Gentle Giant releases their solicititations for Star Wars items slated in the 4th Quarter. Yoda joins the Jumbo Vintage line-up and looks fantastic with Gentle Giant closely replicating the soft goods material of the original Kenner figure. An orange snake version is planned for general release while a brown snake variant is scheduled to be a Premier Guild exclusive.
Happy Star Wars Day! In celebration of May The Fourth, Hasbro, Gentle Giant, LEGO, and others are offering some good deals, extras, and more.
Gentle Giant joins in on the May The 4th Be With Yoy Star Wars Day Celebration by holding a giveaway for a production sample of the Kit Fisto Minibust!
Gentle Giant has posted a digital sculpt of their forthcoming PGM exclusive Rebel Fleet Trooper minibust on their Facebook page. It's looking good so far and is sure destined not to "choke".
Gentle Giant is having a major Spring Sales event beginning Monday, April 23rd at 11 am PT through Monday, April 30th at 5 pm. There are lots of tremendous deals on select minibusts, statues, maquettes and more, including a few exclusives for as much as 50% off!
Gentle Giant will be releasing a Deluxe Edition of their upcoming General Veers minibust exclusively for Premier Guild Members. The Deluxe edition will feature an interchangeable head and removable armor plate for a price of $85.
Gentle Giant has released their solicitations this month for exciting new product coming out in the 4th Quarter of 2012. For Star Wars, these include a new Death Trooper Statue and the Jumbo Vintage Red Snaggletooth and Red Security Battle Droid Minibust which were revealed at last month's WonderCon.
***SOLD OUT*** The remaining inventory of the WonderCon exclusive Yoda with 3D Glasses minibust is now available online from Gentle Giant for $60 each. This exclusive has a run of 1200 pieces and orders are limited to 1 per customer.
Southern California received an early dose of pop culture and ample amounts of rain as WonderCon 2012 was moved to the massive Anaheim Convention Center this year with their traditional venue at the Moscone Center in San Francisco under construction for upgrades. While it is organized by the same group that does Comic-Con International in San Diego, it was much smaller in scope and foot traffic, partially due to the foul weather. Despite this, there were still enough cosplayers, panels, and exhibitors to go around.
We have uploaded photos from WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend, including shots from Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, eFX, Action Figure Express, and some Views from the Floor.
The folks at Gentle Giant have announced the Death Star Droid as their next Jumbo Vintage 12" Figure coming in Q3 2012!
The Genndy Tartavosky animated series from 2003 has spawned a great sub set of collectible maquettes by Gentle Giant, and Entertainment Earth's exclusive Princess Leia as the bounty hunter Boussh is another great addition. This 10 inch tall rendition of the princess as re-imagined if she were in the style of the cartoon is nicely designed, sexy, but sort of fragile.
I think Aurra Sing has evolved quite nicely in the Star Wars mythos. When she first appeared as a passing glimpse in The Phantom Menace, we hardly knew the personality of the padawan turned bounty hunter. Her recent appearance in The Clone Wars really cemented the deal of her badassery. The new Gentle Giant minibust is based on The Episode I version played by actress Michonne Bourriage, and it's a stunning piece that not only captures her likeness quite compellingly, but there's so much more.
Gentle Giant has always been pretty ingenius when it comes to their Holiday Edition busts. We can usually expect some kind of twist on a Star Wars theme like a or Holiday Max Rebo or Yakface. However, when it comes to their summer convention exclusives, it's been an overwhelming offering of Clones and Troopers. There's perfectly sensible reasoning behind this, since these types of minibusts normally sell through fairly well. For the 2012 convention season, starting with this month's WonderCon, Gentle Giant takes a different approach and offers a piece that is fun, whimsical, commemorative, and what Adam Pawlus refers to quite appropriately as an iconic cultural touchstone.
Gentle Giant has opened up enrollment for their 2012 Premier Guild Membership. Membership for 2012 is $70. Your choice for the Star Wars gift this year include a Rebel Fleet Trooper minibust, a Republic Commando minibust with Light Up Visor, and a Kenner Jumbo Vintage Gamorrean Guard.