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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 late 2009, the range has been discontinued and sold to Mattel, who has launched a revamped version of the merchandise under their subsidiary, Fisher-Price. It was renamed Take-n-Play. The Take Along toys are still compatible with the new Take-n-Play range.

Engines

2002

2003

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2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Rolling stock

2002

  • Annie and Clarabel (released separately; re-issued 2005, sold together in multi-pack)
  • Tidmouth Milk Tanker (released separately; re-issued 2005, sold together in multi-pack with Caboose)
  • Sodor Line Caboose/Brake Van (released separately; re-issued 2005, sold together in multi-pack with Milk Tanker)

2003

2004

2005

  • Scented Orange Barrel Car
  • Coal Hopper Car
  • Dinosaur Museum Cars

2006

2007

2008

  • Hector
  • Fireworks Car
  • Musical Caboose

2009

Vehicles

2002

2003

2004

2006

2008

2009

Multi-Packs

  • Collector Vehicle Pack (includes Silver Thomas, Metallic Percy, Lady and Sodor Line Caboose)
  • Calling All Engines! (includes Exclusive Faced Thomas and Diesel 10, and Lady and Mavis)
  • Thomas' Holiday Pack and Snow-Globe Car
  • James Goes Buzz Buzz (includes Bee-Covered James with Red Nose and 1 Truck)
  • Percy and the Wharf Cars (includes Percy and 2 Trucks)
  • Percy and the Chocolate Cake Cars (includes Percy and 3 Trucks)
  • Jack and Alfie
  • Percy and Engine Wash Car (includes Bubble-Covered Percy with 1 Truck)
  • Gift Pack #1 (includes Lady and Bertie)
  • Gift Pack #2 (includes Spencer, Duncan, Terence, Jack and Emily)
  • Faulty Whistles (includes Rusty, Duncan, Elizabeth and Terence)
  • Jack Jumps In (includes Thomas, Jack, Alfie and Mavis)
  • The Pack (includes Jack, Alfie, Ned, Patrick, Byron, Max, and Monty)
  • Roadway Gift Set (includes Bertie, George, Terence and Lorry 1)
  • Thomas and Paint Car (includes Paint-Covered Thomas and 1 Truck)
  • Sir Handel and Apple Car (includes Sir Handel and 1 Truck)
  • Trevor and Apple Car (includes Trevor and 1 Truck)
  • Thomas with Tidmouth Snowglobe Car and Holiday Caboose
  • Thomas and the Jet Engine (includes Thomas and 2 Trucks)
  • Thomas and the Reindeer Express
  • Salty and the Ocean Cars (includes Salty and 2 Trucks)
  • Rusty and the Rescue Cars (includes Rusty and 2 Trucks)
  • Percy and Holiday Cars
  • Thomas and Birthday Cars (includes Confetti-Covered Thomas and 2 Trucks)
  • Percy and Birthday Cars (includes Confetti-Covered Percy and 2 Trucks)
  • Thomas and Easter Cars
  • Holiday Percy and Holiday Caboose
  • Toby and Christmas Cars
  • Birthday Celebration (includes Confetti-Covered Thomas and Percy with 2 Trucks)
  • Down by the Docks (includes Salty, Harvey, Duck and 1 Truck)
  • Thomas and "Day Out with Thomas" Tanker
  • Thomas at Morgan's Mine (includes Surprise-Faced Thomas with 1 Truck)
  • Rheneas and the Dinosaur Cars (includes Rheneas with 2 Trucks and Dinosaur Skeleton)
  • Harold and the Sodor Airport Vehicles
  • Thomas and Ice-Cream Sundae Cars (includes Chocolate-Covered Thomas with 2 Trucks)
  • Toby and Sodor Carnival Cars
  • Toby and Zoo Car (includes Special Toby with 1 Truck and a Lion)
  • Thomas and "Christmas Mail Service" Car
  • Thomas' New Trucks (includes Coal Dust Thomas, Bill, Ben and 1 Truck)
  • Great Waterton Grand Opening (includes Sodor Day Percy, Decorated Caboose, Jack and Alfie)
  • Thomas and the Treasure (includes Gold-Dust Thomas, Pirate Cove Car, Movie Car, and Treasure Chest Cargo Car)
  • Muddy Adventure (includes Muddy Thomas, Muddy Rosie, Muddy Elizabeth and Muddy Billy)
  • Hiro's Farewell 4-Pack (includes Decorated Thomas, Decorated Toby, Fireworks Car, and Sir Topham Hatt's Car)

Play-scenes with DVD

Special edition Metallic engines

  • 60th Anniversary silver Thomas
  • Metallic Thomas
  • Metallic Edward
  • Metallic Henry
  • Metallic Gordon
  • Metallic James
  • Metallic Percy
  • Metallic Toby
  • Metallic Duck
  • Metallic Diesel
  • Metallic Oliver
  • Metallic 'Arry and Bert
  • Metallic Lady
  • Metallic Emily
  • Metallic Spencer
  • Metallic Molly
  • Metallic Neville
  • Metallic Rosie
  • Metallic Thomas, Toby and Percy
  • Metallic Diesel, 'Arry and Bert
  • Metallic Thomas, Duck and Lady
  • Metallic James and Thomas

"Lights and Sounds" engines

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Rosie
  • Diesel
  • Narrow Gauge ID 4 Pack (includes Sir Handel, Peter Sam, Duncan, and Stepney)

Sets

  • 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

Destinations

  • 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)

Accessories

  • 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

Trivia

  • 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.}}
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