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

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

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 9:34PM CDT

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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.


Transformers News: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot
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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663193)
Posted by william-james88 on March 15th, 2015 @ 9:36pm CDT
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.
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663204)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 15th, 2015 @ 9:49pm CDT
Looks almost feminine.

And like something specifically for a mecha anime series.
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663222)
Posted by william-james88 on March 15th, 2015 @ 10:30pm CDT
It reminds me of these

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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663225)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 15th, 2015 @ 10:44pm CDT
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?
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663226)
Posted by william-james88 on March 15th, 2015 @ 10:45pm CDT
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
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663227)
Posted by Shuttershock on March 15th, 2015 @ 10:46pm CDT
The Japanese sure love their bullet train transformers.

And dammit, so do I!
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663236)
Posted by Flashwave on March 15th, 2015 @ 11:35pm CDT
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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william-james88 wrote:
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.
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663240)
Posted by Shuttershock on March 16th, 2015 @ 12:11am CDT
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:

Image

william-james88 wrote:
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!
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663251)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 16th, 2015 @ 12:53am CDT
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.
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663281)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on March 16th, 2015 @ 7:53am CDT
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.
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663286)
Posted by william-james88 on March 16th, 2015 @ 8:21am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:It reminds me of these

Image


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.
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663294)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2015 @ 8:35am CDT
Flashwave wrote:Image
I spy with my little eye... Mavis, Toby, Henrietta, Boco, and a Sodor tar wagon. :D
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663301)
Posted by STngAR on March 16th, 2015 @ 9:00am CDT
Just reminded me of Dumb and Dumber...(add Jim Carey impression now) I like it, I like it a lot.


:MAXIMAL:
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663308)
Posted by dragons on March 16th, 2015 @ 9:27am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:It reminds me of these

Image


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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Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663317)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 16th, 2015 @ 9:59am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:It reminds me of these

Image


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:
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663320)
Posted by william-james88 on March 16th, 2015 @ 10:05am CDT
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

8-} Image



Here's the review

Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663324)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2015 @ 10:09am CDT
There's, like, a million different versions of of that KO Thomas combiner, it's nuts. 8-}
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663356)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on March 16th, 2015 @ 11:24am CDT
This guy reminds me too much of a MegaZord.
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663386)
Posted by Bluespindash97 on March 16th, 2015 @ 1:57pm CDT
Tomica and Transformers!?!

Sign me up!
Re: Takara Tomy new transforming Bullet Train that turns into a Shinkalion Robot (1663398)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on March 16th, 2015 @ 2:20pm CDT
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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