Soul of Chogokin Space Battleship Yamato (Argo) 2199 version Updated
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is the recent remake of the venerable series that is taking Japan by storm. It was only a matter of time before Bandai decided to make a new Soul of Chogokin of the Yamato as it appears in 2199. This massive ABS and diecast battleship is a whopping 42 centimeters long and comes with numerous gimmicks such as built in LEDs to light up the engine, bridge, and wave motion gun. It also features numerous sound effects that can be activated via remote control. You also get two rocket anchors, moving wings, an opening hangar, four Cosmo Falcons, and two Cosmo Zeroes. This is due in Winter 2013 for 26,000 yen.
Updated with information from Bluefin Tamashii about the stateside release:
"In one of the most ambitious Chogokin projects to date, Tamashii Nations presents the Argo (Yamato) as it appears in the StarBlazers 2199 (Space Battleship Yamato 2199) anime as a high-end chogokin diecast model with full light (multiple LEDS with different colors for Wave Motion Engine and Gun sequence portrayal) and sound functions- features five tunes from the anime as well as five different cannon noises. Measuring over 16" long, this is the largest version of the ship ever produced as a Chogokin, and features a combination of diecast and plastic parts to accurately portray the most minute details of the famed star cruiser. Light and sound gimmicks are controlled via remote control to enhance the experience and make you feel a part of the space battleship crew. Rendered with faithful proportions and exquisite detail, even hull internal mechanics can be viewed. Accessories such as interchangeable Rocket Anchor x2 and wings, Cosmo Zero x2 and Cosmo Falcon x4 fighters, and special display stand are included in this deluxe set. *Batteries sold separately- requires 4 AAA batteries (two for model, two for remote control). The North American release will include the original Japanese box design, but under the Starblazers moniker." Coming February 2014 for $264.99
|Posted 10 September, 2013 - 07:22 by VF5SS|