I was just in the toy store looking for a train engine for my ds's stocking. I mentioned to the woman that he had the little green Brio electric engine, but it no longer works and so we're buying him a new one this year. She said "didn't you know Brio toys are guaranteed??' That I can bring this broken engine back (with new batteries it still won't 'go') and they will send it back and Brio will replace it. Wahoo!! I knew there was a benefit to avoiding Thomas Toys!!! Because today I also learned that Mr. Thomas the Tank Engine trains have no such guarantee.
For a minute there, I was myself.