Bluefin announces Rise of Skywalker models
Bluefin brands a division of Bandai Namco group company has announced their newest model kits joining their Star Wars line from The Rise of Skywalker.
There will be there character kits including: BB-8 and D-O diorama retailing for $30, Kylo Ren retailing for $30, and First Order Stormtrooper retailing for $30. These model kits are 1/12 scale and will all be available in November 2019.
There will also be three ships joining the Star Wars vehicles line. These vehicles include an X-wing with R5 droid retailing for $33, Poe’s X-wing with R2-D2 retailing for $33, and Millennium Falcon retailing for $60. The X-wing models are both 1/72 scale and will be available in December 2019. The Millennium Falcon will be 1/44 scale and is available in October.
Below is the official press release.
BLUEFIN PREVIEWS A NEW COLLECTION OF
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
HIGH-DETAIL MODEL KITS FROM BANDAI SPIRITS HOBBY
Anaheim, CA, October 9, 2019 – Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company and the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, embraces the Force and invites Star Wars fans to catch a variety of high-detail vehicle and character model kits from Bandai Spirits Hobby for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Ahead of the highly anticipated release later this year of the finale of the Star Wars feature film franchise, Bandai Spirits Hobby expands its acclaimed line of Star Wars Plastic Model Kits that features a wide array of notable vehicles and iconic characters from each of the Star Wars movies. Bandai Hobby is renowned for its high-quality model kits that blend complex detail and innovative construction that fans of all skill levels will enjoy. These officially licensed U.S. releases include English instructions and have product support provided by Bluefin.
The latest Bandai Spirits Hobby kits include 3 vehicles and 3 figures from the upcoming film. New Character Model Kits include a 1/12 Scale diorama of BB-8 and D-0, the newest droid in the Star Wars universe, a 1/12 Scale First Order Stormtrooper, and a 1/12 Scale release of Kylo Ren.
New Vehicle Model Kits include a 1/72 Scale X-Wing featuring an R5 Atromech Droid, a 1/72 Scale kit of Poe’s X-Wing, featuring R2-D2, and a 1/144 Scale kit for the Millennium Falcon as depicted in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
The new kits are set for retail release in 2019 and will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Bluefin is the official North American master distributor for Bandai Spirits Hobby.
Bandai Hobby is internationally renowned for its high-quality model kits that blend complex detail and innovative construction that builders of all skill levels will enjoy. The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Plastic Model kits each feature trademark color injection molding techniques resulting in intricately detailed vehicles consistent to their on-screen counterparts. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the following kits do not require glue.
Bandai Spirit Hobby’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker model kits include:
Star Wars 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.
Star Wars 1/12 Scale First Order Stormtrooper · MSRP: $30.00 · Available November 2019
Includes display base and F-11D Blaster Rifle, Z6 Riot Control Baton, and a Riot Shield.
Star Wars 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.
Star Wars 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.
Star Wars 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.
Star Wars 1/144 Scale Millennium Falcon · MSRP: $60.00 · Available October 2019
Includes display base, seated pilots (Poe & Finn), moveable hatches and retractable landing gear.
Bluefin is a leading master and channel distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. The company’s extensive product line features a diverse and continually expanding catalog of high quality and popular collectibles from Asia. As a Bandai Namco group company, Bluefin distributes products in the U.S. for Bandai Tamashii Nations, Hobby and Shokugan. The company’s array of brand offerings also includes products from Storm Collectibles, Mr. Hobby/GSI, SEN-TI-NEL and Flame Toys, for which the company is the North American exclusive distributor. Bluefin is also the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli. Additional company information is available at: https://bluefinbrands.com/