• 20 March 1992 (Plarail)
  • 1992 (Tomy Trains)
  • 1998 (Tomica World, Motor Road and Rail)
  • 30 January 2003 (Plarail [redesigned])
  • 2007 (TrackMaster [HiT Toy Company])
  • 2009 (TrackMaster [Fisher-Price])
  • 29 May 2012 (Plarail [re-release])
  • 2014 (Motorized Railway)
  • June 2014 (TrackMaster [Revolution])

Item Number:

  • 7440 (Tomica World, Motor Road and Rail)
  • T-01 (Plarail [redesigned])
  • 4786 (Motor Road and Rail [US] [individually; 2003])
  • 4847 (Motor Road and Rail [with track; 2005])
  • R9928 (TrackMaster [Big Friends; 2009-2013])
  • R9205 (TrackMaster [Little Friends; 2010])
  • TS-01 (Plarail [2012])
  • CBW89 (TrackMaster [Big Friends; 2013])
  • BGJ69-BGM84 (Motorized Railway)
  • BML06 (TrackMaster [Revolution] [Big Friends])
  • DFJ37 (TrackMaster [Revolution] [Little Friends])

Thomas is a blue tank engine.


  • Tomy Trains (1992-1998 - UK/US)
    • Moves forwards and backwards, driver figure in cab, sticker details with red rear lining, magnetic couplings, powered by AA battery.
  • Plarail/Tomica World (1992 - Japan; 1998 - Thomas Starter Set)
    • New chassis with four wheels, moves only forwards and hook and loop couplings.
  • Plarail/Tomica World/Motor Road and Rail (1992-2002 - Japan; 1998-2007 - other countries)
    • Updated chassis with additional pair of dummy wheels.
  • Plarail/Motor Road and Rail (2003-present - Japan; 2003-2005 - US)
    • New face, stripes around the boiler, white running board, single rear headlight sticker.
  • TrackMaster by HiT Toy Company (2007-2009 - US; 2008-2009 - UK)
    • Different sticker details, stripes around the boiler, slight face modification.
  • TrackMaster by Fisher-Price (updated face, screwdriver required for battery compartment) (2009-2012)
    • Updated face, screwdriver required for battery compartment.
  • TrackMaster by Fisher-Price (2010-2013)
    • Updated body with moulded rear headlight, CGI styled face, only available with sets.
  • TrackMaster by Fisher-Price (2012-2014)
    • Redesigned body and motor, matte roof, new CGI styled face.
  • Motorized Railway (2014-present)
  • TrackMaster (Revolution) by Fisher-Price (2014-present)
    • Redesigned body, new wheel rubber, motor with enhanced performance, powered by two AAA batteries.


  • Thomas with Annie and Clarabel (Tomy Trains, Tomica World, Plarail, Motor Road and Rail, TrackMaster [HiT Toy Company])
  • Thomas with two half straight track pieces (Motor Road and Rail [US])
  • Thomas with half straight track piece (TrackMaster [HiT Toy Company])
  • Thomas with Green Van and two half straight track pieces (TrackMaster [HiT Toy Company])
  • Thomas with Green Van (TrackMaster [HiT Toy Company])
  • Thomas with Blue Van (TrackMaster [Fisher-Price])
  • Thomas (Motor Road and Rail [US], TrackMaster, Motorized Railway)
  • Thomas with Red Van (TrackMaster [Fisher-Price, Revolution])

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