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Gentle Giant Celebration Exclusives Preorder Update

Due to the collapse of Gentle Giant’s servers yesterday (caused by the bombardment of traffic), they have delayed their preorders for the Han Solo (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust and Jumbo Kenner Dianoga Trash Monster convention exclusives until after Star Wars Celebration. Preorders will reopen on April 20 for Platinum and Gold members only and April 21 for Platinum, Gold and Silver members.

Gentle Gentle Announces PG Exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi Mini Bust

Gentle Giant has revealed their first Premier Guild Member Gift for 2017 – an all-new Obi-Wan Kenobi Death Star Duel Mini Bust. This new version includes an illuminated lightsaber feature and certificate of authenticity. Look for another gift announcement later today and two more per day until Friday!

Visit Gentle Giant’s blog for the full details.

 

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.

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.