Bluefin Bandai Tamashii Nations Space Battleship Yamato 2199 in Feb 2014
Chogokin Starship to be Sold in Japan and America
Source: Bluefin Corp.
Special Thanks to Xavier Lim
Soul of Chogokin GX-64 Space Battleship Argo (Yamato) 2199/ 超合金魂 GX-64 宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199
In one of the most ambitious Chogokin projects to date, Tamashii Nations presents the Argo (Yamato) as it appears in the STAR BLAZERS 2199 (aka SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO 2199/ 宇宙戦艦ヤマト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.
The GX-64 Argo/Yamato will be the first upcoming Bandai STAR BLAZERS/SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO item made available to U.S. retailers via Bluefin — look forward to more in the future! The North American release will include the original Japanese box design, but under the STAR BLAZERS moniker.
Product Size: Length Approximately 425mm
Material: ABS, PVC, Die-cast
Shipping: February 2014
Distributed by: Tamashii Web Shop (Japan), Bluefin (United States)
Price: ¥27,300 (Japan, Tax Included), $264.99 (United States)
■ Set Contents
2 Interchangeable Stability Wings
2 Interchangeable Rocket Anchors
2 Cosmo Zeroes
4 Cosmo Falcons
6 Carrier-Based Aircraft for Display Stand
*Batteries sold separately — requires 4 AAA batteries (two for model, two for remote control)
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