By the way, I'm truly surprised that Bandai didn't announce a 1/72 scaled U-Wing.
Yep, me too. It could be that the Rogue One TIE variation didn't sell well (as it pretty much got shoved into the background compared to the impression pre- release of the movie) or who knows what.By the way, I'm truly surprised that Bandai didn't announce a 1/72 scaled U-Wing.
Yep, we have a 'spy' at the Shizuoka show. They are setting up today, no sign yet of anything new.Hm. Looks pretty close to a survey they ran in the '90s about anime and 2000 about Gunpla.
Thing I don't like is there's no wiggle room, the choices are fairly limiting. There's only the last few questions that give some latitude.
Still, the Shizuoka Hobby Show is in the next couple of days, we'll see what shows up then, right?
(really not making any guesses except maybe they're going to release a Princess Leia figure kit. Call that one a hunch.)
I participated as well, but I'd bet it won't be different from any other "survey" we've taken in recent years. Bandai will look at the results, consider the most numerous suggestions, then go ahead and do whatever they were planning to do before that survey ever existed.This survey was linked over at the RPF:
I cannot verify it's validity, but have taken it, and it doesn't ask for personal information.
Have to say, feeling a bit let down here. I really thought that with it being May and all (used to be the Star Wars month) and the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars (which I'd think was a big deal) there would be some more announcements. OTOH, the trade show isn't over yet, they may be some 'retailer only' displays that will get leaked, but yeah, so far, underwhelmed.Nothing we haven't already heard of, but here are pics from the show:
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I find that oddly pleasing news. I think we can expect a 1/72 and 1/144 A-Wing set not too far down the road as this seems to be a pattern.
From our 'spy' at the Shizuoka show:I find that oddly pleasing news. I think we can expect a 1/72 and 1/144 A-Wing set not too far down the road as this seems to be a pattern.
While we wait for a 1/72 Falcon we can at least start building a 1/144 (supposedly) hanger bay diorama.
Welp. Just need that 1/72 B-Wing, hah?
I wonder if some of the bigger announcements will happen at that upcoming Tokyo Toy Show.
It was a great Shizuoka show this year! I haven't seen the numbers yet, but it seemed like waaay more people than last year. So busy I hardly had a chance to leave our booth. We also had a lot of our partners visiting this year (Takom, Meng, Kinetic/Skunkmodels Workshop, ModelCollect, Flyhawk, Kajika, Rye Field Models, Revosys, Wolfpack-Design, Pontos...anyone I forgot? Whew!), so we had a blast showing them the show and talking business. A great four days.
I did have time to visit the Bandai booth and give them the usual earful: Bigger ISD, B-Wing, 1/48 Y-Wing, Blockade Runner, bigger AT-AT, TIE Bomber, 1/72 Falcon...all the things we all want. All the while praising them for the great releases we've gotten so far.
I also had a chance to talk to Seiji Takahashi (Bandai SW consultant), and although he couldn't say anything specific, he did say to keep an eye out for a VERY big announcement at the Tokyo Toy Show in June.
EVENT OUTLINE?INTERNATIONAL TOKYO TOY SHOW 2017
WHAT CAN IT BE?!?!?!