'??Choo! Choo!'? the children cheered as they watched the life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine being tugged across the East River to Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York. The arrival marked the release of the new Thomas & Friends Misty Island Rescue DVD ($14.99) and interactive toys. We got the inside look for all of you Thomas fans.
Following Thomas'??s arrival, we boarded the Lehigh Valley #79, a restored 94 year old wooden covered barge. Here, we were treated to the sneak preview of the movie, Misty Island Rescue and several new interactive toys.
My five year old daughter, not a Thomas fan prior, intently watched the movie and was proud of Thomas for rescuing the train who tried to cross the bridge that was incomplete. Other valuable lessons were shared during the exciting journey.
My two year old son preferred the hands-on activities, especially Follow Me Thomas, a chunky Thomas engine and easy-to-use lantern remote with infrared technology to direct Thomas in any direction - his favorite place being people's feet.
Misty Island Rescue will be released on DVD on September 7, 2010. Retail $19.99.
You can check out all of the great new toys from Thomas & Friends by visiting thomasandfriends.com.
Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did receive a Zip, Zoom and Logging Adventure playset.