Yakface and Flyguy are back again this week to discuss the latest leaks and reveals for Go Rogue Friday on September 30. Grab a warm cup of Jawa Juice and get the scoop on news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, Hot Wheels, Gentle Giant, Funko and more on Episode #104 of The Realm Recap!
Gentle Giant is now taking preorders for the PG Member Exclusive Maz Kanata Mini Bust. This exclusive version includes an alternate outstretched arm which holds Luke’s lightsaber.
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.
Gentle Giant is now taking preorders for their convention exclusive Captain Phasma mini bust. Preorder are only to PG Members only. Limited to 1200 pieces.
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!
Gentle Giant is now taking Premier Guild preorders for the SDCC Exclusive Chewbacca (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust. This convention exclusive is limited to only 400 pieces and retails for $120.00
UPDATE: Sold Out
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.
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 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.
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 has opened orders for their 1:6 Scale Stormtrooper Classic Bust for Premier Guild Member. Limited to only 300 pieces,
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.
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.