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5.0 out of 5 stars
The Chocolate Crunch....Thomas and Friends at their best!, 23 May 2003
To begin with, this latest collection of Episodes from Thomas and Friends is probably the best to be produced to date. This is the second DVD to include the latest episodes of Series Six, which introduces new characters, new plots and a whole new twist to the original classics.
Percy's Chocolate Crunch follows a typical day for Percy, as he avoids the threat of dirtniess, as the water tower is out of use and therefore he cannot wash. After a rather dusty and grimmy day of tasks, Percy is releaved to find that his next job is to deliever a train of sugar to Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory. At last he can be clean! However, disaster strikes when the rails are dosed in slippery oil...and Percy is soon to find that he his dirty spree is far from over!
Next, we are introduced to a whole new cast...the Sodor Construction Company. Meet Jack the Front Loader, a vehicle on a mission to become accepted into the Pack, a team of construction vehicles. Can Jack prove himself useful to the team? Or will his enthusiasm get the better of him? (My favourite episode on this DVD)
Diesel is determined to prove once and for all, that he is the World's Strongest Engine. But with the trucks help, it becomes clear that he is far from it.
Iron Arry and Iron Bert (from Stepney Gets Lost) return and are up to no good when they find that the steam engines have a weak spot - being the Middle Engine. Percy learns how to catch the sneaky diesels out, but James learns that it's not as easy as it is! (One of the best episodes on the DVD)
Bill and Ben are saddle tank engine twins who do everything together, but jealous shows it nasty face in this episode "Buffer Bother" (listed above as "Bill and Ben's Excellent Adventure"). Bill lands himself in a spot of heated jealousy when Ben is rewarded with a shiny new set of buffers. But what effect will this have on his work?
Gordon's fame is stolen in a puff of smoke, as an accident at the harbour results in Thomas becoming the fastest engine on the line...with the help of an airplane jet. But fame has it's down side...as Thomas soon finds out.
Duncan is fusy and wanted to get his work at the incline done as fast as he can. Rusty, Skarloey and Rheneas are not in the mood for his selfishness but Duncan simply won't listen. Maybe the trucks will show him how to really...take a dip!
Duncan returns once again, this time...without a whistle! And as we all know, an engine without a whistle is not safe at all. How will Duncan complete his days work? Why, with a Faulty Whistle of course!
Enjoy! This DVD is definetly worth the buy!