GentleGiantLTD.com Website Update

Our website is still under construction.  It has taken longer than anticipated to migrate us over to our new enterprise-level e-commerce solution.   During this time sections of the website will not be available.  We will be back soon with more information and more great products.   If you have any questions about a pending order please contact our customer service group at 818-504-3555.  Thank you for your patience.

J.J. ABRAMS TO WRITE AND DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Posted this morning on StarWars.com

THE ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER WILL RETURN TO HELM THE FINAL FILM IN THE SEQUEL TRILOGY.

J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.
“With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

Gentle Giant Ltd. Force Friday II Announcement 2017 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Happy Force Friday Everyone!

As the anticipation for the December release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi into theaters grows stronger, Gentle Giant Ltd is thrilled to officially announce that we have extended our Star Wars license to include Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.  We cannot show anything we are working on quite yet, but we will be supporting the film across our lines including 1:6th scale statues, 1:8th scale Collector’s Gallery statues, 1:6th scale Mini Busts and more!

We will have some great new Star Wars: The Last Jedi items to reveal soon, but for now, we just wanted to let you know that we are officially expanding further into the new Saga and wish you a happy Force Friday!  

May the Force Be With You!

Our On-line Ordering System is Currently Under Repair

Our Online Order System Is Currently Under Repair (but we have our top people working on it as you can see here!) We apologize for any inconvenience.

We have pulled the on-line ordering section of our website down for temporary maintenance.

You can still browse the site normally and we are able to take orders over the phone (818-504-3555), but while the maintenance is taking place we have suspended on-line ordering.

We will send out an updated notice for when the on-line order system is back up and running. Thank you for your patience! GG Ltd.

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

 

New Items Shipping from Gentle Giant Ltd. in June 2017

We will have two items arriving this month that we will be shipping out to those fans that pre-ordered through the GentleGiantLtd.com website.

First we have the POTF Greedo Jumbo figure:

Second we have the Groot and Rocket Animated Statue:

Dianoga on ‘The Star Wars Show’

Our friends over at The Star Wars Show have always been great about showcasing our products as part of their set dressing.   Recently we have noticed that our convention exclusive Jumbo Dianoga has been featured on the two most recent episodes.

Last week on the right side of the screen showing of his handsome vintage-esque box:

And on this weeks episode, still on the right side of the screen, but now open and showing off his card in all it’s foam-filled glory.

Eagle eyed viewers will recognize about a dozen (or more) Gentle Giant ltd. products decorating the set in both of these episodes.  Can you spot them all?    Thanks to The Star Wars Show team for including us in their fun!