So I have been looking for a gift to myself this year and I have decided on the Space Battleship Yamato 2220 Super Mechanics 1/590 scale made by Taito. Sadly the wave motion gun does not light up. I found it on Amazon for $80 and it is pretty amazing. It is 45cm of ship from Taito(17.5 inches long!). No pictures yet(I finally got it March 3! I blame the West Coast port strike), as I am still waiting for it to ship to my house from Japan(Time frames are 30-50 days, does that sound right?). But it looks pretty amazing. I was not planning to get anything from this series, but just started(Finished, and it was frickin amazing) watching Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and started to look for something cool to pick up since I do not have anything from that series. I am trying to figure out how to watch Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection. I am having a hard time finding it anywhere. I watched the American version of the anime in the late 70’s as Star Blazers and I loved it. It was the best cartoon I had seen in my life up to that time. This is the reason I love anime and most likely robots as well. The Transformers and Robotech cartoons came out, then I was hooked.
Thanks to Ourstarblazers.com(see more cool Star Blazers toys on that link) I found out this ship is one of the first toys that matches the specs on the ship from the anime exactly. The computer generated graphics specifications can be used to generate a solid real life version of what you see in the cartoon! That makes this particular piece pretty amazing. I wish the ship had the wings, but it really does not take away much on the ship. But honestly I just wanted the largest, nicest, cheapest version of the Argo(Yamato, whatever!) I could find. Usually I really lean towards the die cast metal version(like the Nomura one in 1978 or the Soul of Chogokin BPX-01), but this Yamato really captures everything I love about the ship. The details are amazing. I love the moving turrets, gun barrels you can raise and lower, and the 3rd bridge hatch opens . It’s all plastic, but it’s a beautiful piece and I love it.
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This picture give you a little more perspective on how big it is. Leave some comments if you think it is as amazing as I do…