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For generations of kids, parents, and grandparents, Thomas the Tank Engine has been a fixture of storytelling and play that they’ve grown up with and passed along. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Thomas & Friends and the Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Talking Thomas & Percy Train Set is perfect for little engineers ages 3 and up. It comes ready-to-run with more than 35 pieces of track and accessories. Thomas and Percy are both motorized —powered by included AAA batteries—and recognize each other on their adventures. They’re best friends, so they like to stop and chat about their work throughout the day. Sometimes they’ll simply exchange a cheery “hello, friend,” while other conversations might be longer and delve into where they’re headed and what they’re up to.

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