Gentle Giant Ltd. recently showed off some exclusives that would be available only during the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International-- but we didn't show them to you. No sir (or ma'am), we waited, because we had the sneaking suspicion they were holding something back, and were they ever! Three more items were revealed over the weekend to Gentle Giant's Premier Guild Members (which you need to be in order to pre-order the exclusives), so today we're bringing you coverage on the entire lot of incredibly sculpted goodness! Star Wars, Marvel, Mars Attacks, and even Pan's Labyrinth are represented, so there's something for almost anyone's taste in collectibles.
Thanos. The Mad Titan. Deviant Eternal. Wielder of the Infinity Gauntlet. One of the oldest villains in the Marvel Universe, Thanos was introduced during the Bronze Age of comic books. Limited to 500 pieces worldwide.
Blade II Blu-Ray with Bonus Blade Reaper Bust
Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series. This special limited edition Blu Ray release for San Diego Comic Con 2012 includes a bonus Blade Reaper Bust. 500 Pieces.
Blue Snaggletooth Jumbo Kenner Figure
Blue Snaggletooth is the informal name of a rare Kenner action figure from 1978. Released as part of the Sears “Star Wars Cantina Adventure Set”, the Snaggletooth figure was intended to represent the character who would later be known as Zutton. A limited edition of 2,000 pieces. This special piece will come packaged as the original figure was in a blue poly-bag...just like when you were a kid only BIGGER!
Pale Man Statue
THE PALE MAN; who gorged on excess was banished to a den in the netherworld. Unable to feast on the banquet before him, his body shriveled and his humanity withered away. His only sustenance was the blood of innocents. A meal he relished in hunting himself. He kept a watchful eye over a dagger with a hilt of gold, for he feared it to be the only object that could cause him harm. In truth it’s presence kept him alive. Once the blade was removed, he collapsed unto himself and faded from existence. From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro comes a dark fairy tale about a young girl named Ofelia, who enters a mysterious labyrinth and finds herself at the center of a ferocious battle between good and evil.
McQuarrie Stormtrooper Deluxe Mini-Bust
Ralph McQuarrie’s early designs of the Imperial Stormtrooper are uniquely different from that of the final screen version. Based on original pre-production illustrations from Star Wars: A New Hope, this mini bust displays a fascinating look at McQuarrie’s conceptual development of the Imperial Stormtrooper.
This highly-detailed mini bust, based on the original Lucasfilm costumes and props, was sculpted and painted by Gentle Giant Ltd. Comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Admiral Motti Mini-Bust
Admiral Motti was head of the Imperial Naval operations aboard the Death Star. Motti was overly-confident in his belief that the Death Star was invulnerable to any threat posed by the Rebel Alliance. He was even arrogant enough to openly question Darth Vader for his failure to locate a secret Rebel base. For this, Vader Force-choked Motti, only to have Grand Moff Tarkin intervene at the last moment, ordering the Dark Lord to relent.
This highly-detailed mini bust, based on the original Lucasfilm costumes and props, was sculpted and painted by Gentle Giant Ltd. Includes a numbered certificate of authenticity autographed by actor Richard LeParmentier.
Mars Attacks Mini-Bust
The year was 1962! Mars invaded earth with devastating effect. Now, 50 years later, the menacing terror marches on! This hand-painted, limited-edition mini bust offers dozens of details. Featuring authentic accessories, weapon, clear-cast dome and a “flying Saucer” themed base. One of the most iconic and memorable Sci-Fi monsters of a generation! Collect this Martian invader before he collects YOU!
Be sure to visit Gentle Giant's official website for more photos, pricing, & edition sizes, along with information on how you can become a Premier Guild Member and pre-order these exclusives!
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