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PG Member Exclusive Holiday BB-8 Mini Bust

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Continuing the long tradition of holiday-themed mini busts, Gentle Giant has revealed and is now taking preorder for the Holiday BB-8 mini bust. Open to PG Member only, this seasonal version of BB-8 features a permanently mounted string of multi-color decorative lights.

PG Member have until August 10 to reserve your bust, and as with others in the past, they tend to sell through quickly.

The Cargo Hold: Episode 2 – SDCC Part 1

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On this episode of The Cargo Hold, Jayson, Chris, and Corey discuss the following:

  • San Diego Comic Con reveals from Funko, Gentle Giant, and more.
  • What coming up in Hasbro Star Wars
  • Hot Wheels!
  • Gentle Giant Jumbo Figures
  • and more!

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SDCC Exclusive McQuarrie Concept Chewbacca Mini Bust

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Comic-Con.org has revealed Gentle Giant’s final exclusives for SDCC 2016 continuing with the McQuarrie Concept Chewbacca Mini Bust.

Ralph McQuarrie’s early designs of Chewbacca are uniquely different from that of the final screen version. Based on original pre-production illustrations for Star Wars: A New Hope, this mini bust displays a fascinating look at McQuarrie’s conceptual development of one of science fiction’s most beloved characters. Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., this gorgeous bust used Mr. McQuarrie’s original artwork as reference. Cold cast in high quality polystone and hand painted, each limited edition bust comes individually numbered and includes a matching certificate of authenticity. Available at SDCC 2016. May the Force be with you.

UPDATE: SDCC Exclusive Jumbo Kenner Luke Skywalker (Yellow & Brown Hair)

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YodasNews has posted the first look at two of Gentle Giant’s SDCC Exclusive Jumbo Kenner Luke Skywalker figures. Limited to just 250 pieces each, SDCC attendees will have their choice of a blonde/yellow hair Luke or brown hair versions, each with their own distinct Return of the Jedi cardback. Preorders launch today at 12pm ET for Premier Guild Members for $80.00 each.

Head on over to YodasNews.com for the full details.

UPDATE: Preorders are now open for Premier Guild Members.

UPDATE 2: Preorders are SOLD OUT

Gentle Giant Rey Mini Bust Preorder

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Gentle Giant has just revealed their Rey Mini Bust from The Force Awakens!

Gentle Giant Ltd. is returning to Jakku with their newest 1:6 scale, Star Wars Mini Bust, Rey, from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens. The mysterious junker from Jakku has rekindled a curiosity with Star Wars fans young and old. Who is she? Where did she come from? Why is she so strong with the Force? Only time will tell. This highly detailed mini bust, was created digitally by the artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. and captures the likeness of Rey with staff in hand, conveying a sense of calm while holding back a tremendous amount of power that she has yet to realize. Star Wars fans of all ages look forward to Rey’s story unraveling as the saga continues!

Preorders are open now.

Episode 476: You Don’t Know the MOISTNESS of the Dark Side

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May the 4th has come and gone, but for many the credit card hangover still remains. There were new releases from Disney, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Hot Toys, plus sales at LEGO and more!  Biggest of all, the next Star Wars Celebration convention was confirmed!  On this week’s podcast Marjorie and Arnie are joined by Ryan and Amy from Star Wars Collecting Cosmos. The four look back on the highs, lows, and purchases of May the 4th, 2016!

Also on this week’s show, Brock reviews the new Star Wars novel BLOODLINE.  Taking place between Episode VI and VII, this book had direct input from Lucasfilm to help shape the universe for Episode VIII.  Join Brock to find out if this is a must read for you.

With a review of the S.H. Figuarts Captain Phasma, a Darth Vader Humidifier, and a run-down of the perks of being a Jedi Knight or Master, it’s all in this week’s new podcast!

Gentle Giant Reveals Kylo Ren Mini Bust

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Gentle Giant enters the “May the 4th” fray with the reveal of their Kylo Ren Mini Bust:

Gentle Giant Ltd. is joining the dark side with their newest 1:6 scale, Star Wars Mini Bust, Kylo Ren from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren commands the First Order’s armies and desires nothing more than to finish what his grandfather, Darth Vader started. This highly detailed mini bust, was created digitally by the artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. and captures the likeness of Kylo Ren in a fierce stance as he prepares for battle with his engaged crossguard lightsaber. The Resistance will fear his name.

Toyguide Update: Boba Fett (Prototype) Mini Bust (2015 Convention Exclusive)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the 2015 Convention Exclusive Boba Fett (Prototype) Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

PROS:  Thankfully, Gentle Giant chose to create an all-new mini bust for this release rather than do a simple repaint of an existing sculpt – a practice that so many manufacturers employ. Although this piece is stark in its colorization, there is a different hue for the armor to set it apart from the underlying light gray jump suit that conveys a subtle realism to the bust. There is a lot of detail overall, especially in the gauntlets, jet pack and blaster that are highlighted with minimal, yet effective, paint accents and washes. For any Boba Fett fan, this is a must have piece.

CONS: Like the previous Boba Fett (McQuarrie Concept) bust we covered yesterday,  the aftermarket/third party price on this piece is about double the original cost,  but playing the long game on this may yield a bounty for a better price.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this bust is worth adding to your collection.

Toyguide Update: Boba Fett (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust (SDCC 2009 Exclusive)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the 2009 SDCC Exclusive Boba Fett (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

PROS:  As a huge fan of anything related to Ralph McQuarrie, this item struck a chord with me back in 2009 although I only just acquired it recently due to my new and expanding “Concept/Prototype Boba Fett” collection of items. The sculpt and details of this piece captures McQuarrie’s original concept masterfully and the inclusion of the swappable helmet is the perfect touch as it give collectors options for displaying. Paint is minimal, yet effective as the overall off-white, egg shell color gives it a used “in-universe” look.

CONS: Long since sold out, the aftermarket/third party prices on this piece are elevated but there are deals out there to be had from time to time. If you really want to add this piece to your collection, I suggest having a “saved search” on eBay.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this bust is worth adding to your collection.

Episode #94: Little White Boba Fett

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Since our last show, rumors have “gone Rogue” regarding the first waves of 6″ Black Series set to launch on Force Friday 2.0. Reports of 6″ Ahsoka figure sightings are becoming more prevalent as well as the appearance of the Kmart Exclusive Rey figure. New lists of Funko POP! figures have leaked as well with huge support for Rogue One characters. All of this plus Sideshow, Disney Elite, LEGO, Tsum Tsum news & reveals and much more including our latest acquisitions on Episode #94 of The Realm Recap.

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