I expected that Jakks Pacific would hold the crown with a 20- or even 31-inch take on the Bounty Hunter we all love, but no - this was not to be. It turns out that the Comic-Con debut of the Star Wars Boba Fett Life-Size Vintage Kenner Action Figure (pre-order yours, if you dare) takes the cake at 6-feet tall. Gentle Giant makes this figure to sell similarly sized Stormtrooper and Darth Vader action figures. That's 72-inches of your Boba Fettish complete with red rocket, blue blaster, and a display stand. Having seen one up close myself, I can tell you that it's the kind of thing any of us should be so lucky to have in our office.
Back in 2004, Gentle Giant produced a very limited 200 piece edition promotional Holiday Sandtrooper with gold and chrome accents. 10 years later, a special 10 year Commemorative Stormtrooper bust is being offered to Premier Guild Members.
Gentle Giant is now offering some of their Comic-Con 2014 Convention exclusives online, including their Jek Porkins Minibust and Jumbo Vinttage AT-AT Driver. Quantities are limited so don't hesitate to place your order! Click here to shop.
Gentle Giant's booth was a centerpiece of goodies big and small. New minibusts of Wedge Antilles, Luke Endor, and Queen Amidala in her Red Senate Gown that are due out in Q4 look absolutely fantastic and so do the new maquettes based on characters from Star Wars Rebels.
We've posted a slew of early photos from Hasbro's booth, including their huge Star Wars Command diorama and store exclusives. Also some shots of Gentle Giant's awesome reveal which will make fans of Vintage Kenner and notorious bounty hunters quite happy. Check out all the photos in our Facebook page here and keep checking for additional photos and coverage throughout the day!
There aren't a lot of major characters left un-busted by Gentle Giant, and collectors in the Premiere Guild or attending SDCC in a few weeks will have a shot at the first-ever Jek Porkins Mini Bust!
In a slightly more surprising move, 3D Systems Acquires Gentle Giant Studios. The press release doesn't really say how (or if) this will alter the proceedings of our favorite collectible statues and busts, but the company 3D Systems is apparently quite interested to enter that realm of the world. More as we have it - although probably not at Toy Fair as Gentle Giant hasn't exhibited there recently.
Gentle Giant allows you the opportunity to recreate that opening Hoth cave scene at 3 times the scale by offering a FREE Jumbo Scale Hoth Luke with every Jumbo Wampa pre-order between October 1 through October 14!
It was BIG news at SDCC and now we have an idea of just how much it's gonna cost. Gentle Giant releases their September solicitations that includes the spectacularly huge and amazing Life Sized Vintage Kenner Stormtrooper! Also announced is the Jumbo Vintage Hoth Rebel Soldier that's slated for release in Q3 2014. Check out all the details ahead!
Gentle Giant came in with all hands on deck for this year's Comic-Con. With 9 exclusives and 4 being Star Wars, GG wanted to make a splash this year. Their other non-Star Wars licenses that include The Walking Dead and their proprietary Honey Trap line are doing phenomenally well. But an assortment that has been steadily growing and gaining more fans is their Jumbo Vintage Kenner line.
We will be live tweeting our vague, incomprehensible, and often mispelled tweets (curse you iPhone spell checker!) for the Star Wars Collectibles panel at 11 am and Hasbro at 1 pm (Pacific Standard Time). Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, where our feeds will also stream.
We have loaded a ton of photos in our SDCC 2013 Image Bank of all the wonderful, amazing stuff that Gentle Giant, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, and Acme Archives have in store for 2013 and 2014. Life size Vintage Stormtrooper? Why, of course!
Looking for a cool new Padme statue? It's snow problem. Gentle Giant has a new, 10 1/2-inch tall full-body Padme Amidala Statue inspired by the "snowbunny" outfit from the original Clone Wars micro series. It's due in Q2 2014 - right after the snow melts - and comes seated on some familiar props. More after the jump.
Surprise? There is another...Gentle Giant SDCC exclusive. Today's announcement is plenty times awesome, especially for those who are versed in their vintage Kenner history and know that this was only released in Canada and Australia in this packaging format and a Tri-logo card in Europe, but never released in the U.S. (sound familiar 2013 Movie Heroes fans?) The fourth SDCC exclusive is a Jumbo Vintage POTF Yakface complete with coin!
But wait, there's more! Gentle Giant announces a third Star Wars 2013 SDCC/Convention exclusive: McQuarrie Concept C-3PO Minibust! Based on the conceptual art of the great Ralph McQuarrie, the deluxe minibust features two interchangeable heads that represent two different concepts for our favorite golden droid.