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Strange bootleg 'Plarail' on Aliexpress
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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10050020...web201603_

Say hello to the 'Sushi Train' xD

Found this while perusing Aliexpress for some Plarail accessories, and yeah, i'm fairly sure this isn't something Tomy have any involvement with lol  :D

I suppose this is meant to be like a home version of those 'conveyor sushi' chains like Yo Sushi! here in the UK, and they decided to achieve that with knockoff Plarail and a seemingly unique 'Plarail' scaled model of the Chinese 'CRH' bullet trains [which if I recall were themselves either copied heavily from the E2 Series Shinkansen blueprints, or built from the E2 by Kawasaki HI?]

Anyway, thought i'd post it here because it made me chuckle, certainly a bit unusual that's for sure  ;)
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This looks a bit like the 'Dumica' Trains.
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Complete sets too, for those who like a mix of generic steam, off-brand Thomas, and more Chinese bullet trains :P

At that kind of cost you could import a new Plarail set, or get a serious amount of secondhand Plarail/Tomica World gear on Ebay UK, better quality and much more likely to last - Of that entire set, I think the only bit of interest is the grey 'electric suspension bridge' they mention. Another set even has a pseudo-Tomy box that seems to mix-and-match design elements from Thomas Motor Road and Rail and Tomica World, with the Tomica World logo making an appearance, now reading 'South Ward'  :D

 
(05-14-2021, 07:25 AM)GreatGordonFan Wrote: This looks a bit like the 'Dumica' Trains.

Oh yeah, I remember reading about those on here!

Maybe this is where they got their track supplies from? I always assumed Dumica [although a Polish brand] was probably being supplied from China, probably with straight-up bootleg Tomy track, so yeah, that makes sense in a way  :D
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I believe you can buy that grey bridge you are talking about on Aliexpress.  I believe Super has one.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32324381289.html
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'Toy Xu Baby' appears to be the brand on this store [and presumably the manufacturer also], but yeah, not even Tomica Town is safe from the bootleggers [I imagine this could be useful as a supply for blank Tomica Town buildings that could be customised though, so maybe there's a benefit after all :P]

 
(05-14-2021, 07:37 AM)AOF04 Wrote: I believe you can buy that grey bridge you are talking about on Aliexpress.  I believe Super has one.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32324381289.html

OK, now I might have to pick one up, for 'research' purposes :P

All bets are off as to what the sounds are, I'd be willing to bet either generic steam train noises, crossing bells or any of these...





Personally, I'd totally be in favour of a 'Tomy' bridge that plays Butterfly from DDR on a loop whenever a train passes, totally giving away the fact i'm a bit of a DDR dancemat maniac :cool:



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OK this one really cracked me up  :D

Ever wanted to see what Mk1 Trackmaster would have looked like if Tomy had kept making it to Plarail standards? Wonder no more, you too can now own the Plarail Trackmaster hybrid that nobody asked for, and probably even fewer need :P

Whoever decided this combo should exist should at least get a nod for creativity, why just make bootleg Plarail tracks when you can make bootleg Trackmaster and disguise it as Plarail  :D :D



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Plarail meets Duplo - Interesting combo, reminiscent of the old Tomy Trains and Plarail accessories when they contained 'Lego stud' connectors





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Well, I can't find any more Plarail bootlegs today, so i'll leave it with this, a bullet train that transforms into a robot, because of course it does.

You know what I'm calling it, even if it's an awful pun?

'Trainsformers - Bootlegs in disguise'

Ah well, time to order that electric bridge lmao
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(05-14-2021, 07:37 AM)Plarail Man UK Wrote: You know what I'm calling it, even if it's an awful pun?

'Trainsformers - Bootlegs in disguise'

Nice TF Robots in Disguise pun mate ;)
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