Take-N-Play Thomas: Patchwork Hiro R9617- Very Hard to Find
Hiro once lived on a faraway island. He was the strongest engine on his railway, and was famously known as the "Master of the Railway". He was eventually brought to Sodor where he worked for many years. However, he began to show his age, and the works did not have the necessary parts to repair him. To escape being scrapped, he was put on a siding, where he had to wait for the parts to come from his homeland. However, the parts never came and Hiro was all but forgotten.
Thomas eventually found him and, fearing Hiro would be scrapped if he was not Really Useful, promised to bring him back to his former glory while keeping him a secret from Sir Topham Hatt. Thomas also had many of his friends help in the restoration, and Hiro quickly gained their friendship. After breaking down again while trying to avoid Spencer, Hiro was hidden away in another siding, where passing engines visited him and kept him company.
When Sir Topham Hatt found out about the situation, Hiro was brought to the Sodor Steamworks, where Victor oversaw his restoration. Once Hiro was restored, he helped Spencer after his accident, and worked with him and Thomas to finish the Duke and Duchess's summer house. Despite everything, Hiro had grown homesick, so Sir Topham Hatt arranged for him to be sent back to his homeland.
Mattel has launched via its Fisher Price brand this new Diecast Thomas the Tank Engine range called Take-N-Play Thomas, and it features many of the Thomas & Friends Characters from the Island of Sodor. Take-N-Play Thomas Characters from the Misty Island Rescue and the forthcoming Day of the Diesels Movie were launched throughout 2011
There will be more Take-N-Play characters released this year for the forthcoming Thomas 2012 Film - Blue Mountain Mystery (possibly Luke, Bertram & Winston) Take-N- Play Thomas has replaced Take Along, it is fully compatible with Take Along and looks exactly the same which is great news for collectors, mums and little engineers, as they can keep on collecting new engines that will work with existing play sets and engines.
Take-N-Play Thomas is not compatible with Wooden Thomas, Trackmaster Thomas or Hornby Thomas.
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