The ERTL Company was a toy company which produced and released Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends toys from 1989 to 1996 in the US, under the Shining Time Station brand. They also released Thomas toys as a whole from 1985 to 2004 in the UK and the US.



The packaging used a blue background with the character's name in a cloud.


The packaging was changed to include the bluebird and butterfly logo and featured the characters numbered by collector card.

  • Bill
  • Ben
  • Donald The Scottish Twin
  • Douglas The Scottish Twin
  • Harold The Helicopter
  • Trevor The Traction Engine
  • Terence The Tractor
  • Henrietta


  • Mavis
  • Oliver the GWR Engine
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • The Famous Visitor - "City Of Truro"
  • Milk & Tar Wagons
  • Sodor Fuel Wagons
  • Bulgy The Bus


  • Old Coaches
  • The Breakdown Train


  • 199 Diesel
  • Godred
  • Culdee
  • George
  • Toad
  • Mail Coaches


  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Rusty
  • Express Coaches
  • Sir Topham Hatt's Car


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