden rumble set with the avalanche snowballs… my girls both loved thomas also~

  3. My son would love the Buddy with Train Car. I have two boys and we probably have more “boyish” toys. However, I do not really believe in gender specific toys. If I had girls I would definitely let them play with trains!

  4. love the Lamaze toys, we’re still kinda into baby toys….although Eden does have a few baby cars and trucks that SHE loves very much!!

  5. My son would like the John Deere Big Scoop Vehicles. I don’t buy into the gender specific toys, I let my son play with all sorts of things. He like his toy kitchen as much as his trucks.

  6. I love the Chevrolet Pickup! I don’t care about gender specific toys – my kids will play with whatever they want, it doesn’t bother me!!

  7. I love the Dino Facts Buddy from the Dinosaur Train line of toys. I love their range of toy lines as well….special agent oso!! I don’t really find them gender specific. I have all boys and they will play with almost anything!

  8. I really like the John Deere Pedal-Powered Mini-Loader with Trailer; so fun that it’s pedal powered! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; there is a huge double-standard that still exists here. I have two boys and while I have seen girls playing with anything and everything that my boys play with, if my boys are playing with girls and happen to play with a Barbie, a Disney princess or a baby doll, they get strange looks and judgment. We have a few completely open-minded friends with whom this isn’t the case, but for the most part, I’m treated as if I’m doing something wrong by not snatching the dolls away and telling my boys they’re only for girls. VERY frustrating!

  9. I like the Thomas Wooden Railway
    I don’t think it matters about a toy being boy/girl specific. If it can bring out the creativity in a child, let them play with it.

  10. i like the Buddy InterAction dinosaur train toy. I actually don’t have a problem with gender specific toys, cars for boys and dolls for girls. Quite honestly, at the end of the day they all end up playing with everything anyways so manufacturers sorting by gender really doesn’t matter too much.

  11. i love the thomas the train Misty Island Adventure Set
    i don’t care about gender specific toys,if my kids would like it i get it..Just the other day i bought my daughter a truck

  12. I like the Boris dragon, under the dino train…and i think toys are only gender specific, if we allow them to be. just accept who your child is, and get them the toys that work best for them.

  13. I like Tank the Triceratops from Dinosaur Train. As for gender specific toys, I’m not too fussy. My son loves to dress up like a princess and play with dolls and My Little Pony and my daughter loves cars and trucks. If they’re happy, so am I.

  14. I also like the Thomas & Friend Wooden Railroad at Learning Curve. I think it is good for kids to play with all kinds of toys. I don’t think it hurts for a boy to play dolls with his sisters or for sisters to play cars or trains with their brothers. Some people make a big deal about it and I don’t think they should.

  15. I LOVE Lamaze toys from learning curve. I don’t think I could pick just one. As far as gender neutral toys go I think that is just silly! Well at the sitters my son has a doll there he loves and pushes it around in the baby stroller. He also has bob the builder “dolls”. And if a girl wants to play with trucks or trains then I say go for it. 🙂

  16. My son would love the Oso, Dotty, and Wolfie Special Agents 3-Pack.

    We have plenty of gender specific toys and you know what? My son will play with dolls and dress up clothes and my daughter will play with trains and cars (and vice versa of course). So gender specific doesn’t really apply in our house.

    alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

  17. my son would love the chuggington safari cars and as for gender specific i don’t think it applies to us…my son just got his 3rd baby to take car of yet loves, mud, bikes and trains!
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

  18. I love the 1:16 John Deere 7430 Tractor with loader. If a toy is safe, fun and engaging then that’s paramount to me. Gender specificity really doesn’t play into the decision for me (pardon the pun 😉 ).

  19. I like the Dinosaur train set. I dont really think too much about gender specific toys. My 3 yr old granddaughter loves playing with her cars, trucks and dinosaurs, but she also loves playing with barbies, princesses etc. Its not a big deal.

  20. I like this:
    11″ John Deere Tough Tractor
    Gender specific toys don’t happen too much here. With 2 girls & a boy, everyone plays with everything. 🙂

  21. I like the Eddie the Elephant Tunes Lamaze Toy. I don’t care for Labeling a toy gender specific. Let kids have fun, use their imagination and be creative

  22. Visited Learning Curve and since my son is a huge Chuggington Fan I like the Wilson Carry Case. I am anti gender specific toys because I think they stereotype too much, my son has a doll!


  23. like the wilson carry case and the brewster and other die casts. Gender specific is a thing of the past.

  24. I think some toys are used by one sex more than others but I wouldn’t say they are gender specific. I also like the Dinosaur Train Tiny toy.

  25. I love the Misty Island Adventure Set! My little girl has both girly girl toys and a lot of lego, Thomas and Diego…a mix is good 🙂

  26. I think we need gender specific toys too. We are different, but you can interchange them.
    I also like the Misty Island Adventure Thomas & Friends Wooden Set.

  27. We like to curl up and watch a movie together. We don’t slow down much to do that so it’s nice to be able to on rainy days.


    • I know better than to have more than one page open at a time. lOl. I put the wrong entry on the wrong page every single time. I’m so sorry.

      The Dinosaur Train InterAction Figures are super duper cool.

  28. I love the Thomas Wooden Railway
    And I don’t have a problem with kids playing with gender specific toys. I wanted cars, but my parents never got me them…
    Although boys playing with dolls is still kinda weird, I think.

  29. Like the dinosaur train toys. My son loves Dinosaur train. Toys are only gender specific if we let them be.

  30. I like the Battery-Powered Thomas. There are a lot of toys marketed to a specific gender that I think should be gender-neutral, like trains for boys and kitchen sets for girls, since they really benefit both genders! My son loves his kitchen set and I love when he serves me his pretend food. 🙂

  31. I think the Thomas Misty Island Adventure Set looks pretty great…my daughter would love any train set!! as for gender specific toys, i think they are alright however i also think that most children would be happy to play with either supposed genders toys!

  32. I’m not a fan of gender specific toys…don’t assign roles or labels, let children find their own strengths and talents.
    I really like the Dino Track Adventure Set – Motorized Train Set…very cool!

  33. I’d love to have the All Around Chuggington Set with interactive technology. My own 2 children (boy & girl) played with toys for both genders. I believe it helped them to play well with other children and helped them to be more imaginative. I now have 2 granddaughters and I buy toys for them that are for both genders. I think it is good for girls to play with toys that target boys only and vice versa.

  34. My son loves Dinosaur Train so he’s love the Mini Plush Buddy. I’m ok with my son playing with “girl” toys like dolls but hubby freaks out.

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