Posts Tagged ‘Gentle Giant’



Special Preview: Gentle Giant’s SDCC-Exclusive Boba Fett Deluxe Mini Bust

StarWars.com Team | June 18, 2013

San Diego Comic-Con attracts thousands of attendees each year. They go for the costumes, first looks at movies and TV shows, the chance to meet comic book artists and writers, and panel discussions. But there’s another big draw: exclusive collectibles created just for the show. Gentle Giant, purveyors of finely-crafted maquettes and busts, has some exciting exclusives planned for this year — one of which celebrates a certain bounty hunter who successfully tracked the Millennium Falcon to Cloud City. StarWars.com is proud to reveal it here first.

(more…)

SDCC 2012: Star Wars Collectibles Panel

StarWars.com Team | July 13, 2012

Kotobukiya 2012

Star Wars Day kicked off this morning at San Diego Comic-Con International with a Star Wars Collectibles Update panel showcasing new and upcoming releases by eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles.

Moderated by Lucas Licensing’s Chris Spitale, the previews include sneak peeks at eFX’s new Darth Maul lightsaber and biker scout helmet, Kotobukiya’s new light-up lightsaber chopsticks and Star Wars Bishoujo statue line, and Sideshow’s upcoming sixth-scale figures and new Mythos series!

Below the fold, check out the slideshow presentations to get a first look at what’s coming from eFX, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow!

(more…)

Celebrating Elvis Star Wars Style

StarWars.com Team | August 14, 2007

August 16 marks the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death and while fans everywhere are celebrating his contributions to rock ‘n roll, Star Wars fans have their own way of feeling the King’s presence in the form of a very special stormtrooper.

Hailing from Merced, Calif., Ken the Elvis Trooper (TK-432) is one member of the 501st Legion that all fans can find easily in a convention crowd. Wearing sunglasses, a white cape and of course stormtrooper armor, you’ll find Elvis Trooper at cons wooing the ladies with his “Thankyaverymuch” drawl and taking endless photos with fans.

Recently this year, Gentle Giant Studios released a limited-edition mini-bust of Elvis Trooper as a collectible replica which made fandom history as this was the first time the company released a replica of a fan. Proceeds went to help the fight against cancer.

To quote the wise Master himself (Mojo Nixon, not Yoda): “Elvis is everywhere.”

Check out Elvis Trooper online here:
ElvisTrooper.com
Elvis Trooper’s MySpace Page
Photos tagged Elvis Trooper (Flickr)