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Offline LynnInDenver

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Bandai is doing it: 1/72 Millenium Falcon PERFECT GRADE
« on: June 01, 2017, 08:15:48 am »
http://www.taghobby.com/archives/196470  :o

Lights included. 40,000 Yen, so after shipping about $400. Possibly at one's LHS for about $350.

Oh, and the pictures? It's specifically the New Hope version, it lacks the added landing gear boxes.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 08:18:45 am by LynnInDenver »

Offline madmonk

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Re: Bandai is doing it: 1/72 Millenium Falcon PERFECT GRADE
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 09:13:10 am »
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Bandai are selling this through their P-Bandai sites so won't be available through normal vendors.

At best you will need a very good friend in Japan who is prepared to order one for you then post it out to you at worst if it is available through a 3rd party expect $600 upwards.

I was so excited this morning when I saw the posts but over the last 8 hours I have become a very unhappy bunny!!  :'(

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[Bandai "Perfect Grade" Millennium Falcon] 1:72 2017 Original Release
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 10:01:07 am »
Hi, Everyone!

Check out the YouTube preview video: https://youtu.be/OsUWJSzvM-I

Here is Bandai's product page link: http://bandai-hobby.net/sw/jp/products/millenniumfalcon_72_1.html

As Madmonk mentioned, this will be available via their website for purchase within Japan only.  Also, each customer will be limited to one kit.

This 1:72 version of the Millennium Falcon will be 482mm (18.9764-inches in length).  Cost will be 43200 yen (which currently comes to around $388.07 U.S.D.).  Release is set for Summer 2017.

Bandai teased this model at last year's Tokyo International Toy Show 2016: http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=3583.msg79937#msg79937.

Here are some images of a built-up kit that's now being displayed at the Tokyo International Toy Show 2017:



Stay tuned...

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Offline Guns Akimbo

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Re: Bandai is doing it: 1/72 Millenium Falcon PERFECT GRADE
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 10:53:04 am »
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Bandai are selling this through their P-Bandai sites so won't be available through normal vendors.

At best you will need a very good friend in Japan who is prepared to order one for you then post it out to you at worst if it is available through a 3rd party expect $600 upwards.

I was so excited this morning when I saw the posts but over the last 8 hours I have become a very unhappy bunny!!  :'(

It'll probably be available at a later date outside of Japan at not-too inflated prices once the market becomes saturated lol.

Offline madmonk

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Re: Bandai is doing it: 1/72 Millenium Falcon PERFECT GRADE
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 06:09:39 am »
The P-Bandai stuff tends to be limited availability so not sure if it will saturate the market.

USA Gundam Store appears to be taking pre-orders for this but that contradicts what is on the Bandai sites, I've had no experience of them so would be very cautious, would hate for anyone to get ripped off, especially for $380

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[Bandai "Perfect Grade" Millennium Falcon] 1:72 2017 Original Release
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 08:53:00 am »
Hi, Everyone!

Here is a closer look video at the upcoming Bandai 1:72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon as it is displayed at the Tokyo International Toy Show 2017:


Also, online retailer USAGundamStore.com has set up pre-orders for the kit (https://www.usagundamstore.com/collections/new/products/pre-order-bandai-star-wars-kit-pg-1-72-millennium-falcon) for $380.00 U.S.D..  I'm sure other channels will open up soon as well.

And for more official pictures and information, check out Bandai's Japanese product page: http://bandai-hobby.net/sw/jp/products/millenniumfalcon_72_1.html.

Stay tuned...

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Re: Bandai is doing it: 1/72 Millenium Falcon PERFECT GRADE
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 12:49:52 pm »
I would love to get this but I still have the MPC kit, the cutaway kit, the smaller Bandai kit, and the Revell Master Series. I am going to pass on this one......or my wife will leave me. Hahaha.
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Re: Bandai is doing it: 1/72 Millenium Falcon PERFECT GRADE
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2017, 02:44:18 pm »
I will self-admit to wanting it. But I do already have the Revell Masters release of the FineMolds kit, and I really should build that first.

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Re: Bandai is doing it: 1/72 Millenium Falcon PERFECT GRADE
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2017, 09:44:39 pm »
As much as I would like to get it just because of Bandai's rep for quality and precision, it's well beyond what I'm willing to pay for it. Heck, the Revell Master Series ones are too steep IMHO. :(
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Hi, Everyone!

Bandai announced the release date for their upcoming 1:72 482 mm (18.9764-inches) "Perfect Grade" Episode IV Millennium Falcon.

Get your wallets ready as this 40,000 yen (about $360 U.S.D.) model will be out on Monday, August 28th.

At this time the model is scheduled for release in the following countries: Japan, Canada (and probably the United States), Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Bandai's webstore is also starting to take pre-order reservations, and other online retailers are starting to do the same.

Again, this will be a limited-run kit.  So start shuffling those funds around now.

Stay tuned for more...

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Re: Bandai is doing it: 1/72 Millenium Falcon PERFECT GRADE
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 10:48:21 am »
<sigh>.  Want. 

I'm going to have the impossible stash soon.  I guess I'd better get building!
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Re: [Bandai "Perfect Grade" Millennium Falcon] 1:72 2017 Original Release
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 09:42:49 am »
Hi, Everyone!

Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017 started yesterday and Bandai (represented by Bluefin Distribution) is there!

Figures.com took some pictures of their upcoming 1:72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon...



Stay tuned...

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Offline Guns Akimbo

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Re: Bandai is doing it: 1/72 Millenium Falcon PERFECT GRADE
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 06:08:25 pm »
I need this kit in my life.

But I'll wait until all the hoo-haw settles down lol.

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Re: Bandai is doing it: 1/72 Millenium Falcon PERFECT GRADE
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2017, 08:15:29 pm »
Tested just put up a video of Norm and the rep from Bluefin. Apparently they are bringing it to the States. And it's available for pre-order on Amazon right now.

https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Perfect-Grade-Millennium-Falcon/dp/B073ZRGX6T/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501895624&sr=8-1&keywords=bandai+falcon

I'm going to curl up in the corner and whimper now.

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Re: Bandai is doing it: 1/72 Millenium Falcon PERFECT GRADE
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2017, 11:31:49 pm »
Even at the price it is said to be it will still sell out.

 




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