Thomas and Friends Grow with New Bikes, Ornaments and Other Products

It was announced earlier this month that Thomas and Friends will begin airing as a daily show on PBS Kids.   With that growth we will also see increase in types and varieties of Thomas merchandise being available to the public.

Several new products are already scheduled to be available for sale by the end of this year. Some of those are Thomas and Friends bikes and scooters.  Thomas has already had some bikes and scooters that are on the market, but this adds to the variety.

Some more fun on wheels will include a 10 foot long roller coaster called Thomas & Friends Up and Down rollercoaster.   This mini roller coaster is fun toy for young children.

New UV protective hats that feature Thomas are one of the new additions.  This headgear is used to protect kids from the harmful sun rays, while outside.

Staying healthy includes taking care of our teeth.  Children will have some more toothbrush options when some new Thomas and Friends toothbrushes hit store shelves.

After brushing their teeth and getting ready for the day, the new bright Thomas and Friends socks that can be part of getting dressed during the day.  These socks from Planet Sox are non-slip.

For the holiday season, there will be more Christmas decorations to join the variety.   Expect to see new Thomas and Friends ornaments, and stockings this year.

More Thomas and Friends Coming to Television

Girl Watching TelevisionThis fall there will be more Thomas and Friends coming to your television screen. A new deal has been reach with PBS that will have Thomas and Friends airing every weekday on local PBS stations. Along with being park of the weekday lineup Thomas and Friends will also be a part of PBS Kids online video and PBS Kids Video App.

Airing on PBS is not unusual for Thomas and Friends. Many PBS stations carry the program on the weekends and have been doing it for years. Also ,those that have the PBS Sprout as part of their cable or satellite package, already get to view Thomas and Friends every day of the week.

The new weekday offering of Thomas and Friend on PBS kids will begin October 23, 2013.

Day Out with Thomas at Carver, Massachusetts Father’s Day Weekend

Day Out With Thomas LogoDay Out with Thomas has been touring around the country and has been at several locations across the United States and Canada.  On Father’s Day weekend Thomas will visit the stations at Edaville USA in Carver, Massachusetts.    Visitors will get a chance to ride on Thomas June 15th-16th and June 21-24th.

Along with being able to ride on Thomas, visitors will be able to meet the director of the railway, Sir Topham Hatt.

If you are not in Carver, you may still have a chance to attend a Day Out with Thomas event.  Visit Hit Entertainment’s website to view the scheduled visits for the United States and Canada.

Thomas and Friends Steam n’ Speed RC Thomas on Walmart Canada Top 20 Holiday Toy List for 2012

Each year and each season brings new top 10 or top 20 toy lists of thing that merchants say children will love to have.   Recently the Walmart Canada store released their top 20 toys for the 2012 holiday season.   These were tested by both kids and  parents before getting on the list.  Thomas and Friends will be delighted that one of the toys that made the list was Thomas Steam n’ Speed RC Thomas.

You may have seen the commercial for the Thomas and Friends Steam n’  Speed RC Thomas is a remote controlled toy Thomas that is for children 3 and  older.   The remote has simple buttons that makes it easier for young children to use and control.  You can find the toy for $45.00 or less.

Online Video on Decorating a Thomas Cake

Thomas and Friend is a popular character and he is a high demand for birthday parties. For Thomas themed parties, parents will want to get a Thomas and Friends cake for their children. The cake can be ordered from local grocer stories, with many of them offering different options for the decorated Thomas cake. There is also the option so create a Thomas and Friends cake from scratch. This video gives a mini-tutorial on how to create a Thomas cake. The tutorial does not include directions on baking the cake or the complete details of the decorations. Along with colored icing the cake makes use of a decorated cake topper for the cake.

Thomas the Tank Engine Heading to Mexican and Dominican Republic Resorts

Vacation resorts are not just for the honeymooning couple or spring break college students.  Families have been able to find ways to enjoy their vacation together and have fun with the kids.   Resorts have included many kids friendly activities that have are engaging and enjoyable for the youngest members of the family.  HIT Entertainment is now going to be a part of the entertainment factor at some resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.    Special character themed areas and activities will be based on some the HIT Entertainment shows like Angelina Ballerina, Thomas and Friends, Barney and Friends, and Bob the Builder.  One resort will include Thomas the Tank Engine train tables.  Another will include a Thomas the Tank Engine ride on train for the young guests.

For additional information about the new partnership with HIT Entertainment, the Little Big Club or the All Inclusive Collection’s new Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, visit www.littlebigcluballinclusivecollection.com , www.palaceresorts.com, ww.hardrockhotelpuntacana.com or call 888-680-7625.

Model Train Display with Thomas and Friends Heading to Mundelein, Illinois Library

Freemont Public Library in Mundelein, Illinois will be having a model train and model circus display March 23rd and March 24th.    Thomas and Friends fans will be delighted to see the Thomas and Friends model trains along with many other circus trains.  There will also be a model circus display that will include circus tents and circus animals.

Visit TribLocal.com for addition information.