Home » The Rest » HobbyLink TV Bandai Star Wars Kits Announcement Previous Post Next Post Share This Post General Announcement | Star Wars | The Rest HobbyLink TV Bandai Star Wars Kits Announcement By Syd on September 11, 2015 26 Comments Syd and Ryan get serious to talk about what’s been happening in regards to the Star Wars plastic model kits from Bandai. Bandai Star Wars Share This Post Syd Gunpla TV host from the beginning, until 2017. You can keep up with his current gunpla projects at gaijin-gunpla.com. Related Articles RG Zaku II July 28, 2011 Gunpla TV – Episode 60 – Contest Winner and More SDF-1 – RG Freedom Gundam! November 28, 2011 Gunpla TV – Episode 17 – Seam Line Removal Tutorial! 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I don’t understand Bandai’s decision… Reply Jaberwak September 11, 2015, 5:25 pm I doesnt look like Bandai decision. Still the kits should still be avaliable by ebay just with a mark-up by the seller who would have to pay the full price of the kit and also earn some cash from the sell. Reply Kim W. Andersson September 11, 2015, 4:58 pm Hi! Will the Boba Fett come out in time for us abroad to order it, before Sept 20 that is? Kind regards Kim W. Reply Jaberwak September 11, 2015, 5:22 pm Sad news. Those kits were super detailed compared to Revel. Reply Weaponlogic September 11, 2015, 5:45 pm It does suck it really does, but lets look on the bright side, for all we know bandai has gone into talks to distribute the kits internationally so maybe we will still be able to get our model building paws on them. It does suck that Hlj wont be able to sell em but that deal that HLJ is running is awesome so lets snap up those kits. Reply JLKahn September 12, 2015, 9:48 pm I personally hope this is the actual case. Reply Jason R September 15, 2015, 5:33 am That would be the only thing that makes sense. They aren’t going to sell more Revell kits by doing this. They are painfully dated in comparison to the stuff Bandai has done with the line. Reply Robodaz September 15, 2015, 9:32 pm I too hope this is the case, and not more akin to Revell tossing their rattle from the pram. I cannot see even Disney being that hide-bound, so I’ll cross my fingers and hope these gorgeous figures are not locked out of the World Market for long. Reply Jason R September 15, 2015, 9:39 pm To be fair Disney’s licensing team for Star Wars is currently 0 for 2. They totally misunderstood what fans wanted to buy on Force Friday by short-stocking the action figures and now they are preventing fans from buying stuff they want with these kits. I’m hoping they realize the error of their ways but I am not holding my breath yet. Reply Tim Covington September 11, 2015, 7:24 pm It sucks, but I understand. I choose to blame George Lucas and the evil empire (AKA Disney). Reply Jason R September 15, 2015, 5:38 am Actually I don’t blame George at all. Say what you will about the Prequels films George knew how to sell the Star Wars merchandise fans wanted to them. He knew that when doing the midnight toys sales people are really ONLY there for the action figures so he made sure the toy stores had a surplus of figures to sell. He could sell a thousand or more figures per store on these midnight madness events. Since Disney took over they had MAYBE 100, if that, figures to sell TOPS. They didn’t want to buy the other crap Disney had wasting shelf space. We all know how Bandai tried to sell Gunpla in America and failed because nobody knew what they were. This would have been a HUGE win/win for Lucasfilm and Bandai. Oh well. At least HLJ can still sell me Gunpla… Reply Tim Covington September 11, 2015, 7:27 pm Oh, for the real reason why, here is my guess. Revell bought the exclusive rights to sell Star Wars model kits in certain countries (like the USA). This means that model Star Wars kits made by other companies can not be sold directly in the USA without Revell giving their permission. Reply Morbidawson September 11, 2015, 9:17 pm I hope that you’ll explain the reason why this happened. I’m a huge fan of bandai’s star wars kit and this is such a dreadful news!! T-T Reply Kamui04 September 12, 2015, 3:17 pm Most likely to blame? Disney. Reply decops September 11, 2015, 11:20 pm Is it all Bandai Star Wars products or just the model kits? is HLJ still gonna be selling for example the s.h. figuarts star wars figures from bandai internationally? Reply Anna September 17, 2015, 9:42 am This is just for the Bandai Star Wars model kits. Reply Kookieslayer September 12, 2015, 6:31 am Now all we can hope for is that Revell will buy the kits from Bandai and repackage them for Europe and America! Reply daverb September 12, 2015, 12:16 pm is this limited to model kits? is it going to affect complete figures? i’d hate for this to affect the marvel figuarts line… T_T Reply Anna September 17, 2015, 9:42 am This is just for the Bandai Star Wars model kits. Reply ZeroX93 September 12, 2015, 12:26 pm WWHHAATTT????!!!!! THIS IS INSANE!!!! Reply Gren September 12, 2015, 8:15 pm This is so unfair for us overseas Reply scid September 12, 2015, 8:30 pm I would love to buy them from hlj rather from my local distributor as they mark the price double if I bought them from hlj even with shipping. Hate bandai for the star wars and the ‘P Bandai’ stuff. Reply scid September 12, 2015, 8:32 pm By the way @Ryan I dont if this is only my pc prob or my web browser problem. I’ve been inconveniently seeing alots of ads from hlj site. mainly ads like malware. the problem is Its only on hlj site. other site is ok. I’ve been cleaning up my browser and updating my antivirus but the problem persist. Reply Anna September 14, 2015, 9:49 am We recommend contacting firstname.lastname@example.org with screen shots of what you’re seeing for assistance. Reply Jason R September 15, 2015, 5:31 am LAME MOVE Disney. There is a reason that fans don’t buy the American model kit releases and its called THEY SUCK!!! You aren’t going to generate any sales in America by doing this. You are only going to cost yourself additional sales of people who want to buy these kits and now can’t buy them. It’s like you are purposefully trying to lose money or something. Between this and the Force Friday debacle, where you had almost no figures which were THE ONLY THING PEOPLE COME TO THOSE MIDNIGHT SALES EVENTS TO BUY, your licensing marketing team needs to fired. 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