Bandai Hobby Star Wars Character Line Model Kits Release Stateside in May

A model kit of Boba Fett, made by Bandai Hobby for their Star Wars Character Line
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The Star Wars movies are big in Japan and, over the years, have spawned all sorts of merchandise. With the release of latest films, Bandai Hobby, a Japanese toy manufacturer, was inspired to create the Star Wars Character Line, a series of model kits inspired by characters from throughout the movies’ timeline.

A model kit of Boba Fett, made by Bandai Hobby for their Star Wars Character Line

Thanks to the distribution company Bluefin, these kits will start making their way over the United States beginning in May of this year, with additional characters being released throughout 2018. These models do not require glue or painting to assemble and once completed, will be fully articulated. And don’t fret if you can’t read Japanese, the official US releases will come with English instructions as well as product support from Bluefin.

A model kit of C-3PO and R2-D2, made by Bandai Hobby for the Star Wars Character Line

The first releases for the Star Wars Character Line are:

  • Darth Vader
  • Boba Fett
  • Stormtrooper
  • C-3PO
  • R2-D2 and R4-D5
  • K-2SO
  • Han Solo as a Stormtrooper
  • Luke Skywalker as a Stormtrooper
  • Shoretrooper
  • Clone Trooper
  • General Grievous
  • Kylo Ren
  • BB-8
  • First Order Stormtrooper

The line will come in either 1/12, 1/6, or 1/2 scale but the first wave will all be 1/12 scale. The MSRP for these kits will range from $28 to 50.

A model kit of Darth Vader, made by Bandai Hobby for their Star Wars Character Line

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