Over the past 2 weeks Michael Crawford aka Captain Toy has been announcing the winners of his 2016 Poppies Awards. The awards are broken down into three divisions: MWC’s Picks, the People’s Picks and the Judge’s Picks (the judges are made up of 150 toy industry and toy press people).
In the category of “Best Bust 2016” Gentle Giant LTD. took home the Bronze Award for Michael’s Picks for our 2016 SDCC exclusive McQuarrie Chewbacca Bust.
For both the People’s Picks and the Judges Picks in the “Best Bust 2016” category Gentle Giant LTD. won the Silver Award for the Star Wars Boba Fett Classic Bust!
A BIG thank you to everyone who voted for us and congratulations to all the other winners!
We have an awesome array of items still to announce for 2017, so next year we are goin’ for the GOLD!
A batch of brand new items are hitting the warehouse this week and that means we are starting to process the pre-orders for the following items:
WARCRAFT Gul’dan STATUE
MARVEL VISION ANIMATED STATUE
MARVEL PUNISHER ANIMATED STATUE
MARVEL SPIDER-GWEN ANIMATED STATUE
Star Wars Imperial and Rebel Seal Bookends
We still have some quantities available to order on everything except Spider-Gwen, but not for long! You can find them all on www.gentlegiantltd.com.
Last week we showed you the paint master for our upcoming Star Wars Power of The Force Greedo Jumbo action figure. This week we got the first shot prototype print of his coin that will be included.
Greedo will be one of our lowest run for a Jumbo at around 700 pieces so don’t miss out on this version. Pre-order him here: http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/collectibles/star-wars/greedo-potf-jumbo-figure
Today is the birthday of actor who has spanned the generations of Star Wars sagas, Mr. Warwick Davis.
Warwick has not only appeared in 4 Star Wars films, but also the Harry Potter franchise.
Here is the bust we did of perhaps his most well know character: Wicket W. Warrick.
Check out the rest of our Star Wars Collectibles here on GentleGiantLTD.com.
News from Twitter today. Production has officially started on the Han Solo stand alone movie as announced by Chris Miller! (Nice pun there gentlemen)
Check out our Han Solo collectibles as well as all of our in-stock Star Wars Collectibles on GentleGiantltd.com.
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.”
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!
Pop Culture Quest is available exclusively on Comic-ComHQ.com
You can sign up now for a free 7 day trial!
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!
“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.“
Today isn’t JUST Friday the 13th. It’s also International Skeptics Day. A great way to celebrate would be to pick up this handsome Episode 4 Han Solo bust from www.gentlegiantltd.com!
You can order your own Han Solo Collectible, Hero of Yavin bust here.
You can shop all of our available Star Wars collectibles here!
We’d wish you a “Happy Skeptics Day” … but we’re not really sure you’d enjoy that.