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Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« on: November 21, 2014, 01:28 PM »
Starting a separate thread for these...

The Darth Vader kit has been released in Japan.  Gunjap has a great photoreview of what comes in the kit for those that are curious to see.

The Stormtrooper kit should be out in December.
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2014, 03:43 PM »
Separate colors molded in-sprue?  That's pretty spiffy higher-end stuff.  Neat to see it here. :)
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2014, 10:07 AM »
Gunjap has a nice look at the sprues for the Stormtrooper kit.
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2014, 01:42 PM »
I may pick this up after Xmas.  The kit looks very nice and I like all the extra gear and hands.  It is pretty inexpensive too at HLJ. 
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #4 on: January 8, 2015, 09:01 PM »

Clicky!

The R2-D2 and R5-D4 kit set are up...  $16.07 too, for two droid kits.  Look at all the lil extra bits you get too.  Pretty slick!  I hope they match up well to the Hasbro 6" figures so people are encouraged to mix them in.
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #5 on: February 4, 2015, 09:41 AM »
To go with the R2 that Jesse linked above, now there's a 1/12 Star Wars C-3PO kit up for pre-order too.
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #6 on: February 4, 2015, 05:11 PM »
Check out the pistons on the bicep/forearm...  They appear to actually function.  Outside of a 1/6 figure, maybe a first?
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 09:22 AM »
1/12 Scale R2-D2 and R5-D4 Plastic Model Update

The R2/R5 Astromech set should be shipping at the end of this month...
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2015, 10:30 AM »
1/12 Scale C-3PO Model Kit Update

3PO should be shipping in the next few weeks...
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #9 on: April 8, 2015, 12:27 PM »
Up next - Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike

Look for more pics soon...
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2015, 11:23 AM »
Hobby Link had some new pics of the Scout Trooper with Bike and newly announced Sandtrooper figure model kits from a recent hobby show in Japan.
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2015, 12:16 AM »
Gunjap has nice new pics of the upcoming 1/12 Sandtrooper and 1/12 Scout/Bike figure model kits.
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2015, 02:04 AM »
Got Stormie and R5/R2 in the mail today...

Do yourself a favor and order these.  Dare I say, skip getting R2 from Hasbro, get this one.  It looks pretty in-scale to me to the Hasbro figures, and the crispness and details are just vastly superior even if all you do is apply the stickers after you snap the kit together.

I'm going to slap R5 together this week and see how he looks though, but I think I'm 100% hooked here.

I need 3PO, and I've got the Sandtrooper on order.  The Scout I'll pick up when it's in stock on HLJ.
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #13 on: July 1, 2015, 12:57 AM »
Do yourself a favor and order these.  Dare I say, skip getting R2 from Hasbro, get this one.  It looks pretty in-scale to me to the Hasbro figures, and the crispness and details are just vastly superior even if all you do is apply the stickers after you snap the kit together.

R2 is the only Hasbro 6" figure I'm missing from my OT collection, so this could be a great way to go.  The aftermarket prices for R2 are ridiculous right now.

edit -- The Bandai 1/12 version comes with a ton of accessories too, I'm seriously considering this...

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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #14 on: Today at 12:07 AM »
Jesse, I just built R5-D4 the other day, and swore I took a pic on Twitter but now don't see it so I'll do that and link it in here when I get some time.  I compared it to Bossk, as that's my only 6" guy, so I just thought I'd say it may not be exactly like the R2 from Hasbro.

The figures require a little more than just slap em together, if you want perfection. 

There ARE stickers, which are quality stickers not thick paper ones, but there are waterslide decals too which would look more professional but need "sealed" ultimately for any kind of durability.  Waterslide decals can get pretty complex with model builds as there is setting solutions and stuff you can get into.  R5's look pretty crazy complex too.  But then there's stickers too so whatever.

Also, there IS some painting required for "perfection".  It's minor but I believe those tools are just molded silver, no paint on them.  Not much painting, but if you want it perfect there is some.  And weathering of course but these days Hasbro doesn't weather stuff either.

The figures are great though when they're built.  Not complex, all snap together (though I recommend good nippers and a good X-acto to do quality part removable/clean up).  They are poseable, come with a black base (each) and are generally cool.
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