Thomas the Tank Engine Gets New Friends from Brazil, China, India and Mexico


Thomas the Tank Engine has some new friends on the island of Sodor. The excitable engine’s roundhouse now includes a range of international characters such as “proud” Carlos from Mexico, friendly Ashima from India, “driven” Yong Bao of China, and “feisty” Raul from Brazil.

In all, a total of 14 new characters have been announced by Mattel, and are set to appear in the upcoming Olympic Games-themed movie “The Great Race,” which will be released later this spring.

Yong Bao from China

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Raul from Brazil


Ashima from India


《湯瑪士小火車》的原型最早出現在1945年英國牧師 Wilbert Awdry 的故事書 The Railway Series 中。1984年,故事被改編成動畫片在電視上播出,講述了藍色火車頭湯瑪士和他的朋友們在多多島上努力工作、共同成長的故事,深受各地小朋友喜愛。