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What's the best Thomas the Tank Engine toyline and why is
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What's the best Thomas the Tank Engine toyline and why is it Ertl?
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That's a strange way to spell Bandai TECS
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>>5750394
As true as that may be, more people grew up with Ertl
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>>5749802
>cheap
>occasionally decent details
>huge character roster
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I have bins full of these die cast trains. Worth anything?
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>>5750513
Depends.
If your stuff is in alright condition, you might actually get something for them.
Obviously there are ones rarer than others, and most of the rare ones were only sold in the UK.
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>>5750460
You can also make great films with them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F6ckqYfg9A
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>>5749802
>>5750545
If only child me were a bit more careful
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>>5750564
>Leo will never finish the sequel.
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This one's probably one of the rarest.
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>>5750816
Especially now since Andy's VA'S dead
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>>5750782
Better condition than mine
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Dammit, I had a bunch of these and this playmat thing. Gave them all away. I probably could've sold them for a fortune.

Mavis was a bitch to find.
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>diecast
>nice faces
>SO 90'S
>before Mattel.

The big problem was the couplers that would always snap off.
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I have a decent condition Ertl Percy somewhere, only problem is the front coulper is broken.
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test
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Train thread! Post your trains! Any kind, any scale, any age.
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>>5752457
Oh yeah. I have an OG Mavis. Back when they had Sticker faces and were die cast. (Cant remember if Mavis was made before or after they switched from Sticker Faces) I think I had the whole set. Still do, though they're a bit worn. They were some of my favorite toys when I was a wee lad.
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>>5755497
What happened to that poor train? D:
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Can we all agree that this is one of ERTL's worst models?
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>>5756850
Appears to be in Australia
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What was the best model from this line?
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>>5757513
The narrow gauge engines.
>>5756907
...yes
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>>5757513
Diesel
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>>5756907
This is the difinitive worst one. You know your ERTL is bad when the Take-n-Play looks more like the onscreen character.
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>>5757753
For some reason ERTL didn't give a shit at all with the movie characters. D-10 was just a repaint of another character with a non-moving plastic claw stuck on, Lady was 99% plastic
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>>5757921

It's almost as if Ertl was making these for small children and not adults! The fiends!
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>>5757513
>>5757613
Peter Sam, especially.
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>>5757929
I'm pretty sure child-me would've thought that brick stuck on the top was a terrible excuse for a shovel. I was a big fan of the wooden railway line back then and even its Diesel 10 had a better shovel/claw.
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>>5757753
Oh shit I had this guy.

I barely remember anything about these trains, but have tons of them somewhere in bins. They're probably all in horrible shape from hitting against eachother all the time.
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>>5749802

All of mine... uh melted and warped over the years. It's been over ten years now since I last saw them. If I remember correctly they should all be in some grocery bag in my grandma's house. I'm going to have to make a trip some day and see if they are still in the attic.
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I was always fascinated by the mountain engines. One must wonder how their faces would work in the RWS.
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>>5761283
*TV series
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alright /toy/fags, I have a whole toychest full of wooden trains and tracks and sets and shit from when I was a kid. Assuming that they've been stored in a relatively airtight box and didn't get fucked by water damage after all this time, could any of it be worth anything? Are there any wodden trains in particular that are rare or collectible?
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>>5761585
Post them. Then will see.
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>>5761657
they're in my grandma's basement, hence the concerns about possible water damage. I remember that I stopped getting new ones a little after the movie, but I had 4 of the new characters from the movie, and most of the numbered trains from the pre-movie series, as well as somewhere around 5-6 yards of track with several different prices like the station, some bridges, the crane, this carwash looking thing, etc. That's just what I can remember though.
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>>5761585
Don't worry anon, I'll post images of some rare wooden railway you might have.
>>5761665
Was this the "carwash looking thing" you were talking about?
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>>5761585
>>5761665
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>>5761585
>>5761665
If you have this one I'd be surprised
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>>5761665
>>5761585
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>>5761665
>>5761585
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>>5761585
>>5761665
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>>5761782
>>5761819
These 2 seem familiar

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>>5761797
these are less familiar. I think I had ones with molded on faces
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>>5761853
>Henrietta
>rare
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>>5761859
She hasn't received a new release since her facelift.
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>>5761871
Well, Mattel still hasn't released a normal Ben, Donald, Douglas, Alfie, Rex, Harvey, toad
Or daisy, so it's not surprising there isn't a henrietta.
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>>5761853
I have a few Yumsters rolling stalk.
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>>5762151
Those were my primary source of cargo cars.
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>>5762189
ikr, they felt more cheaper than just buying it from the store.
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>>5761283
I had Lord Harry and Godred as a kid and had no idea who they were or why they had two faces. I later found out it was because they descend the mountain cab-first so the driver can see, and likewise they need to be able to see as well, so they have a face in the rear.
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>>5762347
As a kid, I thought the rear face was its own personality.
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The best thing you could do with an ERTL Lady.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYiX31jvwLM
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>>5763818
Damn, I remember this guy, he made some cool stuff.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=q7cQpfx6FcQ
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damn how many thomasfags browse /toy/?
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>>5749802

>Ertl for Range of characters.
>Bachmann for accuracy.
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>tfw there will never be another set of die-cast metal models in the US as good as ERTL Thomas . In looks and range.
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>>5761853
>things post 2000
>rare
lol clearly you're not a big TWR fan
I mean, fucking DENNIS? IVO HUGH? CULDEE'S CARS!? Jesus
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>>5771841
>Dennis
That's Frank.
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>>5756907
>it has no face and it must scream

Considering the universe this is, how horrifying.
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>>5771995
Actually, it was implied in the books that faceless engines could still talk. However, the extent of their communication is up for debate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y4fT-E1s2M
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Stay away from Shed 17.
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MUST. KEEP. THREAD. ALIVE!
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>>5777743
ASSUME. SHATNER. SPEAKING. PATTERN
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Bachmann Oliver when?
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>>5777869
what the fuck is that?
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>>5749802
That's a funny way to spell Bachmann
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>>5780019
Bad example.
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>>5780025
still
#BachmannMasterRace
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>>5780025
they really did well with edward
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>>5780031
The shapes are perfect, but Bachmann faces always look weird.
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>>5780032
Eehh I can live with that
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>this thread in a nutshell
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>>5780014
Tomica diecast Thomas with Annie and Clarabel.

Fun Fact: Apparently, Takara Tomy owns ERTL.
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>>5781025
dayum
>*american fans crying in the distance*
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>Lionel
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>>5761853
I...think I've got the top set and the bottom-mid two. Almost positive of it. How rare were these, anyway?
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>Special Edward diecast never

>Captcha: Select all the trains
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>>5784080
>Thomas' "O" face never
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What's the general opinion on this line?

I loved Thomas as a kid and played with the toys a lot, but moved on as I grew up... Then I saw these little guys the other day and was seriously tempted to start collecting them.
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>>5785745
They're kinda cute, but I wish they didn't go so overboard with different variations. Plus, the chassis bother me.
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>>5761791
> mfw had this guy and lost him when he fell in a rain stream at night

Troublesome truck indeed.
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I can't top laughing at how they've tried to make Thomas more extreme in recent years.

There's a set where he drives through the heart of a fucking volcano!
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>>5786153
And a set where he jumps over the ocean.
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>>5785745
Why spongebob
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>>5787449
I hope Leokimvideo takes a look at this one. I'd be curious to see him take on the jump with his thorough testing style.
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>>5787449
They fucking missed a perfect opportunity to make a proper Vicarstown drawbridge.
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>>5787453
>Spencer as Gary

kek
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Seeing these things make me feel nostalgic, my stepbrothers played with them, and I always saw them at other people's houses

I never knew there was an adult fanbase of the toys, is the appeal the same as normal train sets, but with the characters from the show?
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I have one of these somewhere. So much nostalgia
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What's worse, wooden railway Ryan or Ashima?
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>>5789287
Ryan
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