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Thursday, 1 July 2010

Thomas trading cards released in US

The Upper Deck Company, in conjunction with HIT Entertainment have just released the a new set of trading cards of Thomas & Friends called, Thomas & Friends' Sodor Adventures Collectipak
The 18-card set includes cool stickers, tattoos and pop-up cards of the characters including Thomas, Percy, James, Emily and more. Upper Deck's Thomas & Friends brand manager, Josh Zusman said, Upper Deck is thrilled to be releasing this set of cards featuring Thomas & Friends. It’s our pleasure to join in on all the fun that this No. 1 preschool property brings to the table for youngsters around the globe.

Targeted to kids between the ages of three and six, the premiere installment of Thomas & Friends Collectipak is an easy-to-learn activity based on the travels of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends on the Island of Sodor. In future releases of Thomas & Friends trading cards, Upper Deck will launch additional products including stand-up trading cards and sticker trading cards based on the property which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. 
Vice President of US consumer prodcutions for Hit, Gabriela Arenas said, The distinctive engine characters of Thomas & Friends lend themselves perfectly to trading cards, and Upper Deck is the perfect partner to launch this new line. This is a fun way for kids to collect their favorite engine friends, and we look forward to working with Upper Deck to expand the Thomas & Friends world in this category.

Thomas & Friends' Sodor Adventures Collectipak is available in all good retailers in the US while a second Thomas trading card release will hit the market in November 2010.

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