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AnAverageThomasFan

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« on: September 19, 2019, 04:23:20 PM »

Just decided to join the Bachmann forums. Iíll be talking about things that bachmann should re-release. To start off, the tar tanker because itís very iconic from James in A Mess. Salty as he is very relevant in the show and in not even sure why he was discontinued in the first place. The Old version of the mail car as well, because while I donít mind the CGI versions, the ones that have ďSODOR MAILĒ written on them is more nostalgic to me personally. I feel like these in my opinion are the bare necessities for me. Unlike the water tanker or the lobster car. (Like, seriously who owns those?) Anything that I missed?
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TerencetheTractor525


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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 05:38:10 PM »

Welcome to the forum! Those are very nice suggestions! I would love to see the tar tanker make a comeback in particular. As for anything you missed, what about the red express coaches?  Wink
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AnAverageThomasFan

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 06:52:44 PM »

Very good point and I can see it happening. I probably would beg for those a bit more if I didnít already have the Hornby ones.  Tongue.  (I prefer the coloring a bit more)
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AnAverageThomasFan

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 10:34:54 PM »

Oh and also the Gordon Express set. I feel like they need to make more themed sets because the selection we have right now is pretty bare. Maybe even one themed around James and the branch line coachís or Spenser and the special coach?
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Chaz


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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 01:45:27 AM »

Bachmann reps have stated themselves that they generally stick with Thomas being the only engine included in starter sets due to Thomas sets selling a lot better than sets for other characters like Gordon, James, Emily, etc.  Strangely the large scale Percy set is the only set still available in large scale but I think Bachmann is waiting for that set to sell out before announcing a new Thomas set.

Keep in mind too that most people who buy starter sets are usually those that are either just getting into the hobby or parents buying a train set for their kids to play with, which makes Thomasí presence in these sets all the more important.

If we do get any new sets anytime soon, I imagine it will probably be for the N scale range.
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the track master

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 08:14:46 AM »

What about narrow gauge train sets. Tongue
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the track master

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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 08:41:13 AM »

And I agree that all of those items should be re-released I mean I THINK that Salty had more sales then Mavis I would love to have 4 of the tar tanker,but the mail cars as much as I would love to see them be re-released MATTEL  Angry would never let Bachmann make them but don't get me wrong I would much rather the older version then the newer.
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Chaz


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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2019, 12:41:36 PM »

What about narrow gauge train sets. Tongue

I thought about narrow gauge but considering how long the range has been going for, as well as being a very niche market as it is, there probably isnít much of a point in introducing one now.  Especially when sales for the range have already been over the roof, it kind of makes a starter set not really necessary for narrow gauge at this point.
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the track master

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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2019, 03:53:57 PM »

Ok that makes a lot of seance now.
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2019, 07:04:48 AM »

I could see Salty being re-introduced into the Bachmann range next, in 2020 if Stepney and/or Ryan don't get made. Salty has had better sales compared Iron 'Arry & Iron Bert, making the decision to discontinue Salty on his own along with his set that would made him exclusive to unjust, and he appears in merchandise and frequently on the show still.
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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2019, 07:32:51 PM »

The re-release versions of freight cars I would like to come back like the SODOR MAIL mail van, TAR wagon, and James' Express coaches.

More returns wished to came back are OIL wagon, yellowish Salt wagon, and cattle wagon.
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2019, 11:58:58 AM »

Even though I already own one, I would go crazy if Bachmann brought back the tar tankers. Also I feel like Salty would sell a lot better if he was reintroduced, because I've seen quite a few people say they want a Salty but can't find one.
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