Thomas the Train and his friends have been part of home since our boys were 1.5. At first I was interested in Thomas because I liked the fact that the toys were wooden and would ignite my boys imagination. Then, as I got to know Thomas and Friends better I was instantly captivated by their stories and their message. I love the special friendships between the trains, the rivalry between the Steamies and Diesels, and all the fun characters. My boys love Thomas, but are also captivated by Luke, Hiro, Flynn, Percy and James. And, now that they have watched King of the Railway many times, they love Millie!
I love the hours our family spends creating new train layouts and the stories we make up about the trains. But, what I really love is to see my two boys playing together re-creating scenes from the movies/tv shows or making up new ones. I love watching their imaginations grow and expand and their excitement about Thomas is contagious.
Our house is full of all things Thomas – books, DVDs, stuffed toys, trains, take n’ play sets (for when we travel), and oodles of wooden railway pieces and trains. My husband teases me all the time that I bring home too much Thomas but we really and truly love it. I love that in a world of noise and electronics my boys can spend hours creating and playing.
I was going to buy the boys the new DVD and put it away for Christmas but I just couldn’t wait! We watched it the night I bought it :)
King of the Railway DVD
Join Thomas & Friends as they embark on a legendary movie adventure! The steam team’s quest begins when a special guest arrives on Sodor with a big surprise and important jobs for Thomas, Percy and James. The engines meet new friends and discover suits of armour; coats of arms and legends of long-ago heroes. Then their bravery is put to the test when their new friend Stephen goes missing. Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about the Island of Sodor’s biggest mystery? It’s a crusade of knightly proportions for Thomas & Friends in this epic movie!
Thomas & FriendsTM Take-n-PlayTM
Take-n-Play is all about portable playsets for on the go play
Inspired by the new Thomas & Friends™ adventure, King of the Railway, Thomas’ Adventure Castle puts movie-size fun right in the hands of your little engineer! It’s time to get Ulfstead Castle ready for the Earl of Sodor’s celebration, so Thomas and the Troublesome Truck are racing down the track to get the job done! As they zoom downward, the flags unfurl and the treasure is revealed! Thomas and Troublesome Truck come together at the bottom to knock down the drawbridge as the knights arrive! Then they load up the King’s treasure to display for all to see! 3Y+
Thomas & FriendsTM TrackmasterTM Castle Quest Set
Trackmaster track sets feature motorized engines that power themselves around the track
Inspired by the Thomas & Friends™ DVD movie, King of the Railway, the track set features Thomas’ journey for the missing King’s crown. Can your child help him navigate the crumbling castle grounds and emerge with the prize? Use the crane to swing the missing track in place so Thomas can continue on his journey as walls collapse around him. He needs to race through the castle before the gate drops down, then descend into the abandoned mine and escape with the crown! With excitement around every turn, the TrackMaster™ Castle Quest Set provides endless entertainment! Requires 1 AA battery. Ages 3+
Check out more Thomas products from Fisher Price on their website.
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