K-2SO Announced as the Gentle Giant Ltd. Deluxe Holiday Mini Bust. Up For Pre-Order NOW!

This past week at San Diego Comic Con International we revealed K-2SO as our 2017 Deluxe Holiday Mini Bust.  Now we are proud to make him available for pre-order, exclusively for our 2017 Premier Guild members.   Pre-Order K-2SO before August 11th to guarantee he will be in your collection in time for the holidays.

“I’m having a happy holiday… Cassian told me I had to…”

While most of us know that the re-programed Imperial security droid K-2SO can be a bit cranky and sarcastic, he can also be festive as evidenced by the Gentle Giant Ltd. 2017 deluxe holiday Mini Bust.  This year we celebrate our 13th annual tradition of making a holiday item available to our Premier Guild members with our holiday offering: the K-2SO Holiday Deluxe Mini Bust. K-2SO is bundled up in his holiday scarf and is holding a silver ornament in the shape of the dreaded Death Star.

Built from original film models and 3D data, K-2SO’s hulking stature and intricate inner workings have all been captured in this high quality, hand painted bust that is sure to brighten up your Star Wars collection not just for the holidays, but all year long!

This K-2SO Mini Bust features a removable scarf and swappable hand holding a blaster so you can display him out of “holiday mode” if you desire.  Each limited edition piece is numbers with a matching certificate to ensure authenticity.  Made exclusively for Gentle Giant’s collector club, The Premier Guild, K-2SO is expected to sell out quickly.  Pre-order before August 11th to be guaranteed this bust will be in your collection.  K-2SO will make an excellent addition to your Star Wars collection or as a special gift this holiday season!

Be sure to pre-order by August 11th to be guaranteed to get this deluxe bust into your collection!

New Solicitations for July 2017!

Just in time for the end of July we have 7 brand new products to announce from our Star Wars and Marvel licenses.   All of these items are up for pre-order now so make sure you don’t miss out on them!

Marvel

Spider-Man Mark IV Suit Mini Bust

The Spider-Armor Mark IV is Peter Parker’s most powerful and technologically advanced costume to date.  Developed by Spider-Man at Parker Industries this new spider-suit is made of light-weight, metallic liquid nano-technology, making it bullet-proof, can deflect lasers at close range, and can absorb the impact of falling several stories, leaving whoever is in the suit unharmed.  The suit is also heat resistance to the point where Spider-Man can battle the Human Torch without fear of injury!

Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., Spider-man Mark IV Suit mini bust features a metallic paint job with eyes and a spider emblem that seem to glow.  Crafted using only the highest quality polystone, each limited-edition hand-painted mini bust comes individually numbered and is packed with a matching certificate of authenticity.

Price: $120

License: Marvel
Release Date:  Q4 2017


Rocket and Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2) Collectors Gallery Statue

Sometimes you can be your own worst enemy.  Rocket learns this the hard way when he double crosses The Sovereign and steals the very thing he is supposed to be guarding, thereby bringing the entire Sovereign fleet down on the Guardians of the Galaxy!

From the blockbuster summer movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 come Gentle Giant Ltd.’s Rocket and Groot Collector’s Gallery Statue.  This “trash panda” and his best friend have been digitally sculpted, down the minutest detail, by the amazing artisans of Gentle Giant Studios, and hand-painted for film accuracy. Rocket is armed with two guns while tiny Groot is perched on his shoulder wearing his little Reaver coat. Now you can own your own 1:8 scale statue of everyone’s favorite “triangle-faced monkey” Rocket and his pal Groot! The Rocket and Groot Collector’s Gallery Statue is the 5th piece in our Marvel Collector’s Gallery statue line and fits perfectly with our recently solicited Starlord Collector’s Gallery Statue from the same film. Each Collector’s Gallery statue comes hand numbered with certificate of authenticity.

Price: $99

License: Marvel
Release Date:  Q4 2017


Thor (Ragnarok) Collectors Gallery

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and Avengers team-member the Hulk! Thor finds himself without his hammer or his powers and a pawn of the Grandmaster and his games.  Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying all of Asguard.

Straight from his silver-screen appearance in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok feature film, the Thor Collector’s Gallery Statue has been digitally sculpted down the minutest detail, and hand-painted by the amazing artisans of Gentle Giant Studios. Thor is decked out in his gladiator arena armor with his helmet, cape and double swords and features a stunning likeness to actor Chris Hemsworth.  This 1:8 scale statue of Thor is the 6th in our Marvel Collector’s Gallery statue line.  You can display this piece on its own or with our upcoming gladiator Hulk Collector’s Gallery statue. The statue comes with a hand numbered with certificate of authenticity.

Price: $159

License: Marvel
Release Date:  Q4 2017


Daredevil Animated Statue

The Kid Without Fear…well… maybe a LITTLE bit of fear, joins the Gentle Giant Ltd. Marvel Animated Statue series.  Daredevil will be the 13th character in our popular and adorable Marvel animated statue line. The blind acrobat crime fighter is clearly still learning the ropes in this statue, inspired by the month long variant cover event that helped birth these statues.

The Daredevil Animated Statue was digitally sculpted and carefully printed on state of the art 3D Systems 3D printers. The high-resolution prints were then used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this animated collectible. Each animated statue is hand-cast, hand-painted, and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity.

Price: $64.99

License: Marvel
Release Date:  Q4 2017


 

Star Wars

Bossk Collectors Gallery Statue

The bounty hunter known as Bossk has been a fan favorite ever since his debut in 1980.  His popularity could not be contained to his brief appearance on the deck of the Executor in the Empire Strikes Back (and in the background of Jabba’s sail barge in Return of the Jedi).  Bossk soon started filling out his robust backstory in both the Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels animated series, taking on the role of mentor to the young, orphaned Boba Fett.

The artists a Gentle Giant take you on a journey to see the moments just following the events of the death of Jabba, we find Bossk standing over the shattered throne of Jabba.  At his feet, a chain left by Jabba’s escaped prize.  What will he do next?  Pursue the rebels or look for his next bounty?

Bossk is the third statue in our new 1:8th Collector’s Gallery line, celebrating 40 years of the Star Wars universe. 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.

Price: $159

License: Star Wars
Release Date:  Q4 2017


Early Bird 4-Pack Jumbo Set

40 years ago a generation of kids saw a movie that changed their lives.  When they left the theater and went to the store to find action figures from their favorite new movie they did not exist. When the holidays rolled around and the kids wanted to find their favorite heroes, villains and droids under the tree they did not exist yet.   The toy makers solution to this problem was “The Star Wars Early Bird Kit.”  Parents, desperate for anything Star Wars to wrap for their kids, were sold a large cardboard envelop that had a fold out stand, some stickers, trading cards and a promise that WHEN the figures were made, they would be the first kids to receive them.

Gentle Giant Ltd pays tribute to that classic Star Wars story 40 years later with the Star Wars JUMBO Early Bird 4-pack.    This 4 pack of action figure is a great jumping on point to the Jumbo line for new collectors as well as bringing back some earlier, harder to find figures for current Jumbo collectors.

The Early Bird Jumbo figure 4-pack will come in a retro box that looked like the original Early Bird envelop and inside will be the familiar white mailer tray with Luke Skywalker (with his double telescoping lightsaber. The first DT saber in the Jumbo line!), Princess Leia (with white vinyl cape and blue blaster) Chewbacca (with greenish Early Bird crossbow blaster) and R2-D2 (with clicking head).   Also included in the set will be larger reproductions of the stickers and a large foldout, replica display stand that will hold the “original 12” figures along with the perforated cards attached to the front.

Gentle Giant Ltd’s Jumbo line.  Just like you remember, ONLY BIGGER!

Price: $279

License: Star Wars
Release Date:  Q4 2017

 

Announcing the Gentle Giant Ltd 2017 Star Wars Celebration #SWCO Exclusives

This week we announced both our 2017 Star Wars Celebration exclusives.  Both will be available at Star Wars Celebration at booth 3132 April 13-16th while supplies last!

See below for more details!

 

Ralph McQuarrie Concept Series Han Solo Mini-Bust

Ralph McQuarrie’s early designs of Han Solo display a vast difference from that of the final version as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. Designed initially as a Lightsaber wielding, bearded Jedi Knight, this mini bust explores a fascinating look into the conceptual development of one of science fiction’s most roguish smugglers.

Designed, modeled and prototyped using top of the line 3D technology. The 1:6th scale Han Solo (McQuarrie Concept) mini bust is hand cast, hand-painted and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity.

License: Star Wars
Item Number: 
80756

UPC:  814176022380
Dimensions:  6.5” H x 8” W x 5.5” D


Star Wars Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster

When the vintage Death Star Space Station Playset was released in 1978 the designers had to take some creative license on the included trash compactor monster.    We all knew about the eye stalk and the tentacles, but the wings, the mouth full of teeth and the fin were a revelation to us kids.  Now the thing lurking in the muck of the Death Star had a “face.”

Grab your Jumbo Han, Luke, Leia and Chewbacca because now you can re-enact the pulse-pounding trash compactor scene from Star Wars: A New Hope with the convention exclusive Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster!   Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars with part of one of the greatest playsets in the history of toys!

Scanned from the original vintage figure/accessory and reproduced in the 12” scale, Gentle Giant’s Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster comes packed with accurate 3-color foam “trash” and in a spectacular vintage inspired full color box!

Gentle Giant Ltd’s Jumbos – Just like you remember, only BIGGER!

License: Star Wars
Item Number: 
80748

UPC:  814176022175
Dimensions: 
6” H x 7.25” W x 14” D

Gentle Giant Ltd. Premier Guild 2017 Gift Announcement #4

The Premier Guild gift announcements are here at last!  Yesterday we announced the first three of our six Premier Guild 2017 gift offerings.  If you missed either announcement check out our official blog for further details.  Today we are announcing two more of our 2017 PG gifts, one earlier this morning and this one in the afternoon.  We will announce the final two gifts tomorrow.

On Friday 3/31 you will be able to start ordering your membership tier of choice for the newly revamped Gentle Giant Ltd. 2017 Premier Guild!

But enough reading!  Let’s get to the next gift announcement!!

 

FN-2199 Trooper Star Wars Mini-Bust

The First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 has several nicknames.   Fans nicknamed him TR-8R after his famous first line in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.   In the Star Wars comic books, he was called “Nines.”  No matter what you call him the one thing we know about FN-2199 is that he hates defectors!

Armed with his blaster, shield and his Z6 riot control baton FN-2199 is ready to take on any unruly crowds or former friends now wielding lightsabers.

The story that began a long time ago returns, giving us the next chapter in the saga from a galaxy far, far away. Gentle Giant Ltd. is honored in bringing collectors all-new characters from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens. Gentle Giant Ltd. announces the next of our mini busts from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens with the First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 as an exclusive for the 2017 Premier Guild! Designed, modeled and prototyped using top of the line 3D technology using actual scans of the costume and weapons, this 1:6th scale mini bust fits right into our collection from the ongoing Star Wars saga. Each mini bust is hand cast, hand painted and hand numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity.

Gentle Giant Ltd. Premier Guild 2017 Gift Announcement #2

The Premier Guild gift announcements are here at last!  Starting today we are announcing two of the Premier Guild 2017 gift offerings each day, one in the morning (did you see it?) and one in the afternoon (this one) for the next three days.

On Friday 3/31 you will be able to start ordering your membership tier of choice for the newly revamped Gentle Giant Ltd. 2017 Premier Guild!

But enough reading!  Let’s get to the next gift announcement!!

Old Man Logan Marvel Mini-Bust

Wandering through an alternate future universe designated as Earth-807128, where super villains overthrew the super heroes, old man Logan and the young Hulkling known as Bruce Banner Jr. have both known heartbreak their whole lives.  This new, Premier Guild Exclusive Marvel mini bust depicts the last moments of their most recent story as they pick up the broken pieces of their lives and head off into the sunset to start a new team in this new world.

Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., the Marvel Old Man Logan bust features Logan in his duster with claws extended and the young Hulkling on his back. Crafted using only the highest quality polystone, each limited-edition hand-painted mini bust comes individually numbered and is packed with a matching certificate of authenticity.

Gentle Giant Ltd. Premier Guild 2017 Gift Announcement #1

The Premier Guild gift announcements are here at last!  Starting right now we are going to announce two of the Premier Guild 2017 gift offerings each day, one in the morning (this one) and one in the afternoon for the next three days.

On Friday 3/31 you will be able to start ordering your membership tier of choice for the newly revamped Gentle Giant Ltd. 2017 Premier Guild!

But enough reading!  Let’s get to the first gift announcement!!

 

First up we have our Star Wars: A New Hope  Obi-Wan Kenobi Death Star Duel Mini-Bust

Below is an image of the digital sculpt.  The final piece will be a fully painted 1:6th scale mini-bust.  We will post updated images when we have them.

For those watching Star Wars: A New Hope back in 1977, “Ben” Obi-Wan Kenobi was the original “Last Jedi.”  For our 2017 Premier Guild exclusive 1:6 scale mini-bust we see Obi-Wan Kenobi, desert recluse and mentor, locked in the fateful duel from the original Star Wars film as he faces down his former padawan on the Death Star. With his hood up, lightsaber ignited and a steely determination in his eyes, Obi-Wan stands his ground against his former pupil and makes the ultimate sacrifice to help save the galaxy.

It has been 10 years since Gentle Giant Ltd. has released an Episode IV Obi-Wan bust and now the Premier Guild is proud to bring you the exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi Death Star Duel Mini Bust! Digitally sculpted by our master artisans, using actual archival footage and designs, each Obi-Wan Kenobi Death Star Duel Mini Bust is rendered using the highest quality polystone, hand painted and includes a light feature imbedded in the bust to illuminate the blade of his lightsaber.

Each piece comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching certificate of authenticity.

 

Gentle Giant Ltd. Premier Guild 2017 Silver Membership Tier Details

Here are the additional details describing the new SILVER tier for the Gentle Giant ltd. Premier Guild.  You can catch up with our videos from this week on the Platinum tier,the Gold tier and the over all announcement at the attached links.

REMEMBER – Our current PG Membership year runs March 31st, 2016-March 31, 2017 with gifts shipping in March of the following year.  The NEW Tiered PG program for 2017 will launch on March 31st.

Gentle Giant Ltd. Premier Guild 2017 Gold Membership Tier Details

Here are the additional details describing the new Gold tier for the Gentle Giant ltd. Premier Guild.  Tomorrow we will give additional details on the Silver tier and you can look back at our videos on the Platinum tier and the over all announcement.

REMEMBER – Our current PG Membership year runs March 31st, 2016-March 31, 2017 with gifts shipping in March of the following year.  The NEW Tiered PG program for 2017 will launch on March 31st.

Gentle Giant Ltd. Premier Guild 2017 Announcement!

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.

 

What are the tiers for the 2017 Premier Guild?

How do I join?

Sign up will begin on March 31st on www.gentlegiantltd.com!