Be Forever Yamato EDF model catalog

The Earth Defense Forces were quickly sidelined once the Dark Nebula Empire invaded Earth in Be Forever, but they still had to be designed and merchandising followed. Many model kits were planned by Bandai, but few made it to market since there was no Be Forever TV series to extend the sales window. But fandom did what it does best, bringing neglected designs to life as garage kits.

The Yamato kits shown here are only those released during the tenure of the film. To see the entire vast catalog of Yamatos great and small, click here

Space Battleship Yamato


1/1000 model kit (reissue), Bandai



1/700 cutaway model kit (reissue), Bandai



1/700 model without internal parts, Bandai



1/500 Cosmic Model (reissue), Bandai



Image Model, Bandai



1/350 wood and metal model, Imai


Unmanned fleet, large battleship


Model kit, Bandai


See another finished version of this kit here


Star Blazers edition



1/1000 garage kit, Okayama Modelers



1/2000 garage kit, Okayama Modelers



Mechanical Collection miniature, Plex


Unmanned fleet, small battleship


1/1000 garage kit, TFD


See a customized version of this kit here



1/1000 garage kit, Okayama Modelers



1/2000 garage kit, Okayama Modelers



1/2400 garage kit, Okayama Modelers



Mechanical Collection miniature, Plex




garage kit, unknown maker


Kodai’s patrol ship


Model kit, Bandai


See another finished version of this kit here


Presidential yacht


Mechanical Collection miniature, Plex



NOT made as model kits: EDF ground vehicles

Bonus

From the Be Forever Yamato Roman Album (1981): Bandai’s prototypes for several model kits from the film. Only those boxed in red actually went into production.

Text near the bottom reads, “These models are wooden prototypes made by Bandai to make plamo.”

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