Wood is a Thomas & Friends merchandise line that consists of wooden models, tracks and accessories and is a railway system created by Mattel and released in autumn 2017 and worldwide in 2018. The line is a successor to the Wooden Railway line, having vehicles with visible wood and heat transfer decals. The line is compatible with Wooden Railway and other brands but the track system features new connectors (possibly to end compatibility with other brands), so adaptors are included with sets and destinations to connect with Wooden Railway and similar track from other brands. The summer 2018 range was cancelled in preparation of a reworking for the line in 2019.

Product History, Design and Make

When the line launched, all the characters had smaller revamped bodies; showing wood sections with heat transfer decals instead of paint, with additional detail but lacking psychical domes. Buffers and buffer beams were also included being applied with the same heat transfer decals. New face and smoke box sculpts were also created with characters now having white dots in their eyes. Engines were all about the same length with four or six wheels.

Due to many complaints by both fans and parents alike, in 2019 the characters are now fully painted with additional detail, but keeping the rest of the 2017/2018 changes.

Engines

2018

2019

2020

Rolling Stock

2018

2019

  • Traveling Sir Topham Hatt

2020

  • Rocky (coming soon)
  • Pop-Up Pastry Cars (coming soon)

Multi-Car Packs

2018

  • Diesel's Dairy Drop Off
  • Butch's Road Rescue
  • Birthday Thomas
  • Dynamite Ryan
  • Rosie's Prize Pony
  • Water Tanker Belle

2020

  • Jousting Deluxe Multipack (coming soon)
  • Holiday Cookie Delivery (coming soon)

Non-Rail Vehicles

2018

2019

Buildings and Destinations

2018

  • Cranky at the Docks (with Bulstrode)
  • Spin and Lift Crane 
  • Knapford Train Station
  • Get Well Hospital (cancelled)

2019

  • Tidmouth Sheds (with Nia) 

2020

  • Get Well Hospital (coming soon)

Track Packs

2018

  • Straights and Curves Track Pack
  • Expansion Track Pack
  • Bridge Track Pack

Sets

2018

  • Animal Park Set
  • 5-in-1 Builder Set
  • Snowy Rails Set
  • Lift and Load Cargo Set
  • Racing Figure 8 Set

2019

  • Busy Island Set 
  • Ulfstead Castle Set
  • Family Farm Set
  • Deluxe Eco Rescue Set

Trivia

  • The logo for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is displayed on the lower-right corner of the boxes.
  • Characters with the exposed wood had their names stamped on the bottom instead of being painted on.
  • The majority of the summer 2018 wave was cancelled for a preparation of the line’s 2019 reworking, with Nia's model being delayed to spring of 2019.
  • Unlike Wooden Railway and the Brio Thomas range, which used static wooden figurines, Wood features plastic figures with poseable legs, allowing them to sit in various vehicles and rolling stock. These figurines use a similar design to those used in Brio sets.
  • Nia's final model has red wheels as opposed to her prototype's screen accurate orange wheels.
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