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Trains in Special Liveries


Krackel Hopper

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Ha you could be bitten! careful they are addictive!

 

Hanshin Tigers car was done by Hanazono.

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10131821

 

you figure tomytec wold be doing as many of these as possible as co ventures with the teams, seems like a great promotional. perhaps they have in japan for local release only.

 

you are spot on, the fans are such a big part of going to a baseball game, they really make the whole experience. Ive lost most of my sports interest over the years as games got really expensive, players overpaid and turned into divas taking steroids, and the fan experience not so much fun anymore with major league baseball. but our local minor leagues are still pretty fun and inexpensive evening of entertainment! unfortunately none really close to us.

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Paint trains alert! 

 

Talking about painted trains, a new one just popped up on HS: 

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10251384

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10251384b/30/1

 

And here's the original train:

 

 

 

CUTE! 

 

I'm getting this! Motor made by GreenMax and directional lights! Seems quite expensive for a 2 car train though... Definitely looks good running next to the Rilakumma! 

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The price is steep indeed, but for a motorised unit with front/end lights and custom painting, it's not too bad I think. Especially when you consider it coming from a small factory. The base is a new mould, which isn't cheap to produce. I hope they'll release an unpainted kit version of the body as well. I know some people who could use it very well xD

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Cute and Beautiful train! I'm so pre-ordering this!

 

Here's the video of the real train:

 

 

I like the song! Shimanekko-go ~~~

 

March is a colourful and fun month!

 

* Side note, how did HS get all the top information so quickly from Tomytec? Realised that the pre-order from Tomytec sets are shown in HS even before the original Tomytec website...

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* Side note, how did HS get all the top information so quickly from Tomytec? Realised that the pre-order from Tomytec sets are shown in HS even before the original Tomytec website...

Usually shops receive information earlier than the customers. That's normal for a business.

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HMBJNBHLI! KUMAMON! YEAH! FOR THE GLORY OF SATAN!

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My wife likes Kumamon. I like trains... Hmm... It's a bit expensive for only eight cars though (and no my wife ain't gunn' chip in).

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Martijn Meerts

I wouldn't consider that a painted train, more a regular train with a few stickers randomly slapped on ;)

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yeah, but so far its about all they have done to really do painted shinkansens...

 

jeff

 

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HHhmm... this looks like a nice shinkansen! It's one of the very few painted ones like Jeff mentioned... Wife loves the colour, i don't have a WEST N700 yet, it's 8-car in length and prototypical correct, so  probably this is on pre-order for me ~ 

 

Speaking of which, here's another painted train release by MicroAce scheduled June which was left out?

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10258656

 

It's call the Misuzu Shiosai, and here's a video of it: 

 

 

Pretty strange colours, with triangle and circle windows? 

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yeah, but so far its about all they have done to really do painted shinkansens...

 

jeff

 

 

holycrap. they took that beautiful, elegant jr west n700 with its subtle eggshell blue base colour and elegant stripes...

 

and plastered cartoon bears on it.

 

ok, on balance they're hardly the worst of the 'painted trains' cartoon nonsense that we've seen (hello, mangattan liner!), but, still.. cartoon bears.

 

the jr west n700 is reasonably high on my wish list - had a 7 car set in my  hands in akihabara for jpy 9000 in perfect used condition.. and put it down (idiot!)..  maybe a bears version will lower the price of the normal version :)

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Did someone mentioned this Odakyu event train before? Made by both MA and GreenMax. Greenmax release is in April this year.

http://www.microace-arii.co.jp/release/pdf/A3784.pdf

http://www.greenmax.co.jp/Product/GM4546-47_odakyu8000_eventcar.htm

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/oer1957/10319975.html

 

That's... Weird. Older models from MicroAce can still be found regularly, even where I live (Odakyuland pur-sang)... Also, it's pretty ugly IMO. I guess it's worth because of the sales, as it's one of the few not blue lined Odakyu commuter trains. A better choice would have been a variation of an F-train (Doraemon design on 3000 type), but license fees are probably hampering the creation of that... xD

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It's actually a pretty nice painted train on the layout, gathers a lot of attention from visitors and was sort of our escape from running Thomas trains, kids think it looks close enough to call it Thomas. The engine though in real life and model is a dummy! The train was a traveling tech exhibit I think done by hitachi.

 

Jeff

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