Monday, February 10, 2014

Product Review: Safari Mini Train Toys

For the little collector who loves their locomotive, or even adults, the Safari Mini Train Toys might just be the one for you! They are available at Safari Ltd website. Let your imagination run wild and have hours and hours of fun with toys that are available at their store. 

My little man Harley received a complimentary Safari Mini Train set from Safari Ltd. I must say that the toys became a little bit of a dilemma for both kids because one didn't want to share the toys after all, but in the end everything went well and the two got along. Let's find out what these toys are all about! 


About Safari
Celebrating 30 Years | 1982 - 2012
It seems like only yesterday when my parents, after returning from a trip to Germany, showed me a children's card game that would be the beginning of Safari Ltd®. Its theme was endangered species. The year was 1979.

A few years later in 1986, we signed the most important license agreement in the company's history with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. This license allowed us to produce authentic, scale-model dinosaur figures with the collaboration of their paleontologists.

25 years later, children, adult collectors and educators worldwide enjoy purchasing these unique replicas.

As a fascinating side-note, I discovered that some of the original painters in the factory are still painting some of the same Carnegie dinosaurs 25 years later.

This collection has longevity thanks to you!

What's In The Mail? 

TOOBS Train 


Item # 684104 List 
Price: $11.99
Train lovers will spend hours with our colorful Train TOOB®. Safari Ltd® TOOBS® are collections of individually hand painted miniature replicas featuring vibrant colors, fine, professional sculpting, and accurate detail. They are available in dozens of themes, and each set comes in a reusable acetate tube that snaps open and closed for easy storage. The tube also has a spinning globe on its cap. TOOBS® are perfect for educational projects, traveling, collecting, and imaginative play. The Train TOOB® contains ten toys, including a diesel engine, two box cars, two hopper cars, a tanker car and a flatbed car, and, of course, a red caboose. There are also two train stations, so busy engineers can make their stops. 

Storage Tube Measures: 1.5” W x 13” H x 1.5” D (4 x 33 x 4 cm) 
Replicas Measure 1.5” to 3” (4 to 7.5 cm) 
Recommended Ages: 3+
All of our products are lead free and thoroughly safety tested

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What Do We Think About The Toys?
These toys are truly small and like what it says, it is not suitable for 3 years and under. My little girl is only two years old, but she is closely monitored when playing with these toys. My boy got frustrated with the Mini Train Set though because he thought he could connect them together and the wheels would turn, but it is nothing like that. He couldn't connect them together and later on he was getting frustrated. Now, they are on display on the shelves, which is fine with me. They are collectibles and more like good for display. 

- They don't smell funky at all like any other toys and it is not made of plastic so it has longevity. 

- They are very cute, colorful and fun to look at, and it is a replica of the real train and train stations. 

- Although these toys didn't quite click with my kids (especially with my boy who loves his train), but I still think that other kids out there would love these. As my mother-in-law used to say, "I think I may have made a poor selection". A poor selection of toys and I think had it been the dinosaur or the ocean realm, I think my kids would have enjoyed it. 

At Safari, they have a wide collection of amazing toys that will certainly give your kids hours and hours of entertainment. Just like the Dinosaur collection they have that looks realistic, where the painters did a great job at paying attention to every detail. They also have a collection of Fantasy Figures, Ocean RealmsHuman Figures, Horses, Farms and Dogs, Glow In The Dark, etc. And some of these toys also come in Jumbo and Miniature sizes. Don't forget to check out the website at to learn more. Thank you, Safari! 

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  1. Oh ain't those great for their imagination and creativity? I love toys like these that ignites their creative minds.

  2. Oh no! I would have wanted this for my toddler. He loves trains a lot and would definitely feel the same way as your Harley. And even if it's for display only, he will still take them out and will for sure play with it. Thanks for sharing this though mommy!

  3. those are quite adorable toys, i'm sure your kids loves them and they seems to have a wonderful time playing their train toys.

  4. How fun! Trains are a fascination for little ones, and this looks like a great set!

  5. They should have had Harley as a tester for the train before it was marketed. The mat looks like it would excite a child's imagination and offer lots of opportunity to learn. Just a couple of tweaks would have turned the train into a favorite toy.

  6. There is something precious and timeless about trains. They are beloved by people of all ages and sexes.


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