Thomas the Tank Engine fans were treated to quite a site on Thursday morning, as Thomas arrived by sea! The event was held at the Brooklyn Bridge Park to celebrate the release of the Thomas & Friends Misty Island Rescue from HIT Entertainment and the introduction of the newest Thomas toys from Fisher-Price, Inc.
Check out the video from the event where Thomas comes floating in, tugged by The Pegasus, a historic tugboat that participated in both World Wars.
The Misty Island Rescue sneak peek offered the biggest Thomas fans an inside look at the upcoming excitement for this holiday season. In a nod to Thomas, the iconic #1 blue engine, leaving the Island of Sodor for the very first time in Misty Island Rescue, a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine steamed into the park on a barge (just like in the movie) to deliver the first new Thomas & Friends™ toys from Fisher-Price including the Zip, Zoom & Logging Adventure™ Playset, Thomas & Friends™ Shake Shake Bridge, Return from Misty Island Playset and Follow Me Thomas. The new collection features engines and playsets with exciting new action features and tons of interactive play. Following the arrival, play stations offered up the opportunity to experience the new toys and to watch a sneak preview screening of the movie before the DVD officially debuts next month.
Misty Island Rescue sees Thomas the Tank Engine™ leaving the Island of Sodor for the very first time in the engine’s latest movie adventure. Misty Island is full of new and colorful characters and new mysterious destinations, and is a place where nothing quite works as it should! Misty Island Rescue – The Movie will be released on DVD on September 7, 2010, from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Here are a couple of pictures from the event. After the screening of the DVD, kids had some hands on experience with some of the new toys. We’ll have more info about those toys in just a bit!
Source & Images: HIT/Fisher Price