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Thomas
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2017 Prototype Thomas

Introduced:

1992

Item Number:

  • LC99001 (1992-2012)
  • Y4083 (2012-Present)
Thomas (released as Thomas the Tank Engine until 2000) is a small blue tank engine.

Models

Learning Curve

  • 1992-1993 pre-production models: all versions had staples, flat magnets, undated wheels
    • Versions:
      • (skinny flat topped funnel, smokebox not connected to front bufferbeam)
      • (shorter flat topped funnel, smokebox not connected to front bufferbeam)
      • (shorter flat topped funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam)
      • (beveled funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam)
      • (beveled funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam, speckled coal instead of solid)
  • 1994-1995 first models made in China: all versions had no staples
    • Versions:
      • (flat magnets, undated wheels)
      • (flat magnets, annually dated wheels)
  • 1996 (smaller round magnets this year only, new face, rounded funnel)
  • 1997-1998 (all versions gained thicker wheels)
  • 1999-2001 (all versions gained plastic funnels and smokeboxes)
  • 2002-2010 (all versions gained new faces, larger smokeboxes and boilers, added details, removed back ledge)
    • Versions:
      • 2003-2004 (no stripes on boiler, permanent 2003 wheels)
      • 2005-2010 (striped boiler)

Tomy

Fisher-Price

  • 2012-2016 (new face, curved edges, longer magnet guards, other minor details, permanent 2012 wheels)
  • 2017-Present (redesigned smaller face, slightly redesigned details)

Other Models

1998

1999

2000

2003

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

Trivia

  • Thomas, being the title character, is sold in more sets and special variants than any other vehicle.

Gallery

Special Models Gallery

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