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So has anyone heard any numbers (pricing and dates) on the new LS Thomas that was to be unveiled this past weekend at Toy Fair 2009?



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I did find this on the TF09 site:

Bachmann Trains
Booth/Room # 355 Map It
Mr. Richard Janyszek
1400 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124-5606
United States
Phone: 215-533-1600
Email: [email protected]
URL www.bachmanntrains.com
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Bud Reece, Rich Janyszek, Doug Blaine, Barbara Gracey, Randy Kennie, Larry Harrington

Products to be Previewed:
A complete line of train sets and accessories in HO, N, On30 and Large Scale, including Thomas & Friends, Amtrak, Shrek and Walt Disney. Also "Williams by Bachmann" O gauge trains.

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# All Christmas Decorations & Trees
# Licensed Products
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I added bold print....Amtrak, Shrek and WD? in LS?



Enthusiastically Anticipating!

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Cale,
That is the first I have heard of the Amtrak, Walt Disney, and Shrek stuff. The Bachmann site has the Thomas stuff in a blub on the opening page, but no details. Maybe after the Toy Fair more info will come (I thought the NY Toy Fair was this coming week?--Germany's was last week). All I know is that THOMAS will be a BIG seller for them! By the way, Thomas will be at TVRM in Chattanooga the same weekend that the Southeast Garden Railroad Show is in Dalton. You gotta go!
 

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Hey Ted,

that is partly why I posted the above from the TF09 site...it shocked me too!

http://www.toyassociation.org/

here are the dates as listed on the Bmann site:

"New product announcements for Bachmann's Large Scale Thomas & Friends™ offerings will be made at Toy Fair '09 in New York (The Javits Center, Booth 355, February 15-18, 2009)."

We did the Thomas at Dillsborough a while back, it was an Utter Waste of Funds...for what was spent we could have purchased a Season Pass at Tweetsie! the ride in Chattanooga could only be better! Still hoping to make the show!

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Cale,

I think you are reading in to their post a bit. I think they were referring to all the starter sets they make, not just what they were planning for Large Scale. They make a Shrek, Thomas, and WD in HO scale.

I'd expect this set to come in at the $100 point, which means it will be a toy geared for the little guys. But until we get official word, it is all speculation, which is always more fun than the truth.
 

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could be Mark (prolly is-the HO) but like Ted, it caught me eye....

I'm on-board for a $100 set...I'm thinking a little more though?


let the speculation continue.
 

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a thomas or percy set ( loco two cars track and powerpack) retail is $385.00
thomas or percy just the loco retail is $200.00
annie and clarabel and the troublesome trucks are retail $70.00 Each


the rest of the items listed where in other scales then G
 

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Scott,
Thanks for that!! If it follows other Bachmann trends, it will be about half the listed MSRP.
 

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Sorry to bump this, but I'd be just a tad curious about the accuracy of the actual model when all is said and done. The photoshopped HO model on Bachmann G rails still leaves me a bit skeptical - granted, they've got the HO lineup pretty much nailed so far, but it remains to be seen whether they simply scale up the existing HO model, or make a mess of the TTTE models a-la Lionel.

Also a bit curious as to the scale that they'll be made in. I don't think we'll see 1:32 stock (as used on the show itself) anytime soon (though I wouldn't object to it...).

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I don't think it'll be 1:29, or 1:32...kinda LGB'ish maybe...

Whatever it is, I too doubt it'll be a scale model, though for my kids I really don't want or need that...just reliable.

Not doubting TrainsWest above (given the former track record of Bmann and their releases), but the B-mann says prices and avail are still TBD as posted below?

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,8380.0.html

Scale or not, I'll prob buy one....if it's affordable!

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That's what I fear (scale-wise). I've scoured the Toy Fair pictures that popped up after the show, and came up dry for these models - in fact, the only photos I saw that were from Bachmann showed off a Shay operating from their new Dynamis controller.

I've always wondered myself as to whether the kids are cognizant of the inaccuracies on some of these models. I remember that Lionel's G-scale models irritated the **** out of me as a kid because of their proportions - same for virtually any toy that did not appear spot-on with its prototype (or fictional prototype) counterpart.

Go figure - 15+ years after childhood, I started scratchbuilding a proper 1:32nd James (TV series variant) just to satisfy myself once and for all :D



Still have some work to do on it.


-Kurt
 
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