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It's Halloween on Sodor and Thomas is ready to trick and treat. This exclusive new 2-pack features Thomas with a Halloween banner and Halloween decorated caboose.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32852 (added 9/7/2011)
This 32-piece set features a one-level roundhouse with an over-the-top track layout. Includes Koko, Brewster, Vee, Chuggington sign and 2-in-1 tunnel. Compatible with other wooden track systems.
Awards: 2011 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio "Gold Seal" winner
— Melodie Ingwersen, owner of Creative Kids Inc in Columbia, S.C., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2011 survey that her best-selling collectibles are Chuggington trains and sets. "It's something that can be expanded and passed on to the next generation," she explained.
— David Campbell, owner of Amazing Toys in Great Falls, Mont., told TDmonthly in a February 2013 survey that Chuggington wooden railways were their best selling wooden toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32723 (added 8/22/2011)
This sippy cup is suitable for ages 9 months and up. Colorful John Deere artwork on both inner and outer cups creates eye-catching 3-D graphics. Double-wall insulation keeps drinks cooler longer, and the "sweat-proof" surface makes it easy to grip. The spill-proof valve is built right into the lid...no parts to lose. BPA-free. Dishwasher and microwave-safe. Colors and decorations may vary slightly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32225 (added 5/2/2011)
Thomas and Mavis pick up cargo, then and ascend and descend step climbs in this play set. The trains follow the rails through the gates, up over the bridge and to the tug boat that just came for a visit.
— In a February 2012 survey about bestselling wooden toys, Barbara Fineblum, owner of Barston's Child's Play in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly that Thomas the Tank Engine toys were among their bestsellers.
— In a May 2012 survey, two out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that Thomas the Tank Engine was their best selling licensed brand.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30206 (added 8/25/2010)
This realistic interactive lawnmower features mower, gas and oil sounds, as well as voice prompts to check oil and gas. It includes rotating grass clippings and a fold-down handle for storage, and requires two AA batteries.
— As of August 25, 2010, this product had 3.5 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews on Amazon.com. PROS: Interactive and appeals to toddlers. CONS: Not very portable, and some parents complained the handle does not stay up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30205 (added 8/25/2010)
This 15" truck is designed for smaller hands. It features easy-to-use functional loaders and dump boxes, in addition to free-rolling wheels and child-friendly designs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29950 (added 8/10/2010)
James likes to think of himself as a really splendid engine. This can occasionally lead to grandiose ideas about the sort of work suitable for such a noble creature, which invariably lands James in trouble. This engine measures 6” x 1.5” x 2”.
— Items from the wooden railway system were top sellers at Totally Thomas’ Toy Depot in San Diego, Cal. in the summer of 2010, according to Cindy Wyatt, president. “Since the Misty Island Rescue Movie is just making its debut, we expect to see our sales soar on Dash the Logging Engine and his buddies Bash and Captain,” she said.
— Thomas is a big hobby for little kids. Though she doesn't sell a lot during the year, ''I bring it in at Christmas time,'' said Jeanne McCullough, owner of The Children's Store in Boise, Idaho.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29824 (added 7/28/2010)
This plush toy is designed to keep babies entertained. It features clinking rings, a tummy squeaker, a hanging banana and a knotted tail for chewing. The Monkey design includes a soft velour body and multiple textures and crinkles, along with a portable clip for on-the-go play.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29784 (added 7/28/2010)
This plush toy is designed to keep babies entertained. It features clinking rings, a tummy squeaker and a knotted tail for chewing. The Lion design includes a soft velour body and multiple textures and crinkles, along with a portable clip for on-the-go play.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29783 (added 7/28/2010)
This plush toy is designed to keep babies entertained. It features clinking rings, a tethered ladybug teether and knotted antennae for chewing. The Firefly design includes a soft velour body and busy wings with multiple textures and crinkles, along with a peek-a-boo mirror and squeaker.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29782 (added 7/28/2010)
A die-cast model of Sodor's cheerful green engine, Learning Curve's Battery-Powered Percy brings life to a child's wooden railway. With an easy start button and glowing headlights, the four-wheel-drive engine powers itself around the track and can even pull other cars. It requires one AA battery (not included).
― “There's quite a bit [of growth] in the battery powered engine category with … the Learning Curve items,” said Keith Schumacker, manager of Talbot's Toyland in San Mateo, Calif., when asked about his best-selling battery-operated toys during a summer 2010 survey.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29640 (added 7/21/2010)
This set is based on the Jim Henson PBS show Dinosaur Train. Included are three plastic dinosaur dinosaur figures, Mr. Pteranodon, Don, and Val.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29588 (added 7/19/2010)
This set is based on the Jim Henson PBS show Dinosaur Train. Included are a plastic Tank figure and a decorated train car to match.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29587 (added 7/19/2010)
This set is based on the Jim Henson PBS show Dinosaur Train. Included are a plastic Tiny figure and a decorated train car to match.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29586 (added 7/19/2010)
The Discovering Shapes Crib Gallery grows with baby from a high-contrast crib gallery to a unique floor activity puzzle during tummy time. This puzzle introduces baby to problem-solving experiences. Shape and picture-matching promote cognitive and fine-motor development. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28207 (added 4/22/2010)
Licensed from John Deere, this authentic-looking kid’s tractor features an adjustable seat, easy to reach pedals and a working steering wheel. It carries a 90-day limited warranty and weighs 22 lbs. Measurements are 38” x 19” x 22.5”.
— Two retailers mentioned this tractor when asked about top-selling ride-on toys in spring 2010. The Wooden Toy in Wethersfield, Conn., sells two to three per month, Owner David Ekwall told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27798 (added 3/30/2010)
This small purple engine boasting red wheels and gold trim is labeled with the No. 14 and prides himself on mischief and adventure. It measures 3.5" x 1.5" x 2".
— Ten of 38 specialty retailers named Thomas & Friends as one of their best-selling wooden lines in February 2010.
— Mike Lane, manager of Hobbytown in Cumming, Ga., told TDmonthly in early 2010 that his store sells about 3 dozen Thomas trains per month.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27370 (added 2/24/2010)
This 32-piece wooden railway set includes 15 pieces of track to connect into the figure 8 pattern, a couple of trees, a conductor, three vehicles, a bridge and a Stop & Go Station.
— David Campbell, owner of Amazing Toys in Great Falls, Mont., told TDmonthly in late 2009 his store sells about two per week of this item.
— "I started doing a lot better with Thomas when they brought back reps," Steve Levy, owner of Toy City in Keene, N.H., said in fall 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26259 (added 12/4/2009)
Thomas, Sodor's cheeky favorite train car, comes all decked out in birthday finery. Covered with streamers and confetti, this engine comes packaged pulling a special boxcar whose panel door slides back to reveal a load of wrapped presents. This festive addition to a child's train table is compatible with all of Learning Curve's wooden rail line, as well as many other major brands.
— “There's definitely a group that's really into it,” said Scott Loveless, owner of Toys That Teach in Bothell, Wash., of his persistent sales of Thomas the Tank Engine in spring 2009.
— “Thomas is about all we do in licensed toys, and it's still selling. We're getting requests again,” Peggy Sebert, owner of Becky & Me Toys in Glenview, Ill., told TDmonthly in April 2009.
— Six of 49 retailers named Thomas as their best-selling licensed toy line in spring 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23877 (added 5/26/2009)
Kerry the Fairy will flutter anywhere ..her portable clip means take-along fun "on the fly". This plush toy's interactive features include a multi-colored rattle and crinkle wings for endless discovery play. High-contrast patterns stimulate vision. Perfect for baby's first doll.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23582 (added 5/6/2009)
Featuring a grow-with-me curriculum that keeps children engaged and challenged as their literacy skills grow and develop, the Zap & Learn Why Writer is a motion-activated handheld learning aid that combines role play and learning. It has two learning modes and focuses on word recognition and comprehension.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22590 (added 2/25/2009)
The Touch & Learn Super Duper Computer features a fully interactive touchscreen and more than 36 literacy activities. Each Super WHY! Character has a series of games that help children master different literacy skills, including alphabet skills, problem solving, spelling, word families, word comprehension, rhyming, and reading.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22589 (added 2/25/2009)
Modeled after the DVD of the same title, the Great Discovery set offers a wide variety of experiences. After building the wide figure-8 of track, kids can act out the familiar story, or stories out of their own imaginations, with two talking engines and two talking destinations that actually recognize which engine has just approached them. Unique phrases at each destination greet the engines with salutations or instructions from the merry conductor, Sir Topham Hatt.
― “Thomas and Friends wooden train pieces by RC2,” are best-selling wooden toys for Michelle Deutschmann, owner of Kaleidoscope Toys in Falmouth, Mass.
― Buddy Wood, owner of Le Jouet in Metairie, La., said he sells between 75 and 100 Thomas the Tank Engine pieces per month.
― Thirteen percent of 56 retailers named wooden railway as a top seller in early 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22430 (added 2/9/2009)
Straight out of Caring Corners, this house includes 12 rooms and features more than 400 songs, words, sounds and activities, plus a girl, baby and dog figurine. It is designed to encourage positive behavior and requires three AA batteries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21524 (added 12/1/2008)
This 26-piece introductory set includes a complete figure 8 of track with a riser to support the overpass, a train car and a battery-operated Thomas the Tank Engine character train. Thomas runs on his own at the touch of a button, pulling cars behind him. Children can stop him at the station of Sir Topham Hatt, allowing them to act out their favorite Thomas stories or invent their own. It is fully compatible with all other Thomas the Tank Engine wooden railway sets.
— “Thomas the Train has had major resurgence,” said Christine Osborne, owner of Wonder Works in Charleston, S.C., when asked in October 2008 about top-selling hobby items.
— “We sell Thomas trains; [they] would be our best selling,” answered Terry Young, owner of Doodlehopper 4 Kids in Springfield, Va.
— Amy Barrett, owner of Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys in Helena, Mont., told TDmonthly in October 2008 that Thomas the Tank Engine is one of her overall best sellers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20556 (added 9/19/2008)
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