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Kotoden (Two Exclusive Trains)
#1
Two beautiful trains: Possible new releases for 2021?

[Image: Kotoden1.jpg]


[Image: Kotoden2.jpg]

Mrs. Suzukawa Ayako appeared in a video of Mr. Kururi; here is her video, with the building of the layout for the event: くるり「コトコトことでん」のMVに出演!ことでんプラレールも特別製作!MV撮影裏側

And the event was the recording of a musical video for a song (Ukuri - Kotokoton). The motive of the song is Kotoden Takamatsu Electric Railway. Plarail models of Kotohira line 1080  and Shido line 600 trains are, seemingly, made by Takara Tomy exclusive for the shooting of this video:





The trains look exquisite, with a lot of little details, and I really hope Tomy will include them in their production line in the coming year...
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#2
Very detailed indeed. Nice finds Mr No. I would wager you are correct and these will be released at some time. Whether they are a general retail release or site specific is something we will have to wait for. I love when looking down the sides that you see so much embossing which is far more pleasing than a flat surface.
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#3
Oh, yes! Every door and window, the lights, destination board... everything is carefully embossed and painted. Just look at the lights on the red train, and the protruding car number! Really excellent work. Let's hope that will be the case if they are going to be produced for the market...

But, if they are going to be commercialized some time, these two will be mine, even if I have to go to the station master of the Kataharamachi Station to buy them!! Big Grin

[Image: Kotoden3.jpg]

[Image: Kotoden4.jpg]
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#4
They said the two trains were custom made for the video. Sad

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#5
[Image: omg-shocked.gif]

Those are customs??? Wow..they look factory made, perfect.
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#6
As I noted before, they are made by Takara Tomy, for the purpose of making the musical video, according to the text in the description of Suzukawa's video.
But one can always hope.... Smile
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#7
Two new images of the beautiful Kotoden trains appeared recently in a YouTube video, so I thought I should put them here (hoping that Takara Tomy maybe could release these trains in the future...). Smile

[Image: Kotoden1.jpg]

[Image: Kotoden2.jpg]
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#8
It would seem strange that Takara/Tomy would go through all the trouble of designing, making molds and programming the machines to only put out these special trains just for a video if they wouldn't want to recoup those costs in a retail version at some point. Just seems like a whole lot of time and money for one of each train. If this were the case ....wonder how much these would sell for as a super rare, one off, trains that were also featured in a music video? [Image: show-me-the-money-smiley-emoticon.gif]
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#9
That's a good question... Takara Tomy is on the move: they could decide not to put them out, and let these fine models be a part of someone's precious family heirloom, or (because these two trains are obviously top notch design and quality) they could release them, and start a new "High-End-Plarail-Trains" era. I sincerely hope for the latter.
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#10
How about this one?
Do you know what it is?
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Play nice & have fun!!Smile
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#11
103 series Chuo Line High Cab Special Rapid Service [103系中央線 高運転台特別快速], ex Chuo Line Special Set [中央線スペシャルセット], 2007.

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#12
Right, Muddy, this one was also a top notch model, and they made several variations of that one. But there are really not that many models (at least not in commuter trains "department") that are modeled so carefully. Even the back sides are wonderful!


Series 103 Osaka Loop Line

[Image: Plarail-Series-103-Osaka-Loop-Line.jpg]


[img]Series 103 Sobu Line[/img]Series 103 Sobu Line

[Image: Plarail-Series-103-Sobu-Line.jpg]

Series 103 Yamanote

[Image: Plarail-Series-103-Yamanote-Loop-Line.jpg]


Series 103 Keihin Tohoku

[Image: Plarail-Series-103-Keihin-Tohoku-Line.jpg]


Yes, we could count those in the High-End-Plarail-Trains category...

But that protruding car number on the red Kotoden is absolutely fantastic:  Heart

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#13
The 103 Series is my favourite commuter series Plarail Train, I aim to collect them all
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#14
(02-26-2021, 11:20 AM)Mister No Wrote: Even the back sides are wonderful!

Having a 'wonderful Back Side'....priceless! Big Grin
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#15
What can I say? Wonderful back sides are obviously rare! Big Grin Big Grin
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