new Star Wars movie, the Force Awakens, has arrived in 2015. The
various new Star Wars toys are already out, and just about every
toy company you can think of is making something to go with the
film. Which is fine, you can never have enough Star Wars collectibles
(or can you?).
Thankfully, the plastic model companies have not disappointed
us. Revell Star Wars kits are already out, at least the smaller
scale snap kits. These are perfect for young hands to put together
and fly them through the air on their own adventures. Just about
all the models are pre-painted, so the cost is low to build them.
will soon be releasing some slightly larger scale models, which
are still snap kits, but with the bigger size, and might appeal
to glue modelers who want to repaint them, and bring some more
defined details to their look.
Bandai continues their classic line of Star Wars model kits, featuring
space craft and figures primarily from the from the first six
Although their new 1/144 scale Millennium Falcon has the rectangular
sensor on top, so they may be sneaking in some kits now for The
Force Awakens.(the rectangular main sensor antenna is a civilian
grade version, while the older round one, which Lando Calrissian
broke off, was a military grade version).
Also coming are three kits from Revell, now called their "Masterpiece
Edition" series. These three kits are in fact the Fine Molds
kits repackaged. Which makes sense, since Revell has the licensing,
and for glue modelers, the Fine Molds kits are the best and most
detailed made so far.
cooperation between the model companies allows Revell to have
snap kits and glue kits. Without having to spend money on tooling
costs for all new models for glue building fans.
It's possible other Star Wars kits will trickle out in the next
few months, so we'll have to wait and see.
Dragon Models plans on several, one being a 1:35 scale At-AT.
Considering all the military scale equipment out there, look forward
to some amazing displays and dioramas with that kit.
popular subjects for Star Wars model kits seem to be steady, with
the X-Wing Fighter, Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, and the Empire's
TIE Fighters topping the list.
are some new ships in model form, even from the last 3 movies,
but the classic spacecraft from the original movie still seem
to be popular with modelers and fans.
the Force Awakens ships may overtake the classics. We'll have
to wait and see.
to mention the new kits for Rogue One.