Bandai Japan Announces Star Wars License at Tokyo Toy Show 2014

The 2014 Tokyo Toy Show is currently under full swing and Bandai Japan has a surprise announcement. Bandai Japan has announced that they have acquired the Star Wars license, which allows them to make various models and action figures based on that certain empire that everyone seems to love.

Possibly the most surprising announcement from Bandai is that they will also be producing 6-inch Star Wars action figures, similar to what Hasbro is doing with their Star Wars Black Series figures and what Medicom is doing with their MAFEX Star Wars figures.

Bandai’s new 6-inch offerings include an S.H. Figuarts Darth Vader and Storm Trooper, but also 1/12 scale Darth Vader and C-3PO model kits. For the S.H. Figuarts figures, you should already know what to expect. Over 9,000 points of articulation and superb detail. The model kits are also going to feature some articulation, but I would assume it would be much less than the S.H. Figuarts figures.

Apart from the new 6-inch Star Wars action figures coming from Bandai Japan, they have also announced a number of other Star Wars products, including mini-busts, statues (Darth Vader Movie Realization Samurai), and 1/48th and 1/72nd scale Star Wars vehicles. Check out all of the new images below and let us know what you think in the comments!

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By Nick Lenihan

Nick is toy fan, geek, and action figure collector. When not geeking out about action figures and keeping up with the latest Toy News, he likes to pretend to play guitar. He's just another one of those pop culture fanatics that likes to share his passion with the world.

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