Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 has wrapped up, and we are back to post all the news we missed while at the convention. So sit back and relax, and read through the “need-to-know” information that is most important to you.
There were a ton of cool new items on display at the Gentle Giant Booth this year. Two new San Diego Comic-Con busts based on art by Brian Rood were there, which includes Darth Vader and X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker. We also got a look at the Premiere Guild pieces of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lobot, and Jumbo Emporer.
New and old busts were on display to show the masterwork of the fine folks at Gentle Giant. It also looks like we will be getting statues based on Bossk and IG-88 in the future. The Rogue One product was also on display in full force. The best thing might be the photo opportunity with a life-size Jabba the Hutt (not for sale).
Enjoy the photos below, and tell us what you are planning on purchasing from Sideshow in the coming months, int he comments section.
Gentle Giant Unveils K-2SO Holiday Deluxe Mini Bust
It’s getting close to Christmas, and Gentle Giant has just revealed their upcoming K-2SO Holiday Deluxe Mini Bust! K-2SO gets his Christmas groove on with a nice red and white removable scarf, along with a death star ornament in his hand.
Check out the official images and solicitation below. You have to be a premier guild member to purchase this one though!
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 arm holding a blaster so you can display him not in “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!
A reprogrammed Imperial security droid now loyal to the Alliance, K-2SO is an alarming sight standing within a secret Rebel base. The pragmatic droid is an effective insertion agent, as he can blend in perfectly at Imperial installations and outposts.
Official Photos of the Gentle Giant Early Bird 4-Pack Jumbo Set
For those old enough to remember Kenner’s classic Early Bird 4-pack set, this new Early Bird 4-Pack Jumbo Set from Gentle Giant might be an awesome thing to own! Gentle Giant just released official images of their upcoming set, which features jumbo versions of the classic Kenner figures Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, R2-D2, and Chewbacca.
The figures come in a replica (only jumbo sized) of the Kenner set. This one will set you back about $279.00 for a Q4 2017 release date. Check out the official images and solicitation information below!
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, none could be found. 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 envelope 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 connoisseurs. The Early Bird Jumbo figure 4-pack will come in a retro box mimicking the original Early Bird envelope, 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!
Official Images for the Gentle Giant Bossk Collectors Gallery Statue
Gentle Giant has released official images for their upcoming Bossk Collectors Gallery Statue! This is expected to ship in Q4 of this year and will set you back about $159.00 USD. This is a 1/8 scale piece with dimensions of 9.5 inches x Width: 6.5 inches x Depth: 5.5 inches.
Check out the official solicitation and images below!
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.
One of the most feared bounty hunters of the galaxy, Bossk used his natural Trandoshan hunting instincts to capture his prey. During the Clone Wars, the red-eyed reptilian partnered with Aurra Sing, Castas and young Boba Fett. Bossk didn’t care much for vendettas or politics. He was in it to get paid. After a brief stint in a Republic prison, Bossk continued his partnership with Fett, becoming a bodyguard to the teen bounty hunter. Decades later, Bossk answered Darth Vader’s call to capture the Millennium Falcon after the Battle of Hoth, an assignment that put him in direct competition with Boba.
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