The Fat Controller Stops at Hamleys Toy Shop in London, Tracks4Thomas


The Fat Controller is taking some time off from his duties on Sodor to visit Hamleys, The Finest Toy Shop in the World and on Sunday 10th November we got to meet him in person!

“The Reverend W. Awdry originally created Thomas the Tank Engineto cheer up his son when he was sick. In the same spirit, Thomas & Friends are celebrating Christmas this year by undertaking an epic journey to help The Fat Controller deliver presents to children in hospitals across the UK and Ireland. To show your support you can log in at via Facebook or Twitter and add a piece of virtual track to Thomas & Friends’ Christmas journey.”

Join Thomas & Friends on this very special Christmas Journey and Listen to The Fat Controller tell the tales of the fun and exciting Island of Sodor, where Thomas & Friends learn the value of friendship, fair play and team work, watch some balloon modelling, get your face painted, join in on some colouring activities and more, this event is perfect for Thomas & Friends™ fans of all ages, and the whole family is invited to join the booming-voiced Fat Controller in a celebration of everything Thomas.

We had such a brilliant time at Hamleys in London and for such a fabulous cause.

joseph hamleys
Photo taken from website
joseph thomas mask
photo taken from tracks4thomas


The boys really enjoyed the day and really loved meeting The Fat Controller, Dusty and Rusty



Although Oliver is a huge Thomas fan he was n’t too sure on getting too close but he did enjoy watching the trains go round the track



And he posed for a little picture with his Thomas & Friends flag



And he enjoyed listening to the story from The Fat Controller



Joseph’s favourite [part of the day was getting his face painted, he chose a silver dog to match his silver trousers and dicky bow



After The Fat Controller spent his time at Hamleys spreading the word he popped into Evelinas children’s hospital with a sack full of presents for the children to cheer them up just like The Reverand W Awdry did with his son.



For more information and the chance to win prizes, visit Share on Facebook and Twitter for the chance to win some fabulous prizes and also the stocking filler of the week.

Shoppers can also meet The Fat Controller at Hamleys Cardiff (17th November), Glasgow (24th November) and Dublin (1st December).

We was invited along to Hamleys to help spread the word of a brilliant cause, no payment has been received for this post.


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