Thomas the Tank Engine Toys Is One Of The Oldest, Most Popular Kids Toys. Eventually Getting It’s Own Animated TV Series. This Train Playset Would Surely Be A Good Gift For Any Toddler!
Thomas the Tank Engine has been around since the 1930s yet took around fifty years to become popular. The books were popular with children and some toys were made. What boosted the popularity of the stories and then the sales of its toys was the making of the animated TV series.
First shown in the early in the early the Thomas the Tank Engine episodes were originally narrated by the former Beatle Ringo Starr. These shows when coupled with astute marketing made Thomas the Tank Engine and friends popular toys. There were other items linked with the Thomas the Tank Engine brand such as stationary and bedding that also sold strongly.
The TV series certainly raised the profile of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. This meant more children wanted to buy and play with the toys. Having as many of the toys as possible is something that enables children to reenact their favorite stories from the books or the TV show. After all there are a few friends to chose from such as Edward d, Henry, and Percy, not to mention the Fat Controller. Yet Thomas himself was and remains the most popular of the toys made under the Thomas the Tank Engine banner. Toys ranged from the simpler ones aimed towards toddlers through to complete train sets, which are meant for older children (and quite possibly adults as well).
Toys in train form in various sizes form the majority of Thomas the Tank Engine as would probably be expected. The train sets start off simple and go up to full scale sets. Thomas is the toy available in the greater variety though the likes of Edward and Percy follow closely behind him.
The toys designed for younger children are meant to be simpler to use and to pose no threat to their safety. These toys tend to be larger, and possibly made of lighter or softer materials. The idea is to make sure that children are content to play with Thomas the Tank Engine toys from the earliest possible age. Watching the TV show will make children relate to the toys more.
Thomas the Tank Engine toys to a certain extent are also designed to help children learn things while they are playing. The toys can be used to make learning more fun as well as helping children to develop their co-ordination skills. As all the toys are characters that children know from the books or the show they can role play or reenact the stories when they have a few different engines to play with.
When there are a few children playing together then they can all play as the same character as the toy, which they are holding or using at that time. Meanwhile children playing by themselves could play several different roles when they are playing with their toys.
Children can pick from a wide selection of toys allowing them to play with, or as Thomas the Tank Engine and any of his friends. It will feed their imagination.