A few months ago we shared news that Bandai would soon be in the business of making 1/12, 1/6, and 1/2 scale figures based on characters in the Star Wars Universe. Now the latest of those figures, Darth Vader, is starting to get a little Internet love, with the release of several new photos.
As you can see from the photos below, we get a look at the new “Triaxial Jet Finish” job on Anakin’s face. What is “Triaxial Jet Finish” you might ask? It is plastic printing in three directions by a jig control. It’s a revolutionary new technology to reproduce the hard to create “shadow feeling”, surface texture of the skin, that could not be obtained with molded products alone. This is done a tad different from the conventional inkjet printing process, which gives the piece a more “life-like” appearance.
Check out the new photos below!
Bandai has become the leading toy company of Japan. The company holds many popular toy licenses in Japan, including Godzilla, Ultraman, Kamen Rider, the Super Sentai series (which they took part in creating), Gundam, and many others. Bandai America is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children’s toys and entertainment today, including Power Rangers, Ben 10, Dragon Ball Z, Digimon, Tamagotchi, and Girlz Connect.