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Melody Express Musical Train

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Melody Express Musical Train -  Learning Resources - Toys"R"Us
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Product Description


  • Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award 2008

  • CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

    All aboard with the Melody Express Musical Train! Engage children in constructive play as they connect rails and arrange tiles to create songs that play as the engine rolls. Supports explorations of rhythm, musical patterns and the octave scale.

    Features

    • Compose your own songs
    • Follow directions to play 7 songs
    • No reading required

    Additional Info

    120986

    F0832C15

    765023068863

    LER6886

    batteries are required (not included)

    3 pounds

    14.2 x 11.0 x 4.2

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    Average Customer Rating:

    by PowerReviews
    Learning ResourcesMelody Express Musical Train
     
    3.1

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    55%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Interactive (7)
    • Fun (5)
    • Educational (4)
    • Entertaining (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Children (4)
    • Indoor (4)
    • Young children (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent of two or more children (5), Education oriented (3), Grandparent (3), Stay at home parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (6)

    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    great save a big flaw

    My mother-in-law bought this train for my 2 and 3 1/2 year old boys who LOVE trains. They need help putting the track together but my 3 year old can put the music...Read complete review

    My mother-in-law bought this train for my 2 and 3 1/2 year old boys who LOVE trains. They need help putting the track together but my 3 year old can put the music tiles in random order with minor help. I think this is a great train. It is durable, sturdy, easy to put together, and the tracks stay together. I also love the idea of combining trains and music, since most toddlers and preschoolers love both of these things. However, I wish that the track was a bit bigger because they get bored pretty quickly. Also, I wish there were more music tiles so that you could make longer songs. The tiles enable you to make the first stanza of a song, but just when the kids get into singing along the song has to stop because there are not enough tiles of each color. They should really either include more tiles in the set (like double) or have an option to buy more separately. Other than that this train is genius!

    VS

    Most Helpful Critical Review

     

    Could be fun -- if it worked

    We bought this for my 3-year-old last Christmas. From the beginning, it didn't work well. It has 2 speed settings, but only goes one slow speed, that is, when it isn't...Read complete review

    We bought this for my 3-year-old last Christmas. From the beginning, it didn't work well. It has 2 speed settings, but only goes one slow speed, that is, when it isn't stuck on or off. Even when arranged by an adult, some of the tiles (on the curves) fail to activate the train's note. I'd say this would be better for age 4+, but that only applies for the first week while it still works. Now it's just a colorful track as the train has stopped working altogether after only sporadic use. If the train itself were higher quality, this would be a nice toy. Don't waste any money on this low-quality product.

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    A

    By G8rama

    from Lake Placid, Florida

    About Me Educator, Grandparent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Educational
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Thought Provoking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Children
      • Family

      Comments about Learning Resources Melody Express Musical Train:

      Forty-five years ago, I had a similar musical train that came from Japan. I have searched for another since then! This toy is so versatile and the musical child gets such a kick out of rearranging the railroad ties (notes) to make different simple tunes or patterns. The track is easy to put together and is sturdy. I believe the train will withstand a lot of use. My 4-year-old granddaughter loved it, and her older siblings had it playing music from Lord of the Rings within minutes! My only complaint is that it would be much better with a more generous supply of different notes. Extra sets of notes are available for purchase, but it would be much better if they were included with the train. This toy is a great way to encourage both right and left brain activity! I have already ordered two of them as gifts for grandchildren.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      3.0

      Musical Train

      By tweet

      from Texas

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Interactive

      Cons

      • Hard to put together

      Best Uses

      • Children

      Comments about Learning Resources Melody Express Musical Train:

      The train had two settings, but only one actually works. The train moves quite slowly. Putting the tiles on the track to make the songs was very difficult for my grandson...and me! It takes some coordination to fit them in. But my grandson did enjoy the whole set once we got it assembled.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Cute Train!

      By Mom to one

      from Alabama

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Play
      • Educational
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive

      Cons

      • More Musical Note Pieces

      Best Uses

        Comments about Learning Resources Melody Express Musical Train:

        The train is really cute and I love the concept. The only con is it should come with more musical note pieces to make complete songs. My daughter is too young to understand music notes but enjoys hearing the tune & helps us teach her colors in a fun manner.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Awesome toy for preschoolers

        By BabyHawk

        from North Carolina

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Children

          Comments about Learning Resources Melody Express Musical Train:

          We got this for our 1.5 year old and 4 (almost 5) year old for Christmas. They need help putting the tiles on, but were very entranced with the train as it went around the track playing "songs" for them. I was slightly disappointed with the quality of the sound, how small the track was, and that some of the songs weren't recognizable when played. If you ask my kids, though, they're in love. I do appreciate the fact that the tiles have notes on them so that growing minds can learn more about music as they play with the toys, I just wish they were a little bit more visible.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Really good quality and price

          By School with mommy

          from Qc, Canada

          About Me Homeschooling

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun
          • Interactive

          Cons

          • Small Parts

          Best Uses

          • Children
          • Family

          Comments about Learning Resources Melody Express Musical Train:

          My kids love this train but they got frustrated because even my 7 year old had trouble getting the melody keys on the track without making others come off but overall it is really nice

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Update!

          By Paul S

          from Costa Mesa, CA

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Young Children

          Comments about Learning Resources Melody Express Musical Train:

          This is an update to an earlier review. We had contacted Learning Resources as the train had stopped working approximately one year after purchase. We had not heard back from them for several weeks and had resigned ourselves to shelving the toy. Yesterday, 3/29/2012, we discovered a packaged in the mail from Learning Resources - they had shipped us a new train engine unit! I commend Learning Resources for their exceptional customer service and their graciousness in sending us a new unit. At the time we called Learning Resources Customer Service line, we fully understood that the toy was over a year old and well outside the warranty period so we didn't expect a replacement.

          Thank you to Learning Resources! My son was so happy!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          1.0

          Could be fun -- if it worked

          By MaterDominici

          from Texas

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

          Pros

          • Promotes Learning

          Cons

          • Battery Consumption
          • Poor quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Learning Resources Melody Express Musical Train:

            We bought this for my 3-year-old last Christmas. From the beginning, it didn't work well. It has 2 speed settings, but only goes one slow speed, that is, when it isn't stuck on or off. Even when arranged by an adult, some of the tiles (on the curves) fail to activate the train's note. I'd say this would be better for age 4+, but that only applies for the first week while it still works. Now it's just a colorful track as the train has stopped working altogether after only sporadic use. If the train itself were higher quality, this would be a nice toy. Don't waste any money on this low-quality product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            train died after a few uses.

            By kathye

            from boston , ma

            About Me First Time Parent

            Pros

            • Engaging
            • Fun
            • Interactive

            Cons

            • Battery Consumption

            Best Uses

            • Indoor

            Comments about Learning Resources Melody Express Musical Train:

            cute toy. kept his attention but the train died after a few uses. we changed batteries twice but it didn't work. we were looking to buy another train set to make this one bigger and have a useful train but saw the reviews and decided against it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Don't buy it!

            By Mom of 3

            from Sebastopol, Ca

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about Learning Resources Melody Express Musical Train:

                The train is cute and this would be the perfect musical train toy if only it would hit the notes. After several attempts on different surfaces, the train would skip most the notes, making for a very frustrating set up and ultimate disappointment from children.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                doesn't work right!!!

                By disappointed grampa

                from cleveland, ohio

                About Me Grandparent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Learning Resources Melody Express Musical Train:

                    buttons on bottom stick, causing it to not play songs that are recognizable

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