Thomas the Tank is well known by children of all ages. Well known from the many Thomas books written, Thomas has been a popular children's character. The recent addition of a television show in the United States has increased his popularity. Thomas the Tank, sometimes called Thomas the Train, is a train that has real adventures on the tracks. His stories cover many issues including getting along with others, the importance of teamwork and other social issues. Whether your child loves Thomas simply because he's a train or they love Thomas' adventures there are a variety of Thomas the Tank toys, collectibles and books to please any child or collector.