I was recently looking at a website called "Train World", when I found the Sound-Fitted Thomas Model was available to preorder, and here's a notice I found on it's page:
"This is a backorder item and is not currently in stock.
It will be shipped when we receive it from the manufacturer and you will be charged at that time.
Date due: 10/31/2014 09:34:00 am."
So, will it be released on the last day of this August? It's very possible. So, want do you think about this Sound-Fitted version of our favourite star-billing blue puffball? Do you you think he'll sell well? Then let us know!
UPDATE: While it hasn't be released yet, I've found another website called "Train Sets Only" and it says that it's due to be available on the 5th of December!