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AMT Re-Releasing Star Wars Kits?

This link came up on another board:

http://www.hobbylinc.com/prods/sda.htm

And take notice of the Kit Numbers AMT38314,
AMT38315, and AMT38316. New kits for Episode III?

Anyone else hear anything on this?

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Stevens International is also listing them so it looks like it's legit.

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Man, please let it be so!

I wonder if they will re-release older kits like 3PO or R2. Shouldn't Dave have some insider info? What about it Dave...

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Wonder what kits it will be? I'd expect the best sellers first, that would mean the X-Wing.

Personally, I could really use the old Darth Vader, Star Destroyer, Snow Speeder, and AT-AT more than anything else, but I'm sure it won't be those. Maybe the Vader, as it ties in with the Episode 3 finale, but vehicle kits outsell most figures. The 3PO and R2 are also likely candidates.
 

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The kits are listed at that link. Except the 3 new ones.

Lets hope they sell really well so RC/Ertl (AMT) will see there
is profit to be made in Sci-Fi.

And the DVD release of the Trilogy should help a lot.

James (who will buy his share) :)
 

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Even if they do not release the Vader, 3PO or R2, you can find the originals all the time on the e place for probably cheaper the the rerelaese prices... Nothing is stopping you from them now. I just won a snow speeder two months ago $3.50... Just a thought. Vader's been hard to win though. I made one years ago, with removable helmet and scarred head conversion but I gave to a friend for his birthday... I want one for myself.

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JamesDFarrow said:
The kits are listed at that link. Except the 3 new ones.
OH!
Cool! Teach me not to check the links. So we will get the Speeder and Star Destroyer after all!

Think I'd rather thave the Fine Molds Slave 1, but nobody ever said whether it came with alternate pieces to do the OT version. Plus the price of it, this one will be a bargain to buy and detail.

And the Falcon coming out again - the last round of "are the resin/photo-etch upgrade kits still being made?" never got an answer. I think he said once he only does them during the summer, but does he still at all?

The AT-ST is listed twice. Wonder if that menas one of the listings was supposed to be the AT-AT? EDIT: WHiter's ink has a listing for an AAT-AAT structor. So, the dinky version instead of the good one? Is that what a "structor" is? Oh, well, the rest is good.

Travis, thanks for the advice on ebay. I'd not bothered to look as I figured they'd be as expensive as all the Trek kits have become!
 

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I'm still holding out for a Y-wing. I know it's a small snap kit but I'd like to fill out the collection without paying an arm and a leg online.
 

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Did Fine Molds run dry? I was realy hoping for a Y-Wing from them - they even said they were doing a B-Wing. Seems their plans came to nothing. Bad sales? Too expensive to create? What happened?

Those three new ships, another big question is what quality will they be. Could be something really nice, like the Federation tank, Droid on Stap, or the Podracer. That Podracer was a great kit! Far nicer than we normally expect. OTOH, if it's going to be dinky snap-togethers again...remember the droid fighter trio? Four tiny pieces for each ship!
 

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The Tie fighters, STAP, Pod Racer and Tank I thought were great kits.

Just as soon as we were getting some quality SW kits, they quit making them. Lets hope they pick up and improve from where they left off.

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Did Fine Molds run dry? I was realy hoping for a Y-Wing from them - they even said they were doing a B-Wing. Seems their plans came to nothing. Bad sales? Too expensive to create? What happened
I wouldn't jump to conclusions about FineMolds at this point -- I haven't heard anything about them dropping or not renewing the license. Remember, they never had a license to cover the U.S. I'd presume their license covers or covered Japan only.

On another note, what's up with the TIE Interceptor diecast mentioned on at least one of those pages?

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AMT38314 NYA Episode III - New Tooling TBD Minimum Order = 1 10.27 Unavailable
AMT38315 NYA Episode III - NEW Tooling TBD Minimum Order = 1 13.01 Unavailable
AMT38316 NYA Episode III - NEW Tooling TBD Minimum Order = 1 20.55 Unavailable

What does "TBD" mean?


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Terminated By Deathstar?

Time Before Darth?

The Bantam Dennis?
 

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I would hope that some of the new tooling would be one of the battle droids. The ones that can roll along like wheels and then unfold. They were cool. At one time you could buy a full size cardboard construct for about $115 but it was rather ridiculous.
 

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Eagle,

Those were life size cardboard models sold by Dorling Kindersly as a promotion for Episode I. The license for selling them ran out in December 1999 and because of the cost and poor promotion, Dorling Kindersly was stuck with a ton of them. I talked to a person at DK and managed to get a few complete sets before they were destroyed. The set includes: R2, Pit Droid, Battledroid and the Droideka. I think they are VERY impressive, especially the battledroid. You really have to see one in person.

While scanning the merchandising page on the official Star Wars site, I noticed that Advanced Graphics has the license to again make 2-D and 3-D paper standees so there may be more on the way.


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dreamer said:
Did Fine Molds run dry? I was realy hoping for a Y-Wing from them - they even said they were doing a B-Wing. Seems their plans came to nothing. Bad sales? Too expensive to create? What happened?

Those three new ships, another big question is what quality will they be. Could be something really nice, like the Federation tank, Droid on Stap, or the Podracer. That Podracer was a great kit! Far nicer than we normally expect. OTOH, if it's going to be dinky snap-togethers again...remember the droid fighter trio? Four tiny pieces for each ship!
Dreamer, what is a "Droid on Stap"? I see this word "STAP" on a few Posts here and I just can't Figure it out.
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Dreamer, what is a "Droid on Stap"? I see this word "STAP" on a few Posts here and I just can't Figure it out.
It's that flying thing that kinda sorta looks like a Bwing wing that carries a single battle droid in the early landing scenes on Naboo.
Off the top o' me head Single Troop Aerial Platform? I'm too lazy to look it up.
 
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