To the rescue with LeapFrog

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Nov 292019

Dump trucks, cherry pickers, buses, motorbikes, ambulances, diggers… Ted loves them all! Unlike many other young children Ted thoroughly enjoys car trips and is easily entertained by spotting all kinds of transportation. At home he has his own collection of cool vehicles to play with too, with this funky firetruck being his new favourite:

Emergency, emergency! The bright red Tumbling Blocks Fire Engine (RRP $49.95, ages 1.5-4 years) is always on standby to help a desperate toddler in need of distraction. Siren? Check! Flashing lights? Check! Ladder? Check! Water hose? Check! Get your fire fighting gear on and get ready for a rescue mission that is both exciting and educational at the same time.

Created by the learning experts at LeapFrog this emergency vehicle is packed with educational features, helping playful toddlers develop important skills whilst having fun. Sounds and songs, letters and lights, buttons and blocks, wheels and words, if you’re looking for a quality, versatile Christmas gift that will be enjoyed long after Boxing Day this is it.

There’s a fire at the Bakery, send help! There’s a cat stuck in a tree, to the rescue! Firefighters Scout and Violet are on their way to yet another incident and could do with a helping hand, let’s give the engine a push and get started. Kids can turn on the siren and flashing lights, turn the hose reel and check the water gage to hear the corresponding number.

Knowing your ABCs is a must for any good firefighter. The five coloured blocks represent all 26 letters of the alphabet, 26 different animals as well as 4 types of emergency vehicles. Simply pop the interactive block in the driver’s window to learn more about the letter, the sound and the picture of your choice. Using the music button kids can also hear and sing along to several alphabet themed songs and other catchy tunes.

Ted’s favourite part of the Tumbling Blocks Fire Engine is by far the tumbling ladder mechanism: When you push the ladder down it automatically ‘picks up’ the next animal block and when you lift the ladder up the block tumbles down back into the truck and repeat. It’s like magic! Super easy to do for little hands and virtually fail-proof, this is a brilliant design feature that brings endless joy to curious toddlers.

To find out more about LeapFrog, to browse the range and to locate stockist near you visit

Jun 282015

Roadshow Entertainment

It’s high traffic this Winter when it comes to ABCKids arrivals, there is definitely no need to be bored inside with so many new titles on the way! A relaxing winter break is not an option for Thomas & Friends as they hit the tracks for some fresh new adventures:

Thomas & Friends DVD

In ‘Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks’ the Troublesome Trucks cause the world’s favourite blue engine to go a little faster down the hill than he should. Of course there are always loyal friends to help him out when there is trouble on the tracks, teaching Thomas the true value of friendship. Or how about the time Thomas played a joke on Annie and Clarabel and things got really out of control? Luckily someone pulled the brake and put the high-speed adventure to a stop. Thomas fans are sure to enjoy the 5 fan-track-tic episodes on this 80-minute DVD.

‘Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks’ is available on DVD ($19.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more Roadshow Entertainment, to browse all Thomas & Friends DVDs and to order your favourite titles online visit

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Dec 042014


Christmas Countdown – Day 4

Oh the excitement of waking up on Christmas morning to open a big pile of Christmas presents and play with your gifts all day (and the rest of the school holidays)… For many children it’s what they love most about Christmas so toys, games and books they can dig into straight away are always a hot favourite. World’s most loved blue engine Thomas & Friends are chugging into your living room this Christmas with a brand new range of TrackMaster products:

Thomas Trackmaster Starter Set

Created by the toy experts at Fisher-Price the exciting motorised additions to the much loved Thomas & Friends TrackMaster range are sure to be a hit this gift giving season. Whether you are already a huge fan or only just starting your collection there is a perfect Thomas & Friends TrackMaster gift for every child and every budget.

TrackMaster Starter SetThe Thomas & Friends TrackMaster collection (suitable for ages 3-6, from $14.99) helps little engineers build their fine motor skills by connecting the engines and carriages, clicking the track pieces together and constructing the playsets. It also encourages young children to use their imagination through pretend play and stimulates creativity as kids design their own tracks and combine different sets to create a bigger scene.

TrackMaster Expansion PackThe revamped TrackMaster battery operated engines have been redesigned to travel up to 25% faster than the original TrackMaster engine so get ready for faster speeds, steeper heights and exciting new adventures with Thomas and the crew. Aside from old favourites like Thomas, James, Percy and Victor there is also room on the track for Gator and Timothy, the stars of the Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave movie.

Tale of the Brave DVDIf you missed out on seeing Thomas’ latest travels on the big screen you’ll be pleased to know you can now watch Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave (RRP $19.99) on DVD at home. There is lots happening on the Island of Sodor: a land slide, mysterious foot prints and a monster… let Thomas and his friends show you what it really means to be brave. This new DVD is the perfect Christmas gift for a little Thomas fan and it’s very well priced too!

To find out more about Thomas & Friends and to download free Thomas & Friends activities visit

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Jul 052014

Thomas the Tank

We’ve seen him on TV, read about him in books, played with him on the track and now the world’s favourite blue engine is about to hit the big screen! Thomas the Tank Engine will arrived at Hoyts Junior cinemas across Australia on July 19 with a fun packed animated film called ‘Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave’ The movie.

Thomas & Friends The Movie

Tale of The Brave showcases Thomas & Friends on a dramatic journey as they discover what it truly means to be brave. After a monstrous storm on the Island of Sodor a landslide unearths some very unusual footprints. Thomas and Percy are eager to find out what could have made these marks but obstacles and danger appear around every bend in the track. With the help of new friends, a little digging and a heap of courage they discover the surprising answer and, along the way, uncover the true meaning of bravery.

Tale of the Brave signals a coming of age for Thomas, as he gains a deeper understanding of perseverance, discovery and friendship in action – all valuable lessons for young and curious minds. The 60-minute movie is the first under direction of HIT Entertainment’s BAFTA award winning Vice President of Global Content, Michael Carrington, and introduces a host of new characters.

To find out more about ‘Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave’ The Movie, to view session times and to order your tickets online visit

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