I was surprised on another forum at how many model railroaders dislike Thomas Kinkaid displays. They are expensive and you can do little with them except turn them on and off. After you look at them for several seconds, the novelty wears off.
But I still like them.
My dad had a similar Lionel model of the signalman. When the train ran over the circuit, the door would open and the signalman would come out, raise his lantern and then go back inside It had stopped working by the time I was old enough to understand it.
M&M collectibles are glitzy, well-made plastic. There are lots of them, and every Christmas there will be lots more. If you like them (I only like them for my Christmas lay-out), you don't have to spend a fortune on them--there will plenty more in December.
Vincent Massi posted:
The movie Cars 2 had a character just like this, Galloping Geargrinder:
Quit that Vincent. I've been looking at prewar on the bay too much already. Temptation is expensive.