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Hallmark: Christmastime with Thomas

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Overall Impression: Engine roundhouse makes a great three-dimensional backdrop for Thomas and his friends.

  • Nice: Unique roundhouse concept; great details and vibrant colors.
  • Naughty: Nothing.
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Dated for 2009, this handcrafted Hallmark Keepsake ornament shows Thomas the Tank Engine (in blue), and his companions, a red engine and a green engine, at an engine roundhouse. We can’t remember another ornament featuring an engine roundhouse!  Thomas is out on the rails, while his friends are inside the roundhouse. The ornament was crafted by Hallmark artist Steve Goslin, and is about 3 inches long.

The legend on the box states: “It’s Christmastime on the Island of Sodor! Thomas the Tank Engine returns to Tidmouth Sheds with James and Percy after a busy day of delivering presents, decorations, and festive fun for the holiday. There’s simply no better time of year for theses Really Useful Engines! Based on the Railway Series by the Reverend W. Awdry, Thomas and his friends have been winning the hearts of children worldwide since 1945.”

This ornament is item #QXC9003 and retailed for $20.00 in the U.S.

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