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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Arriving in the next 30 days!

Hey folks! Some of you have asked for a further breakdown of our arrival schedule, specifically about what’s arriving this month. Well, here you go! =D

  • Nien Nunb Mini Bust (shipped last week)
  • AFX Exclusive Imperial Gunner Mini Bust
  • Diamond Exclusive Red Hulk Mini Bust
  • Watto Mini Bust
  • Sucker Punch WWI German Zombie Statue
  • Sucker Punch Rocket Statue
  • Jumbo Vintage Kenner Greedo 12” Figure

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TOPPS ANNOUNCES SELL-OUT OF MARS ATTACKS HERITAGE

Hot on the heels of IDW’s MARS ATTACKS comic book– whose first issue sold out in less than a week– Topps announces today that MARS ATTACKS HERITAGE is officially SOLD OUT.   After its initial release on July 11, Topps saw a tremendous surge in wholesale orders, reorders and retail interest.  What little remains on store shelves and with hobby distributors is now all that is available.

“Based on the pent-up interest, we produced what we felt would be a more than an adequate amount of product,” said Ira Friedman, Topps VP Global Licensing.  “Well, we were wrong. Demand has far exceeded supply and we are cleaned out!”

Following the comic book’s rave reviews, a smash-hit promotion at San Diego Comic-Con and widespread media coverage of the brand’s 50th anniversary, Topps now turns its focus to what comes next. Friedman added, “fans will be pleased to know that 2012 is not just a milestone celebration– it’s the first chapter of our Mars Attacks relaunch.  Expect some big surprises and keep your eyes to the sky: the invasion is just beginning!”

For more information on Mars Attacks, visit www.facebook.com/MarsAttacks, or follow on twitter @realmarsattacks


In the meantime, don’t forget to check out Gentle Giant’s selection of Mars Attacks Products!

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Meet Simon Lee, creator of the Reapers!

At San Diego Comic Con 2012, Gentle Giant had a deluxe edition of Blade II on Blu-Ray for sale at our booth. Included in the package was an exclusive Blade II Reaper mini bust. This piece was developed by an incredibly talented sculptor, Simon Lee (better known as Spider Zero) to his fans. Mr. Lee also collaborated directly with Blade II director Guillermo Del Toro to create and develop the feared Reapers for the film. Recently, we corresponded with Mr. Lee and asked him a couple of questions about his art.

What got you in to sculpting?
Sculpting has been a hobby for me since I was a kid, but I only decided to pursue it as a career three years ago.

Do you have anyone that you can cite as a major influence in your style?
With sculptors I would have to say Bernini and Rodin – I love the dynamic energy that they were able to instill in their work.

What other pieces have you done that collectors might recognize?
As far as collectibles go, I have released quite a few resin kits under my own brand, but these days I work primarily as a concept artist for films – you will be able to see some of my creature design work in the upcoming Guillermo del Toro giant-monsters-vs-giant-robots epic “Pacific Rim,” in the summer of 2013.

How did you approach your design for the Blade Reaper Mini Bust?
I worked closely with Guillermo del Toro and he gave me a lot of pointers on that one – it always helps to have the original designer to art direct you.

Out of all of your work, do you have a favorite piece you’ve done? If so, why is it your favorite?
I have this one piece called “At the Gates of Hell,” which is composed of 51 individually sculpted characters. As far as design composition goes, that one is the most complex I’ve done to date.

Is there any particular subject you’d love to sculpt in the future?
No preference. I enjoy sculpting monsters just as much as I enjoy sculpting beautiful characters.

Thank you, Simon!

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Topps Announces MARS ATTACKS San Diego Comic Con Trading Card Giveaway

Topps is pleased to announce a set of promotional MARS ATTACKS trading cards for distribution exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con in July.  This set of 9 free cards, featuring all-new art by Eisner award-winning artist John McCrea, is timed to coincide with the release of Mars Attacks Heritage, a deluxe re-issue of the original trading card series.

 

The giveaway will be the centerpiece of several events planned for San Diego Comic-Con, including a MARS ATTACKS 50th Anniversary panel on Saturday. To find the cards, fans must visit nine different booths throughout the convention.  When all of the cards are collected they will form larger image which showcases characters from IDW’s upcoming MARS ATTACKS ongoing comic book series by John Layman and McCrea.

 

“We couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate MARS ATTACKS’ 50th birthday than at San Diego Comic-Con,” said Adam Levine, Topps’ Licensing Manager. “This free scavenger hunt is our way of bringing the fun of MARS ATTACKS directly to the fans.”

 

The exclusive cards will be available throughout the weekend at the booths of Abrams Books, Diamond Comic Distributors, Funko, Gentle Giant Ltd, IDW Publishing, Mezco Toyz, Nerdist News via Legendary Pictures, Russ Walks & Wild Tempest and Toynk Toys.   Supplies will be strictly limited, and are expected to go fast.

 

“We’ve got big things planned for MARS ATTACKS this year, next year and beyond, and we hope fans will join us in San Diego to celebrate not just the 50th birthday, but a whole new beginning for MARS ATTACKS,” said Levine.

 

For more information on MARS ATTACKS, including further details on this and other events at San Diego Comic-Con, join the Official Mars Attacks Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MarsAttacks

 

Also follow on twitter @realmarsattacks

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Our Final Two SDCC Exclusives!

Blue Snaggletooth 12” Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure $80
License: Star Wars
Edition Size: 2,000 Pieces
Item Number: 80227

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Blue Snaggletooth is the informal name of a rare Kenner action figure from 1978. Released as part of the Sears “Star Wars Cantina Adventure Set”, the Snaggletooth figure was intended to represent the character who would later be known as Zutton. However, the only reference used for the figure was a partial black and white photograph of the alien’s head. The body was unknown, so the sculptors and artists improvised, creating a tall alien with a tight blue spacesuit and silver boots. From 1979 onward, including later Sears releases of the cantina set, all versions of Snaggletooth were changed to a red color,  with bare feet and hands and shorter legs.

PGMs! Pre-Order Your Convention Exclusive Blue Snaggletooth Kenner Figure Here!


Blade Reaper Blu-Ray $99
License: Blade II
Edition Size: 500

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Blade II, directed by Guillermo Del Toro is on Blu-Ray at last! This convention-exclusive edition includes the blu-ray disc and a hand-crafted, limited edition Reaper mini bust created by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd.!

Premier Guild Members, Click here to pre-order your copy of Blade II on Blue Ray with the exclusive Reaper Mini Bust today!

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