New Bright Holiday Express Animated Electric Train Set
(15 Epinions reviews)
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Highest Rated Consumer Review by the Community
Dec 1, 2002 by slightlynuts
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Fun for young kids. Looks great as festive Christmas Decoration.
Cons: No track options or switches. Old track incompatible with new.
Summary: It's cute. A twirling Santa, busy elves, and neat picturescapes. It sets up easily, is painless to operate, and adds a ton of Christmas Charm beneath the tree. It's the kind of addition to the family's decorations that will put smiles on most faces, ... read more
Dec 25, 2008 by jim_kicker
Not yet rated.
Pros: Exceptional lights & features.
Cons: Very cheesy quality (lack of) in the plastic cars & track.
Summary: Very cute train cars and neat lights and features, but not good quality at all as the cars always fall off the tracks, and now the locomotive portion threw a rod and broke (cheap plastic). Prices vary widely, ranging from the $200 I paid down to $79 at ... read more
Oct 15, 2007 by seize_the_day
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Wonderful animation, great detail, great sounds, very colorful.
Summary: I have had my train for 5 years -- and LOVE it -- so do my friends and family. The animation, the colors, the sounds -- all make for a fun experience. I have purchased all extra cars -- except for the passenger car. I get a kick out of laying on the ... read more
Jan 6, 2007 by vikkiw2005
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Full time Fun and fantasy all round.
Cons: Treated well with care taken, there are none.
Summary: My train was also purchased with the old track. I bought some extra carriages and have had no problems what so ever. I agree with others that derailment does not happen. Be sure to push your rails together firmly making sure each connection CLICKS ... read more
Oct 27, 2002 by ronie777
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros: Easy to set up and use. Sturdy construction
Cons: I cannot think of any.
Summary: We purchased this set several years ago to put under our Christmas tree. Every year the families come to our house to help set up the train under the tree, this has become a tradition in our house. We have 4 grandchildren between ages of 7 and 12 months. ... read more
Express Customer Reviews
Feb 1, 2012 by holly2012
Not rated yet
Pros: Beautiful around the tree, very Christmasy and magical. All of the cars light up.
Cons: Derails a lot. I don't think train is heavy enough.
Summary: This is one of the cutest Christmasy Trains ever. However, mine constantly derails, barely makes it around the track once. I clean the tracks and wheels. tracks are snapped together correctly etc. Adding an extra car seems to have helped ... read more
Nov 27, 2010 by wfreccia
Pros: My grandchildren love the trains and with supervision they can operate the transformer
Cons: Electronic strips providing lights for cars come loose when trains starts to move.
Summary: THis is a simple inexpensive way to get started with a set of trains and grow from here. Children love the large size, colorful ... read more
Oct 23, 2006 by bshockley123
Pros: Very long life, very attractive, kids and adults love it.
Cons: Poor service from manufacturer, so buy from hobby shop. Hobbymasters now has it.
Summary: We bought our set in 1996 from a now-defunct mail order company. Everyone loves this set - there is so much going on, and the sounds are good, too. We've added all the cars over the years, and fortunately, bought extra track before they made the change. ... read more
Sep 15, 2006 by magrebecca
Pros: great train for christmas decor
Summary: my husband loves this train. Go's under the tree every Christmas, we have had ours for 5 yrs now and have had no problems. recently found extra car to add on at ... read more
Sep 16, 2005 by hailfixer
Pros: Very good value for the money.
Cons: After fixing connector there are none for me.
Summary: This is just a great train set. We have added all the extra trains available. For those having problems with the lights not working there is a solution. We had the same problem. After making certain the connection was good and all the lights worked I put ... read more
Jan 13, 2005 by cluealbny
Pros: fantastic fun look when lit up
Cons: will not stay lit for even one trip around the track
Summary: I purchased the train,loved the look. We have no children so no one has been rough with the set, I spoke to customer service today 1/13/05 and was told that the connections between the trains that came loose every time I ran the train was a common ... read more
Dec 21, 2004 by uptowngirl48
Pros: Fun for any age and it's a well built train set.
Cons: Haven't found any.
Summary: I'm still a kid at heart and when young all my brothers got to run the trains. Now I have my Christmas train to play with and it's wonderful. The person that complains about the connections is not connecting them right as mine runs just fine with all ... read more
Dec 5, 2004 by sshamby
Pros: Pretty train with great animation, lights, and sounds
Cons: Unable to use as a train; when the train moves the lights disconnect
Summary: The train is very nice; the decorations, lights, and animation are great. However, the wires that connect the cars together disconnect when you operate the train. Also, the train derails unless it travels very slowly. I would not recommend purchasing ... read more
Sep 5, 2004 by chandler25
Pros: Hours of fun. Easy set up, easy controls, very colorful and animated.
Cons: Be careful of the small pieces with young ones.
Summary: I purchased this set for my first son. He has been delighted by it for three years now, and santa brought him extra cars and station each year. His younger brother got a set last year. We only put it under the tree at Christmas time and we supervise them ... read more
Dec 22, 2003 by shellyfrose
Pros: The fact that you don't need batteries in another big plus!
Cons: You might need extra track to avoid hitting branches.
Summary: This is the BEST train to have around the tree. The train is so big and colorful with all the flashing lights and sounds. Just right for the holiday season. ... read more
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