New from Gentle Giant Ltd. for October 2012
October 16, 2012

Gentle Giant is proud to bring you six brand new items for October 2012.

Gandalf Mini Bust – $70

Before the King returned. Before the Battle of Helm’s Deep. Before the Council of Elrond. Before even great Smaug fell… there was a knock at the door of Bag End that started it all. One of the most powerful wizards of Middle Earth, Gandalf’s sudden appearance one morning changes the life of Bilbo Baggins forever. Dragging his poor friend kicking and screaming into a life of adventure, Gandalf not only helps Bilbo realize his own destiny, but inadvertently puts the feared Ring of Power back into play as well.
Straight from the silver screen to your shelf, we are proud to bring you the Gandalf Mini Bust! Hand crafted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant, no detail has been overlooked in the sculpting of this piece. Using photo reference and style guides straight from the set, the Gandalf Mini Bust is as screen-accurate as you can get. Rendered in high-quality polystone and hand painted, each of these limited edition mini busts are individually numbered and come with a matching certificate of authenticity.

License: The Hobbit
Item Number: 80230
UPC: 8-71810-00961-9
Dimensions: H 7 ¼” W 5 ½” D 5 ¾”
Release Date: Q2 2013

The Walking Dead Zombie Army Men – $13.99

It’s a trip down memory lane… but with zombies! No longer constrained to the traditional green vs. tan, now kids and kids-at-heart alike can have their armies take on The Walking Dead! Use your green troops strategically to defend the last outposts of humanity, or take control of a horde of Walkers and decimate everything in your path in your never-ending lust to devour the living! With 10 figures per bag, featuring an assortment of different dynamic sculpts in two nightmarish colors, The Walking Dead Zombie Army Men are ready to infect your toy collection.

License: The Walking Dead
Item Number: 80292
UPC: 8-71810-00964-0
Dimensions: H 2 5/16” W 1 ½” D ¾” Each figure
Release Date: Q2 2013

Venom Bookend – $139

One of Spider-Man’s most dangerous foes, the maniacal Venom will stop at nothing to see Spidey crushed beneath his feet!

The Venom bookend can be paired with any other Marvel bookend, either as a unique display or to support your collection of DVDs, Books, reference guides or other media. Made using only the best polystone, no  detail was overlooked. This strictly limited edition collectible comes hand numbered, complete with a matching certificate of authenticity.

License: Marvel
Item Number: 80214
UPC: 8-71810-00965-7
Dimensions: H 9 ¾” W 6 ¼” D 7 ¼”
Release Date: Q2 2013

Sy Snootles Mini Bust – $75

Sy Snootles was a Pa’lowick singer, and was also the lead vocalist for the Max Rebo Band while they were playing for Jabba the Hutt. She witnessed the downfall of Jabba firsthand, and is one of the few survivors of the ill-fated attempted execution of Luke Skywalker at the Pit of Carkoon.
Reunite the Max Rebo Band in your own collection, starting with the Sy Snootles Mini Bust! Hand crafted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., the Sy Snootles Mini Bust is a faithful recreation of the original character down to the smallest features. No other collectable in the galaxy can claim the same level of detail. Rendered in high-quality polystone and hand painted, each of these limited edition mini busts are individually numbered and come with a matching certificate of authenticity.

License: Star Wars
Item Number: 80205
UPC: 8-71810-00966-4
Dimensions: H 6” W 7 ½” D 3 5/8”
Release Date: Q2 2013
AT-AT Bookends – $225

First seen on screen at the Battle of Hoth, the feared AT-AT is the primary assault vehicle of the Galactic Empire for large-scale ground warfare.  Tasked with destroying the Rebel’s shield generator, the Imperial AT-AT Walkers completed their objective with ruthless efficiency, laying waste to many Rebel soldiers, vehicles, and installations in the process.
Bring home the terrifying metal behemoths of The Empire Strikes Back! Cast in high quality polystone and then hand painted, each bookend is numbered and comes complete with a matching limited edition certificate of authenticity. Whether they’re holding up an assortment of media or on display proudly by themselves, these collectible bookends are sure to add enjoyment to any home or office.

License: Star Wars
Item Number: 80296
UPC: 8-71810-00967-1
Dimensions: H 8 ¾” W 5 ½” D 6 ¼” Each half
Release Date: Q2 2013

Power Droid Kenner Jumbo Figure – $90

Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant continues on with their new line of vintage Star Wars Action figure reproductions with the release of this classic Power Droid!!

Digitally scanned from mint 3 3/4” Kenner originals and reproduced to a substantial 7 1/2” tall. Nothing has been overlooked. Roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure is fully articulated with “clicking” leg movement faithfully reproduced to be just like the original.

That’s not all, this classic Kenner creation comes packaged on a 1977, Star Wars inspired blister card, featuring original front and “21 back” artwork, in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display!

License: Star Wars
Item Number: 80263
UPC: 8-71810-00968-8
Dimensions: H 12” W 5” D 3”
Release Date: Q2 2013

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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