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Krackel Hopper

Looks like Kato has a new offering due in September:

 

JR East - Tohoku Emotion

 

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It surprises me that Kato lately is heading to a very strange direction with all those special trains varying from maintenance trains, 1-car trains from small private companies and now even special livery trains.

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Davo Dentetsu

It captures the niche market very well.  Can be very profitable or very risky.  Kato can do it well though, so no fear. :)

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Amazing! Someone stuck some beautiful pictures onto this 223!

 

http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w104140672

 

This is not as nice in terms of the finishes (around the corners) and I guess the train itself looks weird, but still:

 

http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n137511000

 

And I remember seeing this train in actual picture sometime ago:

 

http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f134593558

 

Man the Japanese are talented!

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Compliments from the recent blog by MTP regarding Tomix new releases:

 

It seems Tomix is going to release (or shall I say re-release) 3 Kiha-120 2-car box sets that were formerly released and discontinued. More information from HS site here:

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/1702/0/1

 

And it seems all 3 sets have factory installed interior lights which is becoming a rarity.

 

What interests me most is the Otio Line wrapping car! From MTP blog pictures and some googling on youtube, here's a video of the actual train:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeowV0yut3M

 

I like the cartoons on it! 'Welcome to Otio Line!" Cute! Getting this for sure ~

 

Up for Pre-order on HS, MTP and Loco1.  

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Little Update on my wish list since now that Tomix has announced the E4 Max in NEW painting (E1 painting) and Kato has announced the E3-700 Toreyu...  

 

Could we please get Tomix to release E3-2000 Tsubasa Mandarin colour with power couplers please please please please please! We never had an E3-2000 in model before....  

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Krackel Hopper

I haven't seen it posted on the forums yet..

 

Tomytec announced it at the beginning of the year..

 

Pre-Orders just opened up for the Feb. 2015 release

 

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I haven't seen it posted on the forums yet..

 

Tomytec announced it at the beginning of the year..

 

Pre-Orders just opened up for the Feb. 2015 release

 

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Guess what? Not only Tomytec!

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10299616

 

I was kinda shocked to see this, a ready to run model made by Platz? Although it's not stated clearly in the description, I would guess so, due to the price. Not sure about the head and tail lights though...

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It's clear they want to have a competition, but we all know Tomytec's model is going to look better than that badly painted and assembled Platz thing. And it'll probably be cheaper as well: Tomytec's model with motorized chassis and all details will cost about ¥5500.

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It's great to see a choice in K-On trains being released. I have pre-ordered the Tomytec one.

Last year I built the Platz kit and motorized it, I will post some photographs with it next to the Tomytec Tetsudou Musume Wrapping version.

I wish someone would make the Gundam version :)

 

 

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Was browsing Tomix centre's website and spotted this:

 

http://www.tomixworld.jp/newitem.html

<93524> JR E233-7000系通勤電車 (さいたま市・川越市ラッピング) セット

 

Kinda nice paintings stuck on the E233, perhaps the only E233 painted model we have at the moment? Clearly nice is there are always limited edition models only sold in Tomix Centre at Omiya, which makes me really excited to go!  :)

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Looks like MicroAce decided to give this recent announcement priority over the eternal backlog: https://picasaweb.google.com/ngauge.information/20150116MICROACE32Vol202?authkey=Gv1sRgCLqBiLiX3eK7twE

Apart from the ugly prototype, the painting and modelling also doesn't look like to be of high quality. I hope that it's only a mock model.

 

And of course next month the Keihan 600 K-ON will be released, as well as some random KiHa with sakura and fall leaf stickers.

https://picasaweb.google.com/ngauge.information/20150114TOMYTECVol1?authkey=Gv1sRgCNvRpKCUpLLw0gE

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Looks like MicroAce decided to give this recent announcement priority over the eternal backlog: https://picasaweb.google.com/ngauge.information/20150116MICROACE32Vol202?authkey=Gv1sRgCLqBiLiX3eK7twE

Apart from the ugly prototype, the painting and modelling also doesn't look like to be of high quality. I hope that it's only a mock model.

 

It does say "試作品", i.e. mockup.

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Well the prototype is sort of a mockup one off so this actually looks pretty close to the original. I actually like the kitch sendup of the prototype!

 

Jeff

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And of course next month the Keihan 600 K-ON will be released, as well as some random KiHa with sakura and fall leaf stickers.

https://picasaweb.google.com/ngauge.information/20150114TOMYTECVol1?authkey=Gv1sRgCNvRpKCUpLLw0gE

 

Babygurl, that is a Akita Nairiku Jūkan Railway AN8800 set. Two trains from a very very long (94+ km) line in the middle of Tōhoku. I hope Tomytec will release the AN8900 or AN2000 as well some day... This company is considerable in length, but only has 15 train cars in operation. A very collectable thing IMO.

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Don't ask me, I was too lazy to research on it. That AN8800 looks like a KiHa 120.

 

Sounds as if you suddenly feel the urge to get these. ;)

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Sounds as if you suddenly feel the urge to get these. ;)

The excuse that I keep for myself from not losing my mind is that I won't collect trains (anymore) from places I've never been to xD

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