Growing up I have to admit I did not have the luxury of getting to see Thomas the Tank Engine shows. However, when the courier pulled up and we opened the box to see the Thomas sets, my husband went bonkers and instantly told me about the memories he had growing up watching the shows.
What made this extra special for him was the fact he is also a Beatles fan. And any Beatles fan knows the special connection between Thomas the Tank Engine in the 80’s and Beatles. After a long lecture from my loving eccentric husband I learned that the conductor in Thomas the Tank Engine is…….Richard Starky (AKA Ringo Starr). All I heard about for the next day was the joys of his childhood listening to Ringo sharing the tales of Thomas’ journey through Sordor.
Now, on to what we reviewed with the voice of Ringo laying in the background. We had the chance to experience the new the Thomas and Friends Take-n-play Thomas’ Adventure Castle Track. This is where Thomas can race to the finish line and collect the gold at the end of the race. And the bonus part is the race track is portable. With a couple of easy folds and the pop up handle, makes this play set ready to go and race in a new location.
We also received the new Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Castle Quest set. This is where Thomas races though a white knuckling track where there are 5 close calls that Thomas easily navigates to make it down the track to safety.
With these “new” toys coming back, my children will have the same memories that my husband has. My hope is that my daughters will have the same memories to share with their children.
Thomas has also just come out with a new movie! The King of the Railway DVD (available in both English & French) will be released on September 24th, 2013.
Join Thomas & his friends as they embark on a legendary movie adventure! The steam team’s quest begins when a special guest arrives on Sodor with a big surprise and important jobs for Thomas, Percy and James. The engines meet new friends and discover suits of armour; coats of arms, and legends of long-ago heroes. Then, their bravery is put to the test when their new friend Stephen goes missing! Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about the Island of Sodor’s biggest mystery? It’s a crusade of knightly proportions for Thomas & Friends in this epic movie!
Mommy Moment was privileged to give 40 families tickets to the Blue Carpet screening of Thomas & Friends King of the Railway tomorrow in cities across Canada!
“Disclosure: I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are my own.”