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.
I got this for my son's 4th birthday as he really wanted a Stephen after watching the King of the Railway. He loves it and was really happy with it, so I would recommend it for Thomas fans particularly those who enjoyed the new movie
All the items in this series are well made, and child friendly. We saw this item when shopping for a Stephen (King of the railway) model and decided to buy the new Stephen as well. We had bought a Thomas carry case and it wasn't quite full of engines and wagons so got this as an extra stocking filler. Our grandson loves this range as he is a great Thomas fan. Would definately purchase more items from this range and recommend them to you.
Bought this for my friends little girl who is Thomas & Friends mad. She loved it so much she took it to bed, well she Is only 2.5 years old. Great quality product and well worth the price to see her little face.