Exclu News by Matt Heywood
Gentle Giant will have at least three SDCC exclusives for this year’s show, and they range from the Star Wars franchise, to Marvel, so collectors of all walks of life may want to swing by their booth (#3513) to see what’s in store.
The first announced exclusive is for Star Wars fans. It’s a 12-inch tall Jumbo Boba Fett based on his original Kenner figure from 1983’s Return of the Jedi. He features five points of articulation and a black gun accessory. These jumbo figures are fun to look at, but in terms of collecting they’re not for me, mostly because I don’t see them being great toy photography subjects. I mean the nostalgia factor is high, especially for a child of the 70’s and 80’s, but I can’t justify collecting these types of figures because they’re just too old school, and I’m caught up in the ultra-realism aesthetic of Hot Toys Star Wars figures, so my collectible’s budget is tapped out.
The next Gentle Giant exclusive is for Star Trek fans, as it’s a bust of Lt. Saru from the new Star Trek: Discovery TV show on CBS’s paid streaming platform. The bust is 1/6th scale and is hand-cast, hand-painted and hand-numbered with a limited edition Certificate of Authenticity. The bust, like Boba, will be at Gentle Giant’s SDCC booth for purchase.
Finally, the last revealed SDCC 2018 exclusive is an animated Gwenpool statue, so Marvel fans are getting some love too from Gentle Giant. The statue is based off of best-selling Comic artist Skottie Young, and is directly inspired by The Unbelievable Gwenpool #1.
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(Original imagery and information from Gentle Giant)