Tomy (stylised as TOMY; known as Takara Tomy in Japan) is a Japanese toy manufacturer. In 2011, the company acquired Learning Curve and all the product ranges distributed by them. Tomy has produced the following Thomas & Friends products:
- Wooden Railway (produced from 2011-2012; sold to Fisher-Price, Mattel in late 2012)
- Plarail Thomas (sold in Asia)
- Motor Road and Rail (discontinued outside Asia)
- TrackMaster (sold in Europe and Australia; discontinued)
- Mini Mini Plarail (sold in Japan; discontinued)
- Thomas Toy Series
- Push 'n' Go
- My First Thomas (sold in the US and Asia; discontinued)
- Thomas preschool toys, including Thomas Big Loader and Thomas Aquadraw (discontinued outside Asia)
- Diecast Metal (sold in Asia; discontinued)
- Tomix Trains (produced from 1998-2001;Sale from Tomytec, a subsidiary company, since 2001.)
- Plarail Advance (Ōigawa Railway Thomas; cancelled)
- Bath toys, including Thomas' Bath island and Thomas, James, Percy, Rosie, and Stanley (discontinued) bath squirters.
- Thomas Train Set Compilation Video
- Thomas Train Set Compilation Video Volume 2
- Thomas Train Set Compilation Video Volume 3
- Thomas Train Set Compilation Video Volume 4
- Thomas Train Set Compilation Video Volume 5
- Thomas Train Set Compilation Video Volume 6
- Plarail (released in 1959; known as Tomica World outside Japan), a battery powered plastic train system which became Motor Road and Rail in the UK and US. After Fisher-Price bought the TrackMaster range, TOMY began to produce the Plarail items outside Japan from 2010 in a range called Tomica. The range was discontinued in 2013.
- Tomica (released in 1970; not to be confused with the re-released Plarail range outside Japan), a series of die-cast cars which are compatible with Plarail.
- Motorised construction sets that involve characters dumping and loading small spheres and transporting them.
- The company made a pragmatic decision of which name to use after the merger with Takara, deciding to use Tomy in international subsidiaries and Takara Tomy in Japan. They came to this decision because;
- Tomy has built considerable brand recognition internationally (particularly in the area of infant and preschool products, where brand trust is very important).
- A Big Loader Percy appeared in many episodes of the CBS show Everybody loves Raymond.
- A Thomas' Bath Island could be seen in the episode 'Closing Time' of the BBC show 'Doctor Who'.
- A Tomy Toy Thomas with a Original Push n Go James and Percy and a Powermotor Car from the Big Loader sets appeared in the BBC "Numberjacks" episode called "Out for the Count".