Of course I waited until the last minute to buy my son's birthday gifts, but Hobby Express came through for me. I called ahead of time to see if they had what I needed in stock. The gentleman I spoke with was super nice and double checked to make sure he definitely had what I needed. When I stopped there later in the evening, I saw some other toy brands my son liked but wasn't sure if they had the particular items I'd been looking for, as they weren't on the shelf. The salesgirl went back two times to check on additional items for me. I would definitely shop here again, even though you can find most of the Thomas the Tank Engine items online significantly cheaper.