Thomas the Tank Engine, as a children’s book and TV series, may be vaguely authoritarian, but as a toy, it’s weirdly entertaining. Watch in awe (or at least with surprisingly strong interest) as the locomotive does totally sick tricks like a 50-50 grind, or a barrel roll onto a parallel track.

Consider this genre an offshoot of the marble run, without the potential gambling aspect:

My favorite part was when Thomas soared over all of his friends.

H/t to Heather