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“we can’t repel firepower of that magnitude”

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We had a moment to sit with Steven Daily, the artist behind the “Magnitude” painting from ACME ARCHIVES, and now collectible mini bust. We are excited to announce that this mini bust will be one of our Star Wars San Diego Comic Con exclusives this year and will be limited to 500 pieces.

What was your inspiration for creating the “Magnitude” painting?
I was studying a lot of master work going to the Getty and drawing a lot.
I approached this concept, with the vision of a Mans den, red leather, ornate desk, brandy, taxidermy.
I wanted to make Star Wars for your den, a Man’s Star Wars piece. But I also wanted to do it in humorous way, to not be too serious.

How does it feel to have your painting turned into a 3-dimensional piece?
It is such a rad piece! It was so interesting to watch it all evolve from, the sketch , painting, digital sculpt, sculpt, master, to production.
Truly amazing to see the process, and my painting come to life.

Who is your favorite Star Wars character?
That’s a tough one, I have a few:
Boba Fett, Vader, Chewie, Gonk Droids, Ackbar, Ig-88, Biker Scouts, Snow Troopers, the list goes on and on.
Boba Fett had the least amount of screen time and made the largest amount of impression on my young mind.

What was your favorite or most interesting part of the process of creating this mini bust?
The collaboration, I was honored that you guys wanted me to be a part of the process.
Watching it evolve was amazing, from beginning to end.

Thank you, Steven. We loved making this and can’t wait to share it with our collectors and Star Wars fans.
Be sure to stop by our booth, #3513 at San Deigo Comic Con in July to purchase this mini bust and meet the artist, Steven Daily. Times will be announced in the next few weeks.

War Machine , Behind The Scenes

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From the screen to your shelf, Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you the 2013 Premier Guild Exclusive WAR MACHINE Mini Bust! Who says hanging out with Tony Stark doesn’t have its perks? Jim “Rhody” Rhodes (played by Don Cheadle) is Tony’s Air Force Liason and the closest thing he can call a friend. In Iron Man 2, Tony gave Rhody his own heavy weapons-focused set of Iron Man armor, codenamed War Machine. Now, War Machine will stand side-by-side with Iron Man as they do battle with The Mandarin in 2013′s Iron Man 3!

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Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd.

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Final Paint Master

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Using the suit designs from IRON MAN 3, this is the most screen-accurate War Machine mini bust available! This hand-painted limited edition bust is individually numbered and comes with a matching certificate of authenticity. Sign up for the 2013 Premier Guild and select it as your gift today !

I’ve Got the Power !

Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant continues on with their new line of vintage Star Wars Action figure reproductions with the release of this classic Power Droid!!Digitally scanned from mint 3 3/4” Kenner originals and reproduced to a substantial 7 1/2” tall. Nothing has been overlooked. Roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure is fully articulated with “clicking” leg movement faithfully reproduced to be just like the original. That’s not all, this classic Kenner creation comes packaged on a 1977, Star Wars inspired blister card, featuring original front and “21 back” artwork, in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display!


Here are some 3d model mappings of how the Power droid was designed as well as how it is put together.

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Bottom View
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Final Production Piece
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Sucker Punch Colossal Samurai Statue

Hey Collectors !

Here are the handling and assembly guide to our new recent release the “Sucker Punch Colossal Samurai Statue”. Every bit as massive in polystone as it is on screen .Representing the first obstacles in her quest for freedom, this gigantic warrior and its two brethren were quickly dispatched by Babydoll as she began to come into her true power. Now, this behemoth joins the rest of our line of 18″ scale statues. Even though this is one of our larger pieces we have produced it is still very delicate. Please Read the instructions and handle with care.

 

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If you would like a Downloadable PDF of these images email customerservice@gentlegiantstudios.com.

May News Letter

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Production Photos !

Here are some Production Photos for some awesome pieces we have in the works.

Torso and hands of Darth Maul Spider Statue

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Dewback body for the Sandtrooper on Dewback Animated Maquette
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Hands for the The Walking Dead Logo Bookends

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Thorax of the Darth Maul Spider Statue

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Have a great weekend everyone !

Release Updates April 2013

Hey Collectors and Fans !

Here are the most resent release dates for all of our upcoming pieces. There will be a lot of Kenner figures coming out in the beginning of the second quarter . Followed by a Marvel mini busts ,few Star Wars pieces and our infamous Walking Dead Sheriff Grimes and Well Walker mini busts.The third quarter will focus mainly on Star Wars with a few Marvel pieces and at the end of the year we will be releasing the PGM gifts. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or Follow us on Twitter.

Happy Collecting Everyone !

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Updated Shipping Schedule

Because you asked for it,  here is an updated shipping schedule! We will update the website with new information as it becomes available.

As you can see, most of the Premier Guild Gifts are not scheduled to arrive into our facility until 2013. For this reason, the 2012 Premier Guild Memberships will be extended into 2013 until all the pre-ordered PGM Gifts have been processed. We will be sending out prior notification to our current members regarding renewals for 2013 as the date gets closer.

  • 80276    Republic Commando PGM 2012 Mini Bust    Star Wars    Jan 2013
  • 80297    Jar Jar and W. Wald Holiday    Star Wars    Jan 2013
  • 80202    R2-D2 Maquette    Star Wars    Jan 2013
  • 80026    General Veers Mini Bust    Star Wars    Jan 2013
  • 80165    Iron Man Classic Silver Mini Bust    Marvel    Jan 2013
  • 80221    Iron Man Mark II (Gold Armor) Mini Bust    Marvel   Jan 2013
  • 80270    Dwalin PGM 2012 Mini Bust    The Hobbit    Jan 2013
  • 80275    Rebel Fleet Trooper PGM 2012 Mini Bust    Star Wars    Jan 2013
  • 80273    Voldemort PGM 2012 Mini Bust    Harry Potter    Jan 2013
  • 80037    SW CW AT-RT Web Ex. Maquette    Star Wars    Jan 2013
  • 9617    SW Chess Set    Star Wars    Jan 2013
  • 80277    Gamorrean Guard Kenner POTF PGM 2012 Figure    Star Wars    Feb 2013


Please do not hesitate to contact customer service via email at customerservice@gentlegiantstudios.com or phone 818.504.3555 Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm PST if you need additional information.

Holiday Fett Costume Contest

Gentle Giant Ltd “Holiday Fett” Contest

To Celebrate The Winter Holiday Season we here at Gentle Giant Ltd want to see you don your best winter Fett Costume! That’s right! We’re running another Costume contest!

Here’s what you do

Send us a picture of you dressed up as Boba Fett , Jango fett or any other Mandalorian in a Christmas Sweater showing us how you celebrate the holiday cheer and we’ll upload them to a gallery on our Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/gentlegiantltd). The picture with the most “likes” by 25th of December wins a Awesome Rocket firing Boba Fett Kenner figure as the prize (release date Q1 2013) !

 

 

 

To Enter:
• Send your picture too customerservice@gentlegiantstudios.com with the subject line “I am a Fett”
• All entries must be received no later than 10am PST on Wednesday December 12th.
• Include your name, city and state with your entry (it will be displayed publicly 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 https://www.facebook.com/gentlegiantltd and share your photo as soon as the album is live
• Album will be posted after 11am Thursday December 13th

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 Gentle Giant Ltd team.

 

Good Luck and Happy Holidays !

 

 

 

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