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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: February 21, 2018, 01:11:25 AM
So hereís what I think we should see for 2019. Given weíve been getting some re colors I thought I would add something from an earlier post.

HO Scale
Silver Spencer (with moving eyes)
Stanley (with moving eyes)
Jamesí Brake Coach
Jamesí Composite Coach
Troublesome Truck 6

Narrow Gauge
Sir Handle

Large Scale
Troublesome Truck 3

This is what I am hoping for 2019. Maybe as you guys are saying Bachmann could be planning something big. Who knows.
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: February 21, 2018, 01:02:53 AM
Hey guys I thought of something no one else has thought of for a re-color. Since the CGI switchover, all merchandising involving Spencer has repainted him in that metallic silver color. Bachmann still has Spencer in that blueish gray color from how he looked in seasons 7 and 8. I mean wouldnít it be nice to see Spencer in his current livery? Bachmann wouldnít have to change his face or anything just give him a fresh coat of metallic silver paint. This is something everyone has over looked. I personally wouldnít mind seeing a metallic silver Spencer for 2019 if Bachmann had to do another re-color. I mean itís better than grumpy diesel. Think about it. Iím sure Mattel would definitely want Bachmann to give this change for Spencer. This is an update long overdue.
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: February 15, 2018, 05:28:26 PM
Funny thing about the large scale range my parents placed a bet with me. If Edward gets announced in Large Scale I owe both my mom and grandma $10.00. If Mavis or someone else gets announced, my mom and grandma both owe me $10.00. Canít wait for tomorrow!
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: February 13, 2018, 09:15:38 PM
I donít know if you guys realize this but itís been 10 years since Emily got released. I still have the original model of her. She runs beautifully but definitely needs some lubrications
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: February 13, 2018, 06:00:48 AM
Not to get off topic but what happened to Plow Bender?
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas and Friends in DCC Sound on: February 05, 2018, 09:48:00 PM
This would really be a good idea for the 2018 or 2019 announcements. I mean they did it in Large Scale so why no HO? It would be nice to have Thomas and Percy with DCC and Sound on board in HO scale. I mean this is why I created the thread to get the word out and hopefully demand for this will get out there and Bachmann will hopefully make these. I mean if we run out of new characters we could get a DCC sound on Board Thomas and Percy. Theyíd be expensive but totally worth it.
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: February 05, 2018, 04:13:35 PM
Iím excited to see what we are gonna get for HO narrow gauge. I wanna get Rusty when he comes out but Iím really hoping for either Peter Sam or Sir Handle to be announced. Iím really excited to see what weíre gonna get. As for HO a lot of people have been speculating Ryan, Daisy or Stanley. I wanna see Hiro get released next. But hopefully we get something good. Hereís hoping for a good announcement guys.
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: January 24, 2018, 11:43:49 PM
I actually really hope we get Troublesome Truck number 6. I absolutely love the new troublesome trucks weíve been getting over the past few years. Who else here really liked the new rolling stock announced in 2016 and 2017? Iím actually leaning towards rolling stock than engine lately. Donít know why that is but Iím just speculating. If troublesome truck 6 is announced, what do you think it will be? A ventilated van, a utility wagon or a tanker? Maybe a whole new tooling. Iím just guessing. I love talking with you guys on this forum about it. I wanna hear what you all have to say about this. Comment away!
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: January 24, 2018, 11:20:39 AM
I think Diesel 10 is marketable enough but I also think they could just forget NMRA standards and make him. Diesel 10 would be a great addition to the range. I think Bachmann should make him for him being a very marketable character. His sales would go through the roof.
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: January 23, 2018, 09:53:57 PM
Alright weíre very close to the announcements. What Iím hoping for goes as follows

HO Scale
Diesel 10
(Iím hoping at least one engine from this list is announced)
Troublesome truck 6
Water tanker

HO narrow gauge
Sir Handle
Peter Sam
Narrow Gauge coaches
Narrow Gauge open wagons

Large Scale
Bill and Ben

This is what Iím hoping for. I only expect one from each category. Let me know what you guys think.

11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas in Williams O scale on: December 05, 2017, 12:42:13 AM
Same here. I'd wish they would be compatible with other British stock. But if they were to do it, I think they would have those knuckle couplers which would make them compatible with O/O27 stock. I hope Lionel gives up the license to Bachmann soon. I would love to see Thomas in O scale done right.
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas in Williams O scale on: December 03, 2017, 10:11:30 PM
I think if Lionel discontinues all of their products Mattel would be able to let Bachmann pick up the license to make O scale Thomas products. I think the sizes and porportions would be much more accurate compared to their Lionel counterparts. Plus unlike Large Scale, Gordon and Henry would have a much better chance at being made as well as other classic characters.
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas in Williams O scale on: November 22, 2017, 05:14:05 AM
Right I'm sure Mattel could buy the license to do it. Seriously though I think Williams would make great Thomas items in O scale
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Thomas in Williams O scale on: November 22, 2017, 12:58:35 AM
Hey guys I've been thinking a lot about this lately. Lionel has discontinued several Thomas products in O scale and this got me thinking. Bachmann does a great job with Thomas products and Lionel hasn't really put the best Thomas products out there. What if Bachmann bought the rights to sell Thomas in O scale? The engines would look much better plus we would get much more characters in the range. I think Williams by Bachmann should make Thomas in O scale. Plus unlike large scale bigger engines like Gordon and Henry would have a better chance at being made. What do you guys think?
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: November 15, 2017, 01:52:13 AM
Hey guys it's been a while since I've last joined the conversation so I'm gonna go ahead give my thoughts. This is only for the HO range.

Daisy: As mentioned earlier Daisy is likely to be announced because of her popularity. She's had many starring roles in recent episodes and has had an appeal to kids and adults alike. She may be a bit costly to make but I'm sure she would totally be worth. I wouldn't be surprised if she was announced next. Here's hoping she's the next female character.

Diesel 10: okay I'll admit Diesel 10 is just a personal preference but someone mentioned earlier in the post that Diesel 10 should only be made for kid merchandise and that's it. I think we should hope for a Diesel 10 model. Now before you go saying oh it's not possible and they'll never make him.... Diesel 10 has potentional and CAN be made into an HO model. He is popular despite his lack of appearances and I think his sales would be great despite the cost it would be to make him and despite how expensive he would be. Just hear me out on this one please. Diesel 10 has a chance just not a very good one. I really hope Diesel 10 gets announced, hey you never know maybe he will get announced in the future. Maybe not for 2018 but there still is a chance by 2019 or 2020. Who knows. But if Diesel 10 gets announced for 2018 I will be shocked as will everyone else.

Hiro: Now Hiro is another popular and likable character. He was one of the first new characters introduced in the CGI series. Hiro being a 2-8-2 can navigate 18 inch radius curves but as mentioned before, there is a lot of intricate detail on Hiro that would be applied. So the cost would be a bit more however sales would be good for Hiro. The character has a lot of appeal to the audience and is popular among fans.

Sidney: now many people have talked about it. But Sidney shouldn't be announced for 2018 since we have Paxton coming. Two Class 08 diesels back to back? Yeah I don't think so. But Sidney is definitely gonna be announced in the future, there will be no suprise once he's announced.

Stanley: Now not a very popular character, Stanley has still made several cameos and background appearances in the series. Stanley would be an easy model to make and maybe wouldn't be top of the sales but would still be a good choice for Bachmann.

These are my thoughts for the HO range. I wanna hear what you guys think. Hopefully we all see eye to eye on these.
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