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James May's Toy Stories: Balsa Wood Glider/Great Train Race [DVD]

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  • Actors: James May
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Spirit Entertainment Limited
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Nov. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CJFTX16
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,872 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Two special episodes of the BBC series in which presenter James May embarks on wildly ambitious projects using some of Britain's best-loved toys. In 'The Great Train Race', after failing in his previous attempt in 2009, James once again tries to run toy trains along a specially built ten-mile track between Barnstaple and Bideford, making it the world's longest train set. This time it's a race to the finish line with James and his British team pitted against employees from the German model railway attraction Minatur Wunderland. In 'Fight Club' James builds a scaled-up version of a Slingsby Swallow hoping that it will become the first free-flight model glider to fly over the English Channel and, at the same time, set a new British straight distance record.

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i love anything with james may in it,so i had to buy this dvd as it has one of the best episodes of the toy stories series on it,i am talking about the great train race 2. i loved the first train race but was left dissapointed how it finished. youll be happy after watching this one tho so i shan't say anymore. the balsa wood glider is also fantastic to watch. i actually saw this when it was shown as a christmas special a few years ago and i always wanted to own it on dvd and now i have got it. james may brings a unique brand of informative humour to everything he does which i admire.he always gets stick from the other two to gear presenters for being boring,but its the so-called boring side which makes him unique.he will always try to make sure you the audience,understands the concept of what he is trying to do on each episode and that adds a certain charm.so this is a must for any fan of top gear and james may. happy shopping
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I adored the first series of James May's Toy Stories, and the two specials that followed were just as brilliant. The minds of the team who help James achieve his big toy ideas are geniuses and we need the BBC to make more shows like this. Absolutely top notch and this DVD couldn't come quick enough.
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There should be more James May on TV IMO. He makes great programs & this is no exception . This DVD completes my set ( a gift from my son ) & I hope the BBC make some more of these. James is overshadowed to some extent on TG , just look at his recent " Cars of the People"
Very entertaining & informative. Recommended .
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What a program! Whoever thought up the ideas for these programs is a genius.

I just wish it would be possible to make more programs perhaps making different items with the materials/products.

I hope they do not assume that because the product or material has been used once to make an item, and demonstrate it, they think that is as far as they can take these programs.

Sim Oakley is incredible in the series.
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For those of you who can't get enough of James May, here are two great segments from his Toy Stories shows. The Great Train Race picks up where the TV show left off, with the train from two seaside towns still without rail service. This time they embark on making the trip a race with great results! The second show is the Balsa Wood Glider where they attempt to fly a basa wood glider across the English Channel. Fun stuff! I hope that the creative team is planning more shows, these are great fun to watch!
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I really like this fellow and his antics with toys are really good, perhaps it's because I am from a similar generation and just wish I had thought of some of the things he gets up too.
Looking forward to the Meccano motorbike and the Action Man Rocket being available to buy on DVD
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