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Thomas the Tank Engine Toys - Train sets and more

Updated on May 14, 2015

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Thomas the Tank Engine

My son is four years old and has been a fan of Thomas the Tank Engine for two years running now. In his otherwise flickering attention span, this is one major fixation. I would almost call it an obsession. He has seen the CDs so many times that he knows all the characters, stories and dialogues by heart.

Considering how often I have to sit with him while he watches the series, I would also pass a trivia quiz on Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends. If you don't know what I am talking about, try out the little quiz at the end of the hub. It will be a piece of cake for a real Thomas the Tank Engine Fan!

Essentially the boys like toy trains and with Thomas they get so much more. There are stories which teach values, there are characters which you might meet in the school or street, there are even those inner desires to live on an island like Sodor where so many exciting things seem to happen all the time.

Everything contributes to the success of Thomas. The parents know that Thomas Cartoons will never be violent and have a disturbing influence on the kids. The kids love the characters and the stories as each story has a new adventure to look forward to. Then of course there are all the stories that they can make up using these characters on their own.

Half the time my son sits with his engines and tracks and makes up stories about what may happen to each character. His imagination borrows dialogues from the cartoon series and adds situations of its own. I love to hear him narrate his own version of the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine.

If you have a boy, chances are he already is a big Thomas the Tank Engine fan. However its not just the boys who love the little blue engine, I actually have to buy a spare engine for my son's father to play with. He loves Thomas just as much as his son.

Thomas Online

While there are enough Toys to keep the boys busy, the lovable old character now has a new digital avatar too. Thomas The Tank Engine has his own site. In fact there are a whole bunch of country specific sites which allow the children from around the world to interact with Thomas in their own language.

Given to the right is the link to the Thomas site for USA. However there is a different site for the people in the UK. So if you live in England you may want to check out the other site as well. Essentially the games and activities stay the same, but the offers that you have in the online shop may differ. So take a look. I'm sure your boys will love the site as much as mine does.

This is just a part of his actual collection
This is just a part of his actual collection | Source

Cant Believe How Time Has Flown

Its been two years since I wrote this hub and I cant believe how fast the time has flown. Well my little collector of Thomas the Tank Engine toys has got more than thirty different engines and about five stations.

He has picked up two sets of bedsheets with matching pillow covers and his towel with Thomas the Tank engine and his best friend Percy is as popular today as it was a year ago when he was gifted the towel.

He has outgrown two Thomas the Tank Engine t-shirts and is currently on his third one. So for all you parents out there wondering if its worth buying all these toys, believe me it is. The craze just never goes away, even after the craze for Ben 10 starts. Thomas is still Number One!

Quick Update : My son is now ten years old and surprise! He still can't let go of his Thomas the Tank engine toys. I honestly never thought it would last quite this long!


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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Sounds good to me, any discount is better than none. I ended up buying three new thomas friend toys this Christmas after he saw Day of the Diesels.

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      Jason 6 years ago

      Thomas trains are expensive I was able to find a site that offers some pretty good discounts on the toys

      This xmas spent over $300.00 on thomas toys easy. it's amazing how popular they are these days

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Its been nearly two years and his collection has grown exponentially. Thomas the Tank Engine is now in competition with Ben 10

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      andrebreynolds 6 years ago

      Interesting hub.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Really? Good to know. But now we do what all parents our generation do...order them from ebay!

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Really? Good to know. But now we do what all parents our generation do...order them from ebay!

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      Tipi 7 years ago

      if its not too late, I saw a whole range at the toy shop in the departure area at Mumbai airport

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Most babies love Thomas! And some never fall out of love with him :)

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      mumtaz jasf 7 years ago

      My baby cousin loves your ride @ six flags and your tv show.He watch it 24/7

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      I know just what you mean Sandiegan, my son had lost one piece of the track and he drove us nuts trying to look for it.Thankfully we found it the next day.

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      sandieganliz 7 years ago

      Wow--good hub!!

      My son is into Thomas too. (((Obsessed!))) He is 2.4 years old. He lost his little Thomas toy, (his best friend,) for about a month, if not longer, and I could tell when I mentioned it, he missed it and wondered where it was (we couldn't find it around the house for anything- heh heh....) Well, the other day after moving a sofa chair, we found [3 of] his toy[s] and his eyes light our room up---he was so excited!

      I tell you, these boys and their Thomas trains; they love 'em!!! (And, it's no so bad!!)


      I enjoy reading your hubs,

      Take Care

      ---sandiegan, ca liz ;)

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      MyTrainBrain 7 years ago from Kansas

      I really like the new PC gaming software they have started selling on their main website. My son and I have had a lot of hours of fun playing with it.


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      sweetie1 8 years ago from India


      I still remember the day when my kid brother played with his toy train and was lost in it for hours and dad would be angry as it took 4 cells to run it and he would finish them off the day he got. He is 16 now and still loves playing with trains.

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      Jyoti Kothari 8 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi Cashmere,

      nice hub about toy. I do not have any child of this age other wise I may tried it.

      Thanks and thumbs up !

      Jyoti Kothari

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      H P Roychoudhury 8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      “Toys to keep the boys busy “is an incentive for independent adventurous thinking of a child to find out something of miracle.Thanks for sharing.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Does anyone know a shop on amazon which delivers to India? All the guys I tried for the Thomas stuff seem to deliver only in the US.