Gentle Giant has long been associated with high quality collectibles, and now they’ve announced that pre-orders are being accepted for two very special items exclusive to Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.
The first of the two items is the C-3PO Droids Celebration VII Jumbo Figure, based on the classic Droids animated series which was televised in 1985.
“To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Star Wars: Droids Animated Series, Gentle Giant LTD is happy to announce our Star Wars Celebration VII Exclusive Droids C-3PO Kenner Inspired Jumbo Figure!
Digitally scanned from mint 3 3/4″ Kenner originals and reproduced in 12″ scale to the rest of the jumbo Kenner line in full detail. Injection molded and made of durable plastics, this figure features original articulation. The Star Wars: Droids C-3PO figure will even feature a jumbo replica of the coin that came with the original figures!
To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant has packaged this figure with a Star Wars Droids inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, the figure comes in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this limited edition figure.”
You can see more images, get pricing info, and place your pre-order right here. (Limit of one order per customer)
The second item is the General McQuarrie Celebration VII Exclusive Mini Bust, based on Ralph McQuarrie’s cameo in The Empire Strikes Back.
“After the destruction of the Death Star at the Battle of Yavin, General Pharl McQuarrie was personally selected to head up construction of a new Rebel base on the ice planet of Hoth and placed second in command of the facility upon its completion. Echo Base offered the alliance a much-needed chance to rest, re-equip and re-group after the Yavin campaign.
The respite was short-lived however when the bases location was discovered by the Imperial fleet and quickly fell under a vicious siege led by Darth Vader and his elite ground forces. McQuarrie was instrumental in coordinating a delaying defensive action against the overwhelming Imperial forces and afforded the vast majority of personnel and equipment time to escape and fall back to a rallying point.
Portrayed by legendary concept artist Ralph McQuarrie for a brief cameo in The Empire Strikes Back, this exclusive General McQuarrie mini-bust from Gentle Giant Ltd. is a celebration of his immeasurable contributions in shaping the Star Wars universe. Limited to only 500 pieces, this piece features an exacting likeness of Mr. McQuarrie with fine details including cold-weather issue command parka, command gauntlets, insulated watch cap with com unit, face wrap and anti-glare goggles.”
You can find more images, get pricing info, and place your pre-order here. (Limit of one per customer)
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