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Thomas
2018Thomas

Introduced:

1992

Item Number:

  • LC99001 (1992)
  • Y4083 (2013)
  • FHM16 (2018)

Thomas (released as Thomas the Tank Engine until 2000) is a small blue tank engine.

Changes

  • 1992 (skinny flat topped funnel, smokebox not connected to front bufferbeam, staples, flat magnets, undated wheels)
  • 1992 (shorter flat topped funnel, smokebox not connected to front bufferbeam)
  • 1992 (shorter flat topped funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam)
  • 1992 (beveled funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam)
  • 1992 (beveled funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam, speckled coal instead of solid)
  • 1994 (made in China, no staples)
  • 1994 (beveled magnets, undated wheels)
  • 1994 (beveled magnets, wheels dated 1994)
  • 1994 (rounded magnets, wheels dated 1994)
  • 1996 (smaller round magnets, new face, curved funnel)
  • 1997 (larger round magnets, thicker wheels)
  • 1999 (moulded plastic funnel with wooden smokebox)
  • 1999 (plastic smokebox, smaller font on wheel dates)
  • 2000 (wheels dated 2000)
  • 2000 (name added to chassis)
  • 2001 (larger font on wheels)
  • 2002 (redesigned face, larger smokebox and boiler, removed back ledge, no stripes on boiler, wheels dated 2003)
  • 2003 (striped boiler, wheels dated 2003)
  • 2011 (new CGI style face, wheels dated 2003)
  • 2012 (new face, curved edges, longer magnet guards, other minor details, wheels dated 2012)
  • 2016 (redesigned smaller face)
  • 2018 (No paint on chassis and various other spots, no dome)

Variants

Trivia

  • Thomas, being the title character, is sold in more sets and special variants than any other vehicle.
  • A prototype Thomas with red Brio-like wheels was seen in a 1992 advertisement.

Gallery

Variants gallery

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