Thursday, March 15

Revell helps you build your way to the stars ( if you can grab them off your kids first)

 Revell is onto a good thing with these – a great way for either a fun and easy build or an educational tool for kids – these snap together kits need no glue and can be put together really easily – there are some of the “old skool” – and some newer ships here to make – check them out in this preview…

Feel the force build with Revel’s dramatic new 2012 additions to their Star Wars™ easykit models for kids aged 8+ and beginners. Simply snap together the pre-painted parts without glue and you’re off on the greatest of adventures.

The MillenniumFalcon™ (RRP £39.99, 52 parts) is flown by hero of the rebel alliance, Han Solo, and his trusty co-pilot Wookiee Chewbacca. It’s one of the fastest and best-equipped ships in the galaxy, with a hyperdrive for double speed, an illegal bank of tracking sensors, two quad laser cannons and two disruptors.
Fully Painted Snap Model Kit – there is no glue or paints required
This Corellian transporter is reputed to be one of the fastest and best-equipped ships in the galaxy. The Millennium Falcon may look old and broken down, but continual modifications have made it into something special. The crew has for years consisted of the reckless pilot and smuggler become hero of the rebel alliance, Han Solo, and his co-pilot and technician, the trusty Wookiee Chewbacca. A long time ago Solo won the ship from Lando Calrissian in a game of sabacc. The Corellian transport type YT-1300 played an important role in the destruction of both battle stars and is probably the most famous ship in the galaxy. Inside the ship there is a hyperdrive that gives it almost double the speed of any imperial star cruiser. The heavily armoured Falcon has an illegal bank of sensors that can track distant imperial ships before they are aware of its presence. The ship goes into battle with the most up-to-date imperial deflector system, two quad laser cannon and two disruptors.

Obi-Wan’s JediStarfighter™ (RRP £12.99, 39 parts) is the most highly developed fighter ever built and can even fly at the speed of light. Its small size means it is capable of dare-devil, death-defying manoeuvres and the cockpit contains fewer complex instruments, so doesn’t need a co-pilot. 
The ARC-170 Fighter™ (RRP £18.99, 36 parts) is less manoeuvrable than the Jedi Starfighter but helps the Jedi fulfil their mission. Complete with a class 1.5 hyperdrive and loaded with torpedoes and laser cannons. 
In support of Anakin and Obi-Wan in the Battle of Coruscant, the two Jedi are escorted by a squadron of ARC-170 fighters (= aggressive reconnaissance fighters). Absolutely loyal to the Republic, the clone pilots have the mission of diverting the Trade Federations fighters and clearing the way for the Jedi. With the inbred obedience that they received in the Kamino breeding station, these brave fighters voluntarily sacrifice themselves, so that the Jedi can fulfill their mission. However, the Clone pilots also have access to the skills of the bounty hunter Jango Fett and place themselves in the path of the enemy undaunted by death. The reconnaissance fighter has a class 1.5 hyperdrive and carries torpedoes and laser cannons. It is therefore less manoeuvrable than the Jedi Starfighter and the fate of the ARC-170 is decided solely by the know-how of the three-man crew.....

Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter™ (RRP £12.99, 39 parts) is a state-of-the-art fighter with yellow markings, reminiscent of his podracer that freed him from slavery on Tattoine. Anakin’s daredevil manoeuvres take the Starfighter right to the limits of its capabilities.
During the Battle over Coruscant which took place at the beginning of the action thriller "Star Wars III - the Revenge of the Sith", Anakin Skywalker and his teacher Obi-Wan Kenobi were ordered to free Grand Chancellor Palpatine from the hands of the enemy Confederate Army. Anakin Skywalker sets out accompanied by his resourceful robot R2-D2 with the small Eta-2 Jedi Starfighter. The Eta-2 Jedi Starfighter is the most advanced fighter plane ever made. Anakin's state-of-the-art fighter has yellow markings, reminiscent of his podracer that freed him from slavery on Tattoine. Yellow markings were also carried by the Airspeeder with which he hunted the bounty-hunter Zam Wessel through the streets of Coruscant.

Anakin is reputed to be the "best pilot in the galaxy" and his manoeuvres take the Starfighter right to the limits of its capabilities. These dare-devil manoeuvres are extremely successful, but not always...........


Other new Star Wars™ easykit models include General Grievous’ Starfighter™

(RRP £22.99, 35 parts), the Republic Attack Shuttle™ (RRP £26.99, 54 parts) and
the All Terrain Tactical Enforcer (RRP £26.99, 64 parts).
 Revel  model kits are available from all  good toy and model retailers. For further
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