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  does anyone know who this is?
Posted by: sunhuntin - 53 minutes ago - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (1)

mum picked this up at a thrift shop for me, and i cant place who the character is. does anyone here know, please? thanks

   

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  D-51 First Try Set
Posted by: Super - 07-11-2020, 07:14 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (8)

D-51 First Try Set

For some reason I think we talked about this set before but I can't find it.

The YouTuber says this set was released in 2010. I would have thought there would be plenty around since its not that old but this is the first time I have seen this engine (I think). Its a nice little set with some out of the ordinary colored tracks, shed and bumpers but what really drew my eyes is the odd box art compared to whats inside.


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  Plarail Line 0 Inside Curved Track
Posted by: Mister No - 07-07-2020, 06:13 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (11)

I spotted these curved rails on eBay; the seller calls them "Test Shot Plarail Line 0 Inside The Single Curved Rail Set":

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I can't see Tomy's logo, so I suppose they are custom made, or printed, or whatever... But they seem to be very useful rails. As we can see, they can form a circle inside a circle made of usual curved rails R-03. Possibilities for using them in a layout are numerous. There is a gold variant too:

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Did Tomy ever produced a small inside curve track like that? They produced the Outward Curve Rail R-09 (which is basically the same track as the outward curved rail in R-05 Double Curve Rail), but what about this little ones? I think that would be much used track in every kind of layout, especially in smaller ones...

Also, I always miss 1/2 Curve Rail. There is R-02 1/2 Straight Rail, but what about curved one? Was there Plarail 1/2 Curve Rail at all? I don't think I saw a rail like that. And they would be very usefull, too. For example, with those 1/2 curve tracks you could put a crossing on curve (or Pororon Station, or some other curved piece) right in the middle of the curve in an oval layout... like this:

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What do you think?

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  2008 Tomy Trains?
Posted by: jamble - 07-06-2020, 07:57 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (12)

I recently got back into Plarail, and while I was looking on eBay for some affordable blue track to go with some new trains, I stumbled across a used playset with generic "Tomy Trains" branding that I had never seen before, and all I could find about it online was unavailable listings on Amazon. No word about it on Wikipedia or anything. I picked it up because it was pretty cheap considering how much track it had, and when it arrived at my house today, I noticed the bottom of the box was copyrighted 2008. Does anyone know the story behind this style of branding?

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Also, as a side note, the contents of the box absolutely reek of tobacco, so I haven't taken anything out of it yet. Does anyone have any advice for getting rid of the smell?

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  Amtrak Super Spiral Set in Japan???
Posted by: Super - 07-03-2020, 05:29 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (7)

Its rare to see an Amtrak Super Spiral Set available in Japan let alone a new, in the box one. In fact its seldom seen in the USA new in the box. This one in the Japan Auctions sold for 53000yen a day ago. A new one is so beautiful as is the whole set.
https://www.jauce.com/auction/n435915717

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  Angry Gordon Questions
Posted by: Vio - 06-29-2020, 10:48 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (11)

It’s a sudden question and I know nothing of Thomas series, but what is with Angry Gordon and the recent prices of 66000 yen and 101000 yen just 4 days ago for a new in box Angry Gordon? Can anyone give me a backstory of how it became rare? How many years it was produced before out of print? A used Angry Gordon would be priced just below 10000 yen. From what I know is that Powerful Gordon is exactly the same as Angry Gordon?
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  Benkei?
Posted by: gordonfan01 - 06-26-2020, 05:26 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (6)

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So I found this lot on jauce with a benkei but i don’t know much about benkei, is it rare, hard to find? The whole lot was 28 dollars and one of the d51s had a metal gearbox instead of a plastic one.

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This is the d51 with metal gearbox

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  Any one Heard of the Next Wave?
Posted by: Super - 06-23-2020, 06:59 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - No Replies

Since all the new stuff is being released last week and this...has any one heard rumors about what the next wave of releases will be. Probably for July and August?

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  Certain Plarail items on Amazon Japan might remain out of stock for months.
Posted by: Trainboy90 Productions - 06-22-2020, 12:32 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (6)

Okay, I was on Amazon Japan that there some Plarails that haven't been in stock for quite some time (The ones that are still in production, not discontinued). Who knows what's going on? I wonder how often Amazom Japan stocks these items? Could it be the current pandemic putting these items out of stock for long periods of time?

Here's Edward and Henry (The 2018 versions) for an example: 
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I might hopefully be getting my hands on Plarail TS-10 (For a custom), TS-18 (For a detailed custom), & S-57 (An as is and for a custom) sometime next month when they're in stock hopefully at the time.

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  New Animal Carrier???
Posted by: Super - 06-21-2020, 01:28 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (6)

Does anyone know what the rear portion of the newly released Plarail Animal Carrier KF-03 is for? Is this a replica of a real train car?

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