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« on: February 25, 2019, 08:19:15 PM »

How many of you think that bachmann should just bring back ‘arry, Bert and salty?

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 09:06:20 PM »

Considering they confirmed they are discounting Arry and Bert just over a week ago, that’s not gonna happen.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 09:36:25 PM »

Not to mention, everyone who actually wanted those models would have them by now. Plus, without having to make those old models, there is more room for Bachmann to focus on models people will actually want, like Duck, Oliver, and the narrow gauge line.

Bachmann trains are awesome. I hope they come out with Stepney one day.

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 02:02:57 AM »

They could maybe bring Salty back. He's a well liked classic character who's still prominent in the current show and would be absolutely necessary to bring back if they ever decide to make Porter in HO Scale. But maybe you should wait on Arry and Bert there. They JUST got discontinued and kind of for good reasons. They're barely relevant at all in the current show and weren't even that popular in the classic series. Maybe they'll come back someday but if Bachmann should bring back anyone it should be Salty.
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 05:29:37 AM »

Plus people who want 'Arry and Bert can still find them in the near future. It will take a long time for them to go completely out of stock everywhere. They are even still in stock on this website so as i say people who are looking for them can still grab the Scrap Twins. As for Salty it is a shame but Bachmann need to cut stock sometimes. I have all three so it's not like I will be rebuying them. Plus we have seen things reintroduced further down the line. I can completely see Bachmann's motives behind the discontinuing

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 08:11:26 PM »

Good point mulfred-1000. Do you think that bachmann should just reintroduce the tar tanker wagon as troublesome truck #6?

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 02:41:00 PM »

I only started collecting a couple of years ago, and getting the trio were easy to get. At the end of the day they were discontinued most likely due to lack of sales, if you wanted them so bad, you should have bought them.

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 08:22:25 PM »

I already have them. I was just talking about people who missed out on them getting them.

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 08:52:32 PM »

Worrying about other people's Thomas collection is not your problem.

I don't have these engines and ever will. Plus I'll never get excited over the new engines like Sidney, Paxton, Rosie, Spencer, and others.

I missed out on my classic series freight cars, like Tar, Oil wagon, Sodor Mail, Salt van and other cars. Don't forget about Gordon and James' express coaches.


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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2019, 09:16:40 PM »

If Arry and Bert ever get re-released and they sport these faces;

I'd buy them in a heartbeat. As it stands though, them doing this seems unlikely. Even then, they would have to either get creative with the proportion, or else the face will end up being too big, just like Paxtons face. Diesels face is much bigger than Arry and Berts, especially in the model era, as you can see here;

This gives you an idea of how big of a space needs to be covered on the tooling:

It also lends to why I think Bachmann is holding off on Sidney; Sidney has a round face and would require a "face plate" around his face to cover the eye mechanism of the model like Paxtons face tries to. This aesthetic wasn't positively received though by fans.

It's such a weird design choice (one that they didn't do for Arry and Bert, I'll add) that I'm still perplexed as to why they did this.

If a 3D printed Paxton face that's smaller in size comes around in the near future, I'd probably wind up getting Paxton. For now? Eh.... Either way, these problems are why I don't see a more market-able Arry and Bert being released in the near future.


A Japanese fan was able to make their own faces, and as you can see, the size is fine, and the faces look super accurate.

A nice touch they did as well was remove the handrail piping off the front of Arry and Bert, which the characters lack in both model and CGI forms.

Also worthy of note, they did a great Devious Diesel model era face:

You can check out their work here:
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2019, 08:51:57 AM »

I think that they shouldn't have discounting Salty [and Arry and Bert] but I bet that Salty had more sales then Mavis[I think Undecided].
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I like Stepney and would love to see him in ho scale.
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2019, 06:14:14 PM »

Out of the three discontinued engines, I see Salty having the highest chance of being re-introduced by Bachmann. He appears frequently in the show still and his sales were good compared to Arry and Bert. Salty's re-introduction to the Bachmann range in 2020 would be a good resort if Stepney does not get announced at next year's toy fair, though a Bachmann Stepney would be great too.
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