In 2013 Gentle Giant garnered a lot of attention with its lifesize Kenner reprodction Stormtrooper and a very odd Admiral Ackbar bust that cost nearly $200. That said, the lines weren’t as consistently long throughout the entire weekend. In fact, a handful of Gentle Giant’s SDCC exclusives even showed up for purchase months after on their website or even at other cons like Disney’s D23 Expo.
This year Gentle Giant is continuing their trend of high quality items with some awesome exclusives that touch on all the best parts of geekdom. Take a look at what you can expect from Gentle Giant’s SDCC line:
[UPADTE July 10] Yodasnews has the final Gentle Giant exclusive – an R2-KT Marquette. It is part of the Star Wars Marquette line, and $10 of the proceeds of each will be going to the Make-A-Wish San Diego Chapter.
You can find additional information and photos on Yodasnews website.
[UPDATE July 8] Marvel has the exclusive on the next of Gentle Giant’s Comic-Con exclusives: a Rocket Raccoon Mini Bust. The figure, which is limited to 800 pieces and retails for $70, will be available at Comic-Con, or available for pre-order now on Gentle Giant’s website. From GG’s site, here’s the description:
The Guardians of the Galaxy has a strange and diverse membership. So diverse, in fact, a talking anthropomorphic raccoon with a foul mouth and large gun seems normal by comparison. Rocket is a brilliant tactician and an expert marksman. He uses his skills to help defend the Galaxy from a wide variety of threats and horrors.
Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you the Rocket Raccoon Mini Bust! This exciting limited edition bust, digitally sculpted by our master artisans, is rendered using the highest quality polystone and hand painted. Each piece comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching certificate of authenticity. Make Mine Marvel!
[UPDATE July 4] Good news for non-Premiere Guild Members! The Alien Glow-In-The-Dark Vintage Jumbo Figure is now available for pre-order to the general public on Gentle Giant’s website. The company also revealed some additional information about the figure:
Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you another piece of toy history with our SDCC Exclusive GLOW IN THE DARK Alien Jumbo Kenner-inspired Figure! Gentle Giant Ltd. has taken an original 18” Kenner Alien figure, rescaled it to a staggering 24 inches, and we made it glow! Limited edition size of 250 pieces worldwide.
This gargantuan new Jumbo figure possesses new features based on the original – such as the new white teeth and a 100% Glow-In-The-Dark body. No detail has been overlooked. This enormous figure even features mechanically-activated jaws, just like the original! Packed in an Alien-inspired collector box, the Alien Kenner-inspired Jumbo Figure is a must-have for toy hunters from all generations!
You can find additional information, photos, and the pre-order link on Gentle Giant’s site.
[UPDATE July 3] StarWars.com has the exclusive on the next of Gentle Giant’s exclusives, a Luke Skywalker McQuarrie Concept Mini-Bust. The bust is based on Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept art for Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and shows a very different sort of Luke Skywalker. The figure will be available for $85, and can be pre-ordered on Gentle Giant’s site by Premier Guild Members now.
More photos and additional information can be found on StarWars.com.
[UPDATE July 1] IGN has exclusively revealed a 24″ Glow-In-The-Dark Alien figure from Gentle Giant. This retro figure is a mega-sized version of a formerly released 18″ Kenner Alien figure from 1979, now made even larger and with glow-in-the-dark material. The figure has a mechanical jaw that, when opened with a squeeze trigger under the back of the head, causes a second mouth to pop up. Attendees can pick up in the Glow-In-The-Dark Alien for $499 at the Gentle Giant booth.
You can find more information and additional photos on IGN’s site.
[UPDATE 2 – June 27] The Jek Porkins Mini Bust is now available for pre-order (to ship after Comic-Con) to PG Members on Gentle Giant’s site. The figure is $85, and Gentle Giant also posted some additional details about the bust:
Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., the SDCC 2014 Exclusive Jek Porkins Mini Bust features the cult-favorite pilot in his signature flight suit and helmet, wielding a Blaster. Figure can be displayed with or without the visor. 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. Available at San Diego Comic Con 2014. May the Force be with you.
You can find additional details, and the pre-order, on Gentle Giant’s product page.
[UPDATE 1 – June 27] Gentle Giant has unveiled its second Comic-Con exclusive through Nerdist, and it’s another Star Wars figure. Fans can grab the “Jek Porkins” bust, commemorating the fan-favorite pilot who was killed in action. The statue comes with a removable visor and is 1/6 scale, but no other details such as price or availability were announced. We’ll update once we have more information.
You can find more information on the figure on Nerdist’s site.
[UPDATE 2 -June 25] Gentle Giant PG members can now pre-order the AT-AT Driver figure on their site, which will ship after Comic-Con.
[UPDATE 1 – June 25] We’ve been patiently waiting for news of Gentle Giant’s 2014 Comic-Con exclusives, and Action Figure Insider has finally got the details on the first of this year’s line – starting with a vintage Jumbo Imperial troop figure: the AT-AT Driver from The Empire Strikes Back. The figure is digitally scanned from an original 3 3/4″ Kenner originals figure, and then reproduced at a Jumbo size. The figure is articulated, and the backer card features original photos and artwork. Attendees can grab the AT-AT Driver for $80.
Action Figure Insider has more details and photos on their site.
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