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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends July 2020 NMRA Predictions on: February 21, 2020, 01:10:04 PM
Since everyone else was doing it I thought I'd pop in and drop my list. Now for mine I'm listing mostly what I think they're  likely to do rather then what I want them to do. I'll do a separate one for my wish list at the bottom.

What I see as most likely:

Sidney (with moving eyes)
Flatbed (with Oil Drums)

Narrow Gauge
Sir Handel
Brown Brake-van (I say Brown but I mean more of the Talyllyn livery to go with the Talyllyn coach)

N Scale
Milk Tanker

Large Scale
Philip (with moving eyes)

What I would like to see:

Ryan (with moving eyes)
TT#7 (A White Vent-Van with a Small face like the current CGI Series)
Red Express Coaches

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Sir Handel
Blue Mountain Quarry Trucks

N Scale
Express Coaches

Large Scale
Edward (with moving eyes)
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: February 09, 2019, 05:58:22 PM
Well, Looks like that time of year again. Thought I'd give my predictions.

HO Scale

-Sidney (It's most likely as to complete the Class 08 characters, barring Splodge, Plus he's still relevant to the show currently even after the rebranding)

-Nia and/or Rebecca (Wishful thinking on my part but they are now considered main characters and Mattel may want to push for them. Not 100% sure how much creative control Mattel actually has when it come to Bachmann's choices but I heard that's why Rheneas was held back so long.

-Red Rosie (Last year proved they aren't afraid of doing variations of existing characters plus she's slightly more relevant now then she was in 2016/17 so it might be time for an update)

-Stanley (Way out of the ballpark on this one but he's one I've seen being wanted for a while but I doubt it.)

 HO Rolling Stock

- Red Express Coaches (Think these might be pretty obvious seeing as the green ones are returning. But i'm hopeful nonetheless)

- TT#6 (Could be anything really and I'd be happy but possibly something along the lines of a tanker with a face as those have recently returned to the series and it'd give them an excuse to use the tanker again this year. A Vent van with a face is also a viable option since they returned to the series as well. Either or i'd be fine with as long as it's not a silly color.)

-Henrietta (obviously I know that they've already done Henrietta, But it's going on five years since she gained a face so it might be time to give her an update)   

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(If they make one this year)

-Peter Sam (He seems to be the popular prediction for this year so I'll just on the bandwagon.)

-Duncan or Sir Handel (To continue the numbers in order if they want (i.e: Duncan after Rusty and Sir Handel after Rheneas) Duncan I think would be the mostly likely out of the two seeing as he has appeared more then Sir Handel lately.

-Victor (A wild card here but Victor has appear more then any of the other narrow gauge engines lately so he might be more will know the Sir Handel or Peter Sam.

NG Rolling Stock

-Brake-Vans (We have nearly everything else so some sort of brakevan would be a good option)

Large Scale Engines
(Also If they do anything this year)

-Edward (We've been asking for years for him and he's still a popular engine when it come to the target audience for Large Scale.)

-Philip (Another wild card here but he's small engine they can make to please Thomas fans and sell to non-Thomas people to make what they want.) 

Large Scale Rolling Stock

-Red Branchline Coach and Brake Coach (Honestly, just a repaint of Annie and Clarabel with different roofs.

-Henrietta (Same as Edward, We've been asking for years and if Toby is still going to be made it would be nice to have his coach.

Always to possibility of the non-rail things.

Non-Engine Characters
-Sir Robert Norramby Figure
-Updated Guard (CGI face)


I don't really have any reasons for the last few, just something I hope happens. But that's all I got. See you all next year! Tongue
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2017 on: December 30, 2016, 03:19:32 AM
So its that time of year again..? I might as well give my predictions too  Tongue

Paxton: Mostly because he would be an easy one. As JLD417 said previously, He would be a simple recolor and new face. He seems popular enough with the older fans and kids alike so who would be a great seller.

Daisy: With her recent reintroduction in the show, Daisy has seemed to grow in popularity. She has 3 episodes to herself in Season 20 and she's another classic character to make older fans happy. I honestly think Bachmann could pull off a stunning rendition of her CGI counterpart as they did with Oliver.

HO Rolling Stock:

New/Reintroduced Express Coaches: This one seems like a no brainer. If you're going to sell the express engine. Sell the things that go with him..

TT#6: We've gotten open wagons, a cattle wagon and now a Salt van. I really think its time for something a bit different. As JLD mentioned. They could go with the Ice cream wagon for this and put a face on it. But as much as Id love that, Id like to see a black or white tanker with a small face on it like what was seen in the forth season episode "Toad Stands By."  But on the other hand, The vent van idea is great as well just as long as its not some silly color choice like bright yellow or hot pink..

Brake Van Another thing that JLD mentioned. It would be great if they redid or made a new brakevan. The one we have now just seem a bit awkward and strange. I would personally love to see a new version of the brake van that is more TV series actuate or something else that would be quite nice is the orange LMS Brakevan used in the CGI Series.

Large Scale

Edward Everyone wants him.. Enough said.  Tongue

Red Branchline Coaches These would be really nice to have. its pretty clear that Thomas and Emily aren't the only ones that pull coaches and if you look at almost any episode of the CGI series you can see that James pulls them all of the time. So it would be lovely to have them and i'm quite sure that would look great being pulled by James (or Edward)

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Sir Handel To be honest, The only thing Sir Handel has going for himself is that he is #3. But he would still be great to have him.

Peter Sam If they dont do Sir Handel, I think they would definitely do Peter Sam.  Peter Sam probably has the highest potential as of now as he has certainly done more the Sir Handel has in the last few years and I mean come on.. who else thinks that valve gear would look sexy as hell?

Coaches The Skarloey Railway doesn't just take goods, So it would be great if they made some coaches. Especially the ones seen in the CGI Series, You wouldn't have to change them at all if you wanted to use them as Talyllyn Railway ones.

Brake Vans JLD pretty much summed this whole part up.


I think it would be a good idea to make more people figures. I know first hand that people buy these not only for Bachmann things. They use them for Trackmaster,Wooden Railways,and Take n pl.. Sorry.. Thomas and Friends Adventures. I wouldn't mind WHO that made as long as they made some more people.

Road Vehicles

Butch Ever Since he was given the ability to talk, Butch has easily become my favorite road vehicle and I think he would look absolutely fantastic as a Bachmann model.

Trevor   If any of the road vehicles has the best potential at getting a model.. Its Trevor. With his recent return to the series I think Bachmann would be able to pull off a stunning model of Trevor's CGI render.

Resin Buildings

Ffarquhar Station If any station screams "Thomas and Friends" its Ffarquhar. From the very beginning Ffarquhar has been a very important part of Thomas history. So if they were to make more stations. I serenely hope its Ffarquhar.

So, Those are my predictions/hopes for 2017.. I know very little if anything on this list will be made but these are just MY hopes. Hope you enjoyed..  Wink
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: BACHMANN LARGE SCALE JAMES IS RELEASED!? on: December 28, 2016, 02:01:46 AM
So, how were the chips my doodz? pretty good ey? Too bad they were delayed because of the nuclear meltdown..
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas and Friends in 2016 on: February 12, 2016, 01:45:50 AM
Here's Mine.  Tongue

HO: Daisy, Rosie, Or Paxton

HO Rolling Stock: TT#5 or CCT Van

SKR:Rheneas, Coaches, or Slate Trucks

Large Scale: Edward, Diesel or Stephen
LS Rolling Stock: Mail Van or Henretta

Random Guesses: Dowager Hatt figure and Butch.

I feel Stephen would be nice for the real world fans also, Remove the face and you have The Rocket.
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends 77018 Mail Car - Green Now in Stock! on: December 13, 2015, 10:44:20 AM
I have noticed that actually. Maybe a cream one would be better, as you see them more often. I can only ever remember seeing a Green Utlity Wagon only once in Series 4 Episode Steam Roller.

Actually, The van in question was just a normal CCT van. Main reason being, It's not green.. and it's not a mail van  So the green mail car has never appeared in the show.
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann 'Arry and Bert thread on: January 08, 2014, 10:55:14 PM
Yeah you're right. They have just so much time. Tongue
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann 'Arry and Bert thread on: January 08, 2014, 07:56:19 PM
My question is why say they are going make something and then not release it until the following year *cough* Duck *cough*
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: BACHMANN LARGE SCALE JAMES IS RELEASED!? on: March 18, 2011, 10:49:34 PM
that im pretty sure of
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: BACHMANN LARGE SCALE JAMES IS RELEASED!? on: March 18, 2011, 10:41:06 PM
so who brought the chips
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: thomas set ideas on: March 18, 2011, 10:38:06 PM
2 sets
TATMR D10 Lady And Thomas

James 7 trucks and 3 tar wagons (1 Breakable)
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: BACHMANN LARGE SCALE JAMES IS RELEASED!? on: March 18, 2011, 10:33:29 PM
thanks buddy
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