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. Stephen is nicknamed “the Rocket” on the Island of Sodor. He’s witty, kind-hearted and jolly. Many of his friends look up to him and ask for his advice because he’s so knowledgeable and has such a positive attitude.