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“Echo station 3-T-8, we have spotted Imperial walkers.! “

“Echo station 3-T-8, we have spotted Imperial walkers.! ”

Sonar Chief STSC(SS) Geoff Walker of the USS Hampton Sonar LCPO took a trip up North to conduct testing on submarine operations in Arctic waters. Geoff brought along our Hoth Han Kenner figure from some amazing “Hoth” photo ops while he was up there ! “He stood watch in the ships Sonar Shack while we were underway and kept a lookout while the crew enjoyed some ice liberty. ” . Thank you for the pictures Geoff ! We will be posting more shortly
more info about the trip here: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=79747

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Geoff and Han

 

Collector Review

Here is a Collector Review from Dar at SomeWhatNerdy.com and Star Wars Fanboys and Girls.

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Gentle Giant 4-LOM Review

Yep I said 4-LOM , how does that sit with the hardcore fans? Guess well just have to wait and find out but gentle giant made the decision to give this rendition of the bounty hunter the name it was intended to have.

 

So what was the first I did when I recived this bounty hunter.?  … I ran to my wall of the vintage star wars figures, grabbed Zuckuss

(4-Lom) and compared every detail side by side.

 

The back of the card comes in the style of a vintage 32 back but ofcourse we have 33 here, split into 3, we have the right hand side showcasing the ones released and the vertical 10 showcasing the ones soon to be released or just released. And then ofcourse the bottom portion show casing the mini busts and the one that stands out there ofcourse is the Malgus bust.  Ooh and theres also a POP done in the classic vintage way. Can I cut them off all the 40 jumbo figures I

have and get a playset??   No clue and im not gonna cut them and send

them in to find out either .:)

 

Every detail has been blown up and made into this near perfect rendition of the bounty hunter.  Now you ask me why I gave it a near perfect, well as anal as I am I noticed the one thing that most wont even care for… the star burst/lens flare shine on the bottom border right next to the kenner logo,  it doesn’t hit the top of the border like it should. J

 

Well to the figure now. I honestly could wait to open this, and in turn cant wait for the Zuckuss (original 4LOM) release next year as I want to display the 6 bounty hunters together.

 

As always gentle giant provide us with a sturdy clamshell that can be opened easily and not like those vacuum packed packaged, where you need a knife to open a knife. NO CUTS HERE.

 

The figure it self as always is light weight and feels great. The paint application is spot on and I see details that I really didn’t

pay attn to when I was a kid to the smaller version.   The one thing

you cant tell that these are defo re casted from the original smaller version, as some detailed on the leg have very sharp edges on the small version and the jumbo have more smoother transitions.

 

The paint on the jumbo seems to be a more darker, less shimmering in comparison to the original but to be honest once you have it standing on the shelf you wont even pay attn to that detail.

 

The gun is absolutely awesome, zuckuss always had one of the coolest guns in the toy line and seeing it in 12 inch scale is incredible. But one major problem .. it doesn’t fit in his hand.. that’s not good :/

 

Im really happy with this figure  I keeps staring at this and the original 3.75 inch MOC and it makes me wanna make a giant sized toys r us price sticker J

 

The whole jumbo line really allows you to appreciate the construction and time take to make this awesome product especially as we weren’t offered this one or over 20 of the ones beings released as we were kids or adults for that matter back in the day.

 

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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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Base Assembled
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Side View
P006
Bottom View
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Final Production Piece
Power Droid Kenner Jumbo Figure_PS with packaging
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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 !

 

 

 

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!

Want a Star Wars Jumbo Vintage Cantina Playset?

Good! Because we’re GIVING ONE AWAY!

Enter today using the app below!


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Please note, this contest is for the PLAYSET ONLY. Figures not included.

CVI Exclusives & 2012 Holiday Bust now up for Pre-Order!

We’re less than a month away from Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando! We’re going to have some fantastic exclusives to share this year, and we want to give you the opportunity to secure these highly-desirable pieces in advance!


To place a guaranteed pre-order for the CVI exclusives, you must be a member of the Premier Guild. If you haven’t joined the Premier Guild yet for 2012, now’s the best time to do it! Join today, and in addition to pre-ordering our CVI exclusives you can select one of five exciting pieces as a free gift! Once you’re a member, click on the images below and pre-order your exclusives today!

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 Lando Calrissian!!! Digitally scanned from mint 3 3/4” Kenner originals and reproduced to a substantial 12” tall. Nothing has been overlooked. Roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure includes a vinyl cape and blaster, just like the original!That’s not all, this classic Kenner creation comes packaged on a 1981, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back inspired blister card, featuring original front, in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display!


SWCVI Exclusive Blue Clone Trooper Statue


Cloned and specially trained as officers on the watery world of Kamino, the clone trooper lieutenants served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars conflict. The rank of clone trooper lieutenant is recognized specifically by blue markings on the helmet and torso. Superior training and an unwavering loyalty to the Galactic Republic made the clone troopers the most efficient military forces ever to have existed in galactic history. This highly-detailed statue, based on the original Lucasfilm costumes and props, was sculpted and painted by Gentle Giant Ltd. We hope you enjoy it.


Save yourself the trouble of waiting in line to buy these pieces at our booth and running the risk of them selling out before you could even get on the floor! Pre-order them today and we’ll send them to you after the show, so you don’t need to lug them around or ship them home yourself!

We’re also happy to announce that we have begun taking pre-orders on our Holiday Exclusive for 2012 – the Jar Jar Binks and W. Wald Holiday 2012 Deluxe Mini Bust Set!


The Gentle Giant Holiday Bust has become quite a tradition. 2012 brings collectors of this rare line a special treat – a Deluxe Mini Bust 2-Pack! For the first time, Gentle Giant is offering collectors the chance to bring home Jar Jar Binks and W. Wald for the Holidays! The Jar Jar comes entangled in a string of holiday lights (with several display modes) and wearing a Santa hat! Both of the holiday accessories are removable so you can proudly display Jar Jar year round! Also included in the pack is one of Warwick Davis’ many Star Wars characters, the Rodian W. Wald from The Phantom Menace.Boasting uncanny screen-accuracy, these 1/6th scale renditions are cast in high quality polystone and come individually numbered with a matching certificate of authenticity. They make up a strictly limited edition collectible set , only from Gentle Giant LTD.


To place a guaranteed pre-order for our annual Holiday Mini Bust, you must be a member of the
Premier Guild. If you’re not already, join today!

Also, Collectors, we’ve heard you. We know many of you would like to be able to order multiple Premier Guild gifts for yourselves and your loved ones. So, for one week only, we’re removing the one pre-order per account limit on all five 2012 Premier Guild Gifts! Enjoy!

In case you haven’t seen it yet…

Here’s the official video tour of our booth at SDCC!

 

 

Now, we did add a couple of things to the display after this was shot, specifically the Sheriff Grimes Mini Bust for our Walking Dead line and our Holiday Jar Jar Mini Bust. You can google those for images. :)

PGMs! Pre-order the Deluxe McQuarrie Stormtrooper Mini Bust!

McQuarrie Stormtrooper Deluxe Mini Bust $85
License: Star Wars
Edition Size:  1,800
Item Number: 80228

Ralph McQuarrie’s early designs of the Imperial Stormtrooper are uniquely different from that of the final screen version. Based on original pre-production illustrations from Star Wars: A New Hope, this mini bust displays a fascinating look at McQuarrie’s conceptual development of the Imperial Stormtrooper.   This highly-detailed mini bust, based on the original Lucasfilm costumes and props, was sculpted and painted by Gentle Giant Ltd and includes several interchangeable pieces.  We hope you enjoy it.

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PGMs! Pre-order the McQuarrie Stormtrooper Deluxe MB Here!

New from Gentle Giant Ltd. for May 2012!
Deadpool Corps Boxed Set

Pulled from his home reality of Earth-616 by The Contemplator, Wade Wilson was introduced to four versions of himself from alternate universes, including a dog, a child, a zombified head and a woman. Together, these five incarnations of Deadpool formed the Deadpool Corps, and they adventured together aboard their space ship, The Bea Arthur to take on a threat to the Marvel Multiverse only known as The Awareness. Seriously, we can’t make this stuff up. Read More..>>
Moon Knight Mini Bustmoon knight mini bust
When mercenary Marc Spector was double-crossed and left for dead by a corrupt employer in the sands of Egypt, his spirit encountered Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon. Khonshu made Marc an offer he couldn’t refuse – a second chance at life in exchange for working as Khonshu’s avatar on Earth. Restored to life, Marc Spector donned a silver cloak and cowl and swore to fight evil, becoming Moon Knight! Read More..>>
White Clone Trooper Deluxe Statue
white clone trooper deluxe statue

Foot soldiers of the Grand Army of the Republic, and later the Galactic Empire, Clone Troopers have a long, bloody history in the Star Wars Universe. Although they are identical and fiercely loyal to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, each has their own unique personality. Now, Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you a piece that will allow you to display your Clone Trooper in your own unique fashion. Read More..>>
Ree Yees Deluxe Mini Bust
ree yees deluxe mini bust

The three-eyed Gran known as Ree-Yees is one of the many denizens of Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Tasked with taking care of Jabba’s frog-dog pet, Bubo, Ree-Yees used his access to Jabba to plot his death. That is, of course, until Princess Leia killed the Hutt gangster first. Read More..>>
Yoda With Orange Snake Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure
yoda with orange snake jumbo vintage kenner figure

Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant is proud to bring you their new line of vintage Kenner inspired Star Wars Action Figure reproductions with the release of the classic Yoda figure. Digitally scanned from mint Kenner originals and reproduced to a substantial 6″ tall, no detail has been overlooked. Injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced orange snake accessory and comes fully articulated! Read More..>>
Premier Guild Exclusive Yoda With Brown Snake Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure
yoda with brown snake jumbo vintage kenner figure

Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant is proud to bring you their new line of vintage Kenner inspired Star Wars Action Figure reproductions with this Premier Guild Exclusive release of the variant “brown snake” Yoda figure. Digitally scanned from mint Kenner originals and reproduced to a substantial 6″ tall, no detail has been overlooked. Injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced brown snake accessory and comes fully articulated! Read More..>>

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