Very Rare Vintage Collectors Item
Thomas is a Brio engine released in 1997
Thomas is the main character of the Thomas and Friends series. Thomas at times shows human character flaws, but always comes around to doing the right thing.
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 at image 2 to see the condition of the box.