If it helps, the old MPC kit isn't a bad place to start and it's reasonably close to 1/72. The main body and wings are totally usable. It's really just the cockpit section that's way off because MPC used the blueprints of the live action set rather than the studio model. 3D printing a new cockpit is an easier task than printing out an entire ship.I hope they are not finished, but if they are, The Tydirium shuttle was quite an oversight on releases. I'll have to 3d model and print one myself at that point.
Nothing to apologize for. This thread has taken plenty of twists and turns during the last nearly 5 1/2 years.I apologize for derailing the thread. I just didn't want to start a whole new thread just to ask one simple question.
Mine just partially reopened this past week for pick-ups. I'm going to be stopping by to get the 1:350 TOS Enterprise that was being held for me. I was going to pick up back in March before they closed. I am largely set on Bandai Star Wars kits, but I'll be filling in a couple more TIE Fighters and Interceptors after I special-order a slew of Round2/Polar Lights Star Trek kits as a show of support.My LHS is back open, so as a show of financial support, and retail therapy, I purchased the 1/48 Bandai X-wing, my 2nd copy, and the 1/350 K'T'inga, my 2nd copy, having actually built the first!
I think it's the opposite - they're so big that they aim only at crazy popular stuff and can drop SW if it fails to meet their high sells expectations. Just look at their digital event - one whole day for NGE stuff, one for Digimon, one for Kamen Rider, one for super robot stuff and one for Gundams. That's full week of new announcements! They dont really need SW to make money, it's quite the opposite. Our only hope for now is that not every important bandai franchise got their day for the event (there's no "Dragonball day" for example), so maybe they will announce SOMETHING closer to the christmass. I woudnt expect anything groundbreaking though, because they really like to build the hype half year in advance.Not puting Bandai down but sometimes I look at speed/type/ scale of Star Wars kits they are putting out and think.......maybe they are not interested in making money. Maybe they are just doing it for fun.