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Offline madmonk

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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #90 on: September 24, 2016, 03:04:10 am »
Didn't see that Stormtrooper coming, and at about 55GBP my wallet has already started screaming!
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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #91 on: September 25, 2016, 12:49:50 am »
Is that a Death Star I see in the lower right? Hmmm...

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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #92 on: November 03, 2016, 02:25:28 pm »
Hi, Everyone!

Here are more pictures on the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story front courtesy of "to ho" from toho.seesaa.net...

1:12 Death Trooper (November 2016 release):



1:12 Scarif Stormtrooper (December 2016 release):



1:12 K-2S0  (December 2016 release):



1:72 TIE Striker (January 2017 release):



1:144 U-Wing Fighter & TIE Striker set (February 2017 release):



You can view more pictures directly from this Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/97939553@N02/albums/72157644141300234/page9

Stay tuned...

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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #93 on: November 04, 2016, 08:05:46 pm »
Badai is doing us modelers right. I am almost done with my Clone Troopers and already  am looking forward to these. Unbelievable detail.
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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #94 on: November 30, 2016, 12:11:28 pm »
Hi, Everyone!

Looks like the Disney-imposed U.S. embargo on Bandai Star Wars model kits is over...at least for select kits.  Bluefin (http://premium.bluefincorp.com/), who already partners with Bandai, will now begin distributing Bandai Star Wars model kits in the United States.

Here is their announcement:

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BLUEFIN BECOMES THE U.S. DISTRIBUTOR FOR BANDAI HOBBY'S SCALE VEHICLE LINE OF STAR WARS MODEL KITS

First Kits Set Debut This Month!

Anaheim, CA, November 29, 2016 - Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, expands its relationship with Bandai Hobby to include distribution of Bandai's line of Star Wars Scale Vehicle Models.

Bandai Hobby is renowned for its high-quality model kits that blend complex detail and innovative construction that fans of all skill levels will enjoy. Manufactured in Japan, the Star Wars Scale Vehicle Model kit line includes notable crafts and space ships from the earlier classic Star Wars films as well as from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the latest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story release. Originally available only for the Asian market, these official U.S. releases will include English instructions and will also have product support from Bluefin.

Bluefin will launch the Bandai Hobby Star Wars model line in early December with the 1/72 and 1/144 scale Red Squadron X-Wing Starfighter Special Set, which features the star fighter depicted in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The kit will be initially available from Amazon.com in time for the film's North American wide release in December.

Amazon pre-orders are available now at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LX1Y3CA/

Subsequent 1/72 scale kits for the Tie Interceptor, A-Wing Starfighter, and Poe's X-Wing Fighter will follow in January and will be available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, followed by full distribution across the U.S. to hobby and independent store channels.

The remaining Scale Vehicle model kits in the Bandai Hobby Star Wars line are planned for release by Bluefin to additional online and physical retailers throughout 2017. Bluefin also plans to release new future Bandai Hobby Star Wars Scale Vehicle model kits simultaneously as the kits debut in Asia.

Bandai Hobby's line of Star Wars kits includes:

  • 1/72 & 1/144 RED SQUADRON X-WING STARFIGHTER SPECIAL SET
  • 1/72 TIE INTERCEPTOR
  • 1/72 A-WING STARFIGHTER
  • 1/72 POE'S X-WING FIGHTER

Additional kits are planned for 2017.

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Stay tuned...

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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #95 on: December 02, 2016, 10:50:36 am »
That's actually great news!  I'm excited to see what they'll bring over!
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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #96 on: December 16, 2016, 04:45:30 am »
My Christmas pressie list starts and ends with Bandai but I wonder if/when they will release the B-Wing?

I have the old AMT one in my stash but would love to see Bandai do a release of that ship. :)
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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #97 on: January 17, 2017, 11:30:29 am »
Hi, Everyone!

More Bandai Star Wars kits keep coming out.  Hard to keep track of them at this point.

Anyway....looks like Bandai is getting ready to release a 1:144 AT-AT in March 2017.  Cost will be 4,200 yen (about $38.00 U.S.D. currently).

Here are some details about the kit itself:

- Detailed bottom and back of main body
- Snow textured display base
- Movable head cannons
- Removable side plates
- Poseable leg and foot suspension parts



Stay tuned...

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Re: [The Last Jedi] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #98 on: September 01, 2017, 06:18:40 pm »
Hi, Everyone!

Force Friday 2017 is today, and Bandai announced new and updated Star Wars kits that tie into the upcoming The Last Jedi film...

1:72 Poe's Boosted X-Wing Fighter
  • September 2017 release

1:12 First Order Stormtrooper Executioner
  • September 2017 release

Vehicle Model 11: Blue Squadron Resistance X-Wing Fighter
  • October 2017 release

1:72 Blue Squadron Resistance X-Wing Fighter
  • November 2017 release

1:144 Millennium Falcon
  • November 2017 release

1:144 & 1:350 Resistance Vehicle Set
  • November 2017 release

1:12 Captain Phasma
  • December 2017 release

1:12 C-3PO & R2-D2
  • December 2017 release

I have gathered 65 pictures, and that's too many to post here, so check out this linked album to view them all: https://plus.google.com/photos/109660073537038906328/album/6460898110353089089?authkey=CI3w9vXGttPAKA&sqid=110435714085005670071&ssid=75f72887-09fc-4c46-b9e0-6654acfc7e7b

Stay tuned...

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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #99 on: September 06, 2017, 05:32:06 am »
I may be critical by saying this, but has Star wars started to feel washed out?

over 30 years and we are used to the same equipment and models. 

Now everything is different, and then its different again before you know it. 

When will this constant release of new ships and material get tired to you???

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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #100 on: September 06, 2017, 08:05:17 am »
I may be critical by saying this, but has Star wars started to feel washed out?

over 30 years and we are used to the same equipment and models. 

Now everything is different, and then its different again before you know it. 

When will this constant release of new ships and material get tired to you???

During this "golden era" of model kits, Bandai has more than proven itself as the best at producing products for the hobby we all know and love.  They always strive for accuracy and detail, and they over-engineer everything to near perfection.  When you buy a Bandai kit, you almost never have to question the design or manufacturing processes that went into it.

As for Star Wars itself, I personally feel that the current trilogy has no edge from a design standpoint, and I lay that "blame" on Disney and J.J. Abrams production team.  They are masters of marketing and playing to fans' nostalgia and that, unfortunately, usually stifles imagination.  One can look no further than the tech shown in The Force Awakens and even the upcoming The Last Jedi, and you tend to wonder why, for such a seemingly advanced civilization, things look so much like what was seen in the original trilogy.  If George Lucas still owned the franchise, at least you would have probably been guaranteed much more fantastical aliens and crafts.

It's easy to get sucked into Star Wars because it's not science fiction.  Star Wars is space fantasy...good versus evil, larger-than-life characters, laser guns, energy swords, and logic- and physics-defying wizardry.  Anyone at any age from almost any culture can find things to like and be fans of.

With the Bandai kits in particular, one can easily get burned out with the sheer number of models that have been released in such a short number of years.  Bandai's first Star Wars kits came out back in February 2015 and they are now close to sixty(!!) different releases.  At this point, I don't believe Bandai is merely churning out kits just to churn out kits.  There is a genuine and active market for what they produce, and it doesn't seem like there is any end to that demand going into the immediate future.

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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #101 on: September 08, 2017, 10:46:52 pm »
well said,  i can't fault Bandai either.  They are doing a great job with the market.

and i agree with the new star wars with no edge.  it won't  be remembered like the movies from the 70's

but Disney is sure as hell going to make some money from it

Nick

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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #102 on: October 03, 2017, 09:39:41 pm »
From what I gather, Disney is refusing to take the path of the godawful prequels by insisting that their Star Wars movies at least FEEL like Star Wars movies, if nothing more. They are recycling a lot of old Ralph McQuarrie concept art for stuff like the Resistance X-Wings, this new A-Wing, the AT-AT looking things in Rogue One, etc. My friend told me that this new boosted X-Wing with the 5th thruster is taken straight from McQuarrie's artwork, too. I did not care at all for that outlandish Kylo Ren shuttle or these new gorilla AT-ATs (I think they're called AT-M6s). I'd be happy for Bandai to just focus more on the original trilogy stuff.

I was at the All-Japan Hobby Show last weekend and had the opportunity to talk with a Bandai rep who works on their Star Wars models. I told him that I'd love to see a TIE Bomber and B-Wing in 1:72 scale, as well as a 1:12 Snowtrooper and more droids in that same scale.

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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #103 on: October 04, 2017, 06:27:22 am »
I wish they would make more 1/32 scale fighters.  I really like that size.  The smaller scales are... well... just small.

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Re: [Star Wars] Plastic Model Kits Coming From Bandai
« Reply #104 on: October 05, 2017, 01:34:00 am »
You mean 1:48 scale, right? The only 1:32 SF fighters I know of are the BSG ones. I'd like to see Bandai make more 1:48 scale subjects, mainly a Y-Wing and a TIE Fighter.

 




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