We had high hopes for this toy. It worked about 10 times but suddenly just stopped working one day. We called Little Tikes but they said they couldn't help us since it was a National Products toy. National Products licensed the Little Tikes brand and used it to promote their own product. National Products is a company that manufactures and sells poorly-made Chinese products. They seem to have a hard time returning calls and email, first had us run around replacing fuses on the battery, then testing the battery at Radio Shack for a couple weeks. None of this worked. Then they said that the warranty was only valid for defective parts. They said we could ship in the engine at a cost of about $30 and the engine would cost about $50. The return shipping would cost another $30 at least, making the repair more expensive than the actual retail price of the train itself. They cooked up this scheme after first telling us they could send us the engine but we would have to open up the train and then SOLDER (with a blowtorch!) the engine to the train!! I'm a housewife. Where in the hay would I find a blowtorch and SOLDER a part?This is my warning to you all: do not buy this product. Little Tikes will not stand by this product even though their name is on it. Someone made money by selling me this piece of junk and I and my two year-old son are the victims who are left empty-handed.
My 5 and 8 year old ride this!!!! So happy it works for their weight, it's not "supposed" to but I took a chance after reading other reviews that it works with heavier weight. They love it! Just wish the wheel stayed on better, I have to keep fixing that...Not a big deal though, maybe I didn't tighten it enough in the beginning...
Bought this train for my 13 month old grandson . Got it for his first birthday . My son unknown to me also bought the same train . ( one for each house ) We both bought due to good reviews. Quality is great . It is the harder plastic but seems fine. Track fits together easily . So far grandson wants to play with button more than ride. But I can sit in the middle of the circle and hold the pedal down while he rides, so there is constant motion. He doesn't quite know how to hold the pedal works. When my children were little we had the Little Tikes train and loved it so that is no longer available . This is a great substitute . Probably will order the additional track .
My son and I love this train. The only issue I have is that sometimes the wheeks spin out hen he goes around the track. However we have carpeting with double padding so this maybe why. We have not tried moving the train to another location.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
Bought this for our 1 1/2 year old for Christmas and he loves it! It is an awesome toy! Highly recommended!
- How accurate was the sizing? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? no
We got this as a birthday present when our youngest turned 2. He absolutely loves it. You can ride it on the tracks or on the floor. You can use the pedal or scoot with your feet. I love that the buttons on the steering wheel not only make noise, but are connected to the rechargeable battery! Why can't all ride-ons be that way!?! This little engine is so much fun that he doesn't want to stop riding it. We've had it for a while now and there's no sign of tiring. : ) Thanks Overstock! You had the absolute best price on it, and the shipping is the icing on the cake.