Boxes are where every single Thomas Wooden Railway item is stored before being opened and removed from its plastic packaging.
The 1993 design shows Thomas puffing on a viaduct in the background of the countryside with the Shining Time Station logo nearby.
This design shows a countryside with Thomas puffing by and the Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends cloud.
This box design is blue with a picture of Thomas and the Thomas The Tank Engine cloud.
This box is the same as the previous design but with the updated Wooden Railway logo and font. Note some items with the flap desingn are UK and Canada only.
This design is the same as the previous version but with updated logo, background, and colours.
This design has an image of a CGI Thomas, the updated Wooden Railway logo, and a new background.
This design features a blue background, wooden track in a vertical fashion on the left side, and the Fisher-Price logo in the bottom-right corner. The vehicles' names are written in capitals.
The boxes for this year are the same as the 2013 boxes but they are wider in length and a bit shorter in height. They also feature an image of the engines with a smaller face on the back representing the change.
- On the 1992 boxes, it is hard to see Thomas.
- On the back of the boxes, there was info about the product from Learning Curve.
- On the back of destination and multi-car packs, there would be a small display in which other models would be working at the destination or the characters in the pack would be working.
- Each box included a catalog which had all the products for that year listed.
- between 1998 and 2009, boxes had character cards, which were small cardboard cards that told information about the character. International territories continued to produce cards until 2011.
- The box in the UK had retained the "flap" design until 2012 while the US box had been constantly updated over that period.
- Porter's 2014 box does not say Real Wood.
- On the back of most of the 2013 engines's boxes, their prototype is shown.
- The early 2013 boxes there was a 'rectangle like shape' on top of the wheels along with a tap off to the side to make opening the box easier. The later 2013 releases into 2014-2016 lost that 'rectangle' shape and the small tab.
- The late 2016, early 2017 boxes the are same as the 2013 but they are wider in length and a bit shorter in height. They also feature an image of the engines with a smaller face on the back representing the change. The plastic surrounding the engine looks the same as the late 2013 releases.