Amidst the excitement over the upcoming Soul of Chogokin Gaiking, which is due out this April, Bandai drops a bombshell: there’s a slick new Space Cruiser Yamato toy in the works.
Dengeki Hobby, the big tease of a magazine that revealed the scoop in their April issue, is keeping tight-lipped on the subject. So far, the only hints about what form the product might take are the fact it’s being disclosed in the “Soul of Iron” diecast toy section, a tantalizing blueprint drawn up by Bandai’s design-house Plex, and the names of the project leaders: Inoue and Nakano, the same pair that oversaw the creation of the Soul of Chogokin series.
What’s it all mean? At this point, it’s hard to tell. The blueprints show a design with a removable “skin” that covers an incredibly detailed interior. Soul of Big Scale? Penance for the disappointment fans felt over the Soul of Popinika Yamato? Maybe, maybe not. The design also appears to be modular, meaning it could just as easily be a highly detailed gashapon toy. Suspense killing ya? Dengeki says all will be revealed in their May issue, which isn’t due on stands for another month.