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Edward (released as Edward the Blue Engine until 2000) is a kind, wise, old blue tender engine.

Product Description

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Edward is an older engine who is extremely kind to everyone. He is kind to the small engines when they get into difficulties, and kind to the big engines when they are rude or impatient.

Changes

  • 1992-1993: All versions had staples, flat magnets, undated wheels
    • skinny flat topped funnel, smokebox not connected to front bufferbeam, solid coal
    • shorter flat topped funnel, smokebox not connected to front bufferbeam, solid coal
    • shorter flat topped funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam, speckled coal
    • beveled funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam, speckled coal
  • 1994-1995
    • first models made in China: all versions had no staples
    • flat magnets, undated wheels
    • flat magnets, 1994 wheels
    • round magnets, 1994 wheels
  • 1996 (smaller round magnets this year only, rounded funnel, 1996 wheels)
  • 1997 (thicker 1997 wheels)
  • 1998 (plastic coal added, 1998 wheels)
  • 1999 (plastic funnel and smokebox, 1999 wheels)
  • 2000 (2000 wheels)
  • 2001 (2001 wheels)
  • 2002 (new face, larger smokebox and boiler, added detail, 2002 wheels)
  • 2003-2010 (striped boiler, 2003 wheels)
  • 2011-2012 (new CGI style face, 2003 wheels)
  • 2012-2016 (new face, curved edges, longer magnet guards, other minor details, 2012 wheels)
  • 2017 (redesigned smaller face, slightly redesigned details)

Variants

Trivia

  • Edward's earlier models were unique in that, unlike most other engines at the time, he lacked the back ledge that was a result of the manufacturing process Learning Curve used.