Takara TOMY, under their Plarail brand, released a series of toys from the animated series “Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion” These toys realistically reproduce the robots appearing in the popular anime series. In this article, we will introduce the most popular products in the Shinkalion series of toys!

E6 Komachi


What is “Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion?”

Japan is well known for having popular shows that feature everyday objects transforming into battle ready robots. Debuting on March 16, 2015, Takara TOMY introduced a series of robots featuring their Plarail toy trains. Starting in January 6, 2018, they began broadcasting a show under the title of ““Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion THE ANIMATION.” The story is that these robots are part of a secret organization. This organization’s goal is to protect Japan’s peace and security from unknown evil forces. The organization is called the Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute. It is located in the basement of a railway museum and produces the “Shikkoku Shinkansen.” They find children that have a high compatibility rate with the Shinkalions and work together to confront mighty enemies.

DXS101 Shinkalion E5 Hayabusa MkII

E5 Hayabusa

This toy transforms from the shinkansen to “E5: Hayabusa MKII” and “Hayabusa.” The main accessory of this model is the long and sharp “Kyasatsu Blade.” The sword can be removed and stored in the sword case when not in use.

Suggested Retail Price

6000yen(not including tax)

Credit

©Project Shinkalion JR-HECWK/Super Evolution Research Institute, TBS

DXS02 Shinkalion E6Komachi

E6 Komachi

This toy takes advantage of the high functionality of the real-life Shinkansen E6 Komachi, the Shinkalion E6 Komachi is known for being on the fastest on the ground. You can also run through places with many obstacles using wheels in the legs. The main draw is the high speed but this toy also uses an accessory that can shoot, using the “Fumi Kirigan” to accurately aim at enemies. The “Fumi Kirigan” can be switched between one of three modes, normal, rifle, and canon modes.

Suggested Retail Price

4,500yen(not including tax)

Credit

© Project Shinkalion JR-HECWK/Super Evolution Research Institute, TBS

Shinkansen Transformation Robot Shinkalion DXS03 Shinkalion E7 Kagayaki

E7 Kagayaki

The Shinkansen E7 series “Kagayaki” is a very powerful Shinkansen that can run at speeds of 200km/h! It can run even faster in mountainous areas. The Shinkalion E7 Kagayaki was developed after this train. The weapon for this toy is a “Sharin Drill” which is based on a powerful dolly.

Suggested Retail Price

4,500yen(not including tax)

Credit

© Project Shinkalion JR-HECWK/Super Evolution Research Institute, TBS

Shinkansen Transformation Robot DXS12 Shinkalion E3 Tsubasa Iron Wing

E3 Tsubasa

The Shinkalion E3 Tsubasa Iron Wing was developed looking at the Shinkansen E3 series. It boasts various colors and unique patters. He is good at complex and strange battles and is also known as the Ninja Shinkalion. His weapon is the “Shinfumi Kiri Shiriken,” and when you deploy the middle car, it transforms into an arsenal.

Suggested Retail Price

4,500yen (not including tax)

Credit

© Project Shinkalion JR-HECWK/Super Evolution Research Institute, TBS

Shinkansen Transformation Robot DXS13 Black Shinkalion Crimson (Kurenai)

Black Shinkalion Kurenai

As the name implies, this is a crimson colored Shinkalion. When the compatibility with the driver of the robot increases, the body of the shinkansen turns a brilliant red. You can use the attached weapon to defeat the enemy while saying “Dark Kaisatsuido Kurenai!”

Suggested Retail Price

4,500yen (not including tax)

Credit

© Project Shinkalion JR-HECWK/Super Evolution Research Institute, TBS

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※All information retrieved April 2019.
※Items may be sold out
※Purchase the items above at plastic rail shops or from toy departments such as those in department stores.

  • Plarail Shop Tokyo Station
    1-9-1 Marunouchi, First Avenue Tokyo Station, Tokyo Character Street, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
    Store Hours 10:00~20:30/Open 365 days a year
  • Plarail Shop Tokyo Skytree Solamachi
    1-1-2 Oshiage, Solamachi 3rd Fl, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 131-0045
    Store Hours 10:00~21:00/Closed on fixed holidays
  • Plarail Shop Osaka
    3-1-1 Umeda, Daimaru Umeda 13th Fl, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-8202
    Store Hours 10:00~20:00/Closed New Years Day

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