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Thomas & Friends welcomes new engine and new shopping experience for fans

Logan and the Big Blue Engines Set
Logan and the Big Blue Engines Set
Courtesy of Mattel

Attention Thomas & Friends™fans, Mattel recently introduced a new, premium shopping experience to Thomas & Friends™ fans nationwide- the launch of a new Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway catalog, e-commerce website (launching August) and premium shopping environments at 20 specialty toy stores throughout the country; including NY, Dallas, Sacramento, Cincinnati and more.

Thomas & Friends will also welcome a limited-release wooden engine, Logan - a Shunter who works at the coal plant. Logan will only be available in the U.S. through the new catalogue, e-commerce website, and one of the 20 specialty toy stores also known as Official Specialty Stations. Logan will be the first of a series of limited-release engines to be introduced by this new program annually. The Logan wooden engine is available from July 2014 through December 31, 2015.

With more than 50 new and exclusive Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway products available, from custom train sets to personalized engines and story books, fans will be in Thomas heaven!! Passionate Thomas will be able to expand their collections with Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway toys tied to 11 new story books and exclusive items such as pajamas, bedding and more.

We received some of the exclusive products for review including Logan and the Big Blue Engines Book Pack, My Custom Engine with Book and the Really Useful Story Stand along with one of the catalogs filled with all sorts of Thomas goodies! We love all the pieces. They are a wonderful way to introduce my fifteen-month-old son to Thomas & Friends.

Logan and the Big Blue Engines Book Pack ($35) includes a beautiful colorful book that introduces the new limited-release engine, Logan as well as a wooden Logan, a cargo car, and coal cargo. My personal favorite is the My Custom Engine with Book ($35). You get to choose your engine style, color, and name and number!! Mine said on the book and on the train. I thought this as such a cool feature. Little kids and adult Thomas fans will love seeing their name on a Thomas train and a book. You can make this into a fun play set as well when you add the Really Useful Story Stand ($35), which is an exclusive track and topper that turn the storybook into a train set! It includes eight pieces of special golden-inlay track and “The Great Seal of Useful Engines” golden medallion—only available with this set. If you like the My Custom Engine with book and the Really Useful Story Stand, there a special deal that is exclusive to the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway website and catalog where you get both items, called the Special Custom Engine Bundle for $60 instead of paying $70 individually.

The new website is scheduled to go live sometime in August but in the meantime you can sign for an update as to when the site is live as well as to request a catalogue. If you have any questions or would like to make a purchase from the catalog please call 800-491-7508.

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