Here are the additional details describing the new Platinum tier for the Gentle Giant ltd. Premier Guild. Tomorrow we will give additional details on the Gold tier and Wednesday we will post about the Silver tier.
REMEMBER – Our current PG Membership year runs March 31st, 2016-March31, 2017. The NEW Tiered PG program will launch on March 31st.
Everything you thought you knew about the Gentle Giant Premier Guild is about to change.
Collect How YOU Want to Collect!
Welcome to the Gentle Giant 2017 Premier Guild! We do hope that you will join us for a year of fun and awesome collectibles!
What is the Gentle Giant Premiere Guild?
It’s way more than a “fan club.” It’s a place to let your voice be heard. It’s a place to get exclusive products. It’s things you get to see that no one else gets to see. It lets you get a first crack at many new items. Plus, it’s discounts, coupons, double rewards points, raffles, some surprises mailed to you AND a gift!
What is new this year?
A LOT! This year we have overhauled the Premier Guild and we are trying something new with tiered membership! We are adding new levels of membership to accommodate the different types of collectors out there. If you are a Premier Guild member just to get the con exclusives, we have a level for you, if you want everything to stay the same as you have done for the past membership years we have a level for you, if you are a hardcore Gentle Giant Ltd fan and want some super rare items we have a membership level ready for you!
We also want to make the Premier Guild more personal this year with more sneak peeks, more behind the scenes, some Q&As and even a chance for the two 2 tiers to vote on and pick a bust that we will then make!
What do I get if I join?
YOU get to decide that! Depending on what level you choose it’s a LOT! ANY level you choose you will get the cost of membership back in the form of something amazing!! You can compare the three levels of membership and their benefits from the chart below and decide what level is right for you.
Why are you changing things this year?
We know not every person collects the same way or the same things, so we wanted to give everyone options this year to collect how YOU want to collect! And we think we have come up with some pretty sweet incentives for each of the levels. But if you like things just the way they were we have a tier that keeps things the same as years past with a few added bonuses.
Do we still get discounts?
YES! And the higher the tier the better the discounts you get. Each tier of membership will receive some percentage off all their orders of non-exclusive/regular release products placed directly through the Gentle Giant Website.
Are there still going to be Premier Guild Exclusives?
Oh yes! Premier Guild members have the firsthand opportunity to purchase any exclusive that we create. This includes all distributor, international, and convention exclusives. Members also have the opportunity to pre-order and post-order San Diego Comic Con Exclusives before anyone else. While supplies last. Each tier will have an exclusive window to order the exclusives starting with platinum first, then gold then silver.
Yesterday on StarWars.com the gang at LucasFilm gave us our first look at the ensemble cast for the upcoming “Young Han Solo” movie.
We here at Gentle Giant ltd are excited to see this project come together! It’s a great cast, with great writers and amazing directors!
The Han Solo movie will star: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, and Donald Glover. It will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and it will be released in 2018.
Darth Vader the evil Lord of the Sith launches Gentle Giant’s brand new 1:8th scale Star Wars Collector Gallery line. Capturing the moment in The Empire Strikes Back as he kneels before the Emperor, this Darth Vader statue is in stock and ready to ship out.
Sculpted by Gentle Giant’s master artisans, this Darth Vader statue recreates the scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back of Lord Vader bowing in devotion to his master, Emperor Palpatine. Each limited edition, hand-painted piece is cast in high quality polyresin with crisp details. This statue also comes individually numbered with a matching certificate of authenticity and is limited to only 1300 pieces. This Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader Collectors Gallery statue will be the first figure in our new series of 1:8 scaled statues, celebrating the last 36 years of the Star Wars universe.
Stay tuned to the end to see a special sneak peek at the NEXT statue in our Star Wars Collector’s Gallery line.
Available right now at: http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/collectibles/star-wars/darth-vader-9-inch-collectors-gallery-statue-collectible
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.
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.”