Monday, April 29, 2013

A Wow Toys Review- A Train Table Alternative?


Disclosure: I have reviewed Wow Toys on the blog in the past and thought they were really great. This week Wow sent us more complementary toys to review. No other compensation was received.  All opinions and experiences are 100% my own. 


     Its my experience that there just seems to be something magical about a children's train table. Our local Barnes and Noble has one and it is the highlight of our every visit. It is a veritable watering hole for all of the children, boys and girls alike. They flock and then congregate, drawn like moths to a flame. I can't be sure if it is the height of the table that so enthralls them? It must be fun for them to have something just at the right level for them. Or perhaps its all of the pieces? Whatever the case, its no secret that train tables are special. The cons of a train table? Well, they are BIG, bulky, semi-permanent, unable to be put away, and they aren't cheap either. When Wow Toys contacted me about their new playmat I immediately wondered if it could be a substitute for a train table in our house.



   This playmat is pretty large at about 59 inches by 39 inches. I would estimate that the playmat is roughly the size of most train tables. It kind of a felt like texture to it. I love that (unlike a train table) you can roll this up when your done with it and put it away or even hide it under the couch. The print on the playmat is very detailed with a variety locales pictured such as a beach, playground, castle and many more.  For the very young toddler that doesn't mind, not having to buy all the tracks,stations, and various entrapments of a standard train table is an added money savings. Weston really enjoyed driving Stanley the Street Sweeper through the "streets." It is really fun that the yellow sweepers actually "sweep."


     The only thing I don't love about the playmat is that it is spot clean only. There is no throwing this thing in the wash. On the Wow Toys website they have a little profile description of each toy and for this toy they even state that it likes "rainy afternoons" but dislikes "muddy feet." I think that is a really good description because muddy feet would definitely be a disaster on this playmat.  

   In summary I think this playmat is great for the younger toddler set, can double as a starter train "table", and is good for the parent that doesn't want it out all of the time and would like to be able to throw it in a closet or under a couch. If you would like to enter to win a playmat from Wow Toys please enter the rafflecopter below.  This giveaway is open world wide! 

25 comments:

  1. I love that they don't take batteries and it takes imagination! So fun!!!

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  2. It looks like an easy setup/pickup toy. We don't have enough space for a train table, and my son has a mat for cars to drive on that is WAY too large for him. This looks just right!

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  3. we don't have room for a train table either. Although, my son has his "other room" he deems the train room...but it will soon be his room when his little sister/brother comes along. I'd love an option to roll up...even the train track on the floor gets out of hand.

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  4. My son loves laying on the floor playing with cars so this would be perfect for him.

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  5. So great for using their imagination - endless possibilities too. Love the fact it would keep little ones busy!

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  6. Love the fact that it's big enough for my twins to play without getting in each other's way!

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  7. This looks like great fun and is a good size.

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  8. the play mat looks bright and fun to use with any toy cars, and my son would love the road sweeper, he loves wow toys and so do I, no batteries needed, no load noses or little bits to loose.

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  9. Would love to have this for my son. It looks so much fun and is so colourful

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  10. Any child would like this playmat.

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  11. My 13month old loves playing with his toy cars and would love this x

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  12. My daughter would love this, she has a few WOW toys and this would be ideal rather than her using my furniture as roads like she does now!! Lol :)

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  13. This looks great! Would definitely save on space too, rather than having a road table! Thank You for running the giveaway - Here's hoping..... xx

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  14. We are a big fan of Wow Toys and this Play Mat would be great for Grandma and Grandads house :)

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  15. We adore WOW toys, and I can imagine both my son and daughter spending many a happy hour using this Wow mat and their Wow toys...

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  16. joanne newbouldMay 1, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    love to win xxx

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  17. My son would love this, he is car mad and this would just add to his imaginitive play

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  18. I've heard that WOW toys are indestructible so they would be brilliant for my heavy handed son :)

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  19. How do I follow your RSS? I have no idea what that is lol

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  20. New to your blog! I'd love to win this for my son!

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  21. I love WOW toys and I love that you can roll the playmat up if you want or need to put it out of sight.

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  22. great playmat! I believe my both kids - aged 6 years and 6 months - would love it!

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