What's the best Thomas the Tank Engine toyline and why is it Ertl?
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.
>Leo will never finish the sequel.
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.
Train thread! Post your trains! Any kind, any scale, any age.
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.
Can we all agree that this is one of ERTL's worst models?
This is the difinitive worst one. You know your ERTL is bad when the Take-n-Play looks more like the onscreen character.
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.
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.
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.
I was always fascinated by the mountain engines. One must wonder how their faces would work in the RWS.
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?
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.
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.
>Ertl for Range of characters.
>Bachmann for accuracy.
Actually, it was implied in the books that faceless engines could still talk. However, the extent of their communication is up for debate.
>Special Edward diecast never
>Captcha: Select all the trains
>Thomas' "O" face never
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.
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!
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?