Friday, 30 August 2013

Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway Review

My children were recently sent a copy of Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway. Both children like Thomas, but they haven't ever watched a feature length DVD before. I wasn't sure they would sit still for that long, but it turns out that they both loved it! The DVD arrived just in time for a long journey down to Wales. We set off at bedtime and I put the DVD on. The boy and the girl watched enthralled for part of the journey. When it ended, they got fidgety, eventually falling asleep at gone 9pm which never happens! I guess they were both excited. We have watched Kind of the Railway a few times since and each time they have both really enjoyed watching it and have asked to watch it again.

What they say
Join Thomas & Friends as they embark on a legendary movie adventure! The steam team's quest begins when a special guest arrives on Sodor with a big surprise and important jobs for Thomas, Percy and James. The engines meet new friends and discover suits of armour, coats of arms and legends of long-ago heroes. Then their bravery is put to test when their new friend Stephen goes missing. Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about the Island of Sodor's biggest mystery? It's a crusade of knightly proportions for Thomas & Friends in this epic movie.

Good points
Great story.
Kept both children entertained.
Nice to see new characters.

Bad points
Slightly expensive for an hour's film.

Would I buy it?
With a recommended retail price of £12.99, it is quite pricey. It is a great DVD and both children have really enjoyed it. In all honesty, I would probably wait for the price to come down and then buy it, or search around for a cheaper price.


Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway is released on the 2nd of September and the RRP is £12.99. The film lasts for 60 minutes (approx).

For more information about Thomas & Friends, you can check out their website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

Disclosure: We received a press copy of the DVD for the purpose of this review. This in no way had any impact on my review, which is honest and fair.

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