THQ (Toy Head-Quarters)
BATTERY OPERATED RAILWAY
THQ, also known as Toy Head-Quarters issued this rail set in 1993. Powered by 2 C batteries, the roughly O-gauge scale railway set featured Thomas, Annie and Clarabel running on a loop of plastic track. The As seen on Shining Time Station logo is displayed in the upper-right corner of the set's packaging. SiF contributor R. Imparato shares a few photos of his set below.
Box front for Thomas, Annie and Clarabel set (product # 12020) by THQ (1993) - photo courtesy R. Imparato
Side view of THQ's Thomas, Annie and Clarabel set by THQ (1993) - photo courtesy R. Imparato
Box rear for THQ's Thomas, Annie and Clarabel set
photo courtesy R. Imparato
BUMP 'N' SOUND THOMAS
THQ released this large plastic Thomas Bump’n’ Sound toy (roughly G-Scale) in 1992 - photos courtesy R. Imparato
Powered by 3 C batteries, Thomas has moving side rods and his eyes move in a circle when turned on. Thomas' cab roof had 4 coloured buttons on it that state the following when pushed:
Yellow - “Thomas is the number one engine”.
Red - “Hurry, Hurry, we mustn’t be late”.
Green - a train whistle is heard.
Blue - “Hello, care for a race today?”