Thomas & Friends are as popular as ever with children. Now, your child can watch Thomas jump through the air with the Fisher-Price Thomas the Train TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump. What exactly is this toy? Does it work? Find out with the following review.
Features and Details of the Sky-High Bridge Jump
The Fisher-Price Thomas the Train TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump is a fully functioning train set with a few special additions. Check out the features and details:
- Complete Thomas & Friends train set
- Includes motorized Thomas train
- Includes Harold the helicopter, cargo hopper, and cargo piece
- Thomas travels nearly two feet during his jump
- Recommended for children 36-months to 6-years of age
- Only requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)
The long track takes Thomas on a trip through various twists and turns. After going under the bridge, Thomas travels up the spiral track. Once he reaches the end of the track, Harold is there to lift him to the top of the ramp. Thomas then shoots down the ramp and flies through the air before landing safely back on the track.
You get over 8 feet of track, making this the biggest Thomas & Friends train set ever manufactured. You will not find a longer track. It is also incredibly tall, reaching over 3 feet in height.
Advantages of the TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump
So, you know what this toy is supposed to do, but does it work? Yes, it really does work. Every time that Thomas flies through the air, he lands safely back on the track. Your child will love watching this amazing aerial stunt.
There is a large plastic tunnel with a funnel shape to help catch Thomas. This ensures that he always makes it onto the track after his launch. In addition to actually working, you and your child can enjoy the following advantages:
- Decent price for a complete train set
- Harold the helicopter is removable
- Only requires 2 AAA batteries
- Can be combined with the Shipwreck Rails Set
The TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump includes over 80 pieces and is a fully functional train set. Despite all of the great features of this toy, it is still reasonably priced. Depending on whether or not it is on sale, you should be able to get it for less than a hundred dollars.
Harold the helicopter, who carries Thomas to the top of the track, is removable. This allows your child to play with Harold separately. Though, Harold will need to go back to his position at the top of the track in order to help Thomas reach the top.
The TrackMaster Sky-High Bridge Jump only requires 2 AAA batteries. These are not included, but it is surprising that such a massive toy can operate on just two small batteries.
If you own the Fisher-Price Thomas the Train TrackMaster Shipwreck Rails Set, you can actually combine the two sets. The Shipwreck Rails Set is nearly as large as this set, so you will need twice the space. Keep in mind, these sets are not purposely designed to connect, but you can position the tracks so that you have one super long track.
Disadvantages of the TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump
As you can tell, there are plenty of great features and advantages for this toy. But, there are one or two drawbacks, depending on a few factors. These disadvantages depend on how much space you have in your house and whether or not you enjoy assembling toys.
The first drawback is also a benefit – it is a very large toy. If you have a small apartment or have limited space, then it will be hard to set up the Fisher-Price Thomas Train TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump.
As mentioned, you get over 8 feet of track. Once the toy is fully assembled, you need about 8 ½ x 3 feet of floor space. It is also about 3 feet tall. So, before purchasing, make sure that you have enough room to set up this massive toy.
Another minor issue is the amount of time needed to assemble the toy. It should take you at least 30 minutes to fully assemble the TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump.
As expected, you will need to assemble this toy before use. Luckily, the instructions are very easy to follow. Each piece is carefully labeled and matches the assembly chart.
Final Thoughts on the TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump
At the end of the day, the Fisher-Price TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump is a great toy. The complete train set includes everything that you need. This includes over 8 feet of track and a motorized Thomas the Train. You also get Harold the helicopter, who can be removed and played with separately.
If your child is a fan of Thomas the Train, he or she will absolutely love the Fisher-Price Thomas the Train TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump. They will watch Thomas go around the track, climb the spiral track, get lifted by Harold, and then go shooting down the track and across the ramp.
Thomas flies about 2 feet before landing in a funnel-shaped tunnel that safely places him back on the track. Around and around he goes and he never stops.
The only disadvantages are the size of the toy and the required assembly. As discussed, you should expect to spend at least a half an hour assembling the track and connecting all 80 pieces. Once assembled, the track takes up about 8 ½ x 3 feet of floor space and is about 3 feet in height. So, you need plenty of space and a considerable amount of time to assemble the toy.
Overall, the Fisher-Price Thomas the Train TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump is sure to delight. If you get this for a birthday or holiday gift, your child will likely put away all other toys in favor the train set. Order your TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump today.