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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Special New Thomas & Friends Products Announcement on: August 08, 2019, 06:48:54 PM
Nia and Rebeeca are considered Mary Sues of Thomas. In short, think of them like how Rey is to Star Wars.
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Special New Thomas & Friends Products Announcement on: July 19, 2019, 07:33:04 PM
The CGI redesigns would make them lose their appeal, in my opinion. I'd rather the remaining classics stay classics, at this point.

It's really a double-edged sword, some have benefited with added detail and proportions, such as The First 5 NG Engines and Daisy, while some have diminished like Oliver and Duncan.
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2020 on: July 19, 2019, 01:06:57 AM
For NG rolling stock I was personally thinking about these

Regular Trucks/Narrow Gauge Open Wagons or however you like to call them.


As seen on the second half of Sir Handel's Train


As seen in CGI.


Even though they're generic wagons they would really help build NG goods trains.

I would happily welcome these.

What do you think?
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: New Acquisitions on: February 24, 2019, 06:29:16 PM
Not exactly new, considering I've bought these several months back.

Might as well post an update

Isabel and Dulcie

Hornby Autocoaches





With Oliver, given that his basis was designed with these coaches for push-pull runs. In the RWS he was mostly seen was Autocoaches, but never seen with them in the TV Series, though I believe it would be cool if they were introduced in CGI, like Duck's Slip Coaches.

Overall, I think they look very nice with Oliver.
What do you think?
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: January 20, 2019, 12:57:02 AM
Considering Mattel's current marketing practices and Bachmann's track record, I really don't expect Stepney or Daisy entering the range. (At least for the time being.)

The fact that we haven't seen toys about Stepney for quite some time now, and with merch for the likes of Nia and Rebecca churned out, I doubt we would see him, even though we've seen merch for Flying Scotsman but that's another story. As for Daisy, while it's a really great thing that she was given character development that kinda was a missed opportunity in the entire model era, and she as was also given lot of screentime and portrayal compared to many of the characters that are currently in the show. Where is the merch for her?
Mattel would most likely favor Nia and Rebecca over Stepney and Daisy, of course we all know what the likely response would be if they happen if they're announced for Bachmann.

Then again, are we even going to see Stepney in CGI, with the new direction of the show?

I understand that Bachmann listens to it's consumers, and it's now doubt that Stepney and Daisy would be successful, but at the same time Mattel's standards seems to be a handicap for them.

The fact that they made the Spiteful Brakevan is seriously a blessing. A classic character who was officially killed off.

However, I'm aware that I'm the minority here, but I do think Ryan would the best character to meet a happy compromise.
Think about it he's a CGI character yes but at the same time he feels like one that would fit in the classic series, a widely appealing character to both younger and older fans alike, and he would bring color contrast to the range. Plus there's a catch seeing how Daisy and Ryan make up a duo. It would increase a demand for Daisy which would already be considered superfluous. When we got Duck, there was a demand for Oliver.

Overall if we get a new engine with new tooling for HO/OO, Ryan is my best anticipation, if he happens to be announced I actually wouldn't mind picking him up.
 
That's my two cents.

I'd like to hear your thoughts.

P.S. I know I haven't posted for awhile, but I work long hours, I will perhaps comment on NG Range later.
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: August 17, 2018, 08:35:02 PM
Wonder if we'll get some generic open wagon for narrow gauge that resemble the ones on the show and not the Peco china clay ones.







If the Bachmann Skarloey Coaches become a hit, then I'd personally would like to these announced.
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: New Acquisitions on: August 17, 2018, 05:58:41 PM
Brought new stuff

Arry and Bert


Maybe not as exciting to most, but I'd say why not? The positives is that the paintwork and hazard sprites are nicely applied. The negatives is that they have the same face, I still have respect for Bachmann for at least making them accurate. What else is there to say? However, they still decent edition to your collection, from a completist standpoint.

Skarloey

Perhaps the best purchase I've made since Duck and Donald/Douglas. I've actually took it out for a couple minutes and put it straight back in the box. Looking forward to getting Rheneas.
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: August 04, 2018, 08:47:06 PM
I might actually but in the minority here, but I actually hope that Rusty is based off his TV design. While I do like his S4 face over his S5-12 face, I don't mind Rusty being full CGI.

Another interesting note is how Rusty's CGI render has more detail then Midlander's original design



9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Paxton Thread on: June 04, 2018, 09:10:57 PM
I'll say for a repaint, I would consider Paxton worth it's value, in comparison. Yeah the face might be.....big as most would say, but it doesn't seem too bad. Given how I enjoy the character in the show, this is something I would definitely pick up.
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Suggestions for the Thomas Resin Building Range on: March 27, 2018, 07:13:55 PM
I think I have one building for you all.

Bluff's Cove


If we got a a station on Duck's Branch Line I think of this

Just like Maithwaite, it didn't have an official location for a while. Maithwaite was around since S5 and Bluff's Cove made its debut in S9. However, it wasn't until 2014 that they were given their grounded areas. Maithwaite was confrimed to be on Thomas' Branch Line, while Bluff's Cove is on Duck's Branch Line.


While it is much simpler compared to many other stations on Duck's Branch Line, I think this would the most logical.

There's Arlesbrugh West, but that's a different story.

Thoughts??
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: March 07, 2018, 03:56:15 AM
I would prefer any Stepney whether it's his Thomas character or real life loco in the HO/OO market.
Anything would be better than his ugly black livery as in recent.
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: March 01, 2018, 08:10:29 PM
It's pretty conclusive that Peter will be the next NG Engine in the range. Granted that he's had a decent amount of screentime in the CGI era. I will also say that Peter Sam has the best CGI render out of all the NG characters currently in the show. The NG Engines were one of those characters that have vastly improved in detailing with CGI. Except for Duncan where his proportions are squat, but both his real life basis and his S4 model are lanky.

With Sir Handel, just a word of thought that he would suffer the same fate as Edward and Henry. However Edward and Henry have at least had their moments to shine in the CGI era. Sir Handel though has no character in CGI. You could replace him with "Inga from Norway" I could still see Duncan following up after Peter Sam. It won't be a surprise if Bachmann would consider prioritizing Luke or Victor over Sir Handel

I also want to say that with the NG coaches, and by the sounds of it, will have their own tooling rather then being repaints of the PECO ones, especially since none of them resemble Tayllyn Coaches. It really makes this years announcements sound like a blessing in disguise, since I have a feeling the Skarloey Railway Coaches will sell out quickly, just like the Red Branchline Coaches.

My two cents.  
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: February 15, 2018, 09:46:36 PM
Ok guess I'll post my last call.

HO/OO
-Daisy
-Hiro

Not much for the HO/OO Range, but as long as it's something good.


Rolling Stock
-Flatbeds (Reintroduced)
-Conflats(Reintroduced)
-LMS Brake Van

Narrow Gauge
-Peter Sam
Perhaps the highest anticipated NG Engine, while Duncan is my favorite NG character. There's no doubt that Peter Sam has the best CGI render out of all the Narrow Gauge characters, and it would be impressive to see Bachmann pull him off/

Rolling Stock
Skarloey Coaches or Talyllyn Coaches.

That's my list.
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: February 05, 2018, 12:09:50 AM
Can we just drop this here, or at least have this thread deleted until this year announcements? Roll Eyes
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: New Acquisitions on: January 29, 2018, 06:47:38 PM
Another order from ehattons.

Slip Coaches

Ok Ok...They're not really...

They're actually Hornby GWR Coaches

They're the Hornby Railroad ones, which is their budget range.

Since they're no slip coaches in the HO/OO market,


I think these make great substitutes





They go really nice with Duck.

What do you think?
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