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Qui Gon Jinn Celebration Japan Exclusive High Resolution Images!!

Check out the High Resolution Images below of the Celebration Japan Exclusive Gentle Giant Mini Bust and click for the full super size pictures.

Anakin Gentle Giant SDCC High Resolution Images!!

The SDCC Exclusive Anakin Skywalker Mini Bust has had quite a few changes since we first saw it in New York and I think everyone will be happy with the final product. Check out the High Resolution Images below and click for the full super size pictures. Looks dead on to us, let's hope for a large edition size so every collector that wants one can get one!

More Gentle Giant CJ Exclusives!

News from Japanstarwars.com is reporting 3 more Gentle Giant exclusives to track down if you are attending Celebration Japan. The Spirit of Qui Gon Jinn Mini Bust or Hologram Qui Gon Jinn, Kustomz Tie Fighter (Exclusive Red Paint Deco), and a Series 2 BlackHole Stormie to Clone Chubby set.

 

 

Gentle Giant Boba Bronze Classic Exclusive!

Another Blister/Gentle Giant exclusive is on the way. Say Hello to the new Bronzed up Boba Fett Classics Bust limited at just 300 pieces and is priced at 5500 Yen (About $51 USD). No word yet on if these will be offered to the PGM. Check it out below:

 

Clash of the Titans 3-Piece Collection!

 

Place your order while quantities are still available! This limited edition run of 500 sets will be available by the end of this month. GG Ltd will send out notifications before orders are processed. You will need to log in to your GG Account to  pre-order.

 

 

 

June Giveaway Kicks Off!

 

The GGC giveaways are back for the summer,  thanks to Gentle Giant Ltd.  For your chance to win your choice of (1) one of the below mini busts,  all you need to do is send your name and mailing address to Contest@gentlegiantcollectors.com with the Subject Line "June 2008"

 

The giveaway is open to all readers worldwide (shipping not included internationally).   The giveaway ends on July 10th 2008 and is limited to one entry per person please (multiple entries will void all entries).

 

Each registered forum member with at least 25 posts by July 10th can also send in for a second  entry.  You will need to send an email to  Contest@gentlegiantcollectors.com with the Subject Line "Forum 25 June 2008"  once you have 25 or more posts.

 

One winner will be picked at random from all entries received and will be able to pick from a Star Wars Tusken Raider, Lord of the Rings Tom Bombadil, or a Crawler (The Descent) Mini Bust. On the 11th we will announce the winner.  If you have yet to sign up to the best GG forum on the net, sign up today and start posting for your bonus entry! A big thanks to Gentle Giant Ltd for the prizes

 

 

Star Wars Animated Emperor Palpatine Maquette First Look Images!
(click the image below to see all the pictures)
 
 
 
 
New Images and Pre-Orders!
 
Indiana Jones Bust Ups Box Set #1
30 Days of Night Large Female Vampire Skull
30 Days of Night Mini Vampire Skull Set
Hellboy II Angel of Death Maquette
Hellboy 2 Golden Army Tooth Fairy Maquette
(click any image below for larger images)
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Update from GG Ltd!
 
The following items are now in stock. Pre-orders for these items will be processed and billed within the next 24 hours.

Queen Amidala Classics Bust
Animated Emperor Maquette
 
 
 
New Image Guides Added!
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New Image Guides Added!
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Update from GG Ltd!
 
Many of you have been waiting for the release of the Queen Amidala Classics Bust, this item will be available in the next couple of weeks. If you have pre-ordered the classics bust, you're order will be processed as soon as we receive the product. Please make sure that your billing/shipping account information is current for your pre-orders to avoid any delays.
 
 
New Image Guide Added!
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Harry Potter Bellatrix Lestrange First Look Images!
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Darth Maul with Bloodfin Statue First Look Images!
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New Image Guides Added!
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Star Wars Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) Classics Bust First Look Images!
(click the image below to see all the pictures)
 
 
 
Star Wars Snowtrooper Commander Classics Bust First Look Images!
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GGC Price Guides May Update!
 
Our Price Guides have been updated for the month of  May.   There has been a decent amount of fluctuation from the last update.  For new readers to our site, we process our Guides manually to ensure they are accurate.  The Price Guide team looks at completed ebay auctions, ebay stores, online retailers who sell in the secondary market,  yahoo auctions as well as other places on the web. Our very popular Image Guides are also now integrated into the section. 
 
Some notable items on the rise are the Star Wars BlackHole Stromtrooper Mini Bust, the AOTC Clone Trooper Mini Bust and  the ANH Vader Mini Bust. From the Star Wars Statue Line the Cantina Bookends and the Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike top big jumps. On the other hand, the Jango Fett Chrome Mini Bust, the Yoda AOTC Mini Bust, the Bib Fortuna Statue and Senate Guard Statue all took a big dip, so if you have been looking for them, now is the time to strike.
 
On the LOTR front, the Mini Busts continue to dip with Balrog, Elrond and Gandalf all dropping since our last update, placing most of these Mini Busts in the $10 to $20 range. The Harry Potter line had a slight surge with most Mini Busts going up a few bucks, with the exception of the 5th Year Harry Potter,  which has now dropped below $10. For these and all the other May updates, be sure to check out the Guides!
 
 
Star Wars Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike Kustomz First Look Images!
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Star Wars Admiral Ackbar Mini  Bust First Look Images!
(click the image below to see all the pictures)
 

Star Wars Tusken Raider Mini  Bust First Look Images!
(click the image below to see all the pictures)
 

 
Harry Potter on Thestral Statue First Look Images!
(click the image below to see all the pictures)

 

Yodasnews.com Review: Jango Fett – Version 2 (Mini-Bust)!
(Posted at Yodasnews.com)
 
With the exception of troopers and convention exclusive variants, Gentle Giant is not known for double dipping very much in their mini-bust line. While welcomed by those who have grown weary of seeing incessant rehashes of characters in the Hasbro action figure line, this practice has deprived collectors of acquiring favorite characters whose appearance in the mini-bust line came at the beginning—pieces that now sell for many times their original price. Boba Fett, Yoda, and Darth Vader are three prominent ones that come to mind.

First released in the early years of Gentle Giant’s Star Wars offerings, the first Jango Fett followed the initial concept of being a true bust (i.e. – armless and looking like an amputee). Several years later, a second version was released, one that sported chrome-like armor and an interchangeable portrait that allowed collectors to display Jango sans helmet. That re-imagined mini-bust is the focus of today’s review.

Click Below for the full review!

 
Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors!
(From GentleGiantLtd.com)
 
For all you that will be in the vicinity of the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend, please stop by and visit Gentle Giant at booth 711.

We have many have ghoulish treats in store for you including a special appearance and signing by Steve Niles and David Slade (creator and director of the 30 Days of Night) they will be at our booth on Saturday, April 26th at 2:00pm.

Convention Exclusives

30 Days of Night Iris or Marlow Action Figure
Feeding Frenzy Edition $30 each
Each include: Action figure with base, liquid filled (bloody) mouse pad and Bonus comic book. Randomly selected packages may include an authentic movie prop patch (Barrow Sheriff Department or Alaska Fire Marshall.)

All exclusive products available at the show will be allocated daily so there will be product available to attendees for all 3 days of the show. Sales of products will begin when the show opens to the general public daily (see below.)

Show Hours

Friday, April 24th -  2pm to 8pm
Saturday, April 19th - 11am to 7pm
Sunday, April 20th - 11am to 7pm
 

NYCC 08: Image Gallery 3 and 4 are Live!
 
Click below to check out the final 2 image galleries which include Non-Gentle Giant collectibles, costumed guests and more.
 
 
 
NYCC 08: Image Gallery 2 is Live!
 
Click below to check it out!
 
 
 
NYCC 08: Image Gallery 1 is Live!
 
Click below to check it out!
 
 
NYCC 08: Live Report From the Floor #2!

 

We now have some additional Gentle Giant news from NYCC as Matt was able to have a informal Q&A with GG, check it out below:

*They do have the rights to both the Force Unleashed and the Clone Wars Animated Movie. At this time they are going to concentrate on the Clone Wars in the maquette line only and look at the Force Unleashed later this year.

*The Celebration Japan Excluisve Kustomz will be the "Red Baron" Tie Fighter and limited to only 500, no word yet on a Mini Bust exclusive. They will hold back some for the PGM.

*The Mini Helmets (the line they picked up from MR) will focus only on re-issues for the first runs, no word yet on which ones will get made first but they will be ones we have seen before from MR but under the GG name (with a possible change in the base)

*The Bronze Items (see post below) will have a real bronze shell (and possibly solid) and will have a higher end price page and be very limited.

*The Harry Potter Ron Quiddich Mini Bust is set for a Fall 2008 release and as of this posting the Tranforming Lupin will be a PGM Exclusive.

*On Monday, all items from the show will be up for sale for the PGM members, time is TBD. They will be first come, first serve.

*The raffles are not 100% done, but at this time they are planning to do most of the items first come, first serve and save the raffles for other perks like Promos or Giveaways, but it is still being discussed.

*The Bilbo Classis may be a Mail Away exclusive, not final yet.

*The Pixar contract they have does allow them to produce items from older movies made by Pixar.

*The Wizard of Oz Heads will be 1:3 Scale, they may also come out as mini busts, thay has yet to be determined.

NYCC 08: Some Quick Low Res Images!
 
 
 
 
 
 
NYCC 08: Live Report From the Floor!
 
We have our first live report from New York Comic Con where Gentle Giant is making it’s first appearance. We will have pictures in a few hours but here is a quick rundown (more details later) of what new items were on display:

Star Wars:
Bronze Yoda Statue, Bronze Obi Wan Kenobi head (Sir Alec likeness). Tie Fighter (chase version not shown)

Harry Potter: Quiddich Ron Mini Bust (appears to have a removable helmet) with open hand on one side, broom in the other.

Halo: Painted Arbiter Mini Bust

Indy: Indiana Jones based on the Temple of Doom with machete in hand

More info as it comes in, keep checking back!
 
 
Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger Statue!
 
On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Freddy Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Freddy tries to pick off his victims one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you?

This Freddy Krueger statue stands approximately 7 inches tall, due out in November 2008!

 

 
 
Harry Potter Quidditch Bust Ups Box Sets!
 
The Quidditch Bust-Ups Box Sets portray each rider on a clear base in mid-flight. Both sets create a spectacular scene of Quidditch players and their referee. Combine Box Sets 1 and 2 to complete your Build-A-Figure Quidditch Equipment Accessory Pack: Quidditch Trunk, the Snitch, Quaffle, 2 Bludgers (each with removable restraints) and 2 Bats.
 
Harry Potter Quidditch Bust-Ups Box Set 1 includes Harry Potter, Madam Hooch and Cho Chang figures, plus the following Build-A-Figure Quidditch Equipment Accessory Pack parts: Quidditch Trunk Lid, the Snitch, Quaffle and a Bat.

Harry Potter Quidditch Bust-Ups Box Set 2 includes Draco Malfoy, and Fred & George Weasley figures, plus the following Build-A-Figure Quidditch Equipment Accessory Pack parts: Quidditch Trunk Bottom, 2 Bludgers (each with removable restraints) and a Bat.

 
 
 
Star Wars TIE Fighter Pilot Mini Bust!
 
Fans have been asking for him for a while and Gentle Giant delivers with the TIE Fighter Pilot Mini Bust. The Mini Bust stands 6.75 Inches tall. As with most new items, no edition size has been set yet. This mini bust may also have something extra for the variant and chase fans! Rumor has it that one in every 6 Mini Busts will be a chase/variant and all we know as of now, it's being called a "Chase Black 3". Due out at the end of 2008. Click the picture below for the high resolution image!

Full Description:

It takes a brave, dedicated warrior with unending loyalty to strap in behind the control yoke of a TIE fighter and pilot that fragile, speedy craft into battle. TIE fighter pilots are well trained to overcome the inherent design flaws of the TIE fighter and turn it into a formidable and deadly vessel - for their own sake, if nothing else.

This Bust is Designed in 1/6 Scale and Stands Approximately 6.75 Inches Tall. Case pack includes 5 standard versions and 1 chase version (Black Three) of the Pilot.

 
Indy Bust Update: Aussie Gen Con Exclusive!!
 
We just got word from GG that there will be a Exclusive Variant of the Indy Bust for Gen Con Australia. First posted at Mousedroid.com and on GGC later that day was this Mini Bust:

 


This version, with the Idol in the hand of Indy, will be exclusive to the Con. The general release version will not include the idol, but will sport the new look of this bust (still pending final approval). A portion will be held back for members of the PGM for purchase after the show. GG also said they intend to make as many as possible, if not all show exclusives available to the PGM, so good news on all fronts!

A big thanks to GG for the info!
 

 

7 New Additions to the Image Gallery!
(click the image for the full size guide)

 
 
Indy Gets a New Look!
 
You can toss the old pictures of the Indy Mini Bust out the window! Our friends at Mousedroid.com posted the below picture as part of the Australian Toy Fair where Indy sports a new sculpt and idol in hand! With plenty of buzz on the boards, we went direct to Gentle Giant Ltd to ask what was going on. Was it a variant or show exclusive or was this the new updated Indy?
 
GG has confirmed to GGC that this is the most recent version, but not the final version. They are still in the approval stage with Lucas but I think everyone will agree this is a great improvement from what was seen in New York and a welcome improvement.  Nice Job GG!
 
 
 
Gentle Giant NYCC Information!
From Gentle Giant Ltd

Mark your calendars for the upcoming New York Comic Con to be held at the Javits Center in New York City, beginning on Friday, April 18th and continuing through Sunday, April 20th. Come out and visit Gentle Giant Ltd at booth 923!

Convention Exclusives

Indian Jones Artifact Crate Paperweight (3 collections) $35 each
Each crate features a detachable magnetic whip and fedora, a removable crate lid and rubber snakes. Collections are randomly packed. Every crate will contain one of three artifact collections. Collection 1 includes: the Golden Idol and Temple Tablet. Collection 2 includes: the Sankara Stones and Holy Grail Cup. Collection 3 includes the Krystal Skull.

Tom Bombadil Mini Bust $55 each
The elusive character from the Lord of the Rings literature has been brought to life by our Gentle Giant artisans. Tom is known to many; as the master of wood, water and hill within the borders of his land. Gentle Giant captures the spirit of Tom Bombadil in this detailed mini bust; from the gleam in his eyes to his signature blue coat and the feather in his hat.

Fred & George Weasley Mini Bust (2 pack) $90 for 2 pack
Where there's one Weasley twin the other can't be far behind. Gentle Giant Ltd. offers its Harry Potter collectors this unique 2 pack! Fred and George are up to their old shenanigans! Fred offers a treat from their Skiving Snackboxes while George laughs hysterically on the side lines.

30 Days of Night Iris or Marlow Action Figure Feeding Frenzy Edition $30 each
Each include: Action figure with base, liquid filled (bloody) mouse pad and Bonus comic book. Randomly selected packages may include an authentic movie prop patch (Barrow Sheriff Department or Alaska Fire Marshall.)

*** Due to unavoidable delays in production, we ARE NOT taking pre-orders for pick ups at New York Comic Con. All exclusive products available at the show will be allocated daily so there will be product available to attendees for all 3 days of the show.

Sales of products will begin 1 hour after the show opens to the general public daily (see below.) Exhibitors will only be allowed to purchase on Sunday, April 20th.

Friday, April 18th - Sales begin at 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 19th - Sales begin at 11:00 am

Sunday, April 20th - Sales begin at 11:00 am

However, if you are a Premier Guild Member, we will have the exclusive products debuted at NYCC available for purchase on our website approximately 1 week after the convention ends. More information will be sent out regarding the details of this offer.

GGC Price Guides Now Live!
 
Our new price guides,  have been in the making for the last 6 month and while not 100% ready to go, we are debuting the GentleGiantCollectors.com  Price Guides today! We know there are other price guides available,  and they can be very useful.  However, the main complaint we have heard from our members,  is that they are not  always accurate, that they only use ebay as a source for the price and once the item is no longer found on e-bay, the price stays where it was the last time it was on, which can lead to mis-leading guides.   We decided to work on the problem.
 
 The only 100% accurate way to do it, was the old fashioned way, manually.  It does take a lot of time, but the Price Guide team looks at completed ebay auctions, ebay stores, online retailers who sell in the secondary market,  yahoo auctions as well as other places on the web.   The guides will be continually updated (on a monthly basis). We don't have them all completed yet,  but we are getting there!
 
 Our Images Guides and Price Guides are now one and the same.  The  Image Guides Gallery, which now has over 300 images of all your favorite Gentle Gentle Collectibles (we add more every week), now incorporates the Price Guides.  In the next few weeks,  we will also be incorporating  the Price Guides into our very popular Registry,  so that you will not only be able to register all your collectibles and download your collection to your home computer (current features) but,  you will  also be able to see a current market value of your collection.   There are hundreds of new entries each day, so sure to check out the registry and check out the new Price/Image Guides
 
 
 
Han Solo Statue First Look Images!
(click the image below to sell all 14 pictures)
 
 

 

 
10 New Additions to the Image Gallery!
(click the image for the full size guide)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
5 New Additions to the Image Gallery!
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6 New Additions to the Image Gallery!
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Gentle Giant Obi Mini Bust & Statue Bundle!

Some of you may have a few questions regarding the redemption of the Companion Piece Obi-Wan Kenobi in Cone Trooper Armor Mini Bust...

If you currently have an account with Gentle Giant Ltd and you have a credit card on file; you can write "Use Card on File" on your redemption form.
You have 3 ways to submit your redemption:

If you have other questions , please contact Customer Service at 818.504.3555

However, if you currently do not own the Obi-Wan in Clone Trooper Armor Statue and were not able the purchase the Companion Mini Bust at regular price; you can take advantage of our limited special bundle offer.

Purchase the Obi-Wan in Clone Trooper Armor Statue (MSRP value of $185) along with the Companion Mini Bust (redemption MSRP value of $25) for ONLY $185 plus shipping and handling. Click on the link below to take advantage of this $25 savings!

Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor Statue and Companion Mini Bust Bundle

Quantities are limited so place your order today!

 

GGC's New Q&A with Gentle Giant Ltd.

 

Once again, Amanda Burns from Gentle Giant Ltd. was kind enough to answer some great questions we had about a broad spectrum of products.

Some of the questions collectors had were: Will we have alternate versions of the SDCC Anakin? Is the Star Wars Busts Ups line done? When will the Obi Mini Bust redemption info come out? Will there be a
Star Wars Japan Celebration Exclusive? What is the price point for the Fred and George 2-pack? Will PayPal become a payment method for the website at some point? And more!

All those questions, as well as others can be  read by clicking here or the image below:

 

 

NY Comic-Con Exclusives!
 
2008 Convention Tour Exclusives - Edition Sizes
30 Days of Night - Marlow and Iris: Feeding Frenzy Figures - 500 Pieces
Harry Potter - Fred and George Weasley mini bust 2-pack - 2000 Pieces
Indiana Jones - Artifact Crate Paperweight - 3000 Pieces
Lord of the Rings - Tom Bombadil mini bust - 1000 Pieces

Please note - Edition Sizes will be spilt between NY Comic-Con and San Diego Comic-Con.  Closer to show we will announce details regarding quantity available to pre-order for pick-up at show, quantity available to purchase per day of show and the quantity made available to Gentle Giant Premier Guild Members through GentleGiantLtd.com after the show.
 
Product Shipping Updates!
 
The following items have just landed and will be shipping out to distributors/retailers this week:

Star Wars Han Solo Statue
Harrry Potter Tonks Mini bust
Edition Sizes Set!
 
Edition Sizes have been set for the following items:

Gentle Giant Horror
Animated Jason Voorhees Maquette - 1000 pieces
Crawler mini bust - 1000 pieces
Leatherface mini bust - 1000 pieces
Chop Top mini bust - 1000 pieces

Halo
Master Chief Mini Bust - 6000 pieces- Updated release date May 08

Harry Potter
Remus Lupin mini bust - 1250 pieces
Prof. McGonagall mini bust- 1400 pieces

Lord of the Rings
Sauron mini bust - 2500 pieces
Snaga mini bust - 1500 pieces
Animated Twilight Ringwraith Maquette - 1000 pieces

Star Wars
Animated Emperor Maquette - 2000 pieces
Asajj Ventress and Count Dooku Statue - 1700 pieces

Darth Maul Holographic Mini Bust At GG!
 
Gentle Giant Ltd. is making 1000 of the 2500 total edition run of the Star Wars: The Exhibition - Brussels Exclusive Holographic Darth Maul Light-Up Mini Bust available for purchase exclusively through GentleGiantLtd.com.

Gentle Giant Premier Guild Members will get a special one week advance purchasing window on this item, starting right now. On Wednesday, March 5th, we will be opening up the availability of this piece for all members of our Gentle Giant Collector's Club. Log into your PGM Account to order today!


 

 
Star Wars Lego Boba Fett Maquette Images!
(Click below for all the images)
 

STAR WARS Chubbies Series 2 Images!
 
Today for your viewing pleasure we have high resolution images of the second wave of Star Wars Chubbies which are Imported from Hot Toys in Hong Kong via Gentle Giant Ltd in the US. Series 2 includes Jango Fett/Boba Fett, Stormtrooper/Clone Trooper, Ewoks, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Pilots. These Star Wars nesting dolls house two more figures within, each standing between 1 1/2" and 3" tall! Click below for the full size shots!


 

 

New York Toy Fair 2008 Gentle Giant Gallery 2!

As we finish up our 2008 Coverage we still have a few Image Galleries to share with our readers. The next up is all the other goodies that Gentle Giant had to show as well as some shots of Star Wars items already announced or seen but that were on display in New York.

Some of the newer additions like the amazing HellBoy 2 Items we could not shoot, but the Wizard of Oz Mini Busts as well as the Horror line additions, Halo, Star Trek and more were all great to see. Click below to check them out!

 
New York Toy Fair 2008 Update!
 
Our full gallery of Gentle Giant Items has been uploaded. Click the button below to see all the new items Gentle Giant Ltd. has on display this year.

The 2008 Convention Exclusives are an Anakin Skywalker Revenge of the Sith mini bust (San Diego Comic-Con) and a Star Wars - Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike ‘Camo' Kustomz (San Diego Comic-Con). These exclusives will be available in the same manner as last year; pre-order for pick-up, purchase at the show and small quantity available to PGM members through the website after the show.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor mini bust will be sold at GentleGiantLtd.com and the Attack of the Clones Clone Trooper Lieutenant Classics Bust will be the next Gentle Giant Primer Guild Gift and Lt. Renz "Rebelscum" mini bust will be a shared Rebelscum and GentleGiantLtd.com exclusive rumored at 2500 pieces.

30 Days of Night Marlow and Iris: Feeding Frenzy Figures  will be a New York Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con and Fangoria LA Exclusives.

Harry Potter  Fred and George Weasley mini bust 2-pack  will be exclusive to New York Comic-Con and San Diego Comic-Con.

Indiana Jones Artifact Crate Paperweight will be exclusive to New York Comic-Con and San Diego Comic-Con.

Lord of the Rings - Tom Bombadil mini bust will be exclusive toNew York Comic-Con and San Diego Comic-Con.

The Animated Pirates of the Caribbean  Barbossa,  Black Pearl and Will Turner Maquette as well as the Harry Potter  Remus Lupin Variant  will be sold only at  GentleGiantLtd.com while the new Halo Master Chief Kubrick 4-Pack Series 2 variant will be sold only at Gamestop Locations and Online at Gamestop.

The Darth Maul and the Obi Wan Maquette are slated for general release as well as the Jawa Kustomz.

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New York Toy Fair 2008 First Live Report!
 
We are reporting live from New York City, click the button below to see all the new items Gentle Giant Ltd. has on display this year. We will have a full report later today with more images and angles but we know how much everyone loves the new images so we are uploading them LIVE as we see them! Stop reading and go look!
 
 
 
 
New York Toy Fair 2008!
 
In just a few days, we will be in New York to cover all the great new items that will be shown at Toy Fair including our favorite Gentle Giant Ltd.  Be sure to check back on Saturday when we kick off our Toy Fair Coverage!

 

 
8 New Additions to the Image Gallery!
(click for image for the full size guide)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Star Wars Artist John Alvin Passes Away.
 
Yodasnews was very sorry to hear that John Alvin died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack. For those that had the chance to meet John at C4 they know he was amazingly gracious and kind.He always took the time to meet all his fans and really was terrific to be around. He will be greatly missed in the community. You can read the announcement of his passing here and his family has set up a memorial area for him on the website which you can visit here. May he rest in peace.

 
 
Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor Mini Bust - Rumor No More!
 
Direct from Gentle Giant Ltd:

For many months rumors have been flying around with nothing able to be confirmed or denied about this mysterious piece….until now!

Gentle Giant is excited to announce the Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor Mini Bust, a companion piece to the similarly named statue released in January 2007.

We’ve taken one of the greatest Jedi Master’s out of the movies and transplanted him into an outfit he was only seen in, in the world of the animated Clone Wars series. Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor Mini Bust has a total edition size of 5000 pieces and stands 6.5 inches tall and 7.5inches tall with lightsaber.

There will be multiple options collectors will be able to acquire Obi-Wan for their collections.

The first option is through Gentle Giant Ltd. directly. Since this piece is a companion piece to the statue, 2500 pieces will be allocated for this purpose. Anyone who has purchased the Obi-Wan in Clone Trooper Armor Statue can redeem through this method for purchase at $25, plus shipping/handling. After the NY Toy Fair, we will be sending out en email and posting on our website with specific instruction and guidelines for redeeming through GentleGiantLtd.com.

The other 2500 pieces will be spilt between our domestic and international retailers and be sold at full retail price of $55.

GentleGiantLtd.com will also have a small quantity of the Obi-Wan mini bust available (of the additional 2500 pieces) to purchase for those who do not own the statue but would like to add it to their collection. Retail price will apply to these purchases. Obi-Wan in Clone Trooper Armor mini bust will be ready to start shipping the first week of March.
 

Click the Pictures Below for the High Resolution Images:

 
Chewbacca Mynock Hunt Mini Bust Images!
(Click below for over 20 Images)

 
Gentle Giant Edition Size Updates!

Direct from Gentle Giant Ltd:

Edition sizes have been set for the following items:

Star Wars Aayla Secura mini bust - Limited Edition of 4250 pieces

Shaak Ti mini bust - Limited Edition of 4000 pieces

Happy Anniversary Yodasnews.com!

In February, Yodasnews.com celebrates its 4 year Anniversary and we will be kicking it off today with your chance to win a MR Yoda FX Saber! Starting today and running all month long we will be giving away TONS of prizes, you can see all of them right here at our Year 4 Giveaway Page!

We will have prizes for both casual readers of the site, as well as, special board only members. If you are not yet registered in our forums, now is a great time to join in the fun! Wondering what you can win? Click here to see them all and also see the great sponsors of this event!

For your chance to win our first Prize, (the MR Yoda FX Saber) all you need to do is send an e-mail to yodasnewsanniversary@gmail.com and attach a picture of you enjoying SuperBowl Sunday. All pictures must be received by the end of the day Tuesday, February 5th 2008. We will pick one winner at random from all entires received to win the YodaFX. We will also pick our favorite picture and that person will win a Sideshow Princess Leia Boushh Gear Figure!

Good Luck and be sure to read the terms and conditons at the bottom of this page!

 

 
4 New Additions to the Image Gallery!
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January Giveaway Winner!

 

The winner of a PROMO Lord of the Rings Ringwraith Animaquette sponsored by GentleGiantLtd.com  is Justin S. from Bellaire, TX. Congrats Justin, it will ship put this week! Thanks to all who entered and to GG for the great item. Look for a new giveaway next week!

 

 

Darth Maul Holo Mini Bust!

From our friends at MintinBox.net:

"STAR WARS, THE EXHIBITION" will open its doors on February 16th with an exclusive bust exclusive from Gentle Giant! It will be of Darth Maul (Hologram). Limited to 2500 pieces and sold within the official shop of the expo at the cost of 59.99. 1500 will be available as of the first day of the exposure and until exhaustion The 1000 specimens remaining will be most probably distributed by Gentle Giant (more details soon).

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End of Summer Heats Up for Gentle Giant

 
The month of August will be a big month for Gentle Giant with 11 new releases in Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and 30 Days of Night brands.
 
Gentle Giant started off 2008 with it's first ever accessory pack to a mini bust, the AT-TE Tank Gunner Mini Bust Accessory Pack and for its second accessory release is pulling out all the stops with the Princess Leia as Jabba's Slave Accessory Pack.  This accessory pack is a nice little change up to the Jabba the Hutt Statue and includes Princess Leia as Jabba's Slave, 2 Jabba arms to reposition Jabba Statue with Leia, Hookah pipe, pillow and base.  Leia on her own stands 4 inches tall and the entire accessory pack will retail for $75.  Also releasing in August is the 3rd wave of Star Wars Classics Bust.  This wave consists of Jar Jar Binks, Obi-Wan Kenobi as seen in Revenge of the Sith and an AT-AT Driver.  All 3 stand around 5 inches to 5.5 inches tall and retail for $30.  The last but not least Star Wars product scheduled to make its debut in August, is the Yoda (Empire Strikes Back) Statue.  The wise Jedi Master is sure to be a hit with all collectors and be a corner stone in everyone's collection.  Yoda will retail for $140 and is available with the other Star Wars items to pre-order now through gentlegiantltd.com.  To pre-order you must be logged into your Gentle Giant Club account.

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Following hot on the heels of the Star Wars releases will be Lord of the Rings.  August will see the next releases in the Gentle Giant Lord of the Rings mini bust line.  First up will be the Dark Galadriel Light-Up mini bust depicting a scene right out of the movie.  Galadriel stands 8 inches tall and retails for $55.  Last month Gentle Giant announced the release of the Twilight Ringwraith Animaquette, this month Gentle Giant goes 'real' with the announcement of the Twilight Ringwraith Ringbearer mini bust.  This bust retails for $55 and stands 9.5 inches tall.  But by far the most 'Monumental' release for Lord of the Rings will be the Balrog Monument Wall Mount.  For those that stopped by the Gentle Giant Booth at San Diego saw for your self this big behemoth.   Measuring a whopping 48in long x 40in high x 26in deep this Balrog will only set you back $2000.

 
2008 is a big year of Horror for Gentle Giant with the already announced mini busts and maquettes.  But 'FEAR NOT' Gentle Giant is adding Action Figures to the mix.  30 Days of Night is a 3-issue graphic novel series written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Ben Templesmith. Released in 2002, 30 Days of Night follows a group of Vampires who flock to Barrow, Alaska where the sun sets for 30 days, allowing them to feed without the burden of sleep to avoid lethal sunlight. David Slade directed the theatrical adaptation which was released in October of 2007.  Gentle Giant first set of action figures includes; Marlow, Arvin and Iris.  Collect all 3 figures to get the bonus Build-A-Figure Vampire Girl ‘Lilith’. Each figure retails for $22 and are available now to pre-order.  Again, you must be logged into your Gentle Giant Club account. 

 

Gentle Giant Horror Update!

 

Gentle Gentle Ltd  has set up a new section of the website devoted to the Horror Line which  focuses on old and new Horror Classics like Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and 30 Days of Night. Be sure to check it out to see a teaser of some new products that are on the way!

 

 

 

January Giveaway Reminder, 4 Days Left

 

GGC is Kicking off 2008 with 2 great giveaways.  For your chance to win a PROMO Lord of the Rings Ringwraith Animaquette all you need to do is send your name and mailing address to Contest@gentlegiantcollectors.com with the Subject Line "Enter me to Win in 2008"  

 

Open to all readers worldwide (shipping not included internationally). The giveaway ends on January 20th 2007 and is limited to One entry per person please, multiple entries will void all entries.

 

One Winner will be picked at random from all entries received. On the 21st we will

announce our second giveaway item (which will be for active forum members only), so if you have yet to sign up to the best GG forum on the net, sign up today so you have a shot at the second prize.

 

 

 

 

4 New Additions to the Image Gallery!
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GG AT-TE Tank Gunner Mini Bust Accessory Packs Arrive!
 
The AT-TE Tank Gunner Mini Bust Accessory Pack for Gentle Giant's Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Clone Trooper Mini Bust are now arriving. Check out the in hand pictures below thanks to LaMelnik!

New Halo 3 Mini Bust Images

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