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High-speed maglev toys in Japan

Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy has revealed its new maglev train toy, LinearLiner, which uses electromagnets to move on its tracks. Takara Tomy will put the LinearLiner special set on the Japanese market from September this year with a price of about $290 (35,000 yen).

High-speed maglev toys in Japan
A model displays Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy's new maglev train toy, 'LinearLiner' during a press preview in Tokyo on May 26, 2015. The toy uses electromagnets to move on its tracks. Takara Tomy will put the LinearLiner special set on the Japanese market from September this year with a price of about 290 USD (35,000 yen). (AFP/Getty Images)
High-speed maglev toys in Japan
A model displays Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy's new maglev train toy, 'LinearLiner' during a press preview in Tokyo on May 26, 2015. The toy uses electromagnets to move on its tracks. Takara Tomy will put the LinearLiner special set on the Japanese market from September this year with a price of about 290 USD (35,000 yen). (AFP/Getty Images)
High-speed maglev toys in Japan
Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy's new maglev train toy, 'LinearLiner' is demonstrated during a press preview in Tokyo on May 26, 2015. The toy uses electromagnets to move on its tracks. Takara Tomy will put the LinearLiner special set on the Japanese market from September this year with a price of about 290 USD (35,000 yen). (AFP/Getty Images)
High-speed maglev toys in Japan
Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy's new maglev train toy, 'LinearLiner' overtakes the company's N gauge bullet train during its press preview in Tokyo on May 26, 2015. The toy uses electromagnets to move on its tracks. Takara Tomy will put the LinearLiner special set on the Japanese market from September this year with a price of about 290 USD (35,000 yen). (AFP/Getty Images)
High-speed maglev toys in Japan
A cross section of a track is used to show Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy's new maglev train toy, 'LinearLiner' floating approximately 2mm via the use of its magnets during a press preview in Tokyo on May 26, 2015. The toy uses electromagnets to move on its tracks. Takara Tomy will put the LinearLiner special set on the Japanese market from September this year with a price of about 290 USD (35,000 yen). (AFP/Getty Images)
High-speed maglev toys in Japan
An employee of Japan's toy maker Tomy displays a prototype model of a maglev train 'Linear liner', at the Tokyo Toy Show in Tokyo on June 12, 2014. Some 160,000 poeple are expecting to visit Asia's largest four-day toy trade show. (AFP/Getty Images)
High-speed maglev toys in Japan
A toy Shinkansen bullet train runs on plastic rails assembled in a gymnasium of an elementary school in Tokyo on December 14, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)