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Thomas Take and Play continues puffing down the rails
on 7 October 2013
The latest engine from the King of the Railways film and DVD. Starts out as Stephenson's rocket, and as Stephen becomes the oldest engine on Sodor. A great character with the ability to introduce a little bit of history in to the bargain and another pretext to visit a museum. Have Mattel started to take notice of recent criticism about dumbing down the story lines I wonder? Production has also moved from China to Thailand and this model in particular has a much higher percentage of plastic, and the die-cast metal claim emblazoned on the packaging may be stretching this virtue as a selling point a tad far? Still well made and durable enough I imagine for the relatively short if hard life it will be subjected to. A worthwhile addition to the range.