Thomas & Friends is practically a house-hold name, especially if you have boys. We purchased this flashlight for my oldest son the first time we went camping - we thought it would help him not to be scared of the dark especially in light of the fact that, for the first time, he was not in his own familiar bedroom. It so did the trick. He just loved pressing the button to light up the tent which was made all the more thrilling when you get a genuine steam engine whistle hooting at the same time. It has a neat carrying handle (the steam) which is just the right size for little fingers and it has to be the most durable toy on the planet. He banged it on concrete, stone and everything inbetween. It didn't in the least bit break or chip. He used it so much we had to change the batteries many times but to me, that just sums up what a super buy this was. I would highly recommend it for any wannabe train drivers!