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Thomas/Nylint Corporation

MINIATURE PLAYSETS

 

In 1992, Nylint Corporation launched a Thomas line of battery operated playset products. The small playsets were powered by a single AA battery. One example is pictured below. 

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Nylint Thomas the Tank Engine Battery Operated Playset (8846) 

photo courtesy R. Imparato

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Nylint Battery Operated Toby from the Toby Playset (8848) 

photo courtesy R. Imparato

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MINIATURE PUSH-A-LONG

 

In 1992, Nylint released miniature models for their Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Push-A-Long series. A few examples are shown below courtesy of R. Imparato.

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Nylint Miniature Push A-Long Thomas, Annie & Clarabel  (Product #8856) released in 1992 - photo courtesy R. Imparato

The set included a miniature Push-A-Long Thomas (approx. 3 inches long), with his coaches Annie and Clarabel. A battery operated version was also produced.

photo courtesy R. Imparato

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Nylint Miniature Push A-Long character bio for "Thomas" on the packaging.

photo courtesy R. Imparato

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Nylint Miniature Push A-Long Percy with two Foolish Freight Cars(Product #8857) released in 1992 - photo courtesy R. Imparato

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This set was identical in size to the Thomas set except it includes Percy and two vans (Foolish Freight Cars).

photo courtesy R. Imparato

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Nylint Miniature Push A-Long character bio for "Percy" on the packaging.

photo courtesy R. Imparato

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PULL-A-LONG

 

In 1992, Nylint also offered a number of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends characters in their Pull-A-Long Line. A few examples are featured below.

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Nylint's Percy the Small Engine Pull-A-Long (Product # 8881) released in 1992. A big, plastic Percy with a string attached to the front of the engine to pull him along. Percy's eyes moves back and forth as he moves, and he has a noise maker that produces a clicking sound as the wheels turn. Note the Shining Time Station logo on the packaging.

photos courtesy R. Imparato

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(Pictured above) Nylint's Harold the Helicopter Pull-A-Long (8882) released in 1992. A large plastic Harold with wheels and a pull string. His eyes move back and forth when you spin his propeller, and he has an opening door as shown in the photo below (right) - photo courtesy R. Imparato

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Another view of Nylint's Harold, and the packaging featuring the "As seen on Shining Time Station" logo.  - photos courtesy R. Imparato

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Harold's bio as written on the Nylint Packaging - photo courtesy R. Imparato

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An early version of Nylint's Thomas the Tank Engine Pull-A-Long from 1989. This model makes clicking sounds when the wheels move. Thomas' cab and coal bunker have holes for shaped blocks that fit together like a puzzle. There is a hatch on the rear of the coal bunker (pictured left) to store/release the block pieces.

photos courtesy R. Imparato

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BUMP N' GO THOMAS

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Nylint's Bump N' Go Thomas from 1989. A small battery-operated toy featuring a noisemaker that clicks when turned on - photos courtesy R. Imparato

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Battery Operated 9-pc. Deluxe Collector Case

(# ????) 1992

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Nylint's Battery operated 9-pc. Deluxe collector case. The set included a battery-operated Thomas, Percy and Toby, and free-wheeling Annie & Clarabel, two Foolish Freight Cars, a Troublesome Truck and Henrietta - photos courtesy R. Imparato