One of the most exciting and talked-about announcements in the 2012 Christmas Catalog is our new line of Peanuts® trains. The comic strip has become an American classic year-round, but perhaps never more so than in the upcoming holiday season.
The centerpiece of the collection is the new Christmas Set. Featuring our 0-8-0 and tender, boxcar, gondola and caboose along with an oval of FasTrack and a CW-80 Transformer, it has everything you need to create a display beneath the tree or anywhere else in the home.
The locomotive features:
- Transformer controlled Forward, Neutral, Reverse operation
- Air Whistle
- Operating Headlight
- Puffing Smoke unit
- Operating Couplers on front and rear
- Maintenance-free motor
- Traction Tires
- Metal body and frame
- Engineer and Fireman figures
Trailing behind are a boxcar with a working door and a perfectly appropriate and authentic cartoon strip featuring Snoopy and his electric train. The gondola is loaded with Christmas trees (not scraggly ones either!) And a lighted caboose brings up the markers. The set retails for $329.99 and is scheduled to ship in December.
Expand your set with three more boxcars, each made completely in the U.S.A.
The Halloween boxcar (6-39363) was featured last week on the blog. Keep the story going with the 6-39351 Peanuts® Thanksgiving and 6-15097 Christmas cars.
Each car features:
- Die-cast metal sprung trucks and operating couplers
- Metal Frame
- Opening Doors
- Outstanding graphics based on the comic strip characters
- Thanksgiving and Christmas boxcars retail for $69.99 each (Halloween is $64.99)
Complete your holiday traditions with these exciting new Peanuts® cars from Lionel – two American traditions in one! And don’t forget to play the Peanuts® Scavenger Hunt on www.lionelstore.com. Find the hidden character or holiday icon each week for different savings and a chance to win boxcars or other great prizes!