Gentle Giant has been known for having some of the finest crafted San Diego Comic-Con exclusives each year. Despite the beauty of the pieces, 2014 seemed to be a down year for the booth on the Comic-Con floor. The lines never quite got as competitive as the year’s prior and many of the items remained in stock late into the con. That said, it looks like nostalgia is king this year at Gentle Giant as they tug on attendees emotions with some classic pieces.
Take a look at what has been announced:
[UPDATE 2 June 24] Marvel’s Ant-Man joins the SDCC exclusives coming from Gentle Giant this year. This limited edition of 500 pieces statue is only 4.25 inches but features the usual fine detail we’ve come to expect from Gentle Giant. If you’re not attending Comic-Con, and are a Premiere Guild Member, you can pre-order the statue now.
[UPDATE 1 June 24] Boba Fett returns as today’s SDCC exclusive reveal. StarWars.com has the first look at the “Super Fett” all white Boba Fett Prototype Mini Bust. If you are not attending SDCC, you can pre-order the bust if you are member of the Premiere Guild at Gentle Giant.
[UPDATE June 18] Another day, another Giant Giant Comic-Con exclusive, this time in the form of a Secret Wars Deadpool.
The Deadpool figure is Gentle Giant’s own interpretation of the iconic Marvel character, if he had been included in The Secret Wars. The Jumbo figure stands 12 inches tall, and retails for $100. He’s currently on sale now to Gentle Giant’s Premier Guild Members.
[UPDATE June 17] Gentle Giant announced another Star Wars exclusive today, and it’s everyone’s favorite Mandalorian.
The Boba Fett Droids Jumbo figure will be $100 and is available for pre-order now by Gentle Giant Premiere Guild members. This exclusive will not only feature the figure, but will come with a jumbo reproduction of the original coin as well. It will come in a Droids inspired backer card with original photos and artwork and a re-sealable plastic clam shell to help protect the figure. You can see more photos and details on the Gentle Giant site.
[UPDATE June 12] Gentle Giant unveiled two more Comic-Con exclusives today, both for G.I. Joe.
The first, a G.I. Joe Deluxe Jumbo Figure, is inspired by the Hasbro vintage GI Joe A Real American Hero figure. This updated version includes wooden “footlocker” packaging, and can be pre-ordered now by Gentle Giant Premier Guild members.
They also added a G.I. JOE Micro Figure 2-Pack, which takes on the iconic characters in miniature form. The set includes micro versions of Snake Eyes and Rock N’ Roll, and comes packaged inside their retro style packaging. Just like the other Gentle Giant exclusives, it is now available to pre-order for Premier Guild members.
[UPDATE June 4] Gentle Giant’s first Comic-Con exclusive has been unveiled, and its the one we showed you from Star Wars Celebration: the R2-D2 Droids SDCC 2015 Exclusive Jumbo Figure. This Star Wars exclusive is inspired by Kenner, and was digitally scanned from mint 3 3/4″ Kenner originals and reproduced in 12″scale. The piece comes packaged with a Star Wars Droids inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork.
It’s available now to pre-order for Premier Guild members only.
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