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!

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!

Gentle Giant Ltd. Star Wars Day Jumbo Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight Outfit Unboxing

For Star Wars Day 2017 we take a closer look at our newest Star Wars Jumbo figure – Luke Skywalker in Jedi Knight Outfit.

The Luke Jumbo figure is available to order right now: http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/collectibles/star-wars/large-scale-retro-figure/rotj-luke-skywalker-jumbo-figure-collectible

Gentle Giant Ltd’s “Show Us Your Alien” 2017 Give-Away Winners!

Congratulations to our two Premier Guild winners in our Alien Day “Show Us Your Alien” give-away – Steven Dunnum and Richard Johnson!!

Steven won the silver plated 24″ Jumbo Alien figure and Richard won the glow-in-the-dark 24″ Jumbo Alien figure.  (Steven and Richard your figures will be sent out to you later this week)

Thank you to everyone that participated and showed us their aliens on social media last week!   We will have more surprise contests, raffles and give-aways for our Premier Guild members all year long!

If you’d like to join the 2017 Premier Guild you can click here for more information!

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.

Gentle Giant Ltd. Premier Guild 2017 Gift Announcement #3

Gentle Giant Ltd. Premier Guild 2017 Gift Announcement #3

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

Star Wars The Emperor Jumbo Action Figure: Power of the Force Edition

It was 37 years ago in The Empire Strikes Back that the feared Sith Lord Emperor Palpatine first felt a great disturbance in the force. Fearing the possibility of Luke Skywalker becoming a powerful young Jedi, he commands Darth Vader to hunt him down and destroy him… or turn him to the dark side.
Palpatine will prey on Luke’s anger, fear, and desire for vengeance to realize his sinister goal. The path to the dark side is one travelled well by Palpatine, for he has led another powerful young Jedi down it before. So unfolds the Emperors plan in Return of the Jedi to lure Luke into confrontation with Vader and, ultimately, learn his true destiny.

Inspired by the vintage Star Wars figures of your childhood, Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the Emperor in jumbo size!  Digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾” vintage originals and reproduced in 12” scale, no detail has been overlooked. Roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics, this fully-articulated jumbo figure includes a faithfully re-produced cane accessory and POTF coin. To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant has packaged this figure with a Power of the Force-inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, the figure comes in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this limited edition figure.