Very Rare Vintage Collectors Item - This item is more a collectors item than a toy
Oliver is a Brio engine released in 2000
Oliver and his brake van Toad were saved from scrap by Douglas, for which they are very grateful. With a new coat of green paint, he works proudly on Duck's branch line. The Troublesome Trucks used to play tricks on Oliver until he taught S.C. Ruffey a lesson.
The back of the engine has a special sticker that reads "BRIO - (copyright) Britt Allcroft (Thomas) Limited 1996". A small catalogue flyer is also included inside the package.
Brio is a wooden toy company that once made Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends toys compatible with Learning Curve's Wooden Railway range from 1996-2000. BRIO received their license to sell Thomas the Tank Engine trains in the U.K. in 1996, though production did not begin until 1997 and product brochures weren’t printed until 1998. All Thomas products were marketed under the name “Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends”, save for Lady, Diesel 10, Dodge, and Splatter, which were marketed under “Thomas and the Magic Railroad” after the release of the movie of the same name in the year 2000. BRIO lost their license in 2001.
Made in Sweden
For Age 2+
This is a very old and rare item and it shows in the packaging. Please look closely at all images to see the condition of the box.