Bandai’s recent acquisition of the “Star Wars” license has sci-fi modeling fans everywhere drooling in anticipation, and they had quite a few stunning pieces on display at the All Japan Model and Hobby Show on Sept. 26! Take a look at our ongoing sale for a taste of what’s in store!
Although their big and beautiful Star Destroyer is very likely just a showpiece and may not be produced, Bandai will be releasing the iconic X-Wing in 1/72 and 1/48 scale, in addition to a regular TIE Fighter and Darth Vader’s malevolent custom version in 1/72 scale, as well as a Y-Wing and a really awesome Death Star attack run display base! A 1/48 Snowspeeder is also in the near future.
In addition to their spacecraft kits, Bandai will also offer a lineup of 1/12 figures, including C-3PO, R2-D2 and his chum R4-D5, a Stormtrooper, a Sandtrooper, a Scout Trooper (who comes with his Speeder Bike), and Darth Vader! There’s also a 1/48 AT-ST which looks great, and is due for release in February.
And just for fun, Bandai’s also giving us a group of fun “Egg Force” figures, and a “Helmet Collection.” And the Star Wars x Space Warp setup gives you a “Star Wars”-themed roller-coaster ride in a convenient size just right for your own collection!
Speaking of “Star Wars,” Kotobukiya previewed a group of their 1/10-scale Artfx+ figures–Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca. Kotobukiya also had a brilliant Overed weapon set to make any “Armored Core” ‘bot look even more awesome, not to mention the “Armored Core” KT-104 Perun (Hanged Man, rematch version) and the UCR-10/L Agni, among others. And Koto also showed off an amazing “Frame Arms” Extend Arms weapon set!
Moving on to “Maschinen Krieger,” Hasegawa displayed their upcoming 1/20 44H White Knight, from the “Robot Battle V” side story. Wave had the long-anticipated multi-legged Gladiator on view, as well as the 1/20 Oscar tank.
And last but most definitely not least, Aoshima showed off completed versions of their upcoming DeLorean from all three “Back to the Future” films!