Gentle Giant Studios Delivers Death Trooper Replica Helmets for Nissan Rogue One

 

Described by Nissan as “the closest you’ll ever get to sitting in the cockpit of a starfighter,” the new 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition makes it so you don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far away for a unique Star Wars experience. In addition to other Star Wars inspired features like exclusive badging on the front row doors, a power panoramic moonroof and Bose audio system, every Star Wars Nissan Rogue One comes with a limited edition Death Trooper replica helmet produced by 3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios in Burbank, CA.

With the Nissan collaboration in place, Lucasfilm approached frequent partner Gentle Giant Studios with the task of creating the helmet replicas. Known in the entertainment industry for delivering exceptional quality props, digital assets and collectibles within tight deadlines, our 3D Systems Gentle Giant artists were more than up for the challenge of crafting and delivering over 5,400 detailed, high quality replicas with just 3 months on the clock.

Our digital modelers got to work right away to create a 3D printable helmet model and base. With photographs of the official Star Wars costume and digital scan data as our guide, we sculpted the helmet in 3D from the ground up. Once fully modeled as a single unit, we analyzed the data to determine where the helmet could be divided into separate pieces for manufacturing. Our artists and on demand manufacturing experts are well versed in the manufacturing constraints of mass production, and brought their insights to bear on this project to deliver a stunning and seamless final piece.

Once complete, the helmet files were sent to the 3D Systems ProX 800 Stereolithography (SLA) printer to create a first article helmet in the final dimensions (15”H x 11.5”D x 10”W). The accelerated design verification process enabled by 3D printing was critical to keeping production on schedule. Once approved, these SLA prototypes (helmet components and base) were used to create the master fiberglass production molds. Using these molds, our team was able to execute a low volume production run with high quality finishing to meet Nissan’s quota and deadline.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came to theaters December 16, and starting late November the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition was available for purchase. The exclusive Gentle Giant created Death Trooper replica helmet is available only to owners of the Nissan Rogue Limited Edition (starting at $28,950). According to Nissan, only 5,400 will be sold, but “unlike the Death Star, when these are gone, [they] won’t be building them again.”

 

Win a Batman: The Animated Series Jumbo Joker Action Figure!

Our friends over at CinemaBlend.com are hosting a give-away that features a signed Joker sketch by Jim Lee AND one of our 12″ Batman The Animated Series Jumbo Joker figures!*

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This easy to enter give-away is being done in conjunction with Mark Hamill coming to visit our headquarters at Gentle Giant LTD. as part of the new episode of Pop Culture Quest on Comic-ConHQ.com!

Head over to CinemaBlend and enter for your chance to win!

 

*Open to U.S. residents only.

TOMORROW: Go Behind the Scenes at Gentle Giant LTD on Pop Culture Quest

Tomorrow, on a brand new episode of Pop Culture Quest, Mark Hamill goes behind the scenes here at Gentle Giant LTD. to find out how we do the magic that we do.

Taking a tour of the studio with our very own Ashly Powell, Mark gets to look behind the curtain and see our talented artists at work as they make your favorite action figures and pop culture collectibles!

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Pop Culture Quest is available exclusively on Comic-ComHQ.com

You can sign up now for a free 7 day trial!

The Official Title for Star Wars: Episode VIII Revealed

This morning the team at Lucasfilm officially announced the name, logo and teaser poster for Star Wars: Episode VIII:

Announcing the name of the next film in the Skywalker saga.

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We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.

THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

December can’t get here soon enough!!

You can see all of our in-stock Star Wars collectibles here on www.gentlegiantltd.com.

A Jumbo Batch of Jumbo Action Figures Are Shipping Out Soon! #SuperPowers #SecretWars

What do you call a large grouping of Jumbo Action Figures?  A gathering? A jumble? A cavalcade?  A COLLECTION!

If you like BIG heroes (and one big villain) then GentleGiantLTD.com has you covered this month with a whopping FIVE new 12″ JUMBO Action Figures from the DC Super Powers Collection and Marvel’s Secret Wars!

Notifications have been sent out to customers who pre-ordered the items below. We will be processing orders on Wednesday at 10 am.

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80473 SPIDERMAN SECRET WARS RED AND BLUE JUMBO FIGURE
80518 BATMAN SUPER POWERS JUMBO FIGURE
80522 ROBIN SUPER POWERS JUMBO FIGURE
80529 GREEN ARROW SUPER POWERS JUMBO FIGURE

Here are a few pictures of the actual finished products:

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Missed out on the pre-order for these figures? No worries! We still have some available! Click on any of the links above to be taken to their order pages!

New Solicitations for January 2017! #StarWars #Marvel

Happy New Year Gentle Giant LTD fans!   We hope you had a great holiday and are having a great start to your new year.   We here at Gentle Giant LTD have not been resting over the break.  We have been putting the finishing touches on SIX incredible new collectibles from the Marvel Universe and the Star Wars galaxy we announced to the world today that will ship Q2 of 2017!    Check out all the details below and then head over and place a pre-order!  You can click on any image to be taken to the pre-order listing for that item.

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Who Is This Mysterious Man In The White Hat?

Who is this mysterious man lurking in the Gentle Giant LTD. headquarters? A admirer of Hutts? Someone with an interest in Star Wars collectibles? Find out the answer to these questions and more on the 1/24/17 episode of Pop Culture Quest on ComicConHQ!

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January 2017 Shipping Update!

Hey Gentle Giant fans,

We hope that you are enjoying the new year! We just wanted to give you a quick update on some new items you have been asking about recently.

We are currently processing orders for 3 new items, as well as all in stock merchandise orders. We got a little behind with the chaos of holiday shipping, but we are doing our best to catch up!

In the coming weeks you can look forward to receiving your orders for:

80627 Darth Vader Collector’s Gallery Statue

80594 Deadpool Collector’s Gallery Statue

80611 Orgrim Warcraft Statue

Gentle Giant Ltd. “Legion of Walkers” Contest

the walking deadIn honor of the Season 3 Premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” on Sunday, October 14th, we here at Gentle Giant Ltd. want to see you put on your best Walker face! That’s right! We’re running a contest!

Here’s what you do – send us a picture of you done up in full zombie gear. Clothes, makeup, fake blood, the works. We’ll upload them to a gallery on our Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/gentlegiantltd) and the picture with the most “likes” by 11am PST on Monday, October 15th wins a FABULOUS prize from our very own Walking Dead line!

To Enter:

  • Send your picture to customerservice@gentlegiantstudios.com with the subject line “I’m a Walker.”
  • All entries must be received no later than 10am PST on Friday, October 12th.
  • Include your name, city and state with your entry (it will be displayed publically in the gallery).
  • If you’ve got a good story behind the picture, feel free to include it!
  • Make sure you “Like” our Facebook page and share your photo as soon as the album is live!
  • Album will be posted after 11am on Friday, October 12th.


Please note:

  • All pictures must be original.
  • All pictures must be of the person entering (i.e. – you can’t post a picture of your friend and use it to win).
  • Only one person can enter per picture (no group shots).
  • All pictures entered must meet Facebook’s Terms and Conditions.
  • Gentle Giant Ltd. reserves the right to not post any picture deemed inappropriate.
  • In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by the GG Ltd team.


Shamble on!

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