Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Two Great Gift Ideas for Chuggington Fans -- The Chuggington StackTrack Playset + the New “Chuggineers Ready To Build” DVD -- Enter to #Win the DVD Now! (Giveaway)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy and toy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Brand-New Chuggington Characters Make their DVD Debut in
Dynamic Release from Anchor Bay Entertainment

Release Includes Great Bonuses for Chuggington Fans: Double-Sided Four-Color Poster,
Music Video and More

Back on September 21st, the "Chuggington: Ready to Build" special aired on Disney Junior.  Here is a promo video highlighting the special episode, which is included on this new DVD release...

If you missed this episode, which introduced new Chuggers, don't worry as you can pick up this new DVD release available now from Anchor Bay Entertainment, and watch it over and over again, along with four other adventure filled episodes plus a music video, coloring pages and even a FREE poster for your kids to hang on their bedroom wall. The exclusive special two-sided Chuggington Collector Poster (found inside the DVD case) features all of the characters – from the Trainees to the Chuggers – as well as a colorful Chuggington scene. :-)

We had made sure to record this special when it aired on Disney Junior, not because we wouldn't be able to watch it when it first aired, but that I knew the girls would want to watch it over and over again -- which they did, starting right after we watched the first air. :-)  Both of my girls are huge Chuggington fans, with Koko being their favorite of the chuggers.  

I am also a fan of this show as I love the positive messages and themes it shares with little ones.  Both of my girls have trouble with patience and learning to stop and wait for their turn.  So, as we watched the “Brewster Makes Tracks”, I couldn't help but think about the conversation we could have after the show, relating Brewster's wanting to do something else while having to put his wants aside to help others. The girls also learned about the need to listen and follow instructions through these episodes, too.  I love when I can relate behaviors of the girls with characters in shows they watch, and let them see how they are acting and behaving and how when I ask them to act a certain way, I am not trying to be mean, but just teaching them manners and the proper way to behave.

When the girls are not watching Chuggington on television or on one of their many DVDs, they are having fun dressing up in their Chuggington costumes or playing with the Chuggers and playsets.  This new DVD is yet another one that will be watched time and again, for quite some time.


"In this special collection of hard-working adventures – including the “We are the Chuggineers” music video! – Brewster joins Chuggineers Zack, Fletch and Tyne to build tracks, bridges and tunnels, make repairs, haul heavy loads and more! 

Featuring new wagons and machines, including the massive yellow Mega Chug Crane, and new friends Payce, the tunnel runner from Tootington, and Cormac, the cheeky forklift engine, “Chuggineers Ready To Build” (SRP: $14.98) will help Wilson, Brewster, Koko and little trainees at home discover important lessons about safety, responsibility and teamwork.

·         “Chuggineers: Ready to Build Special”
·         “Brewster Makes Tracks”
·         “Back Up Brewster”
·         “Outward Bound Olwin”
·         “Fault Finder Emery”

DVD Bonus Features:
·         New Music Video: “We are the Chuggineers!”
  • Badge Quest Episode: “Night Chuggers”
  • Character Montages: Zack and Jackman
  • Coloring and Activity Pages

Check out the  Chuggington StackTrack Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Playset from TOMY

In addition to being sent the “Chuggineers Ready To Build” DVD to watch with my girls and review, I was also sent the Chuggington StackTrack Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Playset from TOMY.  Let's just say that when I showed the girls the playset they thought I was the coolest mom. :-) 

Then, Daddy was quick to step in and show his train track building skills and quickly put the Chuggington StackTrack Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Playset together for the whole family to play with and enjoy.  

"All new to train play, this Chuggington set by TOMY features a working escalator that takes your engines back to the top so you can send them speeding back down again and again. Or take Brewster for a ride on the elevator so he can get to the top to operate the giant crane and repair the broken track. There are so many ways to play. Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Set is based on the Chuggington tentpole episode airing this fall, so it’s sure to keep the excitement going as kids play out their favorite scenes from the show. 

This set comes with an elevator, an escalator, a working mega crane, a trick bridge, a tunnel, and two Die-Cast engines. It even features 4 levels of elevation and multiple layouts for extended play. Take train play to new heights with the Chuggington StackTrack system! SRP $49.99. Ages 3 years+. Available in-store and online at Toys R Us and Target."

My girls are not strangers to the Chuggington toys from TOMY and have a few other StackTrack playsets that they have set up in their rooms, and play with on a continual basis.  usually after they watch Chuggington on television, they will race upstairs to act out the show and play with their favorite chuggineers.

If given the option to buy wooden or plastic track building sets, I would choose plastics one, thanks in part to our wonderful experience with the Chuggington sets we own.  They are so easy to put together and stay in place. And, the girls can even take the track sets apart and get creative, building new tracks and connecting them with other Chuggington playsets.  

You would think that with all the Chuggington playsets that we own, that the girls would be like, "oh hum" just another playset.  Well, this new Chuggington StackTrack Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Playset caught their attention and has kept them going back day in and day out to play with it.  Both girls love the fun escalator that they can load their die-cast engines and turn the crank to bring them up to the top level, only to have them raise to the bottom and fall through the draw bridge.  

There is also a fun elevator that you can load your engines into and bring up or down, to race along the tracks.  With so many fun ways to put the track pieces together, kids will not grow tired of the Chuggington StackTrack Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Playset or other Chuggington playsets for that matter.  And, like I said, the different Chuggington playsets can connect to one another, and you can add to one set and build upwards.  Come on, don't you know that the taller the train track, the better!  I love hearing my girls ask their daddy to build it higher and higher when they are playing with their Chuggington playsets.  And, now, they have another fun set to add to their growing Chuggington village.

Do you have a Chuggington fan in your house?  Like many animated shows on shows, I am not surprised at how many kids, both boys and girls, fall in love with these shows.  As a parent, I also love to sit down and watch the shows with the girls, and then talk to them about what they learned.  Chuggington is a perfect animated series for preschoolers and even toddlers, that will teach them about team work, friendship and not giving up.  And, these lessons stumble over into play, as I see my girls helping one another out when they are building with the Chuggington playsets, or trying to figure out how did features on these playsets work.  

If your children haven't already added the Chuggington StackTrack Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Playset or Chuggineers Ready To Build” DVD to their wish lists, why not make a point to pick these up when you start your holiday shopping, to surprise them?  This and other Chuggington playsets will provide hours of fun, and will be one of those toys that the kids will not grow tired off.  I know as my girls haven't stopped playing with the Chuggington StackTrack Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Playset since receiving a few weeks ago.


Thanks to the kind folks at Anchor Bay Entertainment, one lucky reader will win the recent Chuggington “Chuggineers Ready to Build" DVD to enjoy.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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About “Chuggington
Chuggington is a contemporary, action-based, energetic and vibrant CGI series for children ages 2-5. The series follows the adventures of three young trainees – Wilson and his friends Brewster and Koko – as they ride the rails and take on exciting challenges that test their courage, speed and determination. Along the way, and with help and support from a strong community of engines and people, they learn positive values and new skills that empower them to become the best trainees they can be. Further information is available at

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company.  Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company.  Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.  Anchor Bay Entertainment ( is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,

 Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy and toy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


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