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Zvezda 2020 - 2021

Posted by Duron QelDroma on 26 Nov 2021, 19:15

I always was a fan of Zvezda figures. But these Marines just seem very slender and stiff, like sterile figures without any "life" in them. Thats a pity for Zvezda.
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Posted by Mr_White on 14 Dec 2021, 21:52

New to the forums.

What are the chances Zvezda reprint some of their other 1/72 sets? (Looking for the English Infantry HYW box) Are they strictly WWII and vehicles now? What's the story with this company?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 14 Dec 2021, 22:20

Hi Mr White and welcome to this great place. :thumbup:

After the passing of the original company boss, the new Zvezda managment decided for irrational reasons to discontinue the extremely popular 1/72 big box series and to develop only new AoT minisets from then on.
Since then, the old 8000 sets have continued to be part of the catalogue, but only in limited numbers. This means that every year some of these "classics" are re-released, while others are temporarily discontinued.
Revell used to do this in a similar way, and so does Italeri to some extent.
So for almost 10 years now, the actual newly developed 1/72 releases have been AoT sets and the vehicle range.
Hope this helps?
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Posted by Mr_White on 14 Dec 2021, 22:29

So, the English Hundred Years War boxes might see another print run?
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Posted by MABO on 15 Dec 2021, 07:01

Nobody really knows, I would say. Maybe it is a good idea to write to Zvezda directly. This might keep up the pressure of the costumers.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 17 Dec 2021, 18:04

Zvezda has announced its new releases for 2022.
In 1/72 we can look forward to the following AoT sets:
6286 - WWII US M1919 .30 Browning MG with crew
6287 - WWII US M1 81mm mortar with crew


New AFVs & Aircrafts:
5069 - Pantsir-S1, modern russian mobile AA-system
5071 - T-72 B3, russian MBT in its latest upgraded version
5073 - Pz.Kpfw.VIII Maus, WWII german tank
7313 - Yakovlev Yak-9
7325 - Lockheed C-130J Hercules


Furthermore, some classic figure sets from the still popular 8000 series will be re-released:
8007 - 4th century BC Macedonian Cavalry
8014 - Medieval Siege Machines Set 1
8018 - Nap. Lifeguard Cossacks
8030 - Nap. French Imperial Old Guard
8041 - 17th century Polish Winged Hussars
8048 - GNW Swedish Infantry
8049 - GNW Russian Infantry of Peter the Great
8060 - 100YW English Infantry
8501 - Medieval Fort
8532 - European Thatched House


Good to see them offering some fresh 1/72 kits at least. :thumbup:

Pictures will follow this evening… ;-)
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Posted by Mr_White on 17 Dec 2021, 18:21

Erich von Manstein wrote:Zvezda has announced its new releases for 2022.

8060 - 100YW English Infantry


YES!!! This is the only 100YW box I'm missing from their line
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 17 Dec 2021, 23:59

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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Dec 2021, 06:47

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The 100 years war, infantry for all collectors are pretty cool.

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The French Old Guard, are a must for massed columns and are most beautiful indeed.

What is rather unusual you actually get what is seen on the Box Art. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Dec 2021, 07:30

The way of it all with Zvezda, is you pay now much more for a lot less in their boxes.
The old big boxed sets were great if you bought them. i saw the writing upon the wall before they discontinued with those sets, and even mentioned it on this forum well before it was put into practice.

i indeed bought lots for my use well before the ending of them came into being. BB
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Posted by KenzoSato on 18 Dec 2021, 10:16

Fantastic.
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Posted by MABO on 19 Dec 2021, 09:05

I am also looking for another box of the English 100 Years War figures as well. A lot of good bowmen inside.
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Posted by Kekso on 19 Dec 2021, 15:03

Well, nothing special for me in 2022. but I'm happy for you guys.
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Posted by OwenChpw on 22 Dec 2021, 00:17

MABO wrote:I am also looking for another box of the English 100 Years War figures as well. A lot of good bowmen inside.


I'm just glad they're in production again. They've been very hard to find, second-hand.
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Posted by Mr_White on 24 Dec 2021, 17:56

What do you guys think of the Zvezda European Thatched House? Good for HYW and 1/72 fantasy? Anyone actually use it? Got pics?
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 05 Jan 2022, 19:37

Erich von Manstein wrote:Zvezda has announced its new releases for 2022.
In 1/72 we can look forward to the following AoT sets:
6286 - WWII US M1919 .30 Browning MG with crew
6287 - WWII US M1 81mm mortar with crew


New AFVs & Aircrafts:
5069 - Pantsir-S1, modern russian mobile AA-system
5071 - T-72 B3, russian MBT in its latest upgraded version
5073 - Pz.Kpfw.VIII Maus, WWII german tank
7313 - Yakovlev Yak-9
7325 - Lockheed C-130J Hercules


Furthermore, some classic figure sets from the still popular 8000 series will be re-released:
8007 - 4th century BC Macedonian Cavalry
8014 - Medieval Siege Machines Set 1
8018 - Nap. Lifeguard Cossacks
8030 - Nap. French Imperial Old Guard
8041 - 17th century Polish Winged Hussars
8048 - GNW Swedish Infantry
8049 - GNW Russian Infantry of Peter the Great
8060 - 100YW English Infantry
8501 - Medieval Fort
8532 - European Thatched House


Good to see them offering some fresh 1/72 kits at least. :thumbup:

Pictures will follow this evening… ;-)


Looking at a pdf of the 2022 catalogue - sorry, I don't have a link - it looks like they have a very full catalogue of the 8000 range, more than the ones you've listed, or am I reading it wrong?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 05 Jan 2022, 20:20

steve_pickstock wrote:Looking at a pdf of the 2022 catalogue - sorry, I don't have a link - it looks like they have a very full catalogue of the 8000 range, more than the ones you've listed, or am I reading it wrong?


Steve,
Zvezda is re-releasing the above mentioned sets this year, in return other sets will be dropped from their permanent 1/72 figure selection.

They permanently offer a limited selection of their classic 8000 range, but each year some sets are added while others go out of production again.

Hope this helps? :thumbup:

Edith says:
According to the catalogue, the purple higlighted sets are "limited editions" and are therefore probably in the process of being discontinued again.
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Posted by Rich W on 06 Jan 2022, 00:07

Which ones are highlighted purple and therefore likely to be discontinued? I'd rather buy them now for a future project rather than have to fork out on ebay later on...
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 06 Jan 2022, 12:44

Rich W wrote:Which ones are highlighted purple and therefore likely to be discontinued? I'd rather buy them now for a future project rather than have to fork out on ebay later on...

Rich,
in addition to this year's re-releases (see above), 14 other sets of the popular 8000 range are highlighted in purple.

8016 - Livonian Knights
8022 - Nap. Russian Foot Artillery
8028 - Nap. French Foot Artillery
8038 - Republican Roman Cavalry III-II BC
8039 - Russian Mounted Knights XIII-XIV AD
8040 - Russian Strelets Infantry XVI-XVII AD
8054 - Turkish Cavalry XVII AD
8055 - Nap. Russian Hussars
8062 - Russian Foot Warriors XIII-XIV AD
8065 - Russian Noble Cavalry XV-XVII AD
8069 - Scythian Cavalry
8077 - WWII Soviet Infantry
8078 - WWII German Infantry
8516 - Medieval Trebuchet

However, its my personal view that this year's "new re-releases" will not go straight out of production again, but will at least be continued until the next catalogue.
Maybe the catalogue designers just didn't want to add an extra reference colour for the re-releases, since they are already using 3 colours (red, yellow & purple) indicating different specifics about the respective kits & sets ... . ;-) :xd:

On a further note, I don't think "panic-buying" is really necessary.
Its more than likely that all 8000 sets will continue to rotate in the forthcoming catalogues.
Everything that goes out of production will be available again at some point in the future. ;-)

Hope this helps? :thumbup:
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