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  PROJECT Restoring Thomas
Posted by: PlarailTown - 01-07-2020, 10:27 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (8)

Hey guys, I just wanted to know HOW TO REMOVE A FACE IN TOMY THOMAS that's all because I'm going to convert my old Tomy Thomas into a black cameo engine like Ucwepn. THANKS!!!

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  Remake: Seibu Railway New Red Arrow 10000 series
Posted by: Super - 01-07-2020, 03:59 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (2)

Looks like Plarail has re-released the Seibu Railway New Red Arrow 10000 series this month as a site specific purchase. Looks like its only available at the Seibu Railway Station Naka Convenience Store. Looks to have the new type motor chassis by the looks of the on/off switch placement.

Wonder what all the Collectors think about this re-release as the original Plarail Red Arrow was a prized possession including mine with an extra middle car. This certainly drops the value of the original. I might be interested in obtaining one if not just to compare the two. Unless a YouTuber is kind enough to make a comparison video.

EDIT:
Ask and you shall receive. Here a YouTuber does a side by side comparison with the old version at the 7:17 minute mark. Except for the big body side clips on the engine I think I am prefering the original to the new release. Wish I knew what this fellow was saying to see if he has a preference.



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  Plarail Video Archive
Posted by: chrisjo - 01-06-2020, 05:53 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (1)

https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm914338

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  1995 Le Shuttle Channel Tunnel Set
Posted by: Super - 01-05-2020, 07:27 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (3)

Another Vintage Tomy Dark Blue Train Set I haven't seen before. 1995 Le Shuttle Channel Tunnel Set



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  Another One Bites The Dust (Kabothu)
Posted by: chrisjo - 01-05-2020, 03:18 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (4)

I can no longer access Kabothu's Plarail Room, one of the very best sources of Plarail information up to about 2001 or 2002. It was OK about a week ago.

It was at: www.spacelan.ne.jp/~kabothu/contents.htm

Making a backup against this happening was on my to-do list. Did anyone else get this done before it was too late?  It was the one that hosted pictures like these:


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  Original Benkei Too Tall?????
Posted by: Super - 01-01-2020, 03:04 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (5)

Was the original Benkei so tall that it had to come with riser extenders to make it under? The original was much bigger than the later re-release. Can anyone translate the instructions printed inside the cover of the box pictured below?



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Star A Plarail Merry Christmas
Posted by: Finno - 12-25-2019, 12:09 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (2)

Over here in ANZ Santa has already been but Merry Christmas everyone - enjoy the holiday and stay safe/warm/cool/happy.

I have a picture from my Plarail calendar for December to sum up the season:

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  Plarail in "Bandai Kaname wa Asobitai"
Posted by: brtrainz - 12-25-2019, 04:03 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (4)

Googled "plarail manga" and found this:
https://mangakakalot.com/chapter/bandai_...chapter_13
Be aware it has some fanservice.

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  Something a Little Different from Plarail
Posted by: chrisjo - 12-21-2019, 10:33 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (3)

See if you can guess what this is, without resorting to a translator...


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Question Not Seen This One Before!
Posted by: Super - 12-20-2019, 12:12 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (7)

I don't think I have seen this Vintage Plarail/Tomy release before. Since it has the vintage Boy & Girl Logo it had to appear between 1967 & 1981. Not sure exactly what it is called but there looks to be two versions, one with a white roof and one with a gray as this seller shows. What I find interesting is that its not a friction drive but axle driven. Might this have been a very limited release?

https://www.jauce.com/auction/k431291424
https://www.jauce.com/auction/r368529401

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