MB Models News, January 2019...
...3 new figure sets due soon
Latest news from MB Models due for release early in 2019. Another in their series of 1/24 Sci-Fi figure models. The other set features the first of a new series of 1/24 US Police figures, along with a new addition to their 1/35 WW2 US figure sets.
1) 24052 “At the Edge of the Universe. Strange Company's adventures. Episode I. The first meeting. Irene Leroi. Let’s hide on Steamplanet!” - the kit continues and expands the series of 1/24 scale figures called “Strange Company” and introduces a new character into the story – Irene Leroi.
Irene Leroi is a representative of Steamplanet, which is a somewhat strange civilization created by the descendants of the sectarian migrants, who left Earth in search of salvation just prior to an oncoming technological disaster. They mastered one of the planets in the Far Frontier. The Sectarians rejected all sources of energy known at that time, since technology was responsible for their having to leave Earth and accepted only one (Steam Power). They chose the style of the Victorian Era of Great Britain as the model for building their new world. Perhaps their choice of this new ideology was influenced and based on Steampunk, which flourished at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries, or the fact that it was one of the most prosperous and forward moving times, in any case, they even called their planet symbolically “Steamplanet”. Despite scepticism and in spite of all logic, the colonists succeeded in creating very advanced technologies and even managed to master space flight, relying solely on the power of steam. Moreover, their Victorian style of clothing, weapons and household items received a fanciful development. Irene is just a rich traveller whose means allow her to travel comfortably on her own private ship. Irene got involved in the battle between the Special Forces and the Strange Company partly out of boredom, and partly in defiance of her omnipotent father, Michel Leroi. Irene managed to get the Strange Company out of the trap on the space station and, and ended up in their company on a captured battle shuttle, away from both her own ship and from her crew, which consists of a personal team of body guards who are notorious thugs. Lead by their commander and captain of her ship, a strict demanding and uncompromising leader named Patrick Duval. Patrick received orders from Michel Leroi to rescue his daughter at all costs and return her to Steamplanet. As she is the sole heir to his wealth and power, he will stop at nothing to have her safely back on Steamplanet where he believes his power and influence will protect her. This has added Irene and Michel Leroi along with Irene’s crew to the list of enemies of the Galactic Security Service.
The kit contains parts for the assembly of the figure of the girl. The figure of the girl is made in “Steampunk” style, it is filled with internal energy, powerful emotion and contains the whole story.
The kit is in 1/24 scale.
2) 3574 “Take one more grenade! Screaming Eagles, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, Europe, 1944-1945” - the kit continues and expands the series of 1/35 scale figures dedicated to urban battles that occured during the WWII in the most various places and it represents the group consisting of four US Paratroopers fighting in one of the cities of France or Germany in 1944-1945.
The figures are animated very well, they are united by the single story and interact with each other greatly, but at the same time each figure has so bright inside expression that it allows seeing the whole story even in the single figure. This allows the modeller both to create a mini-diorama by using all figures from the kit and to use each figure separately or in any configuration depending on the intended story.
The kit is in 1/35 scale.
3) 24064 “The Heist series, Kit ?1. Shots fired – Officer needs assistance, civilian casualties reported, Request back-up ASAP!!! Sgt Jack Melgoza and Patrolman Sally Taylor” - the kit continues and expands the series of 1/24 scale figures for models of cars produced by a number of companies, but at the same time, it opens an independent storyline – the Heist of the Bank. This new series consists of 3 kits and information about this is placed on the rear side of the box.
The kit contains parts for the assembly of two figures: the figure of the policewoman and her partner who were the first to come to the involvement and engaged in a shootout with the heisters.
The figures of this whole series are animated very well and interact with each other greatly allowing the modeller to create an excellent diorama filled with emotion and expression. Besides, each figure of the series has personal name that gives element of intimacy to each kit and increases its attractiveness.
The kit is in 1/24 scale.