Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Latest Threads
Remote controlled tank engine
Last Post: chrisjo
Yesterday 07:50 PM
» Replies: 12
» Views: 224
Too much track!
Last Post: Super
Yesterday 06:15 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 56
Plarail Thomas with Driver's Face?
Last Post: Super
07-04-2022 08:59 PM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 195
Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES
Last Post: leylandvictory2
07-04-2022 09:12 AM
» Replies: 1654
» Views: 970513
Mister No's Plarail Pics & Vids
Last Post: Super
07-02-2022 08:37 PM
» Replies: 935
» Views: 208752
trainsRawesome’s YouTube Videos
Last Post: TrainsRawesome
07-02-2022 10:19 AM
» Replies: 29
» Views: 2252
Shinkansen Transformation Robo: Shinkali...
Last Post: Super
07-02-2022 09:39 AM
» Replies: 623
» Views: 314306
i got some items
Last Post: Super
07-02-2022 09:06 AM
» Replies: 146
» Views: 19454
Plarail ES Series
Last Post: Plarail Man UK
07-02-2022 06:18 AM
» Replies: 18
» Views: 552
Thomas 2021 Reboot
Last Post: Mister No
07-01-2022 01:10 PM
» Replies: 400
» Views: 53616
Custom Tidmouth Sheds
Last Post: leylandvictory2
07-01-2022 11:37 AM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 152
Making some Decals
Last Post: Super
06-30-2022 05:52 PM
» Replies: 10
» Views: 440

Vintage Plarail/Tomy Commercials
#1
Star 
Here are some vintage Plarail/Tomy commercials. We have come a long way in video quality haven't we?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nUnokCyRQo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqVCvqbP1T4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw49zu987xI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPJz8pCqdDQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8VHuR2LU98
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuaMjmI80BA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOSnb2OjaXM
[Image: super-smiley-emoticon.gif]
[-] The following 4 users Like Super's post:
  • PerkyHydrAan, generic_truck_69420, Plarail Man UK, Mister No
Reply
#2
Yes, the technique progressed, but Plarail was wonderful even then! Moreover, I would like some infrastructure elements to be retained. In particular, sloping curves with "filled" plastic body (not with raisers) in video No 5 at 0:08; some stations (the one with the moving passengers in the last video is so cool!!) etc.

It is a real pity that many of the innovative solutions we can see in these videos are no longer available today...
My YouTube Channel: Mister No
[-] The following 1 user Likes Mister No's post:
  • Super
Reply
#3
It does seem a little pity that those are not available anymore... i also like them! sometimes when something goes to the future or moves on, they are not always liked by the comunity. like aeg. buut i like it either way. also, maybe you could 3-d print them?
In Asia, so mostly Plarail items!
[-] The following 2 users Like PerkyHydrAan's post:
  • Super, Mister No
Reply
#4
@Mr No
Had to look back at that station you mentioned in the last video. I have seen this station many times but never with moving figures. Excellent spot. Wonder where and when it came from?
[Image: super-smiley-emoticon.gif]
[-] The following 1 user Likes Super's post:
  • Mister No
Reply
#5
The moving dolls seen in that commercial are mentioned in the BigLobe Plarail Museum here: http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~akeda/DOLL/set2.htm

A little less than half way down the page, ふくせんプラレールステーションセット (Fukusen Plarail Station Set) (1969-1972) mentions that the commercial and the outer box show the "rails" that the dolls move around on, but the final toy doesn't have them

[Image: chrome-2022-05-19-01-35-22.png]
[-] The following 2 users Like DuckGWR's post:
  • Super, Mister No
Reply
#6
The Fukusen Plarail Station Set was released in 1969, initially with a white platform, a clear red roof, and a mechanism that moved the dolls on the platform when the train arrived. A number of mould changes were made, with the roof changing to solid red and the platform to green or yellow, and the doll-moving mechanism removed.

The set was in the product line-up until 1974, with the station as an individual item continuing until 1975.

The information above is taken from: https://nayuho.hatenablog.jp/entry/2019/12/24/000317

On the other hand, the Plarail Museum exhibit of the individual item http://parlorfleur-pm.com/station.html tells us that:

"It was released at the same time as the double track system appeared. When the vehicle stops, the bell rings, and when the vehicle enters the opposite platform, it automatically departs. Accessories are included, and the Shinkansen platform display contains traffic lights, shops and office worker dolls. It seems that the earliest product had a gimmick in which the doll moved on the platform, but since it was only confirmed in the commercial, it may be a gimmick only for the prototype. There are three platform colours, white, green, and yellow, and white is the oldest. The roof of the white platform is clear red, and the one of the green / yellow platform is just red."
[-] The following 2 users Like chrisjo's post:
  • Super, Mister No
Reply
#7
Fantastic information...Many Thanks Duck and Dr Chris. This is probably why I haven't seen one. Sure would be great to know if any of the prototypes are still out there with the moving dolls as there would have to be at least one seen in the commercial. Such a great gimmick however it may have proved to fragile for the rough play of the little ones. If one is out there it would be interesting to see how much that would go for in an auction for sure. 😁

@DuckGWR
Its been a while since we have seen you here...bet your collection has grown immensely since last we talked 😃
[Image: super-smiley-emoticon.gif]
[-] The following 1 user Likes Super's post:
  • Mister No
Reply
#8
This is soooooooooo cool! Many thanks, Duck & Chris!!
My YouTube Channel: Mister No
[-] The following 1 user Likes Mister No's post:
  • Super
Reply




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Welcome
You have to register before you can post on our site.

Username:


Password:





Private Messages
Please login or register to use this functionality.

Online Staff
There are no staff members currently online.

Who's online
There are currently no members online.

Statistics