★★★★ 42 real customer reviews average rating: 4.4 stars
4 Stars By Nala Yars on 2015-09-22
Worthy of your collection this model is...
Very well produced kit with an incredible amount of meticulous detail for this "scale". I do not know how the manufacturer came up with 1/72 scale since a full size version of this model does not even exist! The dimensions shown for this model are most likely for the box the model comes with, since the completed model is MUCH smaller than shown in the details section. FYI - the assembly instructions are only printed in Japanese, but with the pics included you will not run into any problems when putting this kit together. After building this model though, the finishing touch badly needed is to give the exterior a bit of "weathering" to show it as depicted in the film sequences. No comparison to any other TIE advanced model kit available, but a bigger version was what I was expecting.
5 Stars By Daniel Allen Butler on 1969-12-31
I purchased the Bandai Star Wars 1/72 scale TIE fighter, Advanced TIE fighter, and X-wing fighter together, and I'm going to write a mass review of all three -- basically because I'm lazy and fail to see any purpose in repeating myself three times. So here goes....
These three kits are amazing -- beautifully molded, exquisitely engineered, flawless in their detail. I have no idea how much access the Bandai moldmakers had to the original studio models, but however they accomplished it, they rendered these three iconic vehicles in jaw dropping detail. These kits are designed to snap-fit together, and they do, solidly and securely, and do so without sacrificing any detail whatsoever. Forget the kits made by MPC and Revell back in the late 70s and 80s -- these are of an order of magnitude better in every respect. In a way, they were worth waiting forty years for: the fanboy in me finally has the Star Wars models he always wanted!
A word of caution -- the assembly instructions are a bit confusing, as they are not really linear in their layout and presentation, so it's well worth taking a few minutes to study then before beginning assembly. A nice touch is that the kits all come with two sets of markings, one a set of self-adhesive stickers, probably meant for younger modelers, and the other a full set of conventional decals, for older -- or at least more experienced -- model builders.
If you've ever considered yourself a Star Wars fan, you owe it to your inner fanboy to get these kits!
5 Stars By Jimminy Criket on 2015-06-03
Bandai Star Wars 1/72 Thailand Advanced X1
This is a great model with very accurate details and all pieces fit perfectly. This is more of a snap fit model whereby you don't need to glue every piece and the directions tell you where to glue maybe three or four places. Comes with a nice stand and all things considered, it is for collectors as opposed to rough play with kids because of the fine details. I know my grandson broke some parts within a few minutes of play so either put it on a shelf or let them go at it! Keep in mind, this review is only for the model built by Bandai and not how you use it.
5 Stars By richard rayl on 2016-07-24
A worthy ride for any Sith Lord.
What's not to love? Incredibly detailed, very well engineered, worthy of a full model work-up and paint, but still OK for younger modelers who may want to slap some parts together in 20 minutes and have a model to zoom around the room. Definitely recommended.
5 Stars By Kellyc2009 on 2017-04-16
Bandai Star Wars TIE - Advanced X1
The Bandai 1:72 scale Tie Advanced is a beautiful kit. All of the sprues are molded to perfection. There is no flash at all on the pieces and the detail quality is amazing! This is going to be part of a three Tie Fighter base and I could not be more pleased with the kit. I would recommend andy of the Bandai Star Wars ships to any builder.
4 Stars By Amaz Kevin on 2017-08-21
Very nice model. Easy to build with fine detail. This is a high end snap together that you can detail to any level from basic to advanced weathering details. I added shadows to the recessed details to give a greater contrast. This is my first Bandai build and I would say that it has the detail of a Tamayi model.
5 Stars By Don Rathmann on 2016-07-30
Smaller than what I thought but still a great model. The die cast plastic models that are ...
Smaller than what I thought but still a great model. The die cast plastic models that are out there now do not stand a chance. Bandi in Japan makes these models very well. Although they are in Japanese it is not hard to follow along. Painting when needed is a pain but still fun to do and put together.
5 Stars By jtpeterka on 2017-08-20
Fun ot Build
5 Stars By Robert A. on 2017-09-01
Great model kit.
Very good detail yet easy to build.
3 Stars By Cliente BTA-MALL on 2017-04-17
Although the details were incredible, this is the easiest model kit from Bandai I've ever made. Other like Tie Fighter or AT-ST are more difficult and offer more hours of fun.