Bluefin is again making Bandai Star Wars model kits available in North America. Pre-orders for three new character model kits and three space ship model kits are available. Click through for all the details about the model kits!
Six new model kits will be released for Rise of Skywalker.
1/12 Scale BB-8 and D-0 Diorama Set · MSRP: $30.00 · Available November 2019
Kit features both droids with a display base and backdrop.
1/12 Scale First Order Stormtrooper · MSRP: $30.00 · Available November 2019
Includes display base and F-11D Blaster Rifle, Z6 Riot Control Baton, a Riot Shield as well as several pauldrons for different ranks.
1/12 Scale Kylo Ren · MSRP: $38.00 · Available November 2019
Includes 2 light sabers (one with in-motion effects), a hilt, cape and hood accessories.
This is the option with the plastic hood:
1/72 Scale X-Wing with R5 Droid · MSRP: $33.00 · Available December 2019
Includes display base, seated pilot, retractable landing gear, laser effects part and a docked R5 droid accessory.
1/72 Scale Poe’s X-Wing with R2D2 Droid · MSRP: $33.00 · Available December 2019
Includes display base, seated pilot, retractable landing gear, laser effects part and a docked R2-D2 droid accessory.
1/144 Scale Millennium Falcon · MSRP: $60.00 · Available October 2019
Includes display base, seated pilots (Poe & Finn), moveable hatches and retractable landing gear.
The ships usually require some paint to look really good, however, the figure model kits usually don’t need any paint, or at least paint is optional. Especially the Stormtrooper may be an option for Black Series troop builders, the Bandai sculpts are usually very crisp, very clean and articulation is also excellent. And even though the figures are quite lightweight they can keep a pose. The Bandai General Grievous model kit, for example, is vastly superior to the Hasbro version. The figures scale perfectly with the Black Series.
You can pre-order the sets from all the usual etailers! You can also go to the official Bluefin website for more info. At the time this article is posted the new kits are not yet listed on the official Bluefin website, however.
BB-8 D-O First Order Stormtrooper Kylo Ren Millennium Falcon Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker X-wing Fighter
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