Continuing their tradition of Ralph McQuarrie themed mini busts for SDCC, Gentle Giant has announced the Yoda McQuarrie Concept Mini Bust.
Designed, modeled and prototyped using top of the line 3D technology, the 1:6th scale Yoda (Concept Series) mini bust is hand cast, hand-painted and hand-numbered with a limited edition Certificate of Authenticity. The bust is a limited edition of only 750 pieces.
It is available to order now for PGM Members.
New images have surfaced on Walmart.com confirming a few of our Master List entries for a line of Original Concept Series Star Wars vehicles. Series 1 consists of 5 ships including a Landspeeder, Millennium Falcon, Star Destroyer, TIE Fighter and X-wing Fighter. Click on through for some images and thanks to the Star Wars Hot Wheels Collectors group on Facebook for the alert. Continue reading New Hot Wheels Original Concept Series Vehicles
There’s a new way to let the world know whether you’re Rebel scum or if your allegiance lies with the Galactic Empire: Sperry has teamed up with Disney to bring you the new Sperry x STAR WARS collection.
In honor of the blockbuster franchise’s 40th anniversary, we’ve created 5 unique styles celebrating the films featuring beloved heroes, iconic imagery, and even Ralph McQuarrie’s renowned concept art created before the films were even released.
Click on through to check out the styles available in stores and online starting August 10.
Continue reading Sperry x Star Wars: Coming August 10th
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.
Sideshow Collectibles has updated today with final production images for their Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Artist Series Statue. Look for a full toyguide update for this gorgeous piece in the near future.
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
Sideshow Collectibles is now taking preorders for their Concept Artist Series Ralph McQuarrie Darth Vader Statue.
Sideshow spends a lot of our time creating 3D representations of some of the most recognizable pop-culture icons in the world and, for that reason, we are honored to present the Ralph McQuarrie Darth Vader Statue – part of our Concept Artist Series.
Ralph McQuarrie is the man who gave us the design and visual representation of Darth Vader, and our statue has been created based on his original illustrations featuring an alternate concept helmet.
Standing just under two feet tall, this polystone piece is our homage to the man who gave us one of the most amazing characters to ever take the screen.
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.
Sideshow is now taking preorders for the Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett statue.
One of the first new characters to be designed for The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett originally began as a super trooper, with a striking aesthetic inspired primarily by Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers. As McQuarrie worked closely alongside Star Wars Art Director Joe Johnston, the character evolved into the ruthless Mandalorian bounty hunter we know today. Capturing the spirit of these early explorations, Fett appears in his original all-white armor, leaping into action over a base inspired by the Slave I. Reviewing a broad spectrum of McQuarrie’s imaginative designs for Boba Fett, Sideshow’s artists have translated his iconic artwork in a brilliant homage to a Star Wars that is both familiar, yet never was.
Sideshow has updated today with a preview of their upcoming Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Statue from the Concept Artist Series, Pre-Orders begin on Thursday, November 29, 2015.