This article is about the talking version. You may be looking for the Talk 'n' Action version.
Talking James


  • September 2004 (first Plarail version)
  • 2009 (TrackMaster [HiT Toy Company] version)
  • 2010 (TrackMaster [Fisher-Price] version)
  • 27 December 2013 (second Plarail version)
  • 2014 (TrackMaster [Revolution] version)

Item Number

  • TT-03 (first Plarail version)
  • R9627/T0956 (TrackMaster [Fisher-Price] version)
  • OT-03 (second Plarail version)
  • CDB86 (TrackMaster [Revolution]) version

Talking James is a Plarail and TrackMaster version.


  • Plarail version (permanently-attached coach with sound-triggering buttons, and responds to movements such as slopes) (2004-2010 - Japan)
  • TrackMaster by HiT Toy Company version (Flip Face version) (2009 - US)
  • TrackMaster by Fisher-Price version (button with phrases and whistle sounds, and random phrases are heard when moving) (2009-2014 - US; 2010-2014 - UK)
  • Plarail version (redesigned with CGI styled face, up to 50 phrases) (2013-present - Japan)
  • TrackMaster (Revolution) by Fisher-Price version (redesigned with attachable tender) (2014-present - US/UK)


TrackMaster (Fisher-Price) version:

  • "Hello, I'm James."
  • "I'm James! I'm the brightest red engine on Sodor!"
  • "Full steam ahead!" (US)
  • "Fizzling fireboxes!" (UK)
  • "Bust my buffers!"

TrackMaster (Revolution) version:

  • "I'm James."
  • "I'm the brightest red engine on Sodor."
  • "I'm no slowcoach, I am a really splendid engine."
  • "Bubbling boilers! I mustn't be late!"
  • "Mind my paintwork!"
  • "Coming through!!" 


  • Talking James with Red Express Coach (Plarail)
  • Talking Flip-Face James with Paint Cans and Spare Parts Loads (TrackMaster [HiT Toy Company])
  • Talking James (TrackMaster [Fisher-Price; Revolution])
  • Talking James with Blue Express Coach (Plarail)


  • The 2004 Plarail Talking James is voiced by Katsuji Mori, while the 2013 version is voiced by Masashi Ebara.
  • The first two TrackMaster US Talking James' are voiced by Kerry Shale.
  • The 2010 TrackMaster UK Talking James is voiced by Keith Wickham.