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gavino200

My son and I were thinking that, instead of populating our 'Little Japan' with just regular people figures, it might be fun to stock it also with some figures from Japanese anime and manga. Does anyone know if anything like this is available?

 

Naruto, Studio Ghibli, Akira, even Digimon would be good. It might be nice to have the city visited by an Evangelion or two but I think they might be giant even in n-scale. 

 

If anyone has seen anything like this in N scale please let me know. If available only in Japan that's ok, as we'll be visiting Tokyo in March.

 

(I think this is unlikely, but with Japan you never know)

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locidm

Great idea! I have a collection of Japanese super robots. I've always wanted to check which one is scaled to 1/150 to be placed on my layout. If your son is into Macross, Tomytec recently released some 1/150 VF-1s and VF-31s in all modes. :)

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Drunkenclam

The only one I've heard of is ToHeart. For some reason I have a ToHeart2 pachislo next to my layout :D

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gavino200

The only one I've heard of is ToHeart. For some reason I have a ToHeart2 pachislo next to my layout :D

 

Hilarious. This is exactly what I was looking for......except.....not ToHeart. 

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10046813

 

The same kind of thing for Naruto would be amazing. 

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gavino200

Great idea! I have a collection of Japanese super robots. I've always wanted to check which one is scaled to 1/150 to be placed on my layout. If your son is into Macross, Tomytec recently released some 1/150 VF-1s and VF-31s in all modes. :)

 

Not familiar with Macross, but it looks good. Might check it out. I found some Voltron models in n. I also found some good Evangelion models in 1/400. I think the scale change is justified given how enormous those things are.

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gavino200

Lots at hobby link Japan hlj.com and you can search by scale. 1/144 is much more prevelent for the figures

 

http://hlj.com/search/go?isort=globalpop&lbc=hobbylink&method=and&p=Q&ts=custom&uid=788920361&w=*&af=category%3agun%20category%3asci%20selectscale%3a1144scale%20category%3aact

 

Jeff

 

Great resourse. They have some interesting stuff. They're a bit Gundam heav. Not too many tiny characters. Some weird stuff there like "Girly Air Force" (below). I can't imagine anything like that coming from the US or Europe. Japan is just so bizarre.

 

http://hlj.com/product/TMT26399

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gavino200

Ebay

 

Strictly Gundam right now, but I'll keep checking.

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Rod.H

Tomix also did some Comic Party figures http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10055580 and I've seen some possibles made by Kobaru http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=104&cat=rail&target=Organization&searchkey=Kochira+Katsushika-ku+Kameari+Koen-mae+Hashutsujo http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10421258 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10421257

 

You could always check out the capsule toy ranges I've got a small scale Evangellion from one of them that's about 2-3 lego minifigs tall,

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gavino200

Tomix also did some Comic Party figures http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10055580 and I've seen some possibles made by Kobaru http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=104&cat=rail&target=Organization&searchkey=Kochira+Katsushika-ku+Kameari+Koen-mae+Hashutsujo http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10421258 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10421257

 

You could always check out the capsule toy ranges I've got a small scale Evangellion from one of them that's about 2-3 lego minifigs tall,

 

How did you find the Comic Party figures? What did you search? I wonder if Tomix have had other special releases.

 

Capsule toys were a good idea. I found these:

 

https://www.estarland.com/product22547.html

 

At an inch and a half they're too big for n scale, but I might track them down and buy them anyway. 

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Rod.H

Those are potentially usable as a statue. As for the Comic Party figures, I clicked on the Diorama Characters tag on the page for the ToHeart figures, though I'd expect any of those sets to be difficult to find considering they were produced in 2004. I would think there would be more out there considering the potential popularity, I'd love a little N scale Lupin the III chase scene that I could place on a layout. There's probably a garage kit maker that's made one. 

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keiichi77

I have 8 of the 1/144 scale Tomytec Gimix Macross VF-1 models which I plan on putting on my layout.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10377983

 

There are tons of Gundam 1/144 scale mech kits available and some unpainted figure packs, although I couldn't imagine painting a 1/144 scale figure.

 

As for anime figures they are much harder to find and are long out of production.

 

The Tomytec Ultimate Nipako truck set comes with 1 figure with blue hair.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10348026

 

As mentioned above the Tomytec Gimix Girly Airforce jets come with 1 to 2 figures each but are rather pricey.

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medusa

..., although I couldn't imagine painting a 1/144 scale figure.

 

 

It is not that hard. You need very fine brushes, I took "000" size from an art supply store. A good magnifying glass is mandatory, best one mounted on a support or so. Good lighting also helps.

 

I painted tiny 1/148 cat figures that way. So, it is doable.

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kvp

A sharpened toothpick could work too, or very fine point paint pens.

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Zuihochan

I have a platz set of three 1/35 Girls und Panzer anime figures. Comes with anime eyes decals. Smallest I've seen. But may be out of your price range if you want to populate your layout with as it costs approximately $70 for three figures. Only a stupid die-hard fan like me would make that poor life decision. ;) but for the 1/80 hatsune miku idol I'm making for my ho layout I'll probably just repaint the hair colour and outfit. At that scale I think minor detailing is not needed. Since my layout has about 500 people on it I don't she'll be noticed at all! There is a lot of anime trains though. I own a Tomytec K-on two car keihan unit.

Hope this helps.

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Rod.H

I've a few sets of them and I know that I didn't pay that much for one set, it was that much for 2-3. I also have a few of the related 1/35 tank kits, not all of them just the ones I like, like the Maus, Hetzer(Turtle), StugIII (Hippo) and a Tiger. 

 

I've a few of the Space Battleship Yamato mechacolles they could be used as a layout decoration. I don't think the actual Space Battleship Yamato model I've got would work for me due to it's size.

Space Battleship Yamato 

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gavino200

I have 8 of the 1/144 scale Tomytec Gimix Macross VF-1 models which I plan on putting on my layout.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10377983

 

There are tons of Gundam 1/144 scale mech kits available and some unpainted figure packs, although I couldn't imagine painting a 1/144 scale figure.

 

As for anime figures they are much harder to find and are long out of production.

 

The Tomytec Ultimate Nipako truck set comes with 1 figure with blue hair.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10348026

 

As mentioned above the Tomytec Gimix Girly Airforce jets come with 1 to 2 figures each but are rather pricey.

 

 

I'd paint n scale figures if they were interesting. 

 

The Nipako set is ok. But it's a lot for just one blue haired figure. It looks like those pliers fit on top of the trucks. Weird.

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gavino200

 

 

I painted tiny 1/148 cat figures that way. So, it is doable.

 

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JR 500系

I found a mermaid, if anyone's interested. 

 

 

http://myfigurecollection.net/item/93933

 

 

The search goes on.

 

Interesting!!! Though I would be more interested in a 1/1 mermaid ~  :P

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locidm

Mind you that mermaid is huge like a giant mermaid. At 1/144 it's still almost 5" tall

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keiichi77

I'd paint n scale figures if they were interesting. 

The Nipako set is ok. But it's a lot for just one blue haired figure. It looks like those pliers fit on top of the trucks. Weird.

The funny thing was I bought it for the trucks, I never noticed it came with a figure until I opened the box....BONUS! ;) I never installed the pliers on mine and don't plan to do it.

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cteno4

Can he clear the catenary?!

 

Jeff

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