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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.

Toyguide Update: Emperor Palpatine Mini Bust (2015 PG Gift)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the Exclusive 2015 Premier Guild Gift Emperor Palpatine (The Empire Strikes Back) Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

PROS:  Sculpt and paint is well done – especially the robes – with a lot of texture and simulated cloth conveyed through the polyresin material. There are no brittle/thin parts (canes/fingers) to risk damage.

CONS: It is the most basic of the 3 available gift busts available for 2015  PG members. The likeness (while good) is not nearly as definitive as the Darth Sidious but is better than the Return of the Jedi sculpt from 2012. The relaxed pose doesn’t seem fitting for Empire more like something you’d see from The Phantom Menace.

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: Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder Pilot Deluxe Mini Bust (2013 PGM Exclusive)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the PGM Exclusive Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder Pilot) Deluxe Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

PROS:  I really enjoy the Deluxe Mini Busts for their versatility in display options so this PGM variant gets high praise due to its extra lightsaber wielding arm. The inclusion of the separate lightsaber hilt is a nice touch as well as it can be worn on the belt or held in one of the interchangeable arms. The paint deco is quite good with few blemishes or sloppy applications. The texture of the coat looks fantastic and almost appears to have a wet, snow soaked look. The helmet treatment is also very good as the deco is very crisp (although maybe a bit too clean) and the visor completes the look.

CONS: Being strictly a PGM exclusive may have ruffled a few feathers when it was announced, especially after the General Veers Deluxe Mini Bust kerfufel last year. I couldn’t help but think that this deluxe version could have also benefitted from the inclusion of the grenade used to take out the AT-AT. It would have been a great accessory to pair with the exclusive Lightsaber arm.

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

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Gentle Giant Wedge Antillies Mini Bust

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Gentle Giant has announced today their Wedge Antilles PGM Exclusive Deluxe Mini Bust which includes an interchangeable head.

Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., the Wedge Antilles Mini Bust features the renowned pilot in his signature flight suit and helmet, wielding a Blaster. The Deluxe Premier Guild Exclusive Edition features an interchangeable head, sans helmet! Crafted using only the highest quality polystone, each limited-edition hand-painted mini bust comes individually numbered and is packed with a matching certificate of authenticity. May the Force be with you.

Non-PGM members can order the regular edition as well.

PX Exclusive Han Solo Mynock Hunt Mini Bust

PreviewsWorld.com has posted information on their upcoming exclusive Han Solo Mynock Hunt Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

A Previews Exclusive! Mynocks. Why’d it have to be Mynocks? In an effort to escape the Imperial Fleet at Hoth, the daring Han Solo flew the Millennium Falcon into an asteroid field and hid inside a cave. Turns out, they weren’t the only creatures inside that cave. In fact, it wasn’t a cave at all… Now you can commemorate that iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back with this Previews Exclusive mini bust sculpted using extensive photos pulled from the Lucasfilm archives. Han Solo comes outfitted in his blue Bespin jacket, breathing apparatus and his trusty DL-44 heavy Blaster pistol. Cast in durable materials and hand-painted by a team of skilled artisans, it includes a Certificate of Authenticity. SRP $65.00

Look for this in comic shops in January.