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Plarail in the Western World?
#1
Plarail was in the western world? I found this image of a plarail set that is in english. What is this? Why have I never heard of it? Why do thomas and james have red running boards but percy has a white one?
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#2
On the Wiki it says it was sold in parts of Asia, I guess Asian countries that speak more English?

I have no idea why they just had the more detailed Percy with the older-style Thomas and James
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#3
But it has european/north american styled packaging
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#4
I don't know nothing about Thomas but just looking at the front of the box I have to assume its not a USA release because.....the size of the Layout is in Metric. Soooo, maybe a UK, New Zealand, Australia release???? Might be more info on the back of the box.
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The Uk had motor road and rail, so this makes no sense
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(11-27-2021, 04:40 AM)TrainsRawesome Wrote: On the Wiki it says it was sold in parts of Asia, I guess Asian countries that speak more English?

I have no idea why they just had the more detailed Percy with the older-style Thomas and James

The plarail logo is completely different, so I have no idea whats going on
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#7
I know this doesn't really contribute to anything, but there are several instances of the stock-standard Plarail Thomas featured in sets like the Thomas and Terence Deluxe Set in countries worldwide
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Isn't the Plarail Logo in English on the box an indicate that it is not a Japan release and something much older?
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#9
The same Plarail logo (in Latin script), although together with Japanese logo, have all my Hong Kong MTR trains, and they are made by: TOMY ASIA LIMITED, Star House, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. So maybe this set is also made by them and mostly intended for Asian market.
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@TheDiamondDalek
That's what I thought of when I saw this set.
Speaking of which, why is the thomas in the terence set a plarail thomas?
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#11
I would think it was sold in Hong Kong. Until the middle of 1997, it was a British colony under British law, it used to have a high British population until it changed.
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#12
the set in the original post is mine. unfortunately i did not keep records of where it came from, but likely a local auction site. i actually have four or five different "plarail in english" sets, all shown on the following page.

down the bottom of the page
https://sunstomyandfriends.weebly.com/ko...-sets.html
my website address has changed: http://sunstomyandfriends.weebly.com/
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#13
Hi Sunhuntin...Happy Holidays to you Smile

Ah...Korean releases.

I sometimes forget how extensive your collections are Sun. I always learn something new when I do visit. Like...I always thought that this special Arched and Bricked Viaduct was only available in the "50th Anniversary C12 Steam Locomotive Arch Bridge and Rail Set"...until now.

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#14
Still, doesn't explain the different logo or the fact it's in english. The reason I think it could have been in the west, is because after all, a white deck plarail thomas was sold in the uk in the terence set.

I wonder if muddy knows anything about this.
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(11-27-2021, 11:27 PM)Super Wrote: ... "50th Anniversary C12 Steam Locomotive Arch Bridge and Rail Set"...until now.
It's exactly the same layout, just with the C12 replaced by Thomas.
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