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November 2007 New Toys — Rail Roads & Trains



The Polar Express™ G-Gauge by LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS
The Polar Express™ G-Gauge by LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS

Set includes: locomotive; coal tender; passenger coach with two opening doors; observation car with “disappearing hobo” feature and opening door; three Polar Express figures; G-Gauge track (55” x 72” oval); RC remote controller (with two AA batteries included); easy-to-repack storage box. Operate this train using a 9.6 volt rechargeable battery (not included) or use six conventional C batteries (included).
— Cynthia Phillips Strinich, owner of Phillip's Toy Mart in Nashville, Tenn., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2012 survey that Lionel train sets were among her best selling collectible items. 10/18/2007 (Price: $129.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

The Polar Express™ O-Gauge by LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS
The Polar Express™ O-Gauge by LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS

Now you can own the Polar Express train featured in both the best-selling book and the hit movie. Set includes: 2-8-4 Berkshire locomotive and tender; two passenger coaches; one observation car; four Polar Express figures; enough FasTrack to create a 40" x 60" layout; powerful CW-80 Transformer. Locomotive features die-cast metal body and frame, operating headlight, puffing smoke. Passenger cars feature interior lighting. 10/18/2007 (Price: $299.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Harry Potter™ Hogwarts Express by LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS
Harry Potter™ Hogwarts Express by LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS

Now you can bring the magical world of HARRY POTTER™ to life with the new HOGWARTS EXPRESS™ ready-to-run train set by Lionel! Set includes: 4-6-0 locomotive and tender; two passenger coaches; one observation car; enough FasTrack to create a 40" x 60" layout; powerful CW-80 Transformer. Locomotive features die-cast metal body, operating headlight, puffing smoke. Passenger cars feature interior lighting. 10/18/2007 (Price: $299.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Great Western Electric Train Set with Lincoln Logs by LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS
Great Western Electric Train Set with Lincoln Logs by LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS

Blow the whistle and pull into town—your adventures in the Wild West are ready to begin! Set includes: General-type steam locomotive and tender; wood-sided reefer; flatcar with horses; baggage car; enough FasTrack to create a 40" x 60" layout; PowerMax transformer; smoke fluid; two Lincoln Logs buildings. Locomotive features operating headlight and puffing smoke unit. Train length: 48.25" 10/18/2007 (Price: $209.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Amtrak Genesis Three Car Set by WHITTLE TOY COMPANY
Amtrak Genesis Three Car Set by WHITTLE TOY COMPANY

Amtrak Genesis Three Car Set: Amtrak has been operating our nation’s railroad passenger service since 1971. This Amtrak Superliner three piece set is replicated with outstanding detail and is a perfect addition to any wooden railway system. The set consists of a P-40 Genesis Engine, Baggage Car, and Superliner Coach Car. (Price: $49.99) 9/27/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

The Little Engine That Could™ Set by WHITTLE TOY COMPANY
The Little Engine That Could™ Set by WHITTLE TOY COMPANY

The Little Engine That Could™ Set: It’s the train that’s kept rolling since 1930. The train that made the phrase “I Think I Can, I Think I Can,” is a permanent part of our American lexicon and continues to teach us the power of positive thinking. This set consists of five cars: The Little Blue Engine, Yellow Gondola, Red Toy Car, White Milk Car, and Red Caboose.
Awards: A TDmonthly Classics Award for being an all-time favorite toy.
— As of 7/21/2011 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews on Amazon.com. 9/27/2007 (Price: $39.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Santa Fe Warbonnet Set by WHITTLE TOY COMPANY
Santa Fe Warbonnet Set by WHITTLE TOY COMPANY

Santa Fe Warbonnet Diesel Set: The Santa Fe Warbonnet design is the most recognized diesel locomotive color scheme in North America. Designed to add a splash of color to the railroad’s new streamliners in the 1930’s, the design was used through the end of Santa Fe’s passenger service, and later re-introduced for inter-model freight service. The set consists of five cars: Santa Fe Diesel Engine, Santa Fe Boxcar, Santa Fe Hopper, Denver & Rio Grande Western Cattle Car, and the Santa Fe Caboose. (Price: $49.99 each) 9/27/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Percy and Carnival Set by LEARNING CURVE
Percy and Carnival Set by LEARNING CURVE

This 40-piece playset features Thomas and Percy in a carnival-themed adventure. A push-button race starts the fun, with sound effects to top it off. Exciting spiral action and an elevated track mean roller-coaster fun. The giant hill, dizzying spiral ramp, hairpin turn, bulls-eye target, fun house and carnival scenes all support imaginative play. The set includes Thomas and an exclusive Percy, enough track for a 40" x 17" layout, and can connect with other play sets.
— "Consistent sellers are the Thomas trains," said Gary Rogers, owner of Rogers Pool, Patio, and Toy in Lowell, Mass., when asked by TDmonthly to predict Christmas 2007 sales.
— "Trains — Thomas is still probably the biggest seller," said Frances Finfrock, owner of Aunt Franny's Toys in Richland, Wash., when asked what younger boys will be into during the holiday season.
— Eight of 54 specialty retailers predicted that Thomas trains will still chug along, despite recalls, once the peak season comes around in late 2007. 9/20/2007 (Price: $65.99)

Alphabet Train Track by SSCM
Alphabet Train Track by SSCM

Fashioned to be added to an existing train set, this track is made in the USA of high-quality maple wood. It features a colorful display of the alphabet and is 16” long. The depth of engraving and the glossy, non-toxic, bright colors make the letters very visible. “It’s a unique product with engraved colorful letters [to help kids] play and learn,” a representative of SSCM told TDmonthly. 8/29/2007 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® O Gauge Ready-to-Run Train Set by M T H ELECTRIC TRAINS
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® O Gauge Ready-to-Run Train Set by M T H ELECTRIC TRAINS

A RailKing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer train set is a great way to start a family's model railroading tradition. Outfitted with colorfully decorated O gauge cars and a locomotive that sports a red flashing headlight and comes equipped with full digital sound, each set is ready to go right out of the box.  Designed for years of use, the all-metal gears, wheels and axles will ensure a lifetime of fun. This set possesses “exceptional value and quality unmatched in other manufacturer's O Gauge ready-to-run train sets,” Amy Grossman of M T H Electric Trains told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2007. 8/29/2007 (Price: $349.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

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