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Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

Postby william-james88 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:50 pm

Some eclectic but awesome news from Hasbro's Transformers partner Takara. Their site now has a page featuring a product due in 2015 which is a Shinkansen E5 Series Hayabusa bullet train that transforms into the Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion E5. For this release, Takara has partnered with licensing company Sho-Pro. This will be a Japan only figure not part of the Transformers line, but it still remains a transforming figure made by Takara, and very reminiscent of the Brave series.

What is very interesting is that this is part of the Plarail line which was a toyline from the Tomy part of the company, and the toyline which Tomy had designed G1 Omega Supreme to be in line with.

The picture below links to the site which has a video introducing the figure.


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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

Postby grimdragon2001 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:55 pm

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Postby shajaki » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:08 pm

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Thats begging to be repurposed for the TF franchise.
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Postby shajaki » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:18 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:32 pm

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There's a middle cab! I wonder if that transforms too.
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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

Postby william-james88 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:36 pm

fenrir72 wrote:There's a middle cab! I wonder if that transforms too.



Yeah, it becomes the legs, check out the video. Its actually a very simple transformer.
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Postby Sabrblade » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:49 pm

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Looks almost feminine.

And like something specifically for a mecha anime series.
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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

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It reminds me of these

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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:44 pm

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It's like Liokaiser if Liokaiser was Rail Racer.

It looks really cool, I admit... slap a Decepticon badge on it and I'm down. Don't have many train Decepticons, do we?
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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

Postby william-james88 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:45 pm

Mindmaster wrote:It's like Liokaiser if Liokaiser was Rail Racer.

It looks really cool, I admit... slap a Decepticon badge on it and I'm down. Don't have many train Decepticons, do we?


A reprolabel can fix that easily
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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

Postby Shuttershock » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:46 pm

The Japanese sure love their bullet train transformers.

And dammit, so do I!
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Postby Flashwave » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:35 pm

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Shuttershock wrote:The Japanese sure love their bullet train transformers.

And dammit, so do I!


Guys, its better than a simple Transforming Train, that's a battery operated worling trainSET. (EDIT: Probably, the transforming train is sold seperately, but designed for inclusion) Tomy sells a whole entire line of blue plastic track switches, diamonds, curves, bridges, the whole 9 under their Plarail line, which is clearly displayed in the website link in the end credit of the video. The wheels ride in troughs in the track. Look at the track in the train picture, and compare:

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fenrir72 wrote:There's a middle cab! I wonder if that transforms too.



Yeah, it becomes the legs, check out the video. Its actually a very simple transformer.


No, it doesn't. The Legs are the rear locomotive, it couples onto the front loco nose to nose. The torso is under the tront half of the engine, and the legs are "revealed" by the rear loco's nose sliding down to its shins. Likely, the center coach is the power unit that drives the train: the red things on top are likely the crontrol for it.
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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

Postby Shuttershock » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:11 pm

Flashwave wrote:
Shuttershock wrote:The Japanese sure love their bullet train transformers.

And dammit, so do I!


Guys, its better than a simple Transforming Train, that's a battery operated worling trainSET. Tomy sells a whole entire line of blue plastic track switches, diamonds, curves, bridges, the whole 9 under their Plarail line, which is clearly displayed in the website link in the end credit of the video. The wheels ride in troughs in the track. Look at the track in the train picture, and compare:

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fenrir72 wrote:There's a middle cab! I wonder if that transforms too.



Yeah, it becomes the legs, check out the video. Its actually a very simple transformer.


No, it doesn't. The Legs are the rear locomotive, it couples onto the front loco nose to nose. The torso is under the tront half of the engine, and the legs are "revealed" by the rear loco's nose sliding down to its shins. Likely, the center coach is the power unit that drives the train: the red things on top are likely the crontrol for it.


HOT DAMN! You thought you were just getting a big-ass train set, didn't ya Johnny? Well don't look now because at least one of those trains just stood up!
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Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:53 pm

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william-james88 wrote:It reminds me of these

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Who are the bots on the left and right? I'd be all over this figure if the price is right and it's not part of a whole set.
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Postby NuclearConvoy » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:53 am

Somehow I feel kind of sad that this isn't officially a Transformer, and yet I want it a lot. Seems to have limited poseability, but the design is exciting.
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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

Postby william-james88 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:21 am

chuckdawg1999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:It reminds me of these

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Who are the bots on the left and right? I'd be all over this figure if the price is right and it's not part of a whole set.


I dont know about the one on the right (our right), but the one on the left is Ultra Raker from the Exkaiser, the first part of the Brave series.
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Postby STngAR » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:00 am

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Just reminded me of Dumb and Dumber...(add Jim Carey impression now) I like it, I like it a lot.


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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

Postby dragons » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:27 am

chuckdawg1999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:It reminds me of these

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Who are the bots on the left and right? I'd be all over this figure if the price is right and it's not part of a whole set.


Rail racer looks better very gundam anime look on its head to much of gundam head mecha than transformer look forward to see review on this one

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Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:59 am

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william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:It reminds me of these

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Who are the bots on the left and right? I'd be all over this figure if the price is right and it's not part of a whole set.


I dont know about the one on the right (our right), but the one on the left is Ultra Raker from the Exkaiser, the first part of the Brave series.


The left guy is indeed Ultra Raker from Brave Fighter Exkaiser. He consists of two Shinkansen (0 Series and 200 Series if I'm not mistaken) that combine laterally, like GaoGaiGar's Symmetrical Dockers and Animated Safeguard.
The guy on the right is Liner Dagwon from Brave Command Dagwon, consisting of 3 trains with attachments: a racing engine, a tank tread missile launcher and a shuttle-like wing pack. He can be upgraded into Super Liner Dagwon with a transforming D51 Locomotive, turning into boots (as per usual) and a shoulder-mounted drill. He was used as the basic design for an off-brand train combiner, which was KO'ed into that Thomas the Tank Engine guy in the previous post. :lol:
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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot

Postby william-james88 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:05 am

dragons wrote:
Rail racer looks better very gundam anime look on its head to much of gundam head mecha than transformer look forward to see review on this one

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Here's the review

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Postby Sabrblade » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:09 am

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There's, like, a million different versions of of that KO Thomas combiner, it's nuts. 8-}
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Postby OptimalOptimus2 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:24 am

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This guy reminds me too much of a MegaZord.
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Postby Nemesis Destron » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:20 pm

Motto: ""So you see evil will always triumph over good, because good is dumb!""
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That's a fact as just mentioned. We got enough aircraft TFs and enough tank TFs...we need some more train TFs...'nuff said! :VEHI:
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