Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Gentle Giant is Heading to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

Star Wars Celebration VII Anaheim is nearly here!! Two days to be exact, but who is counting. We are!! We have been counting the days ever since it was first announced that Star Wars Celebration would be coming to Anaheim and wondering what guests, artists, and exhibitors would be showing up. We knew we would be able to count on Gentle Giant to come to Star Wars Celebration, especially since they have been the best in creating Star Wars Mini Busts and our favorite Star Wars line from them, the Vintage Kenner Jumbo Figures. 

Gentle Giant Ltd. will be located at Booth #1122 and they are bringing a couple of exclusives along. 

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 late Ralph McQuarrie helped bring the Star Wars Galaxy to life with his amazing art and it is only fitting to get his own mini bust. Gentle Giant has created an Empire Strikes Back General McQuarrie Mini Bust as he appeared in the film. This is definitely a great homage to Ralph McQuarrie. 

In 1985, everyone's favorite protocol droid and astromech droid starred in their own animated TV series. Star Wars: Droids, featured R2-D2 and C-3PO on their early adventures that took place before Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.

It would be only a matter of time that Gentle Giant would take the Star Wars Vintage Kenner Jumbo figure line to another level by bringing the other classic figures to the big scale. The first of hopefully more from Star Wars Droids will be C-3PO, which will also include a replica coin just as the original figure included. 

We are excited to pay Gentle Giant a visit this weekend and looking forward to what they will be bringing along. 

Stay tuned for our coverage all weekend at Star Wars Celebration. 

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