Quick question about the Bandai Falcon mini-kits

Jedi Dade

Sr Member
So - Bandai has release a second mini-kit of the falcon with 5 landing gear... is it a rebox with a new hull of the 006 (original) version, or have the side panels etc. been altered to the 32" Falcon details?

I have the 006 version and Love it... but I want a 32" ESB version in the same scale if I can find it.

Thanks,
Jedi Dade
 

korben44

Sr Member
That's a good question... Disappointingly, it has mirrored maintenance pits on the bottom hull.

vm015.jpg

vm006.jpg


The big differences from the images here are that the damage is included in the newer ESB version.
 

Jedi Dade

Sr Member
Looks like a mostly rebox of the 006 version with the landing boxes... but the same side and panel detailing with a few different decals.

Thanks,
Jedi Dade
 

nkg

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I think the new “ESB” model is just the top half of the ANH model combined with the lower hull of the TFA model. It has the round dish and the semi-ANH sidewalls of ANH, but the symmetrical large undersaucer maintenance pits (and docking ring details) of the TFA model. So it’s just a partial rebox to match market demand. :)
 

Laserschwert

Active Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I guess this was a quick "update" for them, since it's only on the vehicle sized one. I wish they would put a little more effort in and re-release a proper ESB (or ANH) Falcon at 1/144.
 

Jedi Dade

Sr Member
A bit disappointing - but efficient use of existing molds... Nobody but us around here will notice it doesn't match ANY screen used model... CGI or otherwise.

Jedi Dade
 
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