We love everything about Thomas. This one however is a disappointment. My son is three years old, and takes very good care of his toys, and is very gentle. So I was surprised that he handed it to me to be fixed the very first minute he got it. He loves to play with it because the back pops open, but it drives me crazy to fix it all the time. If it falls apart, it would have been okay if it is made for little ones to fix it themselves but it is not. If I had know this, I would still buy it, but only because we are avid collectors, but it is not to be played with.