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2017 Prototype Thomas

Introduced:

1992

Item Number:

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, 1994 dated wheels)
    • (round magnets, 1994 dated wheels)

1996 (smaller round magnets this year only, new face, rounded funnel, 1996 dated wheels) 1997-1998 all versions gained thicker wheels

  • Versions:
    • (1997 dated wheels)
    • (1998 dated wheels)

1999-2001 all versions gained plastic funnels and smokeboxes

  • Versions:
    • (1999 dated wheels)
    • (2000 dated wheels)
    • (2001 dated wheels)

2002-2010 all versions gained new faces, larger smokeboxes and boilers, added details, removed back ledge)

  • Versions:
    • 2003-2004 (no stripes on boiler, 2003 dated wheels)
    • 2005-2010 (striped boiler, 2003 dated wheels)

Tomy

2011-2012 (new CGI style face, 2003 dated wheels)

Fisher-Price

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

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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