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Tag The System Train project

  • RELEASED: Aug 2005
  • FORMAT: NYC Subway train custom
  • LABEL: PLAYLOUNGE
  • CAT No.: N/A
  • DESIGN CREDITS: Openmind
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Back in March of 2005, Playlounge, the emporium of all things plastic and toy-like in London’s Beak St, asked me to customise one of their mini replica NY subway trains for them. It took a few months but I finally turned in this Gundam-esque creation which has a little satellite piece which floats above the main body.

I didn’t want to paint a design on the side of the train, more use it as part of something larger because I thought the actual shape of the train wasn’t that attractive. Here we have something either growing out of the car or swallowing it like the end of Akira … it went down pretty well in the shop.