Back in September I reviewed the YRD An-225 as part of my An-225 mould review and also produced a video review at my Youtube channel:
Despite being plastic I thought it was a very good rendition only missing a couple of minor aspects that the Herpa version has. It also retailed at a much cheaper price and was a lot lighter than the Herpa too.
In the past couple of weeks it was brought to my attention that YRD have now produced a Soviet registered version with the additional Buran orbiter.
You have to say that within the usual limitations of plastic this is looking pretty decent and once again it is being sold on taobao for the very reasonable price of 188rmb when Gemini and NG Models standard models usually go for in the 300rmb range.
Last time around some of these An-225s got as far as Waffle Collectibles so keep an eye out on the Western market and you might get lucky. Until then they can be acquired through taobao at this store (they say they have 794 in stock):
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