As a word of caution for everyone stocking up way in advance, be careful. Our son loved everything Thomas for a long time and then suddenly couldn't care less. These days everything is Lightning McQueen or Little Einsteins. I have several Thomas deals sitting in a closet that I guess we'll just end up selling or donating. I suppose they'd be fine as gifts for friends as well but we still needed to find something new for his birthday.
I'd rather store up at these prices than what they normally go for!