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Title: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: TerencetheTractor525 on July 12, 2019, 11:03:27 AM
Thought I should start a new thread on Bachmann Daisy after seeing the amazing news  ;).


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: the track master on July 12, 2019, 11:12:32 AM
For 17 years Bachmann has done the Thomas and friends line I have never seen fans so excited over any character,but Dasiy.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: Streak on July 12, 2019, 11:14:19 AM
I was honestly not expecting her at this point, especially not now! Iím so excited for her. Seems like Daisy won the Daisy VS Stepney battle surprisingly.

Now after her, we need HO Scale Ryan to complete the Harwick duo (Or maybe Stanley plz)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: Falcon the 2nd on July 12, 2019, 11:47:41 AM
Now after her, we need HO Scale Ryan to complete the Harwick duo (Or maybe Stanley plz)

Ryan would be fitting for a new HO Scale character once all is said and done with Daisy. His debut movie (Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure) will turn five years old in 2020, so it would make sense to announce him around that time.

Was anyone surprised by Daisy having an eye mechanism? As far as I remember, not too many people were expecting its integration with her windows in mind. Regardless, it's a welcome addition that may make her model all the more nifty.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: the track master on July 12, 2019, 11:55:14 AM
I was like WHAT!!!!!!!!!!
  Daisy is going to have moving eyes  :o


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: TerencetheTractor525 on July 12, 2019, 12:05:34 PM
Was anyone surprised by Daisy having an eye mechanism? As far as I remember, not too many people were expecting its integration with her windows in mind. Regardless, it's a welcome addition that may make her model all the more nifty.

I was certainly surprised to see that! I guess the main question with Daisy is what Bachmann will do with Daisy's windows:

1. "See-through" windows like the express coaches even if it means that we may see the motor or moving eye mechanism?
2. Closed windows with black plastic like Thomas and Percy's HO cabs?
3. Closed windows with silver plastic like Mavis and Diesel's HO cabs?

What do you guys think?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: the track master on July 12, 2019, 12:07:36 PM
Was anyone surprised by Daisy having an eye mechanism? As far as I remember, not too many people were expecting its integration with her windows in mind. Regardless, it's a welcome addition that may make her model all the more nifty.

I was certainly surprised to see that! I guess the main question with Daisy is what Bachmann will do with Daisy's windows:

1. "See-through" windows like the express coaches even if it means that we may see the motor or moving eye mechanism?
2. Closed windows with black plastic like Thomas and Percy's HO cabs?
3. Closed windows with silver plastic like Mavis and Diesel's HO cabs?

What do you guys think?
I think that Bachmann will do #3


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: Chaz on July 12, 2019, 01:09:30 PM
I am leaning towards 3 myself.  I know not everyone is in love with the silver plastic for the windows on the Diesel models but truthfully it never bothered me that much.  The only difference is that with Daisy it will be much more apparent.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: Titanic5972 on July 12, 2019, 02:34:43 PM
I would hazard a guess at the windows being light grey, like they are in the show from a distance. Would make sense and seeing as we see models from a distance when running, it would be the most imaginable scenario.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on July 12, 2019, 04:55:07 PM
Honestly, I hope Daisy has a NEM slot. It'd be a nice modern touch to include into the Thomas range, and it'd help make future additions/engines more compatible with different kinds of HO and OO equipment. To add, thinner hook/loop couplers have a nicer appearance than the chunky hook/loop couplers.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on July 13, 2019, 04:10:59 PM
I seriously never thought in a million years that Bachmann would actually make Daisy. I've wanted her, and many people, including myself, had been asking Bachmann to make Daisy for years, and now, she's finally been announced. Daisy will be the most exciting new addition to the range since Oliver. She is also going to be the third new tooling in the HO range since Mattel's takeover. Ever since Mattel took the rights to the Thomas brand, the only new toolings in the HO range have been Oliver, Rosie, and coming next year, Daisy. Another thing that makes Daisy such a big deal is that unlike Duck and Oliver, Hornby never made Daisy.

I've heard nothing but bad things about Oliver's CGI render, but Daisy has one of the few CGI renders that's actually GOOD for a returning character.

Starting next year, Bachmann will finally sell their HO Scale Thomas models in the UK, now that Hornby surrendered the license. That's also going to boost sales immensely.

Just like what Bachmann did with the tender engines, Daisy's coupling hooks would be attached to her bogies. Just like all the other diesels in the HO range, she is certainly going to have silver windows. She's going to be the first bogied diesel in the Thomas range itself. The first engine in the range with no fixed chassis, and yet she's still having an eye mechanism, which is incredible.

Now that Daisy is on the way for 2020, who will everyone be asking for next? I think Stepney. Popular demand gave us Bill, Ben, Donald, Douglas, Duck, Oliver, and now Daisy.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: Chaz on July 13, 2019, 04:56:36 PM
I have zero doubt that Stepney is going to continue to be the most popular request on the forum, since him and Daisy were both very popular requests. Same with Sir Handel now that Peter Sam got announced for narrow gauge. 

Either way another great thing about Daisy too is the fact that we are finally getting a diesel that isnít a shunter.  Something Iím glad Bachmann got into, which is expanding diversity in a good way.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on July 13, 2019, 05:42:42 PM
I quite agree.

Yet another thing that makes Daisy a big deal is the fact that she's the first announcement in quite some time that isn't a tank engine, or a diesel shunter. The first longer diesel in the range itself.

I remember last year when someone told me that Daisy was not secretly in development, after I predicted that Daisy might be in development, and would be announced within a few years. That was a year before she was actually announced. I was right somehow.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: CC55 on July 14, 2019, 06:01:05 PM
Iím so excited for this news!!! I canít wait to purchase both Daisy and Peter Sam!

Now that Daisy is on the way for 2020, who will everyone be asking for next? I think Stepney. Popular demand gave us Bill, Ben, Donald, Douglas, Duck, Oliver, and now Daisy.

I think that Stepney will be one of the most asked for engines now that bachmann is creating Daisy, but I also think it would be a good idea for bachmann to release Ryan. I think bachmann should release Ryan next because Daisy and Ryan are a duo and the main pair on the Harwick Branchline. He would also be a great addition because he is a unique tank engine with a unique color that I think will interest many people. Some could argue that BoCo could be made because of the similar tooling to Daisy and they are also a strong duo, which I would agree with, but BoCo is not as relevant to newer viewers so his market might not be as large as Ryanís. So even though I would love to see bachmann make a BoCo model, I think the choice for bachmann will either be Ryan or Stepney.

As for the Narrow Gauge line, I hope and think that bachmann will make Sir Handel next. He has the same configuration as Peter Sam so itíll be easier for bachmann to make him and he is such a prominent character and has the most request on the forum. I am hoping Sir Handel will be next as he is my favorite out of the NGE, but Iíll be happy with whichever engine is released.

Overall I am very happy with this announcement and will for sure be purchasing Daisy and Peter Sam as soon as I can! Let me know if there are engines that you guys think will come before my predictions and why. These predictions are obviously for new toolings only and not repaints or same configuration engines.

      -CC55


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: TerencetheTractor525 on July 14, 2019, 11:02:22 PM
I think that Stepney will be one of the most asked for engines now that bachmann is creating Daisy, but I also think it would be a good idea for bachmann to release Ryan. I think bachmann should release Ryan next because Daisy and Ryan are a duo and the main pair on the Harwick Branchline. He would also be a great addition because he is a unique tank engine with a unique color that I think will interest many people. Some could argue that BoCo could be made because of the similar tooling to Daisy and they are also a strong duo, which I would agree with, but BoCo is not as relevant to newer viewers so his market might not be as large as Ryanís. So even though I would love to see bachmann make a BoCo model, I think the choice for bachmann will either be Ryan or Stepney.

That's a good point, but I'm starting to think that February 2020 may actually be the best time to announce Stepney because the 75th Anniversary would be another helpful reason to give the licencor, even if he has not been in the CGI series yet. If this meant that Stepney has to be delayed like Oliver, I'm sure that fans would be fine with that. It would still be an additional miracle, and really help boost Bachmann's sales once more!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on July 15, 2019, 12:10:59 AM
For the Toy Fair in 2020, Stepney would be a much more exciting announcement than LBSC Thomas, or Sidney. Although, LBSC Thomas would be a better Thomas repaint than Celebration Thomas was. I wouldn't care if Stepney gets delayed like Oliver. Unlike LBSC Thomas, Black James, or Sidney, Stepney would be another new tooling instead of another recolor. The past three years have been nothing but recolors/variations getting announced. I'm sure Bachmann is aware that we've been getting tired of recolors, but I also know that the budget for new toolings hadn't been there lately. With Bachmann releasing the HO Scale Thomas models in the UK, it should really help them make more engines with new toolings. Making new toolings that people actually ask for is certainly going to give Bachmann the sales they need. I wouldn't BET on another new tooling being announced at the Toy Fair next February, but it is the 75th Anniversary. I know what was just announced is already coming in 2020. There's a very good chance the 2020 Toy Fair announcements will be minimal, possibly with another recolor, but I'll be okay with it.

Daisy having silver windows certainly isn't going to be a dealbreaker at all. All the other diesels in the HO range have silver windows, but that doesn't bother me one bit. Besides, having opaque windows would hide Daisy's motors and eye mechanism. Both of Daisy's coupling hooks would be attached to her bogies no doubt, so any rolling stock that Daisy is pushing or pulling can turn tighter. She can finally pull that mail car she refused to take, or the milk she frequently leaves behind because of pulling being "bad for her swerves." The Railcar and the Coaches was the first time Daisy was actually seen pulling rolling stock.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: JLK2707 on July 22, 2019, 05:00:24 AM
Yeah. I wonder why she just hates pulling rolling stock....


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: Angelob6660 on July 22, 2019, 12:48:40 PM
Yeah. I wonder why she just hates pulling rolling stock....

It's bad for her swerves. Daisy says she require delicate handling and pulling trucks and vans to be below her.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: JLK2707 on July 23, 2019, 07:41:17 PM
Yeah. I wonder if this could explain why she is just so rude to Annie, Clarabel and Henrietta....


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: the track master on July 23, 2019, 08:25:46 PM
I thing she's just jealous.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on July 28, 2019, 01:45:28 PM
Daisy and Peter Sam already have their product weights listed. It's possible that they could be in the unpainted stage, but we may not see their images until the 2020 catalog gets released next February. It would be a surprise if their images get revealed before 2020, but we know they're not releasing before 2020, as stated by InsideTrack. Daisy will most likely arrive in stock next summer at the earliest. Even after images get revealed, it can take many months for products to actually get in stock.

Red Rosie should be in stock anytime now. We should soon get the final images of the new open wagons, and the log flatbed (I'm pretty sure the images in the catalog were pre-production models), which are products that should be out this year.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: the track master on September 05, 2019, 06:45:31 PM
Hay did anyone else see that after Daisy was seen in CGI there has bin no merchandise for Daisy so it's really cool to see Bachmann are going to make her :)
     here is a link to her merchandise page
https://ttte.fandom.com/wiki/Daisy/Merchandise


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: JLK2707 on September 09, 2019, 03:38:03 AM
Should just be interesting, considering she is quite popular.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: TerencetheTractor525 on September 10, 2019, 03:01:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLNlAHG6suM

I have pasted a link to a video showcasing a custom Daisy model that a Thomas modeler, TopKaz Fatt, made many years ago. While the facial expression is a little bit odd, it is amazing that the custom model consists of moving eyes and operating headlights. I also love the fact that the model has transparent windows, even though the interior exposes some wires. Seeing that makes me wish that the Bachmann model will have transparent windows, even though most people currently feel that it is unlikely.

One other thing I have been wondering is if Daisy's face will have eyelashes. Personally, I would be completely fine if Bachmann does not bother to include them.

What are everyone's thoughts?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: the track master on September 11, 2019, 09:19:45 AM
Honestly I don't know what Bachmann will do with eyelashes I think that they will just print them on to the face but we will have to wait and see.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
Post by: Zekeism on September 12, 2019, 02:24:02 PM
I could see the eyelashes being molded onto the face.

I wonder how many people will use Daisy's face for BoCo customs?