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JR 500系

New MA releases, no pictures yet though:

 

- Series KIHA400 Express `Soya` (4-Car Set) (Model Train) Micro Ace N Scale,1/150 Diesel Car

- KIHA53-202 Tohoku Color (Model Train) Micro Ace N Scale,1/150 Diesel Car

- Type KIHA22-700 Hokkaido Color (2-Car Set... Micro Ace N Scale,1/150 Diesel Car

- Series KIRO59, 29 `Elegance Acky` Time of ... Micro Ace N Scale,1/150 Diesel Car

- Series KIRO59, 29 Yonago Japanese Style S... Micro Ace N Scale,1/150 Diesel Car

- Series KIRO59, 29 Yonago Japanese Style S... Micro Ace N Scale,1/150 Diesel Car

- Tokyo Metro Series 8000 Renewal Cars Improve... Micro Ace N Scale,1/150 Electric Car

- Tokyo Metro Series 8000 Renewal Cars Improve... Micro Ace N Scale,1/150 Electric Car

- Keikyu Type 1500 `Keikyu 120 Years History T... Micro Ace N Scale,1/150 Electric Car

 

And the re-release of the Iseshima Liner both Red and Yellow is tempting me to get the Red which I am missing!  🙂

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10213083

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10213084

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Suica
7 hours ago, JR 500系 said:

New MA releases, no pictures yet though:

 

Here we go

 

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Gryphr

New Microace releases:
 

 

Finally a rerelease of the E721 series! They've been going for 40000+ JPY on Yahoo Auctions. 🙂

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JR 500系

Oh dear... the 721 series and the 215 series are SUPER tempting... What's with the 383 series though... I don't understand if anyone would get it since Kato already re-released it, at a cheaper cost with better couplers and titling system and all...

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Das Steinkopf
38 minutes ago, JR 500系 said:

What's with the 383 series though... I don't understand if anyone would get it since Kato already re-released it, at a cheaper cost with better couplers and titling system and all...

 

It's a model of the prototype so there are variations between it and the full production units, the main differences are the underframe fixtures.

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katoftw

Surprizing some models are being released at the old prices.  MA did suggest a new Japanese factory that would allow prices to drop 10-20%.  But original pre 2015 prices is better.

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Suica

Looks like the 215 series madness will end now (and then start anew)

So far used models were sold well above their original retail price. I got mine, but I'm glad they're re-releasing it. It's a great model.

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JR 500系
On ‎12‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 4:54 AM, Suica said:

Looks like the 215 series madness will end now (and then start anew)

So far used models were sold well above their original retail price. I got mine, but I'm glad they're re-releasing it. It's a great model.

 

Too bad it has just been reverted back to Yahoo madness... again. 

 

Receive this in my email today:

 

Thank you for ordering with AmiAmi.

 

We regret to inform you that production of the following item(s) has been discontinued by the manufacturer:

 

1 x A0023 215 Series 2nd Batch Additional 4Car Set(Pre-order)

1 x A0022 215 Series 2nd Batch Basic 6Car Set(Pre-order)

 

Unfortunately we will be unable to fulfill any outstanding orders for the above item(s). We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause and thank you for your kind understanding.

 

And the official letter from MA here

 

That just... sucks. Oh well, more money saved is good I guess ~

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Yavianice

So I'm guessing prices will skyrocket more of people that sold their old ones in anticipation of the new ones. I'm happy that this model does not interest me.

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Kiha66

Darn, the 215 was just about the only microace model I was hoping for, guess I'll wait another 5 years before they do another run.  Anyone know why it was canceled? 

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JR 500系
9 hours ago, Kiha66 said:

Darn, the 215 was just about the only microace model I was hoping for, guess I'll wait another 5 years before they do another run.  Anyone know why it was canceled? 

 

According to MA's official letter and my limited Japanese, it would look like that there were shortages of the metal that is being used for the 215series model and thus manufacturing is difficult, hence they dropped the pre-orders...

 

Wonder if anyone who saw the MA re-release news and went ahead to sell out their existing 215s in view that they would be able to get a new set but got stuck by this piece of crap news...

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Kiha66

Weird, Is there some special metal thats only found in 215 type model?  Seems like any difficulty finding parts for one model would affect others as well. 

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katoftw

I find that difficult to believe.

 

99% of other cancelled models has been low pre-orders numbers or prices not correct due to higher than expected developement costs.

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railsquid
On 1/12/2019 at 1:40 PM, Kiha66 said:

Weird, Is there some special metal thats only found in 215 type model?  Seems like any difficulty finding parts for one model would affect others as well. 

 

I just came across a copy of the letter, the key word is 金型 (kanagata), the die/moulding for the model , which is evidently not in good condition.

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cteno4

That would make sense it was canceled if they could not use the old moulds as it would add a big increase in cost to make new ones and then no longer profitable.

 

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