Is your child also fond of colorful and interactive cars?
The fun children's toys brand VTech produces Go Go Smart Wheels cars: musical, talking cars for children from 12 months to 5 years old.
These cars have been developed after years of experience in e-learning products and interactive toys.
This company started with e-learning products more than 40 years ago.
In 2011, the sympathetic Go Go cars come into play and quickly become popular. The Go Go's are even so successful that the series can now be seen on Netflix!
But in this article I want to go through the best playsets from the brand with you.
My own favorite is this Tow and Go garage and car wash because it has a lot of smart points to drive over (so that the cars say something) and is very nice on its own, without additional other sets.
But of course there are also more sets that I want to look at with you.
The Go Go Samrt Wheels (and also Choo Choo train tracks) are for me a bit of the first train track or race track for your child.
All pieces are super over-sized and sturdy for a toddler to enjoy building with. So it's fun from baby to toddler where they can do more and more with it themselves and let their imagination go, until they are ready for a real train set or toy racetrack.
Let's take a look at the best sets first, then I'll go deeper into each of these choices, and also take a closer look at the Vtech brand:
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|Best Budget Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels Train Set: Choo Choo Train Playset|
|Most comprehensive Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels Train set: Roadmaster Train Station|
|Best Vtech Go Go playset: Tow and Go garage and car wash|
|Best roads addition: Vtech Go Go Dasher street and bridge set|
|Best Vtech Go Go construction car: Forklift|
|Best Vtech Go Go Race: Press & Go Monster Truck Rally|
|Best Vtech Go Go Airport: Take Flight Airport|
|Best Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels Emergency Services: Save the Day Fire Station|
What we discuss in this comprehensive post:
- 1 What makes Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels so much fun?
- 2 Best Go Go Smart Wheels playsets reviewed
- 2.1 Best Budget Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels Train Set: Choo Choo Train playset
- 2.2 Most comprehensive Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels Train set: Roadmaster Train Station
- 2.3 Best Vtech Go Go playset: Tow and Go garage and car wash
- 2.4 Best road addition: Vtech Go Go Dasher street and bridge set
- 2.5 Best Vtech Go Go construction car: Forklift truck
- 2.6 Best Vtech Go Go Race: Press & Go Monster Truck Rally
- 2.7 Best Vtech Go Go Airport: Take Flight Airport
- 2.8 Best Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels Emergency Services: Save the Day Fire Station
- 3 How did the VTech brand come about?
- 4 How long have Go Go Smart Wheels been around?
- 5 What does the VTech Go Go Smart Wheels collection look like?
What makes Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels so much fun?
That is not that difficult! Little ones are very attracted to these interactive cars.
The Go Go playsets have magical sensors that ensure that you hear funny sounds, music or sayings when a car drives over it.
These brightly colored vehicles speak and sing and for even more fun, the new Go Go cars are equipped with an interactive button.
They stimulate the imagination of every child!
That means that these cheerful little cars let your little one discover the world while talking and singing. They also ensure that your child can use his imagination and discover all Go Go effects.
The cars really come in all forms: cars, trucks, tractors, bulldozers, also Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Katrien in a chic convertible are not missing in this series. There are even playsets in the shape of a house, garage or stunt track.
As you could read before, the Go Go Smart Wheels can now also be seen on Netflix, wonderful for your child to play along with his Go Go figures in these adventures!
Best Go Go Smart Wheels playsets reviewed
Best Budget Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels Train Set: Choo Choo Train playset
A really nice playset to start with. It is a train set where you can build the track yourself, but for smaller children who are not yet ready to build a “real” model train set.
All pieces and the train are nice and big so that your toddler or toddler can get started without danger and the plastic is of course nice and soft, so you can let them play yourself.
The only pity is that there is not much included, in one set there is a train without anything, and the other variant is sometimes also without a train with only the train tracks, so you have to pay attention to whether there is something there.
To make it a bit fun, you might want to look for a wagon or something else, although your other Toet Toet cars can drive them, even if they aren't a train.Check availability here
Most comprehensive Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels Train set: Roadmaster Train Station
If you're looking for a package that includes a full train, plus a ton of fun activities, the Roadmaster train set is one I would recommend.
Plus, you can perfectly combine the train tracks of the Choo Choo set.
With “wacky” train tracks where the train has to look out to, to a cool bridge where they can quickly whiz down and a spiral on the other side, this makes a set that is also really fun to go over with the train.
The nice thing about the set is that the train can drive itself.
It has two positions, or actually three:
- only sounds
- drives himself and makes noises
When the train gets onto the rails at a smart point, it stops for a moment and starts talking. So you can do the activity there.
For example, dropping a barrel from the building on top of the station:
Or downstairs the train stops for a moment so that you can deliver the barrel by tipping the loading tray with the scoop:
The bridge can tilt so that the train can ride on it from above and below, and there is even a nice crane that can pick up the tray of the wagon.
It takes a while to put it together, but here I have included exactly how it should be done, plus I show you what this set can do:
A very nice complete set that you can buy for just a little more than the budget choice.Check the latest prices here
Best Vtech Go Go playset: Tow and Go garage and car wash
Because of all the possibilities, I think this is the best playset from Vtech.
You can do all kinds of things with it, such as with the elevator, race down the spiral and then into the car wash. There is even a helicopter platform for the flying emergency services and a platform for repairing cars with the big wrench.
And there is a different sound in every place, because there are a lot of special points that the cars can stand on or drive over, such as bubbling in the car wash or racing down the spiral.
There is also one car, a tow truck (of course) ready to help others and repair them in the garage.
Although it is a very nice set in itself, it does get more fun if you also have some road parts to lead to the garage (otherwise those puzzle-piece ends of the garage are also a bit pathetic) and some other cars and maybe a helicopter so that there is also something to save.
All in all a very nice set that is very interactive with all the different songs, sounds and smart points to ride over.View this set here
Read also: These are the cutest toy garages reviewed
Best road addition: Vtech Go Go Dasher street and bridge set
This set in itself is not very nice, because there are no cars and it is not really a big set.
But it is one of the nicest additions when you want to do more with the courts, for example if you already have one or two playsets.
You will find that you always lack the ways to really make something fun, and this one is a great purchase.
The cars can drive up because the roads can be on a bridge, and it's actually one of the few add-on sets that has this.
Nice to go up and then slide down again, towards the garage for example!Check prices and availability here
Best Vtech Go Go construction car: Forklift truck
If you then buy a separate car for that, then I recommend this forklift.
A great construction car that can also make noise, even when it drives over the smart points on the different lanes, but it has, as you guessed, a fork.
Perfect to use it for more fantasy play, or to open its own barriers :)Check availability here
Best Vtech Go Go Race: Press & Go Monster Truck Rally
A great fun set if your child likes racing, and / or Monster Trucks keeps.
There are a few nice pieces, such as ramps and a large platform to dive from:
There is also a launch station, which is where it gets its name Press & Go. When you hit the button (hard) your car is launched.
For example, he can shoot across the track over one of the ramps of the Monster Truck track to land on the other side.
But the best thing about the track is that it is actually mainly road sections. This makes it a fun set to start with.
You can build it as you want and thus stimulate the creativity of your toddler:
And many of the other sets have little or no weight. For example, you can connect the Toet Toet Garage, which I like the most to play with, to the roads because it doesn't have one of its own.
For example, the Monster Truck can go straight to the garage after a crash, or to the launderette after all the mud on the track!
Furthermore, it is also very easy to assemble:
A very nice complete set to give your child what they can use for a while.Check the latest prices here
Best Vtech Go Go Airport: Take Flight Airport
The Vtech Toet Toet aircraft (more toy airplanes here) might be just as fun as the cars, and this airport set is super comprehensive!
This set comes with a lot of roads, just like the Monster Truck set, so you can also adjust some yourself, and combine them more easily with other sets.
As with the garage, which I actually like the best set, there are no roads so that is really just the building itself.
At this airport you can do everything with the small plane / car, such as refueling at the smart point so that it starts talking:
And of course being launched on the cloud to circle down at a speed and slide down the slide:
A nice set that your child can entertain for a while.Check the prices and availability here
Best Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels Emergency Services: Save the Day Fire Station
If someone needs to be rescued, the fire brigade is always ready. This, plus the nice fires on the race track, make this the best emergency services set from Vtech.
When the fire engine drives over it, the fires collapse with a fire brigade sprayer with water on the other side. Thus the fire is “just really extinguished”.
Also on top of the barracks there is a fire that can be pushed down when it is put out and there are enough smart spots to drive over for a nice sense of the car, such as through the swinging doors of the house.
From above, the car can jump onto the spiral platform and slide down (like a fireman's pole, but on a platform), and the car slides out again at a speed.
It's one of the largest sets on this list, but a lot easier to assemble than, say, the Roadmasters train:
The road piece at the front fits well with the set so you can go anywhere, but also offers space with the crossings to connect more road piece.
All in all a very nice set to play with on its own or to add to your road network.Check the latest prices here
How did the VTech brand come about?
It all started almost 45 years ago in Hong Kong with the founding of 'Video Technology Limited'.
In 1981 they introduced 'Lesson one', the company's first e-learning product.
A few years later, the first VTech interactive toys came onto the market.
One of their first interactive toys appears in 1989, in the form of a telephone. The company has decades of experience with interactive toys.
The company has become increasingly successful over the years and in 1992 VTech Europe is opened in the Netherlands.
Only 2 years later they win the 'Toy of the year award' with the 'Talking Super Smart Start'
Then VTech introduces electronic baby toys and is growing into a market leader in this segment.
And that is followed by the launch of Bob the builder, a huge success!
They continue to develop in the toy world, take a few more awards and in 2011 the - also awarded an award - Toet Toet cars finally come into play.
How long have Go Go Smart Wheels been around?
VTech has been known for years for its brightly colored, interactive toys with sounds and music, but the collection will be expanded again in 2011 with fantastic interactive cars this time.
Toet Toet cars have been around for almost 10 years now.
They were launched on the market in 2011: after VTech successfully launched interactive toys for many years.
The Go Go cars have been a household name for parents and children in the Netherlands and all over the world for 10 years.
Apparently there are quite a few fans of these cars and accompanying playsets. That's why Go Go now even has its own TV series.
What does the VTech Go Go Smart Wheels collection look like?
Go Go has expanded its collection so much that there are more than 100 toys on the market.
All cars have their own name, which is one of the reasons why they are so attractive to children.
VTech makes many different cars for children with many different interests. The collection varies from a garbage truck to a Disney convertible and from an airport playset to a garage.
They have entered into a partnership with Disney and have a beautiful Disney Go Go collection.
You will find, among other things, Mickey's train station, Minnie's ice cream parlor, but also figures and games for the Storio!
There is even a 'Frozen' game available.
For little ones from 6 to about 36 months there is a Go Go story book and a police car.
For children from 1 to 5 years old there is a Go Go steering wheel, a fire station, a Cory Carson playset, road sharing - also with sounds and music -, a garage and a launch track.
We also have Matthijs the Ice Cream Truck. The airport, Bart Brandweer and Vigo Garbage truck should of course also not be missing in this story.
New in the collection is Boris Bulldozer, Peter Politie and Stijn Stoomtrein.
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