PLAYTECH

Thomas the Tank Engine Remote Magical Engine

Playtech (Product # 7302) 1992

 

In 1992, Playtech released a Thomas the Tank Engine Remote Magical Engine. A roughly G scale plastic Thomas whose eyes move back and forth as he moves. He is activated by blowing a red whistle (seen in the photo below) to move forward or reverse. In reality, making any loud noise will activate him. Was Playtech trying to emulate Mr. Conductor’s whistle?

Playtech Thomas the Tank Engine Remote Magical Engine  (Product #7302) released in 1992 - photo courtesy R. Imparato

This item came with a catalogue of all Playtech’s other Thomas items. All rather obscure to older collectors - photo courtesy R. Imparato

Playtech Touch 'N Go Engine  (Product #7304) released in 1992 (as seen in catalogue above) - photo courtesy R. Imparato

Playtech Thomas Flashlight (# 7309) released in 1992 (as seen in catalogue above) - photo courtesy R. Imparato

Playtech Thomas the Tank Engine Walkie Talkies (# 7301) released in 1993