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mukade
55 minutes ago, Kamome said:

That Nishitetsu minibus on the lowest shelf hiding at the back. Hobbyland Pochi were selling these for ¥3500 a piece. Nice but not prepared to pay that for one.

 

 Yahoo Auctions has them for a lot cheaper.

 

This month, another Nishitetsu coach will be released as part of that Phoenix anniversary set.

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Kamome

Good to know. I’m certainly not planning on starting a collection but as I see these buses everyday, I pick the models up as I see them.

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katoftw

I'm gtion got a small Nishitetsu collection going also.

 

Most of My buses are Nishitetsu, JR Kyushu and Miyako Kotsu.

 

I haven't looked as the buses for a long time.

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I dont remember where the manga bus comes from though...

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JR 500系
On ‎1‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 9:29 AM, mukade said:

This is my Nishitetsu fleet after receiving the set 25 models today (i.e. the Isuzu Erga on the middle shelf):

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I'm loving the stand the more I look at it each time ~~ Very nice indeed! Gotta have a chance to display my buses soon!

 

I'm actually very much interested in the lower deck Toei buses though ~  🙂

 

 

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On ‎2‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 10:51 AM, mukade said:

 

The entire list of buses in volume 26 has been released and can be seen here. Some of the companies represented include Keio, Fujikyu, Hokutetsu, Chugoku Bus, Miyazaki Kotsu, and Oita Bus. This set will be released in June.

 

Also, two Hello Kitty wrapping bus models from the Kita-Kyushu-Shi Kotsu Kyoku (i.e. city bus) will be released in June and can be seen here.

 

I'm not so sure of the volume 26... it seems to be repetitive now, or is it losing its novity?  I'll still get it though, for completion sake ~

 

The Hello Kitty bus is a no brainer for me, probably 2 each? One for display in mint condition and one for running around the city ~  🙂

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On 2/3/2019 at 11:51 AM, mukade said:

Also, two Hello Kitty wrapping bus models from the Kita-Kyushu-Shi Kotsu Kyoku (i.e. city bus) will be released in June and can be seen here.

Weirdly I was wondering whether Tomytec would release this as I was walking to the station this morning.

 

Might have to pick one of these up. The top one I see every morning on my commute and I only have one lonely green/white Kitakyushu bus being bullied by the Nishitetsus. There’s a big stuffed Kitty toy sitting in the front most luggage area. Nice to watch the salarymen duck down in their seats when they’re riding this bus to work. Perhaps a new line for Tomytec to consider in their range of people.

 

Christmas was especially girly.

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mukade
57 minutes ago, JR 500系 said:

 

I'm not so sure of the volume 26... it seems to be repetitive now, or is it losing its novity?  I'll still get it though, for completion sake ~

 

The Hello Kitty bus is a no brainer for me, probably 2 each? One for display in mint condition and one for running around the city ~  🙂

 

I like the two models represented in volume 26 for these reasons:

1) The 1990s Hino Rainbow RJ model is ubiquitous in the less populated areas. If you ever want to have sets with Shikoku companies, for example, you need this one. Also, this model just looks a lot different than the one that came out in volume 6 - both the location of the air conditioner on the roof and the window size.

2) The new Isuzu Erga Mio (and presumably Hino Rainbow II) go along with the recent trend of having the majority of the current models - of which there aren't many anymore. Also, when it comes to purchase of new buses, there are a lot of fleets with only midis. Fukui Tetsudo, Tokushima Bus, and Miyazaki Kotsu (which is in the set). So if we ever want to see such fleets, they need a good variety of midi models.

 

If they continue the pattern, the December, 2019 release will have coaches. If so, there are lots of choices including the super high decker Selega/Gala, super high decker Aero Queen, or the short versions of the Selega and Aero Ace.

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mukade
1 hour ago, JR 500系 said:

 

I'm actually very much interested in the lower deck Toei buses though ~  🙂

 

 

I have more Toei buses than will fit in the case, unfortunately. I will see if i can take a pic of that one.

 

For JR buses, i have them displayed in a different type of case because there are so many of them. I will also take a pic when i get a chance.

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15 hours ago, Kamome said:

Weirdly I was wondering whether Tomytec would release this as I was walking to the station this morning.

 

Might have to pick one of these up. The top one I see every morning on my commute and I only have one lonely green/white Kitakyushu bus being bullied by the Nishitetsus. There’s a big stuffed Kitty toy sitting in the front most luggage area. Nice to watch the salarymen duck down in their seats when they’re riding this bus to work. Perhaps a new line for Tomytec to consider in their range of people.

 

Christmas was especially girly.

 

 

Thanks for the pictures! I must say, the salary men must hate it quite a fair bit, but to me, it's pretty cute!

 

15 hours ago, mukade said:

 

I like the two models represented in volume 26 for these reasons:

1) The 1990s Hino Rainbow RJ model is ubiquitous in the less populated areas. If you ever want to have sets with Shikoku companies, for example, you need this one. Also, this model just looks a lot different than the one that came out in volume 6 - both the location of the air conditioner on the roof and the window size.

2) The new Isuzu Erga Mio (and presumably Hino Rainbow II) go along with the recent trend of having the majority of the current models - of which there aren't many anymore. Also, when it comes to purchase of new buses, there are a lot of fleets with only midis. Fukui Tetsudo, Tokushima Bus, and Miyazaki Kotsu (which is in the set). So if we ever want to see such fleets, they need a good variety of midi models.

 

If they continue the pattern, the December, 2019 release will have coaches. If so, there are lots of choices including the super high decker Selega/Gala, super high decker Aero Queen, or the short versions of the Selega and Aero Ace.

 

Wow gotta call you the bus encyclopaedia! I am still hoping they do more of those lovely printed liveries... or at least, re-release some of the older models like the Keio CNG bus in volume 5 which I really want... Have a soft spot for these CNG buses...

 

14 hours ago, mukade said:

I have more Toei buses than will fit in the case, unfortunately. I will see if i can take a pic of that one.

 

For JR buses, i have them displayed in a different type of case because there are so many of them. I will also take a pic when i get a chance.

 

Yeah that would be very interesting to see indeed!  🙂

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mukade
9 hours ago, JR 500系 said:

 

Wow gotta call you the bus encyclopaedia! I am still hoping they do more of those lovely printed liveries... or at least, re-release some of the older models like the Keio CNG bus in volume 5 which I really want... Have a soft spot for these CNG buses...

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Watch the Japanese TV Series "Local Rosen Bus Noritsugi no Tabi". The premise of the series is that the three people have to go from an assigned origin and to an assigned destination by only taking local buses within four days. In other words, the team cannot take high speed coaches that use expressways, as they go from point A to point B. They cannot use computers or the internet for planning, but they can ask local people. If there is no bus service on a segment, they have to walk.

 

Although it is completely anecdotal, note how many rural bus rides are on Hino Rainbows and Isuzu Erga Mios. Here is a link to one episode (I think this one is from Sakaiminato in Tottori prefecture to Hirado in Nagasaki prefecture.

 

I also like the wrapped buses, but I would like to see some of the commercial wraps as well (like Coca Cola) - not just the anime and characters.

 

I would also like to see a re-release of some of the earlier series as the level of detail and accuracy has improved over time. As far as modern buses go, there especially seems to be a gap with NSK models. A large number of fleets had them even though there are relatively few Tomytec models. Moreover, there appears to only be two molds (variations) for the 96MC buses so they can't even issue a Hankyu 96MC one step with creating a new mold, for example. They don't  have the full size 96MC two step model or the  NSK UD RM (midi) series also.

 

I am a little surprised that there weren't more CNG models released back in the day. 

 

This is a picture of my Keio fleet taken from my phone. The Toei and JR pictures had too much glare so i will need to wait until the lighting is better.

 

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JR 500系
16 hours ago, mukade said:

 

Watch the Japanese TV Series "Local Rosen Bus Noritsugi no Tabi". The premise of the series is that the three people have to go from an assigned origin and to an assigned destination by only taking local buses within four days. In other words, the team cannot take high speed coaches that use expressways, as they go from point A to point B. They cannot use computers or the internet for planning, but they can ask local people. If there is no bus service on a segment, they have to walk.

 

Although it is completely anecdotal, note how many rural bus rides are on Hino Rainbows and Isuzu Erga Mios. Here is a link to one episode (I think this one is from Sakaiminato in Tottori prefecture to Hirado in Nagasaki prefecture.

 

I also like the wrapped buses, but I would like to see some of the commercial wraps as well (like Coca Cola) - not just the anime and characters.

 

I would also like to see a re-release of some of the earlier series as the level of detail and accuracy has improved over time. As far as modern buses go, there especially seems to be a gap with NSK models. A large number of fleets had them even though there are relatively few Tomytec models. Moreover, there appears to only be two molds (variations) for the 96MC buses so they can't even issue a Hankyu 96MC one step with creating a new mold, for example. They don't  have the full size 96MC two step model or the  NSK UD RM (midi) series also.

 

I am a little surprised that there weren't more CNG models released back in the day. 

 

 

 

Yeah I watch that series too...Ebisu san is usually the comic relieve haha ~ Though we can see quite a fair bit of different buses in the show... 

 

The CNG buses looks really nice, just that there aint many of them around.. I love the Toei buses the most for their liveries, though Nishitetsu buses are nice too ~ 

 

By the way, thanks for sharing that picture! I see you even label your bus display box!  🙂

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mukade

It is a great TV series. As i live in the US, I only have YouTube to watch. Too bad Ebisu-san is no longer on in the "Z" series. I agree there are a wide variety of buses that they ride, but in rural areas they are a lot of these midis - and even vans that act as community buses. 

 

As far as CNG buses go, I agree they weren't too common, and i wish they had more models. Kobe had at least five types at one time, (Erga, NSK 96MC full size and midi, Aero Star, and Erga Mio). That is an example of a fleet that is under-represented in the series. I wonder why they have such an uneven distribution of fleets.

 

Yep, the cases are labeled so i know where each one is. Attached is a photo of the Keikyu Group fleet which includes Kawasaki Tsurumi Rinko.

 

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The JR Bus coach display is a large acrylic display box that I found for $20 USD at the container store (on sale). The buses are displayed on an adjustable spice rack that i think cost around $5.00. Apologies for the glare in the photo, but that gives you the idea of an affordable way to display a large fleet. All that said, all the JR Bus transit/route buses would not fit in this case so 15 of those models are displayed in a smaller case. This JR Bus fleet does not include every model that has been released by Tomytec, unfortunately.

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More Tomytec bus releases slated for June 2019!

 

The All Japan Bus Collection [JB067] Bando Bus (Chiba Area)  and [JB068] Keihan Bus (Kyoto/Osaka/Shiga Area)

 

The Bus Collection Kitakyushu City Transportation Bureau Hello Kitty Bus #1 (Family Ver.)

 

The Bus Collection Kitakyushu City Transportation Bureau Hello Kitty Bus #2 (Ribbon Ver.)

 

The Bus Collection Vol.26 (12 Types + Secret/Set of 12)

 

And 6 European bus models! I like the Citaro!

 

「ワールドバスコレクション GMC TDH4512(黄色)<WB001>」情報を追加!!(2019/2/13)

「ワールドバスコレクション GMC TDH4512(橙色)<WB002>」情報を追加!!(2019/2/13)

「ワールドバスコレクション GMC TDH4512(緑色)<WB003>」情報を追加!!(2019/2/13)

「ワールドバスコレクション メルセデスベンツ シターロ DB<WB004>」情報を追加!!(2019/2/13)

「ワールドバスコレクション メルセデスベンツ シターロ 銀<WB005>」情報を追加!!(2019/2/13)

「ワールドバスコレクション メルセデスベンツ シターロ PTT<WB006>」情報を追加!!(2019/2/13)

「ワールドバスコレクション メルセデスベンツ シターロ HVV<WB007>」情報を追加!!(2019/2/13)

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EdF

No they announce new or re-runs of the street kits like buses, or are they a surprise?

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katoftw

When they do re-releases, they announce it.

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