About Tomy Thomas
Thomas the Train is a lot older than you might think; although the affable tank engine attained worldwide popularity in the late 20th century, Thomas' first appearance was actually in a 1946 children's book entitled "Thomas the Tank Engine" written by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher. In 2011, Japanese toy manufacturer Tomy acquired all rights to the Thomas & Friends franchise, issuing an extensive line of Tomy Thomas plastic toys, bath toys, and videos. You can track down complete Tomy Thomas sets, like a Thomas Giant Set Motorized Road and Rail System or a Thomas Big Loader Motorized Train Set. Pick and choose other Tomy Thomas pieces, like a Tomy Thomas wind up tank engine with ringing Elsbridge Station piece, a collectible Thomas the Tank Engine gold-plated, die-cast model, or an assortment of individual train cars that work on the Tomy Trackmaster sets. Your kids might just go off the rails when you bring home a Thomas Tomy set featuring Thomas and his pals: Percy, Belle, Toby, and many other colorfully animated characters, available from the reliable sellers on eBay.