September 26, 2007

Knight & Sir John...Where Art Thou...Show Thy Faces

It can be a little hard to find a place online to buy the GeoTrax remote train Knight & Sir John as well as Smokey and Jose I have noticed.

Toys "R" Us doesn't have them, Wal-Mart doesn't have them...and at first blush...Amazon doesn't seem to have them... But wait, with a little digging I has able to find them for you at the following locations:

* GeoTrax Knight & Sir John Remote Train
* GeoTrax Smokey & Jose Remote Train

And Knight & Sir John are even a few bucks off the regular price right now. Add another item to your order to bring your total to $25 and you will qualify for FREE super saver shipping. Don't wait too long...these will likely sell out before Christmas is here.

Fisher-Price GeoTrax Toys -- Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Sales

Just a quick post to make you aware that now through this Saturday (9/29) it looks like Toys "R" Us and Fred Meyer stores are both having a Buy 2 Get 1 FREE sale. This might be the last sale like this before Christmas. Basically that is like a 33.33% off sale with the catch that need to buy three things.

And wow, it looks like Toys "R" Us is also providing FREE shipping for the last three days of the sale.

This is a great deal. I have been eying the new exclusives at TRU...should I splurge and buy the Blue High Chimes Clock Tower, The Red Rainbow Suspension Bridge and the New GeoTrax Fire Station with Fireman Figure? I am feeling tempted...

September 21, 2007

Costco has the GeoTrax Grand Central Station Mega Set with Nice Bonuses

I just got back from Costco and I found they are carrying a special GeoTrax Grand Central Station Mega set for only $43.99. The mega set comes with some nice bonuses. The following items are included in the set:

* The entire GeoTrax Grand Central Station set (MSRP = $49.99)
* Opie and Woohoo Push Train GeoTrax Set (MSRP = $4.99)
* NEW Team GeoTrax--All Aboard! DVD (2 animated episodes) (MSRP = ?)

If you figure the DVD would probably cost you at least $4.99 to buy separately you are looking at about $60 worth of stuff for only $44.

Here is a little bit more about the GeoTrax Mega Set...

You are probably familiar with the GeoTrax Grand Central Station set by now, if not here is a picture of the base set before any bonuses.

GeoTrax Grand Central Station

Opie (the figure) and Woohoo (the push train) are also known as "The Most Confused Team" -- they seem to be called that because Woohoo is the only train in the GeoTrax family to have a double hitch on one of its cars.

Opie & Woohoo--The Most Confused Team

The GeoTrax DVD is called "Team GeoTrax--All Aboard!" and it contains two animated episodes called "New Train in Town" and "The Legend of Old Rust". Each episode lasts 11.5 minutes for a total running time of 23 minutes. There is also a bonus episode of Planet Heroes included on the DVD which runs about 25 mins.

GeoTrax NEW DVD called Team GeoTrax--All Aboard!

Here is a little bit more about the animated episodes directly from the packaging the DVD comes in...

"New Train in Town"
How fast is too fast? That's what Aero & Eric learn after they challenge their new teammates to a race their very first day in GeoTown. They go too far too fast and end up hanging from a bridge? Do they find a way out? Can their teammates save them? Tune in and see!

Watch the "New Train in Town" episode online.

"The Legend of Old Rust"
The old tunnel is said to be haunted by a ghost train. But Aero & Eric think it's a great shortcut. Are they brave enough to face a ghost...or is it just a face from the past? Are you brave enough to tune in and see for yourself?

Search eBay for the items mentioned in this post:
* GeoTrax Grand Central Station Mega Set
* GeoTrax Opie & Woohoo
* GeoTrax DVD

September 4, 2007

GeoTrax Freightway Transport Recalled by Mattel

Fisher-Price's parent company Mattel has issued a third round of recalls for toys found to have lead based paints. You can read some of the media coverage in the following articles:

Mattel Recalls 800,000 Lead-Tainted Toys
Mattel Issues Third Major Recall

Read the company's press release here Mattel Announces Recall of 11 Toys as a Result of Extensive Ongoing Investigation and Product Testing

Here is a picture of the Freightway Transport locomotive train being recalled.

You may have purchased it as part of the Special Track Pack Set or the Train purchased by itself.

To find our more about the recall and if you have one of the hazardous toys go to the Recall Information page and follow the instructions. Fisher-Price will replace the toy and pay for shipping it appears. If you need additional help or you are not located in the U.S. start at the Recall Details & Toy Listings page.