New Product Spotlight – Peanuts® Halloween Set with LionChief® Remote

16 09 2013

Treat yourself this Halloween with our new Peanuts® Halloween train set. This train combines all the family fun of a Peanuts Halloween with our extremely user-friendly LionChief Remote control system.

Peanuts set

The Peanuts Halloween set is fun for the whole family.

Thanks to this new control system, all of the power is in the palm of your hand. Control the speed, direction and sound effects from anywhere in the room.

Set up is easy and perfect for a seasonal train garden. Just snap together the track, plug in the power supply and you’re ready to roll. The Peanuts train can run on layouts with our conventional, TMCC and LEGACY control systems as well.

The set includes:

  • 6-18789 2-4-2 Locomotive and tender
  • 6-37080 Two-dome Tankcar
  • 6-39374 Boxcar
  • 6-25926 Caboose
  • Eight curved O-36 FasTrack sections, one 10″ straight FasTrack section, one FasTrack wall-pack terminal section
  • Wall-pack power supply
  • Remote for locomotive (requires three AAA batteries, not included)

The locomotive features:

aquarium car

Expand your train with additional cars like the Peanuts Halloween aquarium car (6-29329).

  • Chuffing sounds in sync with speed of locomotive
  • Clanging bell and whistle sounds
  • Special Halloween sounds
  • Steam background sounds
  • Operating headlight
  • Puffing smoke unit
  • Operating coupler on rear of tender
  • Maintenance-free motor
  • Traction tire
  • Die-cast metal locomotive body
pumpkin flatcar

Add some pumpkin fun with the add-on “Great Pumpkin Transport” flatcar available separately (6-37081)

Our 2-4-2 remote-controlled engines have a recommended ten car train limit. That gives you plenty of room to add some additional Peanuts Halloween cars (like the aquarium and pumpkin flatcars seen here), other spooky rollingstock or just some traditional freight.

The set retails for $299.99 and should begin shipping next month. See your Lionel dealer or order online through LionelStore.com.

*Peanuts and all related trademarks are copyright Peanuts Worldwide LLC.





New Product Spotlight – Peanuts Thanksgiving and Christmas

29 10 2012

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.

Peanuts Set

6-30193 Peanuts Christmas Set

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

    preproduction set

    A preproduction view of the new set.

  • 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.

Christmas Boxcar

6-15097 Christmas boxcar – Made in the USA.

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

    Thanksgiving Boxcar

    6-39351 Thanksgiving Boxcar – Made in the USA.

  • 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!





New Product Spotlight – Halloween 2012

8 10 2012

Halloween is just around the corner, is your railroad ready? We have several new Halloween-themed items in this year’s catalogs to start or grow your spooky collections.

Peanuts® Halloween Boxcar (6-39363) – Made in the USA!

Peanuts Boxcar

6-39363

The whole comic strip cast appears on the sides of this black and orange boxcar, proudly made right here in the United States. The “trick-or-treat” scene would be the perfect complement to our Jack-o-Lantern flatcar (6-37015) and other Halloween cars, or use it with the other Peanuts® holiday cars!

In addition to the great graphics, the car features die-cast sprung metal trucks, operating couplers, a metal frame and opening doors. It retails for $64.99. A partial shipment has already gone out to dealers, more will follow.

Halloween Searchlight Car (6-37038)

Searchlight

6-37038

Scare away the ghosts and goblins with this Halloween Searchlight. The working light is mounted on a flatcar and can be adjusted to different positions to project bat silhouettes wherever you’d like.

The car also features die-cast metal trucks and operating couplers and retails for $45.99. These cars are at your dealers now.

Hallow’s Eve Express Passenger Car 2-Pack No. 2 (6-35256)

Hallow's Eve Passenger

6-35256

Expand your Hallow’s Eve Express consist with two more passenger cars, “Black Castle” and “Dark Dungeon.” Sounds like great accommodations to me!

The cars will look great behind our Hallow’s Eve 4-6-0 (6-18745). The cars feature new silhouettes in the windows, highlighted by a blinking orange light on the interior. The pair retails for $119.99 and are at your dealers now. These and all of our Halloween cars featured here will negotiate an O-27 curve.

Halloween Haunted Passenger Station (6-37954)

Stations

6-37998

Pull your Hallow’s Eve Express up to this haunted passenger station – the perfect stop in any “ghost town!” This classic accessory has been enlivened (?) with spooky decorations and interior illumination with a dimming effect. The station retails for $74.99 and it’s on its way to dealers this month.

So get out your costumes and candy ready! String some cotton cobwebs across your platform and turn out the lights. Halloween is almost here!