With the exception of the almost accurate nose cone (should be wider towards the back, along with the entire body) there is not a single part that is even close to accurate. I cursed the day I opened that box!!! It took two years (on and off- but a ton of work) to scratchbuild EVERY darn piece of that...THING! And good luck trying to color match that bad boy! After searching FOREVER I found a guy who had a painted chip of the original Ford oyster gold metallic that I could match. That was my only break in that build. I used the larger parts as scrap plastic to re-create the body and wings (yes, parts of the REAL kit are hidden deep within the build) and when all was said and done... the blood, sweat and real honest to God tears I had a wonderful, super detailed scratchbuilt SKY1! Took first place professional at Chiller con! AND there was actually ANOTHER one there! What are the odds.Both Sky One and the Mobile are the remote control versions. Still nice to see an accurate Sky One nose at last. The original Imai issue looked like it had flown into a wall. With a bit of work on the missile/rocket pods and removing the wheels it should make a nice model.
How come the Bandai Interceptor molds were lost? It was a very nice and accurate model. Bandai also had a few other UFO kits - saucer, Lunar Module with Ferry, and a SkyDiver but never seemed to reissue them except for the Interceptor which I think I got around 1988. All the others are long gone as well I suspect now. Ah well I've still got an unopened Interceptor in the cupboard, better check out eBay to see if it's worth anything now!