Like Yamato III itself, the mecha created for the series didn’t get their due back when they could be considered “current.” Bandai gave its attention to only a small percentage of them before the show was off the air and the original saga entered its final phase.
But as the technology for homemade garage kits improved, fans harnessed the DIY spirit and filled in nearly all the gaps Bandai left vacant. This in turn put Galman and Bolar back on the map when Bandai’s polystone miniatures appeared in the early 00s through the B-Club label. Of course, garage kits have very limited runs and are extremely difficult to get outside Japan, but sometimes it’s enough just to know they’re out there ticking the boxes for completists.
Illustration by Yuji Kaida, originally published in Yamato Fact File magazine
Planet-destroyer Missile Ship
Twin Three-deck Carrier
Galman-Gamilas mecha NOT made as model kits: mobile fortress, magnetic plant ship, exploration probe ship
Twin-disc flagship, Reflection plate craft, asteroid absorption system vessel
Illustration by Shinji Nishikawa, originally published in Yamato Fact File magazine
Bolar mecha NOT made as model kits: mobile fortress, Battle Planet Zespaze
Troop carrier landing craft, Bemlin shuttlecraft, prisoner transport barge