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Star Wars new model kits from Bandai

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Good news from Bandai if you like their Box Series of vehicles - 1/350 Episode V Millennium Falcon is being released in Jan 19.

 

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Hopefully this will mean bigger 1/144 version as well, fingers crossed!

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Good news regarding the ESB Falcon. I thought they'd forgotten about it, having touted it back when the original vehicle model Falcon was released.

 

Regarding the Astromech accessories, from looking at the photos on the Bandai site, it seems to imply that R4-I9 will come with the tea tray itself while R2-Q5 will come with the serving arm that attaches to the top of the tray. So, in other words, if you want to build the entire tray accessory, you'll need to buy both kits. Not sure I like the idea of getting half an accessory with a kit. Seems a bit stingy to me.

 

Accessory shot from R4-I9, highlighting the tray

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Accessory shot from R2-Q5, highlighting the serving arm (and apparently some of the tools that come with the booster R2)

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Andy:cat:

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On 11/8/2018 at 12:09 AM, Madmonk said:

But not half the price of the original twin set!!

Not half-price, but still considerably less, especially since they're throwing in an accessory for R2-D2 per droid.

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20 minutes ago, G-Saviour said:

especially since they're throwing in an accessory for R2-D2 per droid.

Half an accessory ;)

 

Andy:cat:

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21 minutes ago, G-Saviour said:

Not half-price, but still considerably less, especially since they're throwing in an accessory for R2-D2 per droid.

The original R2 - R4 set is priced at 2592 Yen (£17.50ish) and the new single kits are 2160 yen (£14.50ish)

 

So for a reduction of £3 you loose a full droid and get a few cups or extra arms!

 

Not considerably less to me.

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That's marketing for ya :shrug:

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On 11/9/2018 at 9:15 PM, Madmonk said:

The original R2 - R4 set is priced at 2592 Yen (£17.50ish) and the new single kits are 2160 yen (£14.50ish)

Makes sense, considering they've got a new steel mold or two for the addons, not to mention the fact that R4-I9 has new head.

 

Take away the extra/new parts you can knock down the price down 2-3 GBP, though I'm curious where you get your prices, because I get mine from HobbySearch's site, which I feel is more accurate.

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1 hour ago, css1138 said:

Going to give my wallet a break until the new year when Revell start releasing the Bandai kits.  Hate getting those customs charges. 🤨

 

Or the GST !

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On ‎11‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 11:15 PM, Madmonk said:

The original R2 - R4 set is priced at 2592 Yen (£17.50ish) and the new single kits are 2160 yen (£14.50ish)

 

So for a reduction of £3 you loose a full droid and get a few cups or extra arms!

 

Not considerably less to me.

And it looks like Absinth on the menu ...

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1 hour ago, css1138 said:

when Revell start releasing the Bandai kits. 

Don't know much about this, do you?

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I'm still stunned by the cost, especially given the near parity between the euro and the pound. Almost £100 more than what I paid and that included all the shipping costs. :hmmm:

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8 minutes ago, Nocoolname said:

I'm still stunned by the cost, especially given the near parity between the euro and the pound. Almost £100 more than what I paid and that included all the shipping costs. :hmmm:

You never did send mine on to me :crying:

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Emodels have a pre order of £299 for the Falcon. So hopefully the rest of the kits will not be too bad a price. Unlike the rediclious mark up Revell put on the Fine Molds. 

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2 hours ago, css1138 said:

So hopefully the rest of the kits will not be too bad a price. Unlike the rediclious mark up Revell put on the Fine Molds.

Exactly what I'm hoping. The price they put on the (grossly undersized) TIE x1 is insane. I'm also curious as to whether the re-boxed range will include the figures, or just the vehicles. I'm guessing just the vehicles due to licence issues with Hasbro etc. Probably not the box scale stuff either, as they would make Revell's own small kits look rather poor in comparison.

 

Andy:cat:

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