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Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway - Cranky the Crane

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  • One crank turns Cranky's head left and right, the other raises and lowers the crane
  • Magnetic crane raises and lifts magnetic cargo
  • Realistic details
  • Durable paint job
  • Recommended Age Range 3 to 5 Years
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.5 x 11.8 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B00000JICT
  • Item model number: LC99327
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months - 5 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,655 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends is an ensemble of lovable railroad characters that includes Cranky the Crane. Cranky is one of the add-ons to the award-winning Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway System. Straight out of the books by W. Awdry that made Thomas famous, Cranky has a fascinating history and a captivating personality. This crane comes with experience, a slightly testy temperament, and two large red handles for easy operation. Cranky's body attaches lickety-split to the crane tower. One handle pivots Cranky around; the other raises and lowers cargo for loading and unloading cars by magnetic power. Cranky the Crane comes with one piece of cargo, also durably built of wood. --Lynne Sampson

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Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway - Cranky the Crane

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Customer Reviews

This is a great addition to any Thomas fan's train set!
kfnd
I also recommend getting Orbrium cargo train cars to go with Cranky as they have a car, logs and cargo container that can be removed by Cranky's magnet.
hershy22
My son has been playing with this nonstop since he got it for his birthday, LOVE it!
CLSingleton

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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By PghYinzer on November 8, 2006
I know, I know... the Thomas stuff is listed for ages 3+. I'll let those of you who didn't buy a single solitary Thomas thing until your kids turned 3 cast the stones and... I'll bet I won't see a whole lot of stones.

We got this for my son when he was 2 1/2ish. My son is about to turn 3 in a week and Cranky is kind of in need of replacement. Not that I will be replacing him, since that is a lot of money to put out for one toy of such limited use and value to begin with. But at the time I bought it, Cranky was ten bucks off at TRU and seemed like a good toilet training incentive. (It was!)

Well, my son has had a lot of fun with Cranky. I don't know why he likes him so much, but he does. The problem is... Cranky's head comes off. Just like everyone is saying. It's not a huge deal, as it is easy enough for mom or dad to pop back on, but the neck and neck hole of the head are kind of D shaped, so the head has to be lined up just so, which makes it more of a challenge (and frustration) for a child. And it comes off ALL THE TIME, more and more easily as time goes by. That's the first problem... and maybe it's really not a HUGE problem, for all I know, if Cranky's head wasn't made to pop off, maybe it would have been BROKEN off by now. Who knows?

The other problem is, Cranky no longer cranks quite right. If you turn the knob... the magnet will lower about an inch and a half, two inches... then nothing will happen for a bit... then it will just drop down to the bottom. Then you can wind it up and it repeats.

I have taken Cranky apart and I can't seem to fix this.

Now, fortunately, my son doesn't seem to mind a whole lot, as he is content to carry Cranky around by his [severed] head while chanting "Cranky the CRANE.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Bev Jergens on August 23, 2002
My son loves this piece. Our first one broke and I called Learning Curve and they sent another one with no questions asked. The second one I noticed was made better. However, my son broke the string on it after a about a year. I called them again and they sent another one even knowing it was our 3rd with no questions asked. This makes me happy to spend this kind of money for a product when I know that if it breaks they will replace it. I say that if you think your child will enjoy it then buy it ...
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Andreas Bader on November 5, 2004
My son received this 2 years ago for his 3rd birthday. His aunt gave it to him, as it was the first thing he asked for when she asked what he wanted for his birthday. My son loves playing with Cranky and he is fun to play with as long as you have several other Thomas trains that have cargo. The more the better!

As for Cranky losing his head...his head is meant to fall off and then can be fitted easily back on (break-away). It is not as big a deal as the last reviewer made it. It definitely didn't stop us from keeping him.

As for the 4 star rating...I think it is a little pricey for what you get.

Two years later and Cranky is still crankin' it out at Sodor Island at our house. I would recommend it for any Thomas fan!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 24, 2001
On a recent trip to Strasburg, PA (train heaven)we allowed our 3 1/2 year old son to choose a special Thomas item. He had recently become familiar with Cranky through one of our videos. We tried to gently steer him to the Sodor Crane but he was adamant (that darn character identification starts early). Our experience with the toy has been mixed. He loves picking things up with it and recreating stories. But the piece itself is very awkward for a young child to control and we find that it is always falling over, bumping into other items, etc. I think it would be a lot easier if it were attached to a piece of track, the way the water tower is. It would give additional stability that is lacking. Some people would prefer the flexibility of moving the piece wherever they like. We've also had several instances where Cranky's head has come off - rather traumatic but fixable. Even with these problems, my son still is very happy with his Cranky.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Grandma D on November 24, 2002
I purchased Cranky for my grandson's third birthday and he truly loves it. However, I am disappointed in the overall workmanship. Cranky's head falls off way too often and my grandson has not yet figured out how to line it up correctly to put it back on. Also, the crank to lower the magnet to pick up cargo blocks and such tends to get stuck and needs some extra persuasion to lower. These are really expensive toys and the kids really love them. It is too bad they aren't put together just a little bit better.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By luvmykidz on August 20, 2004
They could have at least added more then one cargo piece. My 3yr old enjoys playing with cranky. Hoever he gets bored very quickly. We have had cranky for awhile now and have never had his head fall off. I just worry about our cat ripping off the delicate thread. I am greatful that they did not but a scary face on cranky like those found in the thomas books. It's great to see my son turn and lift the crane at the same time.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 2002
This is a fun toy, my son really liked it, but it breaks! The learning curve does have unconditional lifetime guarentees, but this item breaks again and again. If you ever see displays in stores where kids can play with the train sets, this item is always broken!
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