I love getting free bonus gifts.  I got a magnet and a free t-shirt during a meeting at work today – it was well worth it because the t-shirt was an American Apparel.  Fantastic!  I enjoy having to buy new compression shorts for biking because I get a free sticker with them that I can stick on other things and show off just how expensive my underwear really are.  Getting free stuff is always fun and it would be great if you could do it all of the time.  Well, now there’s a new DVD out and when you buy it, you get a Thomas the Tank Engine toy inside the same box as the great excitement from the four new episodes!

Starting this May 19th, now available on DVD from Lionsgate Productions and HIT Entertainment comes the next box full of fun and adventures from everyone’s best friends on the Island of Sodor.  Thomas & Friends – Team Up With Thomas is ready to comes our of your television screen at full steam and drop off a whole world of adventure teeming with exciting stories and great new friends and new activities.  Bring home this fantastic DVD today!

This DVD contains four all brand-new episodes – “Heave-Ho Thomas,” “James Works It Out,” “Tram Trouble” “Push Me Pull You.”  In “Heave-Ho Thomas,” Thomas needs to show Hank, the new engine around the Island of Sodor, but doesn’t want to at all.  But when Thomas gets hurt and needs help, will they be able to work together?  In “James Works It Out,” James thinks that he knows best until he ignores the advice about the bad weather and gets stuck in the snow.  In “Tram Trouble,” Toby wants to lead the Great Waterton parade, but Flora has been picked to instead.  But why doesn’t he want Thomas to try and get him that honor back?  In “Push Me Pull You,” there’s a disaster on the island that only friendship will be able to mend.  Not to mention, only on this DVD, you get to meet Driver Arkwright, the right-hand man of Sir Toppam Hatt.  He comes on in between episodes tells you interesting things about the stories and characters and even helps you in some fun activities, like how to make a cardboard Thomas!

The special features included on this DVD are, of course, the aforementioned Thomas the Tank Engine toy, a great spot the difference game, a bonus episode of Roary The Roaring Car, “Roary Takes Off,” the brand new series from the creators of Bob The Builder and a fantastic helping hands game with Sir Topham Hatt.  Not to mention all the fun and excitement you get from Driver Arkwright that are exclusive to DVD.

This DVD is the perfect example of what keeps this fantastic franchise fresh and interesting.  This is now the third or fourth disc to have the new CGI and already it looks warmly familiar.  Then there’s the addition of Driver Arkwright, someone who does much to amp up the child-friendly quotient of this disc.  There’s a toy, there are some very wonderful and enjoyable special features and, most importantly, there are some delightful new characters on the island we get to interact with.  The core of the series, the same characters, same warm spirit and same winning combination of great storytelling and teaching important life lessons will keep this series important and wonderful for the foreseeable future.

Bring home the winning Team today!

HIT Entertainment is one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and has teamed up with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to release a whole set of child content and themed DVD boxed sets.

This DVD is available at Amazon.com.

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