Updated: Oct 11, 2018
Revell, the German owned model kit company, has today announced that it is now the official distributor for the Bandai Star Wars kits in Europe
"Bandai Star Wars: Now exclusively at Revell!
Revell is exclusively and officially bringing you the best Star Wars kits from the Japanese manufacturer Bandai to Europe"
The first kit coming via the new Revell route to market is the Perfect Grade 1/72 Millennium Falcon. This is priced at €399 (£350) plus delivery. That is comparable to the £340 currently on Amazon UK
The move is an exciting for UK and European collectors as it potentially allows Revell to supply the entire Bandai Star Wars Model back catalogue into stores including the 1/12 model kits. Pricing will remain key with this as there are still avenues to get most kits direct from Japan at reasonable prices - we will watch this story develop with interest.
Star Wars by Bandai : Models from a far, far away galaxy finally for at home
"Numerous collectors have eagerly awaited the release of the Bandai Star Wars model kits. The combination of Revell Modellbau and Bandai Star Wars combines precision, great attention to detail and innovative technical implementation. In 2014, the Japanese manufacturer Bandai announced that it had acquired the license to produce Star Wars Collectibles. With the high demand on the model construction of the company Revell, the experienced model builder can exclusively enjoy the Stars Wars Collectibles, which are available for the first time in Europe."