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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: March 23, 2018, 12:57:11 AM
Love the photos and customs!  Nice job.
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: HO Scale Nia and Rebecca Release Speculation on: March 16, 2018, 04:34:36 PM
Chaz, you forgot to mention Mavis.

I got just got tired Nia and Rebecca communication. This subject should wait later on the year.
I don't have problems with females. My problem is there is so many trains for a very short island. (The last time I measured the island's mainline was 150 or so more miles. I never measured the height.) Adding more characters doesn't make sense to me. I'm surprised they're not bumping bumper to bumper.

This is a great observation!  So, how many engines do they have in all?  I guess as new ones come old ones fade into the background some, but they've got so many.  We know why they're introduced, to keep the show interesting to children and more importantly to sell new toys.
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: HO Scale Nia and Rebecca Release Speculation on: March 15, 2018, 06:27:52 PM
I strongly doubt the new show will get a lot of positive reception since a lot of people are angry at Mattel for getting rid of Edward, Henry and Toby from the steam team. I also think that nia and Rebecca being announced in HO scale would just further add fuel to the fire since Mattel would be simply giving the middle finger to those who enjoyed the three I mentioned in the steam team.

What do you think? I would love to hear the opinions of others on this subject. Smiley

I think it's just more pandering to the pc police again.  So tired of this stuff.  It's a show about trains, the primary audience will always be boys.  I don't know why they feel they need to shove female characters down our throats.  Next thing, they'll introduce an engine who isn't sure what gender he/she is.

We haven't had any cable TV in years, so unless the new seasons are available for streaming on Netflix, Hulu, or Prime, we probably won't see the characters for a few years until the DVD of the season is released, assuming they're still working through the seasons, currently think they're only at S18 and seems like one comes out a year as of late.

Hopefully it will fail and things will go back to how they were.  They already had a few strong female characters, no need to add more just for the sake of needing more females, let alone bump the original main engines out of the picture.
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Henry and Gordon Discontinued? on: March 13, 2018, 08:13:47 PM
That's what I hate about Amazon, all the 3rd party sellers.  If amazon proper is out of something, the 3rd party sellers will try to dupe you into overpaying.

I usually just use ebay for all my train purchases, just avoid huge conglomerates that sell everything and stick to hobbyshops or individuals selling their 2nd hand items.
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: March 13, 2018, 08:11:52 PM
So I've been watching through the complete series discs in order.  Just finished Series 7.  I noticed episodes were out of order on Season 6 and 7.  So, new characters like Murdoch, Salty, Emily etc, just randomly show up and then later on the discs are the episodes that introduce them.

Is this a problem on all the disc prints?  And does the pattern continue on further releases?

I could sit there with an episode list and manually watch in the correct order, but it would become a bit tedious.

But, it's fascinating finally seeing all the shows in relatively chronological order!  I've only ever had access to sporadic episodes on TV and the best of episode DVD releases we've owned aswell as the specials of course.  It's neat to fill in all the holes about characters and special cars and things we've seen in the wooden railway catalogs.

If anyone can guess, I didn't grow up with Thomas but started seeing a lot of the show while my son grew up.
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: February 19, 2018, 04:06:56 PM
N Gauge isn't a bad though honestly for the main roster.  As long as the do metal bodies like they did with the Narrow Guage engines.  It would open up possibilities of doing larger layouts in smaller spaces and including so many more features a lot of us would love if space weren't a big issue.
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: February 19, 2018, 10:50:43 AM
Thanks for posting so much thought guys!

Firstly, agree on the brake vans for the NG line.  Preferably the tooling from the model series like most have said.  And yes, I would certainly buy them in all colors, red, blue, brown and grey too.

So for me top wants:

Narrow Guage:

Peter Sam, Sir Handel, Duncan
Brake Vans in multiple colors
Tippers

HO:

Diesel 10 (don't care that everyone says he can't be made, will list it anyway, so Bachmann knows there's demand and can try to figure out a way to make it work.)
Den
Dart
Daisy

HO Rolling Stock:

Flat cars w/ various loads, (lumber, oil drums etc)

And then some buildings/structures for HO/NG.  Too many to really list, but there was a lot of great stuff in the earlier posts.

Not into large scale, so can't really say much there.
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: OFFICIAL 2018 ANNOUNCEMENTS on: February 17, 2018, 10:10:41 AM
Yeah, definatly need the brake vans next, three different colors as pictured above would be great.  That's the next biggest need after besides the rest of the original engines.

Also just wondering, typically how long after the new catalog comes out are the discontinued items actually discontinued?
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: OFFICIAL 2018 ANNOUNCEMENTS on: February 17, 2018, 05:59:31 AM
Intresting announcements.

Really glad to see coaches for Narrow Guage, but really dissapointed about no engines.

At this rate it will be late 2020 before we have a 4th engine in the range.  I wonder if there's any chance of 2 being announced next year?  Hopefully at least Peter Sam, and hopefully a 2nd either Sir Handel or Duncan.
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: February 16, 2018, 11:56:35 AM
I was referring to over in the general discussion forum, first post is the 2017 catalog.
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: February 16, 2018, 11:14:55 AM
Looks like the stickied thread from last year's announcements were posted around 11:30 am.  Not sure if that was the day of though, or if the topic was made and stickied a few days after.
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: February 15, 2018, 07:40:41 PM
Around what time of day Friday should we be looking for information?
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: February 15, 2018, 04:31:11 AM
I really hope we get some more NG stuff, that's my main list.  Need some color variety in the engines, so any of Peter Sam, Duncan or Peter Sam would be great.

Really need coaches too and any other rolling stock would be welcome.
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: January 08, 2018, 08:56:05 PM
I remember when I bought the 1st season of Thomas. I was so excited and worried that I was to old getting the same episodes on DVD.

I read something somewhere online a few months ago after the 1st season came out there were coming out with season 2 the next year. Sadly it never happened.

I love the voice narration of Ringo Starr and George Carlin. To bad the newer rerelease versions had the current narrator. He didn't have the feel or voice to really separate the characters. Half the time it sounds one sided.

Got my first season today (UK release).  Great quality and love the narration!  Just wondering out of curiosity, do they start calling The Fat Controller, Sir Topham Hatt at some point in the series?  Or is he still Fat Controller even into the CGI years?  Just interesting differences from the U.S. versions I'm use to.  I think I prefer the U.K. ones now!
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: January 07, 2018, 06:50:00 PM
Wow, I was really shocked when I saw how expensive the NG rolling stock was for the Thomas range!

Are there any other toolings that are reused without the Thomas branding that would make good alternatives to save on cost?
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