You may notice something different about Thomas and all his friends - these classic toy trains have been redesigned with a fresh look featuring more exposed wood and stylish, contemporary patterns. Thomas & Friends Wood toy trains continue to deliver exceptional quality, imaginative play and an emotional connection that only these iconic characters can provide. Stanley is occasionally referred to as "the boy next door". Because he's stylish, smart and charming, Stanley is extremely popular. His positive attitude and compassion also mean there's nothing he wouldn't do to help a friend in need.