Monday, November 21st, 2011

Honking Horns! Chuggington™ on track for best sellers list this Christmas
Every traintastic Chuggington fan will be hoping to find something from the colourful world of Chuggington in their Christmas stocking this year. The range includes toys, story & activity books, games, puzzles, apparel, bedding and DVD’s, featuring all their favourite characters.

The popular TV series behind the range is a contemporary, action based, energetic and vibrant CGI series for children aged 2 – 5 years. It follows the humorous adventures of three young trainees – Wilson, Brewster and Koko – as they learn to ride the rails. Each traintastic episode engages boys and girls alike, teaching simple yet important social readiness lessons – from learning confidence, patience, independence and responsibility, to understanding the value of teamwork and friendship.

Chuggington is one of Australia’s leading children’s television programs for preschoolers, so these gifts are ‘absotootly’ destined to be on this year’s best sellers list.

Wilson, Brewster, Koko and all the other Chuggington characters would like to introduce you to their top picks for a ‘Chugga Chugga Choo Choo’ Christmas:

Media release

TOMY: Wooden Chuggington Vehicles (RRP: $15.95 each)
All your favourite Chuggers are featured in this collection of gorgeous, collectable Chuggington wooden vehicles. Colourful and cheerful,
these little wooden trains will make the perfect stocking filler for any fan.
TOMY: Wooden Lights and Sounds Calley Rescue Set (RRP: $199.95)
A complete 39-piece set featuring a 2-in-1 Rescue Shed with lights & sounds. Stack for a two-level rescue shed or unstack for a track elevator and stand-alone tunnel. This play set includes Calley, Wilson, two rescue cars, two track hazard areas, multi-level play and more! Everything is here for your little trainee to create their own Chuggington adventures.

The track is compatible with other wooden train systems.

Recommended for 3 years and up.

TOMY: Wooden Chuggington Double Decker Roundhouse (RRP: $139.00)
As the most recognisable Chuggington location, this roundhouse is perfect for your trainee to store their favourite characters. With a unique 2-in-1 design for more ways to play. Stack for a 2-level roundhouse or unstack for two separate roundhouses. Includes elevating turntable, tower tunnel and bonus roundhouse switch track adaptor. Recommended age 3 years and up.

TOMY: Chuggington Die Cast Training Yard Set with Loop (RRP: $59.95 each)
The Training Yard with Loop play set is a truly action-packed experience! Engines plummet down the spiral track, shoot through the motorised launcher, and race around an exciting 360° overhead loop. The motorised engine launcher propels up to two engines through the loop. Includes a
die-cast Wilson engine and a Vee figure.

TOMY: Chuggington Die Cast Vehicles RRP: ($14.95 each)
Join your favourite Chuggers in the amazing world of Chuggington! These TOMY toys will keep your little one entertained for hours. Collect all of your favourite characters.
Chuggington Advent Calendar (RRP: $3.00)

This Christmas your little Chugger will have traintastic fun counting down the days until Santa comes with this Chuggington chocolate advent calendar.

Chuggington Colour Wonder Markers and Paper (RRP: $14.99)

Perfect for creating mess free Chuggington artworks. This product won’t colour skin, walls or clothing. The ink in Colour Wonder Markers is clear on most surfaces, yet each marker ‘magically’ shows up a different colour on Colour Wonder paper.
Chuggington Honking Horns DVD (RRP: $19.95)
Join Koko, Wilson and Brewster as they learn new skills and life lessons on their quest for many different badges. In order to earn his ‘Horn Honking’ badge, Wilson has to prove that he knows when to use his horn, and when not to use it. See information about Chuggington Badge Quest in ‘Notes to editors’ section.

Chuggington Magnetic Board (RRP: $12.99)

Make learning fun as you create your own Chuggington scene. This Magnet Play Kit, including over 60 magnet pieces and an activity poster, will entertain your little trainee for hours.
Chuggington Hat (RRP: $15.00)
This Chuggington hat is cute and colourful and will ensure your little one is protected from harsh UV rays.
Chuggington Sunglasses (RRP: 19.95)
These sunglasses by The Eyewear Company, who are supported by the
Cancer Council, have UV protection to guard your little Chugger’s eyes.
For further information, high res photography
and samples, please contact:
Rachel Robertson (0419) 881 791
[email protected]
Notes to editors:
About Chuggington™
Chuggington is a CGI-animated series as well as a fully immersive interactive website.
The series follows the adventures of Wilson, Brewster and Koko, trainee engines, each with
their own unique personality and learning style. The series is set in a world much like our own with cities, villages and diverse cultures and geography. Entertainment and enjoyment is at the heart of Chuggington, but embedded within each story are important educational and developmental messages centered on learning and social-emotional development.
Chuggington is directed by Sarah Ball, who won a BAFTA award for her work as a director
and writer of Bob the Builder™. The property was conceived to seamlessly integrate television, books and interactive.
Chuggington has been sold to over 140 territories and is a worldwide hit. In Australia, the series is broadcast on the ABC. Series One airs daily at 7.25am and 1pm through October and November and Series Two will be broadcast through November and December at 7.25am.
Badge Quest is a series of self-contained ‘mini’ episodes, which offer an extension to the main Chuggington series. Each mini episode focuses on a specific life skill or educational concept with emphasis on social, emotional and personal development. However, entertainment is foremost and each quest is designed to be delivered in a fun, light-hearted manner maintaining the focus of the series.
Chuggington is the creation of Ludorum Plc., a leading specialist in the creation of
global pre-school children’s intellectual property.
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