This train does nothing right, but I still like it.
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This train is atrocious looking. But in the same way that ugly dogs can be cute and charming, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It honestly looks like something a kid would make and whether that was intentional or just a happy accident, I’m all in.
The engine has a candy cane inspired smoke stack which is dumb. There’s a green whistle. The train cab has open windows on the front and the sides, and is disproportionately tall.
The wheels are a bit undersized making the whole thing look like the deformed cars in The Incredibles with their tall cabins and squat bodies. I just love it.
The tender is Christmas themed with the red and green checkerboard layout. There are two giant plate-built candycanes.
They’re connected by a ball joint allowing the train cars to snake along. Does anyone else vroom it along and whip it to the side to make the tender drift? No? Just me? Okay then. The whole thing is decked out in garish red and green. I mean, if there was one word to describe it, it’s tacky. But you know what? It works for me.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! Tacky color scheme and all, this is a cute set that should be added to everyone’s holiday layout.
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