Q-Train from Takara Tomy
by Mark R
One of my favorite toys as a kid was the classic electric toy train. Unlike Lego, this toy didn’t carry over with me to adulthood. However, I am sorely tempted to purchase the Q-Train.
The Q-Train is made by Takara Tomy, a company that we have reported on numerous times before. The Q-Train is part of Takara Tomy’s Q-toys series, and it comes with three cars that measure three centimeters each. The Q-Train also comes with miniature traffic lights, sign posts, a bridge, a station, and even a crossing.
There is even a wireless remote that allows the control of two cars at once. That’s something my old electric train set didn’t have. However, you know what I don’t see from this picture? Train tracks.
Personally, I think there is a terrific market for miniature toy trains. You see, I remember having a toy train that was big enough for the basement, but that was about it. The smaller toy trains can accommodate a smaller space, like a coffee table. Granted, they are probably going to have to miniaturize model train miniatures for the Q-Train.
The Takara Tomy Q-Train is planned to come out on November 15, but only in Japan at a price of $38 per set.