Review: Thomas & Friends My First Remote Control Thomas

Remote Control Thomas

It’s no secret that Little Mr is a train mad Thomas the Tank fan so when Fisher Price sent him a little gift he was very excited. He was even more excited when he found out that it was a remote control train, but not just any train, it was a Thomas & Friends remote control train. His little face lit up and he couldn’t wait to get it out the box and have a play.

The Thomas & Friends My First Remote Control Thomas is a small Thomas the Tank train that is a replica of the TV favourite. It’s controlled by a remote that has just two buttons on it making it a really simple toy to use and an ideal toy for little fingers. The buttons move the train forwards and left reverse so you can drive Thomas forwards and then spin him around to change directions.

Remote Control Thomas

Both the train and remote control needs 3 AAA batteries each and luckily we had some batteries in spare to use. Little Mr would have been devastated if we didn’t have any batteries for the train but luckily we avoided a meltdown. We’ve been playing with the train for just over a month and our original 6 batteries are still going strong.

Not only does the train move forwards and spins around, it also has some brilliant sound effects with phrases such as “hello, it’s Thomas”, “let’s go!”, “full steam ahead”, “you’re a really useful engine driver” and phrases such as “back track” and  “backing up” when the train begins to reverse. The train also omits a “choo choo” and a release of steam sound effect. It’s really captured Little Mr’s attention and really adds to his imagination when he’s playing with it.

Remote Control Thomas

The remote control Thomas toy is brilliant. Little Mr has had such fun playing with it and it’s even been played with by hubby and Aunty Toni. It’s great for little ones to learn directions and hand to eye co-ordination. There’s an on/off switch on the train to save the batteries and for a bit of peace should the sound effects get a little repetitive.

We would recommend buying the remote control Thomas as a gift for a Thomas the Tank mad little one. Little Mr has loved it and has really enjoyed playing with it. Certainly worth the price (and the batteries!) Suitable for toddlers aged 18 months plus.


The Thomas & Friends My First Remote Control Thomas is currently priced at £20.99 with Argos but is available at all major toy shops.

Disclaimer:We were sent this toy for the purpose of this review. All words and images are my own and this forms an honest and reliable review.

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  • Reply Maria @ Surburban Mum

    Ahhh my toddler would also love this – what is it about that blue train they love so much? :-)

    I love the fact that it’s remote control with big bright buttons! #TriedTested

    29/09/2015 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Kim Carberry

    Aww! That looks like fantastic fun! So cute x

    29/09/2015 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Donna

    Little Man loved this too! I wonder whether all little boys go through a Thomas phase – both ours obviously love him! x

    29/09/2015 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Kate

    Max loves Thomas too – this is going on his Christmas list! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    03/10/2015 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Colette B

    What kid doesn’t love a remote control! :)
    Thanks for sharing your post on #TriedTested this week x

    05/10/2015 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    I have an older Thomas fan here and I think he would still love to play with this, it looks great fun #ToyTuesday

    14/10/2015 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply Mandi

    Looks like a great toy, Viggo is just getting in to Thomas and he loves his big brother’s remote control cars, so this might be added to his Christmas list #ToyTuesday

    15/10/2015 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Robbie

    I have an older Thomas fan here and I think he would still love to play with this, it looks great fun

    14/03/2016 at 1:46 pm
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