Elf Lionel Christmas Boxcar (Featuring Buddy The Elf)
Recently a box arrived from TrainWorld that included a few little surprises. Why were they surprises? Because I had pre-ordered a few things from the 2016 Lionel Catalog that had late fall delivery before Christmas last year. Unfortunately, Lionel didn't make their deadlines, so these despite these boxcars having Christmas themes (I'll post the other one on a different day), came in February.
(in other news, the 2017 catalog is up at Trainworld and they're accepting pre-orders. There are a bunch of stuff that I'm keen to buy...but I wonder if I should wait for the new house??)
This first one is from Elf the Movie. It features Buddy the Elf and a few phrases like "Son of a nutcracker". I don't love boxcars, but I do love a good Christmas train and love Elf, so this one was hard to pass up.
Here's the side panel of the box showing the boxcar description. These will go over to my Dad's house until we get moved into our place. Once that's done, they're destined to be given away as a gift.