Harold (also known as Harold the Helicopter and Harold with Retractable Pull) is a helicopter who currently resides at the Sodor Search and Rescue Center. His top blades can spin.


  • 1992 (stapled on wooden base)
  • 1994 (wooden base)
  • 1996 (plastic base)
  • 2008 (redesigned with magnetic hook)
  • 2010 (previous version re-released)
  • 2011 (redesigned with new illustrated details, plastic 3D face, visible tail rotor, name on underside, dark grey windows)
  • 2013 (redesigned with thicker blades, 2D face, unpainted tail rotor, magnet on underside, curved edges, light grey windows)
  • 2018 (printed details on exposed wood, more square shape)
  • 2019 (printed details on painted wood, black windows)



  • The Harold with magnetic hook was first sold in the Harold's Mail Delivery Set in 2004, and when it got re-issued individually in 2008, it briefly replaced the regular model.