I finally managed to get this month's issue *hurray, it's my turn Jim *
Really Useful Rosie Rosie feels down, after Thomas constantly rejects and avoids her in the Yard. Afterward, Thomas is to pick up sheep from Hill Farm, and one again rejects Rosie's help. But Thomas is in trouble, when the door to the van isn't shut properly, and after the sheep are on board whenever Thomas stops (at a signal & crossing), the sheep jump out and escape! Luckily, Rosie is following behind with a truck and people help catch the sheep and put them into Rosie's trucks. When Thomas arrives, he is surprised to find all the sheep missing, but Rosie arrives with all the collected sheep in her truck. Thomas is then pleased to have Rosie as a friend.
Toby Takes a Tumble Toby finds it boring at the Quarry, so he decides to go exploring on an old side line. He goes along the rusty tracks, but he gets in trouble with the tracks buckle and Toby derails into a ditch. Meanwhile, Henrietta, worried about Toby (get this) slips her brake and rolls along the line to meet Mavis, who agrees to take her around to find Toby. Harold helps as well, and soon Harold spots Toby in distress. Mavis fetched Rocky to helps Toby out, and Toby says he's to be back at the Quarry, and that he won't go exploring again!
Fuss and Fumes Daisy gets annoyed when Bill, Ben and Murdoch go by and get soot and dust all over Daisy's paintwork. She blames all the steam engines, and nearby George says that it's a pity she can't go by road. The Fat Controller then tells Daisy she's going to an exhibition on the Mainland, and she's very excited that she also gets to be cleaned. The Fat Controller suggests that Arthur take her on a truck to the Harbour, but Daisy asks if she can go by road instead to stay clean. When she is taken by road however, the lorry gets stuck behind George and then Elizabeth, making Daisy sooty all over again! At the Harbour, Cranky laughs and says she'll need to be cleaned again. Daisy then says that steam engines or not, she'll be staying on the rails from then on.
So Many Stories Salty offers to tell Oliver a story, but Oliver says he's probably heard it before and leaves. The next day, he arrives at the school doing a route, when the children say they're writing a story, but can't think of anything. Oliver then suggests they see Salty, who ends up telling them so many stories they have plenty ideas for writing their stories.
Notes about the stories:
- In 'Really Useful Rosie' we can see that the standard trucks' sides can be lifted down for the sheep to get off.
- The way it's described in 'Toby Takes a Tumble', Henrietta can apparently 'move' by herself, but just releasing her brake and rolling. She also speaks in the story.
- In 'Fuss and Fumes', Daisy is taken on a lorry with a huge trailer, with 24 wheels!
- In the same story, Cranky is depicted quite wide, almost resembling Toad! Another mistake is that Daisy is depicted as Co-Bo, with is (as we all know) BoCo's wheel arrangement whereas Daisy's just Bo-Bo.
- Also in the same story, we see a ship titled 'S.S. Sodor'. Somewhat appropriate aye.
- In 'So Many Stories' the coaches Oliver uses resemble the orange ones from Season 1.
You know what I have noticed? A lack of The Pack stories. I mean, they are part of the Thomas Universe too. They shouldn't leave them out. Have they ever been in any of the stories recently? We should be seeing Whiff, Billy, Hector, and Madge in stories soon since they have all been seen pretty much.
I've always thought the Pack should have their own segments for the TV show e.g Orson's farm in Garfield but back on the comics topic. Remember in the late 90's Stephen and Bridget had their own stories in the comics. That should happen with the pack.
Post by Devious Diesel on Nov 8, 2007 13:02:59 GMT
BLOWN ABOUT Edward is collecting some grass cuttings from the side of the tracks. As he is doing this, Harold flies overhead and blows some of the grass over Edward. Once he is cleaned up, Edward puffs by a field where Terence is pulling a cart of hay bales. One of the bales falls off, tumbles down the hill and smahes against Edward, covering him in hay. The bale is collected in Edward's trucks. Next, Edward is helping to clear some leaves, when Gordon rushes past and covers poor Edward in the leaves. The leaves make the trucks heavy, and when Edward tries to brake coming down Gordon's Hill, he finds he can't. When he eventually stops, the load spills everywhere..."everywhere" meaning the field where Terence and Harold are working AND the siding where Gordon is taking on water. As a result, all three get covered in grass, hay and leaves. Edwards tells them that they only got dirty once.
A SURPRISE FOR SALTY (possible Salty's Surprise, can't remember) Salty is told to go to the Scottish Castle after Dennis fails to make a delivery. When he arrives, Dennis tells him about there being a monster, and Salty teases him about it. Later, Harvey dips his hook into the loch, making Dennis think there is a monster. When Harvey reveals all, Salty teases him even more. When he returns to the docks, however, he sees a whole crew of pirates...only to discover that it is the dockyard manager and his crew having a fancy dress party. Salty realises that he deserved it.
Flicking through the Play & Learn mag today, I was surprised to see a photo story of a series 11 episode already - Ding-a-Ling. It was very much shortened, with Freddie simply deciding to use Bobo the Clown's (Cuffy was renamed for some reason) bell for Mr. Percival's bike.
In the regular magazine, the main story featured Duck and Boco in the lead roles! Can't remember the full details on that one, but at the end, there was a rather neat poem story about Elizabeth and Caroline moaning about being slow. Then they spot the canal boat being pulled by a horse and realize they're not the slowest after all.
Post by Devious Diesel on Dec 5, 2007 17:04:33 GMT
In today's magazine, Derek makes a return. The only problem is that he looks and acts EXACTLY like The Diesel (of "Bowled Out" fame). No, scratch that...he IS The Diesel. I suppose it's hardly surprising, considering the sub-obvious.
As Jim's given me permission to do the next volume due to his inability at the moment, here is November's volume:
Super Stunt A motorbike stunt show has arrived on Sodor, and Gordon and Molly admire their stunts, which includes riding through a paper hoop. Later, Molly is delivering large canvases from a theatre, but the wind causes one to fly onto the tracks upright. Gordon comes through, and puffs straight through it. The motorbike drivers saw what happened and suggested Gordon become part of their show.
Seal Passenger Farmer McColl's scarecrow blows over in the wind, and a passing Oliver stops and his driver puts the scarecrow in the train. At the Station, Mavis laughs when she sees the scarecrow in Oliver's coaches. Later, Oliver collects fish from the market and delivers them to the Sodor Wildlife Park. A seal escapes, and follows the fish scent onto Oliver's train. Mavis passes by and laughs even more, saying a seal passenger is even funnier than a scarecrow.
Stone Signal Rosie is doing Mavis' work whilst she's away, and is working very hard shunting and hauling stone. She makes a delivery to the beach for a wall, and on the way back she breaks down inside a tunnel. Worried Harold won't fly over and see her (he was on patrol that day), her crew write 'HELP' on a nearby field in stones. Harold sees them, and fetched Harvey who helps her out of the tunnel and on her way again.
Nice Neville Bill and Ben joke at Neville, calling him a diesel. Neville gets cross and defends him being a steamie. Afterward, Bill and Ben meet Diesel who says they're both really slow. Bill and Ben, trying to prove him wrong, get stuck in a flooded cutting and can't move. Then, Neville comes to rescue them, and they apologise for teasing him, saying he's nicer than any diesel.
- Gordon and Molly's faces in the magazines look almost identical
- Places like the Theatre and Sodor Wildlife Park are mentioned.
- Rosie's crew look slightly out of scale (larger) in Stone Signal.
Other Notes about the Magazine:
- Bulstrode makes an appearance in a river dot to dot
- The Fat Controller is having a pie with 'FC' (most likely standing for 'Fat Controller') on the top in another dot to dot activity. I thought this was strange, as he's smiling- though I'd say whoever did the writing on the pie was disrespectful. Or maybe I'm looking to much into this.
I'd post pics, but I can't ATM due to restrictions on my computer.
Post by Devious Diesel on Feb 27, 2008 20:54:16 GMT
I saw the newest magazine today, and whilst I didn't quite catch who appeared where, I did see Thomas, Rocky, Terence (he had a story devoted to him), Bertie and Bulgy made a cameo in a "Can you spot" picture of a market. Unlike other stories, he appeared in his green livery.
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