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Take Along was a Thomas & Friends die-cast toy range produced by Learning Curve, essentially serving as a successor to the Ertl range. In 2009, the range was discontinued and sold to Mattel, who launched a revamped version in of the merchandise under their subsidiary, Fisher-Price. It was renamed Take-n-Play, which would begin distribution in 2010. The Take Along toys were still compatible with the Take-n-Play range.


Model Original Release Year SKU Asst. Number Notes
Thomas 2002 76001
James 2002 76002 Released with black or gray wheels.
Percy 2002 76003
Toby 2002 76004 Die-cast metal roof changed to plastic in 2008.
Gordon 2002 76005
Henry 2002 76006
Edward 2002 76007
Duck 2002 76008
Donald 2002 76009
Douglas 2002 76010
Diesel 10 2002 76011
Lady 2002 76012
Mike 2002 76013 Target exclusive until 2007.
Duncan 2002 76014
Salty 2003 76015
Harvey 2003 76016
Mavis 2003 76019
Bill and Ben 2004 76017 Released individually in the UK.
Emily 2004 76020 76026
Spencer 2004 76021 76026
Murdoch 2005 76022
Arthur 2005 76023
Fergus 2005 76025
Bill 2005 76030 UK individual release.
Ben 2005 76031 UK individual release.
Diesel 2006 76027 Was planned for 2003 but cancelled.
Skarloey 2006 76028
Culdee 2006 76055
Iron 'Arry and Iron Bert 2006 76053 Released invididually in the UK.
Iron 'Arry 2006 76034 UK individual release.
Iron Bert 2006 76035 UK individiual release.
Dennis 2006 76029 Target exclusive until 2007.
Molly 2006 76050 Target exclusive until 2007.
Neville 2006 75051 Target exclusive until 2007.
Rosie 2007 76057
Mighty Mac 2007 76060
Sir Handel 2007 76064
Rheneas 2007 76065
Fearless Freddie 2007 76061 Target exclusive until 2008.
Peter Sam 2007 76066 Target exclusive until 2008.
Oliver 2007 76067 Was planned for 2003 but cancelled. Target exclusive until 2008.
Stepney 2007 76068 Target exclusive until 2008.
Daisy 2007 76070 Target exclusive until 2008.
Billy 2008 76071 76742 Character card shows either a TV series still or a photo of the toy model.
Whiff 2008 76072 76742 Character card shows either a TV series still or a photo of the toy model.
Stanley 2008 76134 Target exclusive until 2009.
Rusty 2009 76024 Target exclusive. Individual release.
Duke 2009 76083
D199 2009 76084
Hiro 2009 76086 Target exclusive. Final Take Along character produced.

Rolling Stock

Model Original Release Year SKU Asst. Number Notes
Annie 2002 76101 Released individually in 2002 and then in a twin pack with Clarabel in 2004.
Clarabel 2002 76102 Released individually in 2002 and then in a twin pack with Annie in 2004.
Sodor Line Caboose 2002 76103 Released individually in 2002 and then in a twin pack with Tidmouth Milk Tanker in 2005.
Tidmouth Milk Tanker 2002 76104 Released individually in 2002 and then in a twin pack with Sodor Line Caboose in 2005.
Troublesome Truck 2003 76105 Includes magnetic coal cargo.
Breakdown Train 2003 76106
Chinese Dragon 2003 76107 Features bobbing head and tail.
Magic Cargo Car 2003 76108 Sliding door reveals three types of cargo.
Sodor Log Loader 2003 76109 Flatbed tips up to unload magnetic log.
Fuel Car and Tar Tanker 2004 76110 Fuel Car released individually in the UK.
Magic Mining Car 2004 76111 Repaint of 76108.
Oil Barrel Car 2004 76112 Repaint of 76109 with magnetic oil barrel.
Annie and Clarabel 2004 76113
Scented Orange Barrel Car 2005 76114 Repaint of 76109 with barrel containing orange-scented oranges.
Coal Hopper Car 2005 76116 Pressing button makes coal "disappear"; tipping hopper makes it "reappear".
Milk Tanker and Caboose 2005 76117
Sodor Fuel Tanker 2005 76130 UK invidiual release.
Oil Car 2006 76118 Features liquid "oil" inside.
Zoo Cars 2006 76119 Includes Lion Car with sound and Monkey Car.
Rock Hopper Car 2006 76120 Repaint of 76116.
Jack Jumps In Movie Car 2006 76121 76128 Features slides of different photos from the episode when door is opened and closed.
Misty Valley Fog Cars 2006 76122 Target exclusive until 2007.
Smelter Shed Cargo Car 2006 76123 Repaint of 76109 with different tipping bed and magnetic light-up iron beam cargo.
Mail Car 2006 76125 Features flipping cargo from mail bags to envelopes.
Faulty Whistles Movie Car 2006 76127 76128 Features slides of different photos from the episode when door is opened and closed.
Sea Cargo Cars 2007 76160 Includes two flatbeds with cargo containing "bouncing" lobster and octopus.
Rocky 2007 76058
Giggling Troublesome Trucks 2007 76059
Toad 2007 76069 Target exclusive until 2008.
Carnival Movie Car 2007 76129 76128 Features slides of different photos from the episode when door is opened and closed.
Poppin' Popcorn Car 2007 76159 Target exclusive.
Hector 2008 76131 76743 Character card shows either a TV series still or a photo of the toy model.
Fireworks Car 2008 76133 Target exclusive until 2009.
Musical Caboose 2008 76135 Target exclusive until 2009.
Rescue Cars 2008 76165 UK exclusive. Includes Spotlight Car and Hose Car from 76155.
McColl's Farm Chicken Cars 2009 76081 Includes Chicken Car with sounds and Egg Car.
Dinosaur Museum Cars 2009 76166 UK exclusive. Includes Magic Cargo Car and Dinosaur Car from 76732.


Model Original Release Year SKU Asst. Number Notes
Trevor 2002 76201
Bertie 2002 76202
Harold 2002 76203
Butch 2002 76204 76742 Originally released with a rear magnet which was removed in 2008.
Lorry 1 2002 76205 Includes two-wheeled flatbed. Renamed Lorry in 2007.
Terence 2002 76206
George 2003 76207
Elizabeth 2003 76208
Thumper 2003 76209
Bulgy 2004 76210
Jack 2004 76211 76213
Alfie 2004 76212 76213
Max and Monty 2007 76215
Ned 2007 76216
Sir Topham Hatt's Car 2008 76132 Features Sir Topham Hatt.
Madge 2008 76217 76743 Character card shows either a TV series still or a photo of the toy model.
Harold (with retractable magnet) 2008 76218 Target exclusive until 2009. Comes with magnetic mail bag.
Byron 2009 76080
Jeremy 2009 76082 Individual release of Jeremy from Sodor Airport Playset.
Mr. Percival's Car 2009 76220 Repaint of 76132 with Mr. Percival in the place of Sir Topham Hatt.
Patrick 2009 76221


Model Original Release Year SKU Asst. Number Notes
Thomas Holiday Train and Snowglobe Car 2003 76150 Includes Thomas with snowplow, Snowglobe Car with Tidmouth Station inside, and Winter Caboose.
Thomas and the Jet Engine 2004 76152 Includes Thomas, Jet Fuel Tanker, and Jet Engine with sounds and glowing exhaust.
Thomas and Happy Holidays Snowglobe Car 2005 76033 UK exclusive.
Thomas and Paint Car 2005 76115 Includes Paint-Splattered Thomas and Paint Car with liquid inside.
Reindeer Express with Snowglobe Train 2005 76153 New version of 76150 containing new Snowglobe Car with Santa Claus and his sleigh and reindeer inside.
Salty and Ocean Cars 2005 76154 Target exclusive. Includes Salty, liquid tanker with floating shark, and electric eel tanker.
Rusty and the Rescue Cars 2005 76155 Target exclusive. Includes Rusty, Spotlight Car, and Hose Car.
Percy and the Holiday Cars 2005 76156 Target exclusive. Includes snow covered Percy, Magic Cargo Car with three different holiday cargo, and car with scented candy cane cargo.
Collector Vehicle Pack 2005 76407 Target exclusive. Includes Duck, Trevor, Duncan, and Sodor Line Caboose.
Calling All Engines! Collector Pack 2005 76412 76757 Target exclusive. Includes straining Thomas, smiling Diesel 10, Lady, and Mavis.
All Aboard Toys Gift Pack #1 2005 76421 Includes Spencer, Duncan, Jack, Terence, and Emily.
All Aboard Toys Gift Pack #2 2005 76422 Includes Edward, Bertie, Thomas, Lady and James.
James Goes Buzz Buzz 2006 76054 Target exclusive until 2007. Includes red nosed James and Bee Car.
Thomas Holiday Express 2006 76062 Includes Thomas and Holiday Caboose from 76153.
Sodor Birthday Celebration 2006 76063 Includes Percy and randomized Present Car from 76158.
Thomas and the Holiday Cars 2006 76040 Includes Thomas with snowplow and cars from 76156.
Sodor Birthday Celebration Cars 2006 76158 Includes Thomas or Percy with decorations, Snowglobe Car, and randomized Present Car.
Collector Vehicle Pack 2006 76410 Australia exclusive. Includes Silver Thomas, Metallic Percy, Lady, and Sodor Line Caboose.
Collector Vehicle Pack 2006 76410 Kohl's exclusive. Includes Thomas, Harvey, Fergus, and Arthur.
Thomas and the Easter Train 2006 76414 Target exclusive. Includes Thomas, Jellybean Tanker, Easter Egg Car, and Easter Caboose.
Faulty Whistles Collector Pack 2006 76424 76757 Target exclusive. Includes Duncan, Rusty, Elizabeth, and Terence.
Jack Jumps In Collector Pack 2006 76425 76757 Target exclusive. Includes Thomas, Mavis, Jack, and Alfie.
Toby and the Holiday Train 2006 76426 Target exclusive. Includes Holiday Toby, Snowglobe Car and Caboose from 76153, and peppermint car from 76156.
Thomas and Percy Birthday Celebration 2006 76431 Target exclusive. Includes Thomas, Percy, Snowglobe Car, and randomized Present Car from 76158.
Steamies Gift Pack 2007 76450 Target exclusive. Includes Metallic Thomas, Percy and Toby.
Diesels Gift Pack 2007 76451 Target exclusive. Includes Metallic Diesel, 'Arry and Bert.
Thomas' New Trucks 2007 76455 76757 Target exclusive. Includes coal dust Thomas, Coal Car, Bill, and Ben.
Day Out with Thomas 2007 76466 Includes Thomas and silver tanker with Day Out with Thomas logo.
Sodor Carnival Vehicle Pack 2007 76756 76757 Target exclusive. Includes carnival Toby, Lion Car, Monkey Car, and Poppin' Popcorn Car, all with exclusive deco.
Thomas and Morgan's Mine Car 2008 76481 Toys "R" Us exclusive. Includes coal dust Thomas and Magic Cargo Car.
Santa's Mail Service 2008 76755 UK exclusive. Includes Holiday Thomas and Magic Cargo Car from 76156.
Santa Thomas and Percy Gift Set 2008 76532 UK exclusive. Includes Holiday Thomas, Holiday Percy and Snowglobe Car from 76153.
Rheneas and the Dinosaur 2008 76732 Target exclusive until 2009. Includes Rheneas, Magic Cargo Car, and Dinosaur Car.
Sodor Airport Vehicles 2008 76740 Target exclusive. Includes Harold, Jet Fuel Tanker and Spotlight Car with exclusive deco.
Thomas and the Ice Cream Sundae Cars 2008 76744 Target exclusive. Includes chocolate covered Thomas, Ice Cream Tanker, and car with chocolate barrel cargo.
Down at the Docks 2008 76739 76757 Target exclusive. Includes Salty, Harvey, Duck and Sea Cargo Car.
Steamies Gift Pack 2009 76474 UK exclusive. Includes Metallic Thomas and James.
Sir Handel and the Apple Car 2009 76136 Includes dusty Sir Handel and Apple Car with launching apple cargo.
Toby and the Zoo Car 2009 76140 Target exclusive. Includes carnival Toby and Lion Car from 76756.
Percy and the Engine Wash Car 2009 76225 Includes sudsy Percy and Engine Wash Tanker with liquid inside.
Holiday on Sodor (with Thomas) 2009 76480 Includes Holiday Thomas and Holiday Caboose, which is a Musical Caboose with the electronics removed.
Holiday on Sodor (with Percy) 2009 76482 Includes Holiday Percy and Holiday Caboose, which is a Musical Caboose with the electronics removed.
Working Hard Gift Pack 2009 76493 Target exclusive. Includes coal dust Thomas and Giggling Troublesome Truck.
Really Useful Engines 2 Pack 2009 76620 Target exclusive assortment. Includes: Sir Handel and Fearless Freddie, Rheneas and Culdee, Mighty Mac and Dennis, Billy and Whiff, or Toby and Percy.
Percy and the Wharf Cars 2009 76088 Includes Percy, Sodor Log Loader with exclusive deco, and flatbed with magnetic barrel cargo.
Favorite Friends 3 Pack 2009 76621 Target exclusive assortment. Includes either Thomas, Annie and Clarabel or Bill, Ben and Diesel.
Percy and the Chocolate Cake Cars 2009 76089 76757 Target exclusive. Includes sugar covered Percy, Cargo Car with chocolate cargo, Sugar Tanker, and Egg Car. Features recipe card on back of packaging.
Thomas and the Treasure 4 Pack 2009 76139 76757 Target exclusive. Includes gold dusted Thomas, Magic Cargo Car, Movie Car with photos from the episode, and Cargo Car with treasure cargo.
Rescue Team 4 Pack 2009 76144 76757 Target exclusive. Includes Harvey, Harold, Butch, and Spotlight Car.
Hiro's Farewell 4 Pack 2009 76145 76757 Target exclusive. Includes Thomas and Toby with decorations, Sir Topham Hatt's Car, and Fireworks Car.
Muddy Adventures 4 Pack 2009 76146 76757 Target exclusive. Includes mud covered Thomas, Rosie, Billy, and Elizabeth.
Thomas and the Easter Egg Hunt 2009 76483 Target exclusive. New version of 76414 with Easter Thomas, Egg Dye Tanker, Egg Car with sound, and Easter Caboose.
Sodor Holiday Parade 2009 76623 Target exclusive. Includes Holiday Thomas, Percy, Toby, Sir Topham Hatt's Car, and Present Car.
Great Waterton Grand Opening 4 Pack 2009 76745 76757 Target exclusive. Includes Percy with decorations, Jack, Alfie, and Great Waterton Caboose.
Classic Engines Pack 2009 76172 Target exclusive. Includes Thomas, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, and Toby.
Narrow Gauge Engine I.D. Pack 2009 76746 Includes Stepney (who is included despite being a standard gauge engine), Duncan, Peter Sam, and Sir Handel with Engine I.D. Technology.

Special Edition

Model Original Release Year SKU Asst. Number Notes
Collectable Silver Thomas 2005 76032 Australia exclusive.
Holiday Thomas 2006 76428 Target exclusive. Features Thomas with Santa hat.
Holiday Percy 2006 76428 Target exclusive. Features Percy with Santa hat.
Metallic Thomas 2006 76036 UK and Australia exclusive.
Metallic James 2006 76037 UK and Australia exclusive.
Metallic Percy 2006 76038 UK and Australia exclusive.
Metallic Gordon 2006 76039 UK and Australia exclusive.
James Goes Buzz Buzz 2007 76076 Individual James from 76054.
Easter Thomas 2007 76416 Target exclusive.
Easter Percy 2007 76416 Target exclusive.
Metallic Toby 2007 76045 UK and Australia exclusive.
Metallic Henry 2007 76046 UK and Australia exclusive.
Metallic Spencer 2007 76047 UK and Australia exclusive.
Metallic Diesel 2007 76048 UK and Australia exclusive.
Collectable Metallic Iron 'Arry and Iron Bert 2007 76053M Australia exclusive.
Metallic Emily 2008 76161 UK and Australia exclusive.
Metallic Lady 2008 76162 UK exclusive.
Metallic Edward 2008 76163 UK exclusive.
Metallic Duck 2008 76164 UK exclusive.
Metallic Rosie 2009 76049 UK exclusive.
Metallic Oliver 2009 76073 UK exclusive.
Metallic Molly 2009 76074 UK exclusive.
Metallic Neville 2009 76075 UK exclusive.

"Lights and Sounds" Engines

Model Original Release Year SKU Asst. Number Notes
Thomas 2008 76320
Percy 2008 76321
James 2008 76322
Gordon 2008 76323
Rosie 2009 76324
Diesel 2009 76325

Deluxe Play Scenes

Original Release Year
Thomas and the Special Letter
Target Exclusive. Includes surprised face Thomas, Track Piece with Hill, Warning Gate, Breaking Wall and Promotional DVD.
James and the Trouble with Trees
Target Exclusive. Includes clenched face James, Track Piece with Falling Tree, Paint Roller, and Promotional DVD.
Percy Takes the Plunge
Target Exclusive. Includes surprised face Percy, Track Piece with Pond, Danger Sign, Braking Gate and Promotional DVD.
Gordon Takes a Tumble  
Target Exclusive. Includes surprised face Gordon, Track Piece with Hill, Go Slow Sign, two Yellow Barrels and Promotional DVD.
Henry and the Elephant  
Target Exclusive. Includes annoyed face Henry, Track Piece, Bucket, Henry's Tunnel, Elephant Squirter and Promotional DVD.
Emily's Adventure
Target Exclusive. Includes angry face Emily, Track Piece with Ramp, Baby Calves, purple Water Tower and Promotional DVD.
Diesel in "Thomas to the Rescue"
Target Exclusive. Includes surprised face Diesel, Track Piece with green Barrels and Promotional DVD.




Model Original Release Year SKU Asst. Number Notes
Water Tower 2006 76353 Includes Fergus.
Smelting Yard 2006 76355 Includes Duck.
Cranky the Crane 2006 76356 Includes yellow cargo car and two orange barrels.
Wellsworth Station 2006 76357 Includes Mavis.
Gantry Crane 2006 76358 Includes Salty.
Drawbridge 2006 76359 Includes Skarloey.
Tidmouth Engine Sheds 2007 76514 Includes Gordon.
Echo Waterfall Tunnel 2007 76360 Includes Culdee.


  • Travel Tote
  • Island of Sodor playmat
  • Bag of Track
  • Curved and Straight Track Pack
  • Cross and Switch Track Pack
  • Bridge Track Pack
  • Engine Belt (with Skarloey)
  • Storage Case
  • Great Waterton Expansion Pack
  • Ultimate Track Pack
  • Rosie Circle Track Set


  • This range originally launched as a Target Exclusive from 2002 until 2005, after which the range began being sold in other retailers.
  • Edward and Gordon's prototype models had black tender wheels.
  • Toby's prototype model had its couplings on backwards.
  • Gordon and Diesel 10 had circular buffers.
  • Molly's face was based off her prototype face, much like most of her other merchandise. She also featured black buffers instead of silver buffers and yellow tender wheels instead of black wheels.
  • The character card for the metallic 'Arry and Bert read "Arrt and Bert".
  • Duncan's prototype featured black wheels, however his final model had white wheels.
    • Ironically, his prototype 2016 Take N Play model had white wheels, whilst the final model had the correct black wheels.
  • Mavis' prototype had red sideplates and white wheels. She also had a second face overlapping another one.
  • Hiro was the final character and the only character from the CGI Series released in the Take Along line. He was also the only character from the CGI series to have a character card.
  • Duck's model has grey wheels.
  • Diesel 10's model has grey wheels, yet his prototype had the correct black ones.
  • James, Toby and Rosie's metallic models wheels strangely match their main paint colours.
  • Jack, Alfie and Ned had sealed buckets with magnets inside. This was meant to allow them to pick up magnetic cargo pieces.
  • Hiro is the largest engine in the range.
  • In 2005, a special version of Silver Thomas was given to members of RC2'S Toy Retailers Association Dinner on January 28th. Included was a model of Silver Thomas and his unique character card, along with a special box featuring the Take Along and RC2 logos in silver. Only 600 of these were ever produced.
  • All of the tender engines in the range feature buffers both behind their cabs and on the front of their tenders. This was likely done so that children could play with both parts of a tender engine separately, I.e including a tender as part of a train, or treating the tender engine as if it were a tank engine. This feature was not carried over into the Take N Play range or any future die-cast ranges; the Push Along range’s tender engines all featured buffers on the wrong end of their tenders, although this was a design flaw and not an intended feature.
  • Culdee's model has buffers.
  • Butch, Lorry 1, Patrick, Max, Monty, and Madge's models had buffers on their backs, as did later releases of Elizabeth. Later versions of Butch and Patrick's model have them red, matching the buffer beams.
  • Bertie, Bulgy and Trevor were released both with and without rear magnets.
  • The "Railway Bus" and "Anti-Rail League" banners on Bulgy's model are on the opposite sides compared to the television series.
  • The Narrow Gauge 4 Pack contained Stepney despite him being a standard gauge engine.
  • Gordon, Spencer, Emily, Murdoch, Freddie, D199, Hiro and Mike had incorrect wheel arrangements due to sizing constraints.
  • There were two versions of James' standard model. One had grey wheels with a yellow #5 and the other had black wheels and a gold number. If James was in a multi-car pack or playset, it was the latter variant.
  • Annie and Clarabel had white wheels and red buffer beams; they should have all been black. Ironically, they were originally meant to have the black wheels.
  • The mail coach was depicted as an open wagon.
  • A promotional advertisement picture of the Take Along range showed the ERTL models of Bertie and Harold instead of their Take Along ones.
  • Three characters exclusive to the Railway Series have been produced: D199, Culdee and Mike. The latter was a Railway Series exclusive at the time of the range's release.
  • Trevor's model had grey wheels, when it should have had red wheels with black rims.
  • Murdoch's tender wheels were orange instead of black.
  • The re-released Working Hard set had Molly, Neville and Edward replacing Thomas and Duncan and two more trucks added and also, the cargo loader in the set gains a different colour.
  • The James Works it Out set was the only set released to be based on a Series 12 episode.
    • It was also the only piece of Take Along merchandise to be based on anything from Series 12, as no new characters from that series were produced. Despite this, merchandise was produced for Hero of the Rails and Series 13.
    • This makes Series 13 the only series in cgi to feature merchandise in the Take Along range.
  • Daisy's prototype had a Co-Bo wheelbase, possibly indicating that BoCo may have been planned to be made later on, but never materialised.
  • The Tidmouth Engine Shed was seen in the Parks and Recreation episode, "Donna & Joe".
  • Despite Lorry 1 being produced, Lorry 2 and 3 were never made.
  • A Wooden Railway/Take Along carrying case appeared in a scene of the Series 5 The Dumping Ground episode, "The Phantom of Ashdene Ridge".
  • Around 2006-2007, the material for the character cards was changed from a thicker cardboard to a thinner cardboard, possibly for bugetary reasons.
    • If a set included a character, such as the Fergus and Water Tower set, the character card included would be made of the thinner cardboard.
  • Holiday Percy's packaging is shaped like a Christmas stocking.
  • The Muddy Adventures multi-pack is the only pack to be based on a cgi episode, as it is loosely based on the episode Splish Splash Splosh from Series 13.
    • This pack also included Billy, as he was originally planned to be in the episode this pack is based on, as shown in concept art. However, he was dropped and replaced with Charlie. Because of this, it is likely this pack was in development before Billy was dropped. Elizabeth was also included despite not appearing in the episode whatsoever; it is unknown if she was also planned to appear in the episode, which would have marked her debut in CGI.
  • Hiro is the only tender engine in the range to not feature an open cab, and as such he lacks any sort of cab detailing such as a firebox. However, his Take N Play models do include this feature, including his 2014 onward model, making it the only model of its style to have an open cab.
  • Stores such as Target and Walmart got exclusive versions of the Sodor Line Caboose featuring the relevant store's logo and colour scheme.
  • Christmas versions of Henry and Gordon were planned to be released but were cancelled. They would have featured Santa hats on their smokeboxes much like Thomas and Percy.
    • If they had released, they would've been the only variations of those characters to come with rolling stock.
    • They also would've been their only variations not to feature unique facial expressions, as their releases in the Henry and the Elephant and Gordon Takes a Tumble scene sets had exclusive faces (An angry face for Henry and a shocked face for Gordon).
  • A few character cards show the character's Take Along model edited onto a background instead of a screencap of the character from the TV series. This mostly applies to rolling stock that never appeared in the series such as the Fireworks Car, the Rescue Cars and the Sea Cargo Cars, as well as two packs with a character, Railway Series characters and a non-cannon piece of rolling stock such as Sir Handel and the Apple Car, Percy and the Engine Wash Car and Toby and the Zoo Car.
    • Certain characters such as Whiff, Billy, Madge, Hector, Arry and Bert received character cards of both variations for different countries, however the variation of Arry and Bert's character card features their Take Along models on a blue background instead of the one used for other characters.
    • The Sodor Log Loader's character card features a heavily edited picture of the included item, with an engine's bufferbeam and wheels and the button for the tipping feature reduced in size, rather than the image of item itself edited onto a background from the show. The same goes for the Breakdown Train's character card, however the magnet on the crane is unchanged.
    • The character card for Thomas uses one of his promotional images from Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
    • Douglas' character card had a picture of Donald in a scene from the cancelled episode, The Missing Coach.
    • Diesel 10's character card has a reversed picture from Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
    • The character card for Lady uses a flipped promotional image.
    • Skarloey can be seen from a distance on the character card for Rusty and the Rescue Cars.
    • The character card for Lorry 1 shows Lorry 3.
    • The character card for Jeremy shows an ordinary jet plane from Calling All Engines!.
    • Culdee's character card features an image of his model on a background featuring the Windmill from the Season 8 onwards intro. His is the only character card to feature this background.
    • The Magic Cargo Car/Mining Cargo Cars's character cards features the included items edited onto Salty's chassis with the buffer beam recoloured from yellow to red.
    • Butch featured two different character card designs: one for his original release and one for his 2008 rerelease. His 2nd version features the stock background of several other cards but at a slightly different angle. Strangely, it shows him riding on rails despite being a road vehicle. His is the only character card to feature this.
    • Rocky's character card strangely features his model facing away, therefore his face is not visible.
  • The metallic version of Diesel was a US Target exclusive, outside of the diesels pack.
  • Models of a Grape Jam and Sodor Apple Orchard tanker were planned to be released, but were cancelled for unknown reasons. It is likely that they were to be included in seperate 3 packs but they were never made possibly to Take Along’s discontinuation.
  • Models of a Duncan with dirt detailing and a Great Watertown building co. truck have been found and are owned by several twitter users, however it is unknown how they were released, if at all; it is possible that they are prototypes that leaked from factories onto eBay.
    • It is also possible that the Dusty Duncan toy was included in the Morgan's Mine set as he is depicted on the box.
  • Hiro was originally supposed to have a “Lost and Found” model released, depicting him with rust and shrubbery detail much like his Wooden Railway counterpart, however it was cancelled likely due to the discontinuation of the range. Three prototypes of Lost and Found Hiro are owned by Twitter user “ThomasTankMerch”
  • In 2009, TAKARA TOMY released its own Take Along range exclusively in Japan without the Take Along name. It included uniquely coloured boxes and character cards with different images to that of the rest of the world. This range had its own exclusive Thomas variations: a Blue Plated Thomas (which is almost identical to the metallic Thomas except for the wheel colour remaining unchanged from the normal model) and a Gold Plated Thomas.
    • The Gold Plated Thomas was only available via a competition held on August 18th 2009. Only 333 are known to exist. To win, contestants had to send in a barcode and wait to be drawn.
  • A four pack consisting of a Thomas with hero decorations, Annie and Clarabel with banners and a repainted fireworks car (coloured yellow instead of blue) was planned to be released but was cancelled due to the range's discontinuation. It was possibly based on the Series 12 episode Saved You! due to Thomas' body having a medal printed on both sides with the word hero on it.
    • A prototpye of this pack was found and is now owned by Twitter user @Thomas0nly.
  • Sir Handel doesn't have eyebrows in the prototype version.
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