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 are still compatible with the new Take-n-Play range.
|Model||Original Release Year||Item Number||Asst. Number||Notes|
|James||2002||76002||Released with black or gray wheels.|
|Toby||2002||76004||Die-cast metal roof changed to plastic in 2008.|
|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.|
|Butch||2002||76204||76742||Originally released with a rear magnet which was removed in 2008.|
|Lorry 1||2002||76205||Includes two-wheeled flatbed.|
|Troublesome Truck||2003||76105||Includes magnetic coal cargo.|
|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.|
|Thomas Holiday Train and Snowglobe Car||2003||76150||Includes Thomas with snowplow, Snowglobe Car with Tidmouth Station inside, and Winter Caboose.|
|Bill and Ben||2004||76017||Released individually in the UK.|
|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|
|Thomas and the Jet Engine||2004||76152||Includes Thomas, Jet Fuel Tanker, and Jet Engine with sounds and glowing exhaust.|
|Bill||2005||76030||UK individual release.|
|Ben||2005||76031||UK individual release.|
|Collectable Silver Thomas||2005||76032||Australia exclusive.|
|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.|
|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||Includes Salty, liquid tanker with floating shark, and electric eel tanker.|
|Rusty and the Rescue Cars||2005||76155||Includes Rusty, Spotlight Car, and Hose Car.|
|Percy and the Holiday Cars||2005||76156||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|
|Dennis||2006||76029||Target exclusive until 2007.|
|Iron 'Arry||2006||76034||UK individual release.|
|Iron Bert||2006||76035||UK individiual release.|
|Molly||2006||76050||Target exclusive until 2007.|
|Neville||2006||75051||Target exclusive until 2007.|
|Iron 'Arry and Iron Bert||2006||76053||Released invididually in the UK.|
|Culdee||2006||76055||First Railway Series character produced.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Christmas Thomas and the Holiday Express Cars||2006||76040||UK exclusive. 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.|
|Fearless Freddie||2007||76061||Target exclusive until 2008.|
|Peter Sam||2007||76066||Target exclusive until 2008.|
|Oliver||2007||76067||Target exclusive until 2008.|
|Stepney||2007||76068||Target exclusive until 2008.|
|Daisy||2007||76070||Target exclusive until 2008.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Sea Cargo Cars||2007||76160||Includes two flatbeds with cargo containing "bouncing" lobster and octopus.|
|Max and Monty||2007||76215|
|Day Out with Thomas||2007||76466||Includes Thomas and silver tanker with Day Out with Thomas logo.|
|Thomas' New Trucks||2007||76455||76757||Target exclusive. Includes coal dust Thomas, Coal Car, Bill, and Ben.|
|Sodor Carnival Vehicle Pack||2007||76756||76757||Target exclusive. Includes carnival Toby, Lion Car, Monkey Car, and Poppin' Popcorn Car, all with exclusive deco.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Steamies Gift Pack||2008||76471||UK exclusive. Includes Metallic Thomas, Duck and Lady.|
|Hector||2008||76131||76743||Character card shows either a TV series still or a photo of the toy model.|
|Rescue Cars||2008||76165||UK exclusive. Includes Spotlight Car and Hose Car from 76155.|
|Sir Topham Hatt's Car||2008||76132|
|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.|
|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.|
|Lights and Sounds Thomas||2008||76320||Features Engine I.D. Technology.|
|Lights and Sounds Percy||2008||76321||Features Engine I.D. Technology.|
|Lights and Sounds James||2008||76322||Features Engine I.D. Technology.|
|Lights and Sounds Gordon||2008||76323||Features Engine I.D. Technology.|
|Rusty||2009||76024||Target exclusive individual release.|
|Hiro||2009||76086||Target exclusive. Final Take-Along character produced.|
|Metallic Rosie||2009||76049||UK exclusive.|
|Metallic Oliver||2009||76073||UK exclusive.|
|Metallic Molly||2009||76074||UK exclusive.|
|Metallic Neville||2009||76075||UK exclusive.|
|Steamies Gift Pack||2009||76474||UK exclusive. Includes Metallic Thomas and James.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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, 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.|
|Lights and Sounds Rosie||2009||76324||Features Engine I.D. Technology.|
|Lights and Sounds Diesel||2009||76325||Features Engine I.D. Technology.|
|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.|
DVD Play Scenes
- Thomas and the Special Letter
- Percy Takes the Plunge
- James and the Trouble with Trees
- Gordon Takes a Tumble
- Henry and the Elephant
- Diesel from Thomas to the Rescue
- Emily's Adventure
- James & Hector Work it Out Set
- Work and Play Roundhouse Set
- Sodor Engine Works Set
- Sodor Timber Yard
- Rescue Station Set
- Let's Have a Race Set
- Sodor Mining Co.
- Brendam Docks Set
- Harold's Heliport Set
- Centre Island Quarry Set (Some sets came with Free Sampler DVD, Quarry Adventures On Sodor)
- Sodor Airport
- Morgan's Mine Set
- Knapford Station
- Sodor Steamworks (yellow version of Sodor Engine Works)
- Marshalling Train Yard Set
- Working Hard Set
- Percy and the Carnival Adventure Set
- Really Useful Engine Set
- Thomas & Percy Starter Set
- Toby's Main Line Set
- Water Tower Figure 8 Set
- Bridges and Tunnels Set
- Knapford Mail Express Set
- Great Waterton Fold & Go Set
- Smelting Yard (with Duck)
- Cranky the Crane
- Wellsworth Station (with Mavis)
- Gantry Crane (with Salty)
- Drawbridge (with Skarloey)
- Echo Waterfall Tunnel (with Culdee)
- Tidmouth Engine Sheds (with Gordon)
- Water Tower (with Fergus)
- 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.
- Gordon and Diesel 10 had circular buffers.
- The character card for the metallic 'Arry and Bert read "Arrt and Bert".
- The character card for the metallic Gordon featured Thomas with Edward.
- The character card for Jeremy showed an ordinary jet plane.
- Mavis' prototype had red sideplates and white wheels. She also had a second face overlapping another one.
- Hiro was the final character released from Take Along.
- Duck's model has grey wheels.
- Duncan's model has white wheels, yet his prototype had the correct black ones.
- James' metallic model had red wheels and Toby's metallic model had brown wheels.
- Hiro is the largest in the range.
- 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.
- Bertie 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.
- Douglas' character card had a picture of a scene from the cancelled episode, The Missing Coach.
- 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.
- Daisy's prototype had six wheels at the front.
- 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.}}