Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thomas the Tank Engine - Day of the Diesels Review & Giveaway

As you may remember the Little Man is a bit of a Thomas the Tank Engine nut so the opportunity to review a copy of the brand new movie 'Day of the Diesels' before it is released to the general public was one not to be missed!

 Percy is feeling a little left out as Thomas spends more time with two new engines Belle and Flynn the Fire Engine. When the devious Diesel suggests to Percy that he knows someone who would love to be his friend Percy makes the decision to puff to the diesel works and meet this new friend for himself...

'Day of the Diesels' is an action-packed adventure as the Diesels and the Steamies face off on the Island of Sodor, and introduces several new characters as well as all the familiar faces. Important lessons about friendship and the value of working together are dealt with in a way that even a three year old can understand.

To say the Little Man loves this movie would be an understatement! He has watched it at least once a day, nearly every day since we received our review copy. At 60mins running time I was unsure he'd stick out the whole movie in one sitting but he is happy to have it on whilst playing with his own Thomas train set, and now he knows the story, is happily captivated for most of the movie.

The extras on the DVD include an informative little introduction to Steam and Diesel engines, showing how they work and how to tell the difference. Two songs from the movie - 'Day of the Diesels' and 'Hear the Engines coming' - are featured with karaoke style lyrics across the bottom of the screen for a Thomas sing-along session, should you feel inclined! (We have listened to these so many times now that Little Man no longer needs the word prompts, even if he could read them!!)

As ever, there is plenty of merchandise available to tie-in too, including storybooks, activity books and play sets.  So that's Christmas sorted then!

'Day of the Diesels' is currently showing in selected cinemas across the country ahead of it's release on DVD and Blue Ray on September 26th 2011


Thomas and his friends have been popular with generations of kids but which one does your child love the best? Leave a comment here to tell me and you could win your very own copy of 'Day of the Diesels' on DVD.

For an extra entry follow this blog using GFC or like the blog facebook page and let me know with a comment.

Giveaway is open to UK residents only and ends at midnight on Sunday 25th September 2011

Good Luck!



  1. Oh wow, my daughter is a HUGE thomas fan. She can name every single engine. She loves nearly all of them - except Cranky who she's taken a dislike to! I think Rosie is her current favourite.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win - she'd love this!

  2. Following on GFC too @missielizzieb

  3. My son loves Thomas! He even loved him before he realized that he was a TV show! Bless him. I think he only has one true favourite and that has to be Thomas but a runner up would be Stanley.

    I'm also a fan of your FB page. I was one of the first in fact

  4. My 3 yo sat mesmerised on his cinema visit this weekend - watching Day of th Diesels - had to sit on my lap when Diesel 10 appeared though. Fab film and just the right length for my littley! How lovely that you got a preview!

  5. My son is just 4 and has about 10 Thomas DVDs n around 40-50 trains n trucks for the take n play Thomas along with misty island set and cranky at the docks! He wants all the other playsets for Xmas and the rest of the DVDs books n trains! He's Thomas mad but his favourite is Percy! :-) he evens names all of us a different train name hehe ;-) can't wait for the release of day of the diesels on 26th sept, I'm looking forward to watching it too!

    Helen Faulkner and Callum Faulkner

  6. Both my boys love Thomas and we have collected a lot of the trains over the last couple of years, James is the particular favourite in our house as that's my son's name! He calls him 'me'! He loves Diesel too as he's naughty and always giggles whenever he's on the screen, priceless

  7. Have liked your facebook page as Janey Lawson

  8. Am following your blog also as @janey0142

  9. It has to be Toby. As that's my son's name, he's just starting to get into things like Thomas and really loves trains. We're live near a trainline and we all wave as the trains go by!

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