Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Bandai is a monster. These wonderful people seem to be tireless...judging by how often they release new model kits! I am very happy about the way they are handling our beloved YAMATO 2199 Range. Last year Bandai released a dozen core models plus extras in seven kits, and we can expect the same regularity in 2014. From January to May there will be four large ship kits. These include all three of the Garmillas Astro Carriers, and The Halzerad-class Astro Battleship with a Delamaya-class Amphibious Assault Ship. As usual with Bandai, there will be several cool extra kits included with these core models.

In this image taken at the 2013 All Japan Model & Hobby Show , you can clearly see how Bandai is packaging the new Astro Carriers. Each kit comes with 21 Garmillas Fighters and 21 of that Carrier's specialized fighter-bomber plane. These kits also include a Mecha Scale (1/270) version of the specialized plane. Now if Bandai would releases some of the EDF Planes too, then I could do some X-WING Dogfighting...
According to Amazon Japan The Lambea will be available by January 18 and The Bulgrey follows on February 28. The Shuderg is scheduled for May.

I am very happy about these new models. Now I can build Earth Defense Force and Garmillas Imperial Astro Fleets in 1/1000 scale. Thinking about how cool these little planes are going to look as they zoom around the larger ships in deadly swarms...well, it makes me smile.

While Bandai has the triple assault of the Astro Carriers (with their fleet of one hundred and sixty two fighters and bombers) going, they are also releasing The Halzerad-class Astro Battleship with a Delamaya-class Amphibious Assault Ship; because they are Bandai, and they can make it happen...Baby!

The Halzerad-class Astro Battleship and Delamaya-class Amphibious Assault Ship bring The Garmillas Warships Sets to four in April! As of this posting, we do not know what the cool bonus kit will be...which is why we are happily confronted with a dreaded question mark in the April slot.

I will post more information on these awesome kits as it becomes available...

Boss out.