At the International Tokyo Toy Show 2014, we’re taking a look at Bandai’s amazing lineup of upcoming Star Wars products! You’re not going to want to miss out on these stellar collectibles!
First up is a 1/72 scale model kit of the X-Wing Starfighter.
Scheduled to release this autumn, the full details for the X-Wing have not been revealed yet, but we think we can expect big things from Bandai! Following up from Fine Molds’ long line of Star Wars kits, this will be Bandai’s first dive into Western sci-fi models in a long time, and it looks like they’re pulling out all the stops for this series!
One of the special features of this kit is the proton torpedo effect part accompanied by an exhaust pipe, a.k.a. the fatal
and slightly embarrassing design flaw in the Death Star. Display these pieces together to turn the kit into a movie scene!
Our heroes don’t get to hog all the glory, though. Next up in the 1/72 scale line is the TIE Advanced X1!
The base is similar but not identical to the X-Wing’s, as if both spacecraft are flying over different parts of the Death Star.
Looking at the details in the TIE’s signature solar panels and the cockpit, we can’t wait to see the finished product!
A special display depicting the climax from Episode IV was also recreated with these models at the event!
Don’t think we didn’t notice the other TIE Fighters hidden in this display! No announcement has been made for these Imperial Fleet ships, but we look forward to hearing some news in the future!
Alongside the Death Star type bases included with the X-Wing and TIE Advanced X1, it appears that this display is made out of squares that connect together with the model bases to form a larger display. We can’t say if this will be an official product or if they’re just teasing us with the possibility, but we hope to hear something on these, too!
Along with the 1/72 scale X-Wing Starfighter, we can also expect a larger 1/48 scale model kit!
With the increased size comes a lot of intricate details to look forward to, as well as parts to make the thrusters light up.
Not only will the ship feature lights, but the wings will also open and close with the push of a button!
…Or so it appears. The model kit on display was built to move automatically, but since the base is equipped with three buttons, we can –probably- assume these are used to operate the electronic functions.
We saved the best of the scale model ships for last! While all of the kits are impressive, this 1/700 scale Star Destroyer completely stole the show!
This is something you have to see in person to believe! The amount of detail in this giant model is breathtaking, and photos alone don’t do it justice!
Without a release date or information to speak of, it’s possible that this in an event display item only. But we can always dream big, right?
Moving along to Bandai’s figure kits, we have the most iconic of the Star Wars characters, a 1/12 scale Darth Vader, set to release this fall!
He’s displayed at the event with joints in his knees and elbows–please keep in mind that this is still a prototype, and the commercial kit may vary!
It looks like the separate pieces of his cape will also feature slight posability!
You can’t display Vader without one or two of his trusty Stormtroopers! According to the product description, this model kit will include two types of weapons to choose from, an E-11 blaster or a long-range blaster rifle!
Finishing off the first round of 1/12 figure kits are some of the most well-known droids in the series, starting with C-3P0. He’s noted as being posable, so you can easily recreate movie scenes with him and R2-D2 below!
R2-D2 is being released along with another familiar droid unit, R5-D4! Don’t remember this little guy? His life was probably saved when Luke decided –not- to buy him in Episode IV…
R2-D2 is scheduled to include a number of various mechanical arms that can be switched out depending on the task at hand. 1/12 scale space doors locked and blocking your getaway? Worry no more!
Among the other products at the exhibition were these transforming eggs! Carry around your favorite characters in uncomfortable positions, or release them for play or display!
Here, we finally get to see the faces of our heroes in these collectible busts! The first lineup is scheduled to release January 2015, but it looks like we can expect more in the future!
S.H. Figuarts is joining the party, too, with new figures scheduled to release in 2015 of Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper!
If you’re not familiar with this 1/12 action figure line, then prepare yourself for a lot of articulation and accessories! Unlike the earlier 1/12 scale figure kits we presented, these do not require any painting or assembly; they’re ready to go right out of the box!
Scheduled for a 2014 Winter release, this rather unique figure took us by surprise! From Bandai’s Movie Realization line, Samurai Taisho Darth Vader comes fully colored and ready for action! Star Wars is well known for being inspired by samurai films, and Darth Vader’s helmet and gear even resembles Japanese armor, so Samurai Vader makes perfect sense to us! We can’t wait to see the finished piece of this highly detailed redesign!
The Galactic Empire’s crest has been sculpted in Japanese fashion and his lightsaber even resembles a katana!
Coming in Spring 2015, Bandai also plans to release a line of SD figures featuring tons of detail despite their 55mm size! Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper are starting off the lineup, but we hope to see more in the future!
The final exhibition we’re presenting might just be the most entertaining of the bunch! First released in 1983, Spacewarp is a build-it-yourself rolling ball, roller coaster series that’s teaming up with Star Wars to make the play set of your dreams! It features electric elevators, branch parts and tons of track that runs around and through a Star Wars themed set to keep you occupied for hours as you build it and watch it go!
We’ll keep you updated on these products as information comes in, so keep watching our site or media pages for their pre-orders and release dates!