SOUL OF CHOGOKIN GX-86: this means large, metal, and amazing. This masterpiece includes light-up Wave Motion Gun, engine, and bridge, plus motorized turrets. A remote control lets you play key lines recorded by the voice actors for Susumu Kodai and Yuki Mori, plus a variety of other effects and music. The set includes the Yamato itself, a remote control, eight miniature fighters (Cosmo Zero, Tiger I, Tiger II (x2), Tsvarke, Cosmo Seagull, and “Ki” type search craft), detachable wings, rocket anchors (L/R), display stand, display stand arm set, and test batteries. This Soul of Chogokin has a May release date; till then, remember our Star Blazers for those of us in the US.
Retail estimate $369.99
Release Date May 2019
Manufactured by Bandai
What an intense model… but I guess it’s actually a finished toy! I think the one issue I have is with the vertical panel separations… they seem a bit too heavy and look a tad out of scale. But that’s a minor quibble, it’s a very tempting piece.