All aboard! Next stop: Equestria.
The My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Explore Equestria Friendship Express Train set, from Hasbro, is adorable to look at and admire, comes with tons of cute accessories and details, and—because I had way too much fun playing with it— is the reason why it took me so long to write this review. Work hard, play harder?
The My Little Pony train includes easily attachable sections with an engine car, a train car, and a caboose. Each section of the train has wheels that rotate so that the fun keeps on rolling (pun definitely intended). The train cars also have adorable heart-shaped windows and designs, tons of storage room to fit the accessories that come with the set, and most importantly, the train’s conductor, Princess Twilight Sparkle.
Kids can accessorize the 3-inch My Little Pony Figure with the tiny pieces made just for her. For instance the set comes with beverages that snap onto her legs for easy access and a sleeping mask for when she needs a rest from her journey. Once the beautiful purple pony grabs a copy of the map and has her trendy pink and white conductor hat on, kids can place her at the front of the train and let her lead the way to Equestria.
Like any typical girl, the princess did not pack lightly and comes ready to travel in style. With additional accessories such as pink and green bows that snap into the pony’s hair, a hand bag and a suitcase that open, sunglasses, a camera (because, #Selfie), and even more travel essentials, Princess Twilight Sparkle is lucky that the caboose is so roomy.
When the travelers need a day off from travel, the roof of the purple car lifts up, the brown door swings open, and the side door flaps down to transform into a train dining area. Now Princess Twilight Sparkle can let her passengers refuel and let loose. Kids can help the princess check the riders’ paper tickets, make sure they are fed, and even restock the caboose with any additional luggage they may have come across on the way.
All cute play accessories aside, the fun and bright colors of the set also make it all the more enchanted during playtime. Each section of the train is a different color: pink, purple, and a vibrant teal. The colors of the train—along with the blue, green, and orange accessories—compliment the purple pony and her windswept hair.
Any fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will obsess over the many details of this train set. The train, along with all its accessories, will be bring imagination into playtime and transport children to Equestria for hours of fun.