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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: NEW HO THOMAS & FRIENDS ROLLING STOCK IS HERE! on: December 24, 2016, 12:05:39 PM
Dear Bachmann, when you say Rosie is shipping by December 2016 is that just guessing or is that true?
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: NEW HO THOMAS & FRIENDS ROLLING STOCK IS HERE! on: December 22, 2016, 06:54:57 PM
I wouldn't be to disappointed with another BR Class 08 getting added to the range, especially if they are in the shape of Paxton or Sidney! For a new character, with a different class of locomotive, that has not been released that is in-between a small and a large locomotive, I have the idea of Ryan, who is a GNR Class N2. Does anybody have any thoughts of Ryan getting an announcement, in 2017?

Alrighty then...  I would like to take this opportunity to point out 2 things.  First off, once again I recommend that you work on your spelling and grammar.  Second, it is too early for Ryan to be introduced into Bachmann's Thomas range, just like it is too early for you to be back on this forum again... Roll Eyes

Now would be the point in this post where I backup my statement that Ryan isn't a likely candidate for the range at this time with reason, but this is the "NEW HO THOMAS & FRIENDS ROLLING STOCK IS HERE!" thread and not the "Thomas & Friends in 2017" thread.  That being the case, I'll end on that note.

-Rusty


Don't be so mean, he can say anything and anyway he wants too.
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Oliver coming early 2017 on: November 04, 2016, 02:14:52 PM
He should be out by December if Rosie doesn't even have a photo and is suppose to come out in December.
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2017 on: October 06, 2016, 02:18:50 PM
Well the episode I mentioned in my previous post has come out on Amazon (As did the rest of them), and it didn't feature anything I said I'd hope was in there. (Black James, Green Thomas). You'd think I'd be disappointed. I'm not, as the episodes were flat out spectacular. I'm not going to describe the plot of the episodes in anyway, as I don't want to spoil anything, but I'm actually going to add on to my list with the changes I'd like to see to existing models.

-Donald and Douglas get their nameplates moved up.
-Diesel's side rods get a colour scheme, rather them be all plain metal. (Previously I said they should pick the white center, or make them all black.)
     -In the one and only appearance of Diesel of these new episodes (Where we can clearly see his wheels), there was this gem of an error: (http://i.imgur.com/o7hyy0Q.png)

Now like I said, that definitely seems to be an error, as only one of them have turned chrome, but until we see Diesel again, as far as we know, maybe the other two being black is actually the error. Either way I certainly prefer the Chrome centers with black rods. That really pops, as compared to the white centers with silver rods, and it most definitely stands out compared to everything being all completely black.



I just painted diesels rods black.
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: New Products? on: September 17, 2016, 09:27:46 PM
I was checking the really reliable Thomas Wikia and saw that there are products on the Bachmann page which have release dates as late as 2022. Did I miss something or not. I doubt this is true but I just want to make sure. http://ttte.wikia.com/wiki/Bachmann


There is no release date on that site that is beyond 2017 and it is redesigned James (which is probably fake).
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Season 20 on: September 10, 2016, 08:34:46 AM
Sorry about that I put my question in the quote on accident.
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Season 20 on: September 09, 2016, 02:49:01 PM
Well, with the first week of season 20 over (and unfortunately going into hiatus again until who knows when...), here are my condensed thoughts on all 5 of them:

Sidney Sings: This was an episode that was hinted at far before the episode came out, and I was curious to see how it would be handled. Fortunately, it turned out pretty good. After awhile of being kind of a blank slate, I really enjoyed how they wrote Sidney as forgetful, but can still be very helpful and not being another antagonistic diesel. Continuity between this and The Missing Christmas Decorations was very satisfying, and I particularly loved the turn of how Sidney's forgetfulness proved to be useful after all, plus the reintroduction of the red Express coaches. It's got a few pacing issues, Thomas being shoehorned slightly in, and some other things that aren't explained (seriously, who WAS supposed to take those passengers???), but still a very strong season opener. Also, I will not be able to get that jingle out of my head... 8/10

Phillip's New Friend: While I'm still not a fan of Phillip for his behavior, here Brenner executed it a lot better than either his season 19 episodes or the Great Race. First off, he's toned down a tad bit than any of those 3 instances, though I will say he still can get pretty tedious. Having him play off Toby provided much more entertainment than either Gordon or James, and how Toby was handled was very much in character. While some may say Thomas was shoehorned in, here it makes sense because it is his branch line, he's Phillip's closest friend, and was the right one to teach Phillip the lesson which he actually does take to heart. Though it doesn't make sense to me why Phillip and Thomas ended up on the same track. Eh, maybe Phillip was supposed to be trailing behind Toby, I don't know. 7/10

Henry Gets the Express: This is by far my favorite of the first batch of season 20 episodes, and I'm sure many fans will agree. Like Old Reliable Edward and Thomas' Shortcut, this is a modern classic. First off, this is Henry's best written role in awhile in the Arc era. He's snide, crafty and teasing like most older fans remember. All the characters mesh together sublimely that it screams classic Awdry, and nobody feels shoehorned in at all, and neither do any of the callbacks to previous episodes. A thing that some may overlook is Sir Topham Hatt's portrayal, which is equally great and feels exactly how he should be - as the father figure over the other engines and punishing them when they act out of line. Some may criticize Gordon's behavior being too immature, but I disagree. He got pompous over his importance, and was punished until he did what he was supposed to. Plus, I feel after pulling the Kipper, Sir Topham Hatt felt Gordon learned his lesson. 10/10

Diesel and the Ducklings: This episode is quite odd for me. As a whole, it is pretty good. I do like the concept of Diesel showing a soft side here and there rather than having a jarring turn of feelings like in season 14, and I didn't mind him acting all troublesome wherever he found opportunity (though at times it did become a bit confusing). 'Arry and Bert getting a role was a nice chance of pace, and yes, the moral is a very good one delivered extremely nicely. The sticking thing that bugs me is how Thomas' role feels incredibly miscast. Lee Pressman has a bad habit for shoehorning Thomas into episodes that really shouldn't have had him - look at last season's Salty All at Sea. I know some people complain that Duck was too shoehorned in season 18, but if there was any episode that would've benefited from Duck in the starring role it would be this one - it would've called back to season 2, and it would've been even funnier to hear Duck quacking himself. I feel this episode just kind of dropped the ball in that regard, and it bugs me how much better it would've been had they gone that route. 6/10

Bradford the Brake Van: New characters that aren't engines are kind of rare in the Arc era, so I was quite interested to see how Bradford would turn out. Fortunately, he turned out very well! Bradford definitely adds something unique and interesting to the Thomas world. His paint scheme looks much like soldier camouflage, and he delivers the drill sergeant attitude with a lot of entertaining enthusiasm. While some of his instructions, yes, can be extremely nitpicky and as a result kind of annoying (which is my only major issue with the episode), he does have merit to his actions, especially in Thomas' case - safety is more important in the long run, which is an excellent moral for kids. Plus, you gotta admire all those railway specific regulations. The crash was, as expected season 19 onward, great to see, and it was quite nice seeing Samson again after so long. Though Bradford may not be appearing very soon, he sure left a lasting impression, and I can tell he and Samson were made for each other. 9/10

All in all, I think season 20 is off to a pretty bang up start, and feels, at least so far, an improvement over its predecessor. Though, I'm really hoping that the team does have some focus on characters that Lost Treasure introduced or brought back for a change, and most importantly, that they don't put Thomas in EVERY single episode.
Where did you see Bradford the brake van???
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2017 on: August 15, 2016, 09:30:26 PM
By the way do any of you guys know that toad is out now because i saw him two week's ago at the greensburg train show Cheesy

I've known that I got it for Valentine's Day from my dad right when it came out.🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Online Store on: July 13, 2016, 03:02:51 PM
That happened to me too.
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Online Store on: July 13, 2016, 12:25:20 PM
Yardmaster if you read this please answer this question. When will all the new products from the NMRA show be posted on the online store?
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: 2016 NMRA Train show on: July 08, 2016, 10:23:54 PM

Where does it say anything about it?
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: 2016 NMRA Train show on: July 08, 2016, 10:05:37 PM
I couldn't find a Bachmann event but I wasn't really looking for it. It'll say spreadsheet on the part it's on.
 

I can't find it. Can you send me the link?
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: 2016 NMRA Train show on: July 08, 2016, 09:37:06 PM
Hey guys, I've been reading the schedule for the show and if Oliver was revealed today we probably won't find out until after 10 tonight.

Is it true? Where did you find it?
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: 2016 NMRA Train show on: July 08, 2016, 10:19:52 AM
Are the new rolling stock in stock now looking at the brochure?
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: 2016 NMRA Train show on: July 08, 2016, 10:10:50 AM
That's odd seeing as Rosie was just announced a few months ago yet we've know about Oliver for over a year now. I wish we would get more info on him. But in secret I was kinda excited for Rosie a little, so it's good to here about her pricing. Hey who knows, maybe we'll see Oliver later, the show hasn't ended so you never know. But if anyone knows for sure and is not just using a site that is guessing themselves, when is Oliver going to be released? Sorry just curious. Also I'm new to the fourm. So hello everyone.

This was on the forum posted by Yardmaster and is in the general discussion board.
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