Friday, January 29, 2010

News: Thomas Game Pack to Launch 1/03/10

The Thomas the Tank Engine iPhone app is launching tomorrow. Not that kids are expected to have an iPhone - handing your iPhone to your kid to play with when you're waiting in line or something is about the best use of the device. The name of the app is to be the "Thomas Game Pack". Happy trails!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Post: Cupcakes Take The Cake: Thomas Train blue velvet cupcakes

I'd never seen Thomas cupcakes before this. Purty cool.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Post: Foreign 3D Thomas Cake

I didn't understand a word of this though I was intrigued by: "The Fat Controller, hehe tangannya ketutup jas". The cake was very cool.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Post: Thomas the Tank Engine helps autistic kids identify emotions

Per CNN Thomas helps austic kids describe their emotions.

(CNN) -- Thomas the Tank Engine, whose television adventures on the fictional island of Sodor have delighted children around the world for years, is now on a real-life mission to help kids with autism.

Thomas the Tank Engine helps autistic kids identify emotions - "The steam locomotive and his friends are the stars of a new game in Australia, designed to help autistic children recognize emotions.

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), a nonprofit that provides services to people diagnosed with the developmental disorder, unveiled the game on its Web site Tuesday.
The game asks players to recognize which engine has a sad face, or which is happy or angry."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Too Old for This

My son LOVED Thomas The Tank Engine when he was a toddler, but after he hit about age 5 or so he pretty much outgrew it, favoring Transformers and SpongeBob and characters like that The other day, though, he dug out all his old Thomas stuff and is, at this moment, watching a Thomas DVD! Now, I'm ok with that...I actually prefer Thomas to SpongeBob, but still...I wonder why he suddenly wants to watch stuff he outgrew.

And I know this one weirdo that has a blog about a toy. Yeah... I know.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Train Cake

I thought these cakes were pretty neat:

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

news: Fisher-Price Gets Thomas Tank Engine Toy Deal

Way to go Fisher Price:

Mattel Inc.'s Fisher-Price brand signed a multi-year deal as the global toy licensee for HIT Entertainment's Thomas & Friends train product line, in a move to boost sales globally, the companies said Monday.

Financial terms of the deal, which covers multiple territories around the world, were not disclosed. The first products will be available in 2010, when the Thomas line celebrates its 65th anniversary, and offerings will expand as existing licensees' rights expire, the companies said.