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.|
Deluxe Play Scenes
|Thomas and the Special Letter||Target Exclusive. Includes surprised face Thomas, Track Piece with Hill, Warning Gate, Breaking Wall 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.|
|James and the Trouble with Trees||Target Exclusive. Includes clenched face James, Track Piece with Falling Tree and Promotional DVD.|
|Percy Takes the Plunge||Target Exclusive. Includes surprised face Percy, Track Piece with Pond, Danger Sign, Braking Gate, 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 .|
- 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, 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.
- 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".
- Holiday Percy's packaging is shaped like a Christmas stocking.
- 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 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 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.