THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
TOBY'S SPECIAL SURPRISE
The other engines were sent away to do important work, aside from Toby. Toby thought they got important jobs because they discovered things. Toby decided to find something special so to have an important job.
- If you look in the background, you can see the original breakdown crane
- Moral: Not every important job makes you special
- Toby has made a discovery before, he found Bertram and the Scottish Castle
- 'Looks like Toby' yet a number can be seen on the sign
The episode is OK, in my opinion. But there are two flaws, Toby wants to find something to have a special job and yet in the past he had found Bertram and the castle with the Fat Controller back in S5, which was ten years ago at the time (2008) even though the new series doesn't reflect on the classic series. And with the sign, the model makers should've tried something better to make look like Toby and we see a number seven on the side on the sign, maybe it was taken from the statue from season nine?
But even so, there are some positives, it was nice seeing the breakdown crane again, one of the original ones is seen in the yards, see the red cricle:
And the moral is good, telling the young audience that everyone can be special without an important job.