Shinkansen metal transformed into baseball bats to hit market in Oct.
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Metal from scrapped shinkansen bullet trains has been recycled into children’s baseball bats, which are set to be released in a limited edition in October, according to a Japanese sporting goods firm and a railway company.
Mizuno Corp. and Central Japan Railway Co. said they plan to sell 1,400 bats priced at 14,300 yen ($98) each, with three designs, including one paying homage to the iconic blue and white colors of the Tokaido Shinkansen and markings resembling it.
The second variant looks similar but has a silver hue to it, while the third design, mostly yellow, is modeled after test trains ...