1977 Time Machine: Hobby Japan

Founded in 1969, Hobby Japan‘s very first Yamato coverage came in the December 1977 issue (published in October) just two months after the feature film worked its magic. Here is that vintage article in full, which also provided a rare glimpse into Yamato fandom – and the delightful bonus of a future star sighting.

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The Bandai Toybox, Part 1

The depth of Bandai’s involvement in Yamato goes farther than is immediately apparent, due in most part to their pantheon of sub-groups that have names and specialties of their own. During the golden age of the Yamato production years, the most visible of these was Popy. This article covers their output as a sponsor of Yamato III.

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