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!