Suddenly crave for a carrier toy after watching Space Battleship Yamato 2199. Have watch the live action movie a years back but following the entire remake anime of the original proofed to hard to resist the merchandise. If you're a fan of the anime series then this is a must have. I was looking for a budget toy of Space Battleship Yamato and was lucky to get this toy or should I say toys from an assembly of 8 trading figure boxes, released back in 2005 by Bandai. Mine was procured within my budget, of course if you are going for a more premium piece, you can go for the chogokin version. For details and perfection, the 1/700 scale Bandai model kit is another option.
An entire 8 piece set of the parts configure the entire battleship. Each trading figure set are section and modular of the ship form inside out, its pre-painted and the interior (rubber like internal components) can be seen once the outer hull is removed. When put together it formed a 15" Space Battleship Yamato on black plastic stand. In comparison, this version is little smaller than a 1/700 scale Bandai kit. The set required some assembly with those main turrets on plastic model kit tree, other parts are snap fitted so there is no gluing needed. 2 other the trading box even come with pre-painted miniature rubber planes.
Because of the 8 sections joined together, lines and gaps can be seen running the model. Another drawback is that when handling the model, it tends to comes apart and I suggest using blu-tag in securing those alignment stands. Most of the parts are matted but some gloss and plastic looking, so I had sprayed matte epoxy to even the surface.