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Thomas and Friends Minis - the Collection of a 2 Year Old Enthusiast & His Mom

Updated on May 14, 2016

How it starts...

For the past year, my two-year-old son has become obsessed with Thomas the train. We have wooden sets, Take & Play sets, and Track master sets. I thought that was enough, but then we found the Thomas Minis! There were released starting in 2015 in honor of Thomas & Friends 70th anniversary. I believe that they have now created a frenzy!

It all started out innocent enough. I was looking for an incentive for potty training. A co-worker had said that they gave their son a train each time he went to the bathroom, but that seemed a little too expensive. So our version of this game developed...Minis! I have also used them as favors for my son's 2nd birthday party!

These mini versions of some of the most beloved characters on the Thomas and Friends series have by far been the most exciting toy to collect and I have to admit that I’m a little bit hooked (shh, don’t tell my husband)!

Why it has become an obsession...

Fischer-Price created these fantastically detailed miniature versions of our favorite Thomas Friends characters. Because the characters are so cute, I started doing some research on them to see how many there were and which ones we were missing. This only caused me to become more obsessed. I had been buying them only at the local Wal-Mart, but learned that Target and Toys-R-Us has offered them as well. And for those hard-to-find minis enthusiasts can also purchase them from Amazon or eBay.

They cost on average $1.12-$1.50 (give or take) per train retail depending on what size pack you buy or if you buy them in singles. I have also noticed that Wal-Mart is good about rolling back the prices on some of the older packs. They come in either blind bags or multi-packs. (HINT: You can search and find many resources that give the codes on the blind bags so that you will know which mini is in it and whether you already have it!)

A Few Favorites

Fisher-Price Thomas and Friends Minis Twist-N-Turn Stunt Set
Fisher-Price Thomas and Friends Minis Twist-N-Turn Stunt Set
Fisher-Price Thomas and Friends Minis Twist-N-Turn Stunt Set
Fisher-Price Thomas and Friends Minis Twist-N-Turn Stunt Set
Emily as Wonder Woman
Emily as Wonder Woman
Dino Gator
Dino Gator
Spooky Percy
Spooky Percy
Chocolate Percy
Chocolate Percy
The detail of these trains are amazing!
The detail of these trains are amazing!
Some more of our favorites!
Some more of our favorites!

Play Time

Something to note, there is not many options for tracks out there for these engines which at first was disappointing, but our last trip to Wal-Mart scored us the very entertaining play set just for the minis! (See images 1 & 2 above) And the price had dropped! Double-win!! Plus, in searching other forums I found that there will be some more coming.

They also have little hooks on the front and back of each engine that makes it fun to make a very long line!

Minis released so far (2015-2016)

(click column header to sort results)
Train Name  
Released 2015  
Released 2016  
Classic Thomas
x
x
Classic Edward
x
 
Classic Henry
x
x
Classic Gordan
x
x
Classic James
x
x
Classic Percy
x
 
Classic Toby
x
 
Classic Bill
x
 
Classic Ben
x
x
Classic Emily
x
 
Classic Spencer
x
x
Classic Hiro
x
 
Classic Charlie
x
x
Classic Bash
x
x
Classic Dash
x
 
Classic Scruff
x
x
Classic Stephen
x
x
Classic Porter
x
x
Classic Gator
x
 
Classic Samson
x
 
Classic Diesel
x
x
Classic Iron Bert
x
 
Classic Diesel 10
x
x
Classic Paxton
x
x
Classic Salty
x
x
Classic Sidney
x
x
Classic Skarloey
x
x
Classic Victor
x
x
Classic Luke
x
x
Classic Millie
x
 
Classic Stanley
 
x
Classic Ferdinand
 
x
Classic Flynn
 
x
Class Troublesome Truck
 
x
Metallic Gold Thomas(Special Edition)
x
 
Metallic Edward
x
 
Metallic James
x
 
Metallic Goron
x
 
Metallic Percy
x
 
Metallic Platinum Thomas (Special Edition)
 
x (coming soon)
Hero Thomas
x
 
Hero Hiro
x
 
Hero Samson
x
 
Hero Diesel
x
 
Hero Victor
x
 
Robo Edward
x
 
Robo Henry
x
 
Robo Toby
x
 
Robo Charlie
x
 
Robo Millie
x
 
Racer Thomas
x
x
Racer Gordon
x
x
Racer Bill
x
 
Racer Spencer
x
x
Racer Dash
x
 
Racer Percy
 
x
Racer Flynn
 
x
Neon Henry
x
 
Neon James
x
 
Neon Toby
x
 
Neon Bash
x
 
Neon Iron Bert
x
 
Chillin' Edward
x
 
Chillin' Gordon
x
 
Chillin' Paxton
x
 
Chillin' Sidney
x
 
Chillin' Skarloey
x
 
Dino James
x
 
Dino Percy
x
 
Dino Ben
x
 
Dino Stephen
x
 
Dino Gator
x
 
Old School Spencer
x
 
Old School Scruff
x
 
Old School Diesel
x
 
Old School Salty
x
 
Old School Luke
x
 
Spooky Percy
x
x
Spooky Emily
x
x
Spooky Porter
x
 
Spooky Diesel 10
x
x
Spooky Salty
x
x
Spooky Thomas
 
x
Spooky Edward
 
x
Warrior Thomas
x
 
Warrior James
x
 
Warrior Percy
x
 
Warrior Diesel
x
 
Warrior Millie
x
 
Christmas Thomas
x
 
Christmas Henry
x
 
Christmas James
x
 
Christmas Toby
x
 
Christmas Ben
x
 
Christmas Diesel
x
 

DC Super Friends™ Minis

(click column header to sort results)
Train Name  
Released 2015  
Released 2016  
Thomas as Superman
x
 
Thomas as Batman
x
x
James as Flash
x
 
Percy as Robin
X
 
Spencer as Cyborg
X
 
Charlie as The Riddler
X
 
Diesel 10 as The Joker
X
 
Millie as Harley Quinn
X
 
Iron ‘Arry as Shazam!
X
 
Paxton as Lex Luthor
X
 
Sidney as The Penguin
X
 
Henry as Green Arrow
X
 
Gator as Green Lantern
X
 
Stephen as Sinestro
X
 
Millie as Catwoman
X
 
Spencer as Cyborg-Comic Con
x
 
Diesel as The Dark Knight-Comic Con
x
 
Thomas as Bizarro
 
x
Edward as Black Adam
 
x
Gordon as Darkseid
 
x
Percy as Reverse Flash
 
x
Toby as Blue Beetle
 
x
Bill as Clayface
 
x
Ben as Plastic Man
 
x
Emily as Wonder Woman
 
x
Emily as Poison Ivy
 
x
Spencer as Doomsday
 
x
Rosie as Supergirl
 
x
Rosie as Hawkgirl
 
x
Hiro as Bane
 
x
Ferdinand as Martian Manhunter
 
x
Scruff as The Atom
 
x
Belle as Raven
 
x
Belle as Batgirl
 
x
Porter as Captain Cold
 
x
Gator as Killer Croc
 
x
Samson as Black Manta
 
x
Diesel as Two-Face
 
x
Diesel 10 as Solomon Grundy
 
x
Salty as Aquaman
 
x
Flynn as Firestorm
 
x
Luke as Beast Boy
 
x
Victor as Hawkman
 
x
Troublesome Truck as Scarecrow
 
x

Who we are looking forward to in 2016!

Train Name
Sweets Emily
Sweets Charlie
Sweets Ferdinand
Sweets Sidney
Sweets Skarloey
Graffiti Gordon
Graffiti Toby
Graffiti Paxton
Graffiti Victor
Electrified Henry
Electrified Spencer
Electrified Hiro
Electrified Luke
Electrified Iron Bert
Sports Edward
Sports Bill
Sports Porter
Sports Bash
Sports Salty
Creature Stanley
Creature Dash
Creature Gator
Creature Samson
Creature Troublesome Truck
Breakfast Thomas
Bumble Bee James
Chocolate Percy
Patchwork Hiro
Yellow Victor
Glow in the Dark Thomas
Glow in the Dark James
Glow in the Dark Percy
Glow in the Dark Charlie
Insects Hiro
Insects Porter
Insects Troublesome Trucks
Thomas as SpongeBob
Gordon as Squidward
Percy as Patrick
Toby as SpongeBob
Emily as Pearl Krabs
Spencer as Gary
Rose as Mrs. Puff
Bash as Mermaid Man
Porter as Barnacle Boy
Diesel 10 as Plankton
Paxton as Flying Dutch
Millie as Sandy Cheeks
Skarloey as Mr. Krabs
DOTS Thomas
Fruit Chew Henry
Double Bubble Gordon
Blow Pop James
Tootsie Roll Percy
Sugar Daddy Toby
Junior Mint Emily

Can you see now why it has become an obsession? I will admit now that I will not be purchasing every single mini engine produced, but it has definitely become a fun treat for my son and myself to see all of the fun engines!

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