Gentle Giant Ltd. Gets A Little More Book Smart At The Orion Township Public Library

Super-Collector Brian Steven Jay  of the Vintage Star Wars R2-D2 Collector’s Group has loaned a portion of his collection to be on display at the Orion Township Public Library the entire month of May to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars.

Included alongside some of his incredible vintage treasures are a few of our Jumbo Star Wars figures!   We couldn’t be prouder to be included in such esteemed company.    If you live in the area make sure you stop by this month and get a closer look at Brian’s fantastic collection.

Items Shipping from Gentle Giant Ltd in May 2017

Each month we try to update you with the news of what items will be hitting our warehouse and shipping out to you in the next 30 days.   For the month of May 2017 we have 3 items that will be shipping to our customers.

The 3 items for May 2017 are:

There are still limited quantities of the Jumbo Luke and Animated Star-Lord available to order on our official website.

Star Wars: Episode IX and Next Indiana Jones Get Release Dates

Posted today on StarWars.com

Find out when the two highly-anticipated films will hit theaters.

The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today two major upcoming release dates.Star Wars: Episode IX is now set for release on May 24, 2019. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film will close out the third Star Wars trilogy.In addition, the fifth chapter of the Indiana Jones series is now confirmed for a July 10, 2020 release. Both Steven Spielberg, director of every Indiana Jones film, and star Harrison Ford will return.

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 #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.

New Collectibles for March 2017 Processing and Shipping

The following items are in our warehouse and processing and shipping out now:

  • Super Powers Joker Jumbo Figure
  • Shoretrooper Classic Mini Bust
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA – CIVIL WAR CLASSIC MINI BUST
  • MARVEL LOGO BOOKENDS