The Thomas Truck Tour is chugging along for an immersive pop-up experience with special merch! | Source: Thomas & Friends

From smokebox to bunker, it’s time to celebrate Thomas & Friends as the Thomas Truck Tour sets off on its journey across the U.S.

The immersive, mobile pop-up experience was created by the same team behind the Barbie Truck and the Hello Kitty Cafe, with its first stop kicking off on Saturday, Aug. 20 in Irvine, California. Even after 75 years, the Thomas & Friends brand continues to bring families together with messages of friendship and teamwork.

Look for exclusive merch that you can only get at the Thomas Truck Tour. | Source: Thomas & Friends/the Toy Insider

The Thomas Truck Tour will feature games, giveaways, photo opps, and more. Fans can look forward to exclusive merchandise they can purchase, including an assortment of Thomas & Friends MINIS bundles, Thomas and Percy plush toys, a water bottle, a patch set, an engineer hat, a Thomas T-shirt, a backpack charm, a metal lunch tin, and a neckerchief. Items will range in price from $12-50.

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The first 100 guests to make a purchase will receive special MINIS and a reusable drawstring tote. All purchases will also come with a Thomas Truck postcard and sticker pack.

After its first stop in Irvine, the truck will continue through Southern California the first week of September. To check out the full schedule, visit or @thomastrucktour on Instagram.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.