Space Battleship Yamato (Nomura Reissue)
Review by JoshB
The Yamato comes from the anime series Space Battleship Yamato (宇宙戦艦ヤマト). In the US, the show was known as Space Cruiser Yamato, or more commonly: Starblazers.
There have been many toys made of this epic battleship but I say there haven't been enough. I could have a whole fleet of these things if I had the room.
This toy is a reisuue of the 1/1300 Nomura toy, originally sold in 1975. It's a faithful reproduction, right down to the stand and the small ships. This toy was reissued in 1998, likely for the 25th anniversary of the television series.
The box is a nice window box, on the back is a full color image of the Yamato's bridge. The side has a big message from Leiji Matsumoto.
The toy is largely diecast with plastic being reserved for the gun turrets and bridge. Each of the main turrets turn and there is a door on the underside that opens.
The wings spring out at the push of a button
The display stand has some statistics about the Yamato and has the units serial number. This was a limited edition run, but I do not know the full run for sure (I think it was 10,000 units).
This is a great solid peice that won't break the bank. Go get one.