All Aboard The Force Awakens Hype Train!

TFA trainAnd we mean it literary. The country that already has two Star Wars airplanes, now has a new edition to the family…



As part of a promotional campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Japanese Nankai Rapi:t train service has revealed their new train inspired by the movie. And it looks awesome. Check it out:






And in case you missed it, here’s Japan’s All Nippon Airways airliner inspired by BB-8:


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22 thoughts on “All Aboard The Force Awakens Hype Train!

  • December 1, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I foresee that this movie won’t get a too high rating just because of how much it got promoted in these two months. I mean, december the 18th people will be like “i’m sick of episode VII!”

    • December 1, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Nowhere near as much as the PT though.

      • December 1, 2015 at 9:57 pm

        yeah but still…

        • December 2, 2015 at 1:08 am

          The OT had the perfect amount of marketing, Wish they would go that level again.

          • December 2, 2015 at 4:46 am

            Yeah but that’s when Comic Cons were held in H.S gymnasiums lol

          • December 3, 2015 at 3:11 am

            Still more than we got more on those films than this one or at least till the last month.

    • December 2, 2015 at 1:33 am

      but that’s because that was the hunger games. this is star wars. if there’s one thing i learned from my double major (one part in philosophy), its that there are objective truths in the universe. Two of an item will always be two, even if the concept of two didn’t exist. And star wars is an amazing original story. Factually better than the hunger games. People may not agree. But its one of the few indisputable facts of life. Just like how we can argue about the existence of global warming but at the end of the day all you have to do is go and collect the data to come to the inescapable conclusion.
      Star wars deserves the hype, nuff said.

      • December 2, 2015 at 3:36 pm

        I can’t agree more, but will it get the hype it deserves? or just the one it needs right now? (just to throw in another quote)

  • December 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Funny, I didn’t see Luke on that train anywhere!

  • December 1, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    that train has an unfortunate shape and I see the term RAP*IT which looks….. kinda….bad….

    but also kinda funny. Because I’m a bad person. I accept that.

    • December 2, 2015 at 12:36 am

      I’m joining your club because ermmm i too saw the Rap*IT as ahem bad stuff. 😉

  • December 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    It looks and good and all, but can she make 0.5 past lightspeed?

  • December 1, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    America never lets me down when it comes to the stupidity of it’s populace and Japan never does when it comes to crazy promotions.

  • December 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

    “This movie is barely getting any exposure…”

    anyway, i just want this train to be able to make the Kessel run in less than 2 parsecs.

  • December 2, 2015 at 12:41 am

    I have to admit, I’m surprised anything of this magnitude was done in Japan before North America lol

    • December 2, 2015 at 12:42 am

      Now that I think about it though, it took 2 years for Frozen to get a wrapped plane…..soooooo…..

  • December 2, 2015 at 1:01 am

    I honestly dont understand why the united states never invested more into traveling by train. its way cheaper than flying and easier to get into the busiest parts of a city.

    • December 2, 2015 at 4:45 am

      Major cities are too spaced out. The only profitable train system in the US is the Northeast Corridor – NYC, Boston, DC, Philly, Newark.

      Only other place it would work is California coast – LA, San Fran, Sactown, San Diego, and to Las Vegas 🙂

    • December 2, 2015 at 5:03 am

      We did…back in the 1800’s. Before the automobile and the freeway system made them all but obsolete.

    • December 4, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      15 or 20 years ago, maybe… Nowadays, the cost of laying tracks on the ground and railway overall maintenance overtakes any other means of transportation, for such big countries. Only in smaller countries like European ones, is still somewhat worthy to extend their railway systems to many places, cause you know, they are using electrical instead of diesel powered trains. Still expensive as hell, though…

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