The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the 2016 Premier Guild Exclusive BB-8 (Holiday Edition) Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.
PROS: Excellent sculpting and deco, and the lights are a perfectly festive touch. LED lights are bright and the button batteries are included (preinstalled). 3 lighting modes give the collector options, although I suspect most will choose the solid (non-flashing) setting.
CONS: Must be a PG Member to purchase ($120) which will probably drive the after market price higher in the future. Fragile antennae could easily break if not handled properly.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery (and our YouTube page for a video) to judge for yourself whether this bust is worth adding to your collection.
Gentle Giant has started sending out notifications that orders for the PG Member Exclusive Holiday Gift BB-8 Mini Bust are being processed today.
Each day from Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2, Gentle Giant will feature select ‘Out of the Vault’ Items. These items are very limited in quantity. These items will be made available to our Premier Guild Members first. If there are any quantiites left on the next day, they will be offered to the general public.
Head over to Gentle Giant for more details,
Gentle Giant has opened orders for their 1:6 Scale Stormtrooper Classic Bust for Premier Guild Member. Limited to only 300 pieces,
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.
Gentle Giant is prepping a huge Halloween “Slash-A-Thon” inventory sale loaded with previously sold out products that command quite a high price on the secondary market. Items included Jumbo Kenner figures, mini bust, statues, maquettes, PGM exclusives and more. Sale starts today at noon PT and runs until November 7. Items available are very limited some as little as 1 and as many as 15 so don’t delay.
Gentle Giant has just announced the pre-order for their special 10 Year Commemorative Holiday Stormtrooper Mini Bust. The pre-order is currently open to PG Members only and retails for $100.00.
What started as a token gift in 2004 has become a holiday tradition for us at Gentle Giant. We are pleased to have shared the past ten years of these fun to create seasonal selections and look forward to 10 more years with each and every one of you, our collectors and our friends. The piece that started it all, the Chrome and Gold Sandtrooper of 2004 has influenced us again in 2014. As we come full circle, we are proud to present the new Golden Stormtrooper in brilliant chrome finish. This rare and limited edition piece will be accompanied by an exclusive mouse droid with holiday wrap especially for our PG members only.