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  1. SpudUk replied to the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    Mavis isn't the only original female character, the obvious other one that springs to mind is Daisy (first female character introduced I think) - but then that just goes to prove your point further. She is, after all, "highly sprung". Annie,...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 3:22 PM
  2. SpudUk liked DisusedBranch's post in the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    There is a series of childrens stories that completely coincidentally features anthropomorphised steam locomotives that could perhaps step into the breach as a lower-cost alternative? :p Err... aren't 'gaudy paint jobs' as historically...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 3:17 PM
  3. SpudUk liked Forestpines's post in the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    In some cases the quality of the CGI models is noticeably higher than the old physical ones. For example one of the newer characters is clearly based on a Manning Wardle industrial and has the injector and its pipework modelled, but I doubt you...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 3:17 PM
  4. SpudUk liked 21B's post in the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    I am with Tom I don't think that it earns them a huge amount, and I think with a couple of exceptions they believe - with some justification - that the quality of the event that the heritage railways put on is likely to be damaging to the brand....

    Sep 19, 2018 at 3:16 PM
  5. SpudUk replied to the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    Does Eastleigh still do Undergound Ernie?

    Sep 19, 2018 at 12:04 PM
  6. SpudUk liked pgbffest's post in the thread Baldwin "Lyn" new build..

    On the basis that most people got off it and send to the GM ‘can we send Lyd back and keep this one’....pretty well I think!

    Sep 19, 2018 at 9:13 AM
  7. SpudUk liked Matt37401's post in the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    Just say it's Stroudly Improved Engine Green, I'll back you up! :):p

    Sep 19, 2018 at 9:12 AM
  8. SpudUk liked ghost's post in the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    As a bit of fundraising you could always threaten to repaint in 'Rebecca' colours unless a certain target is raised... Keith

    Sep 18, 2018 at 11:33 AM
  9. SpudUk replied to the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    DO IT!

    Sep 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM
  10. SpudUk liked Spamcan81's post in the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    And before any one suggests it, the answer is NO, NO and thrice NO!

    Sep 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM
  11. SpudUk replied to the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    Urgh, is your fragile identity that threatened by "political correctness" that you can't handle a children's TV show adapting to it's changing market? Thomas is hugely popular abroad, and it's viewership is almost 45% female (which was...

    Sep 18, 2018 at 8:40 AM
  12. SpudUk liked goldfish's post in the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    Good grief. Those changes have nothing to do with ‘political correctness’ and everything to do with building global demand for Thomas. Making characters that are recognisable to other countries and cultures makes the franchise more saleable to...

    Sep 18, 2018 at 8:38 AM
  13. SpudUk liked Kingscross's post in the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    Quite. I watched a new episode this morning with my 4 year old and it was quite similar to an Awdry story. A school was damaged in a storm, the children needed to be taken to school elsewhere, until an old coach was found and used as a temporary...

    Sep 18, 2018 at 8:38 AM
  14. SpudUk liked Johnme101's post in the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    No it won't Thomas still has a bright in future and I think I read somewhere that someone from the Awdry family said he would of supported the changes. How is having more female characters is a bad thing?

    Sep 18, 2018 at 8:37 AM
  15. SpudUk replied to the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    Considering they're filming season 22, and 23 has been confirmed, it still seems pretty popular

    Sep 17, 2018 at 3:27 PM