Toy News: Takara Tomy Announces Masterpiece Trainbots

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Toy News: Takara Tomy Announces Masterpiece Trainbots

This week Takara Tomy is participating in a special event in Japan. From what I have been able to piece together, the event is known as "A Railway Story in the Sky" and heavily focuses on trains with a somewhat nostalgic eye. For those of you who can read Japanese, you may want to check out http://www.tentetsuten.com/ for details on this event.

As part of this event, Takara Tomy has set up in one section featuring its Plarail line. However, what may interest Transformers fans is the display featuring the classic Generation One Trainbots! Even better, according to Snakas Blog it appears that the poster behind the display is announcing upcoming Masterpiece Trainbots! For those unfamiliar, the Trainbots were an Autobot team of six warriors who each transformed from a robot to a train. They could also combine into a giant robot! These characters were featured in the Japanese "Headmasters" series which never aired in the United States. Check out Takara Tomy's photos from the event in the embed below:

Image credit goes to the Takara Tomy Toys Twitter feed.