Two New Star Wars Items From Gentle Giant
August 14, 2013

Two fantastic new Star Wars items are now up for pre-order from the good people at Gentle Giant Ltd.

Jumbo Star Wars Snowtrooper

Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant is proud to bring you their new line of vintage Kenner inspired Star Wars Action Figure reproductions with the release of the classic Imperial Soldier in Hoth Battle Gear figure.

Digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾” Kenner originals and reproduced at a Jumbo size, no detail has been overlooked. Injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced blaster and comes fully articulated!

With a commitment to keep in line with the vintage Kenner experience, Gentle Giant has packaged this  figure with an Empire Strikes Back-inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, the figure comes in a resealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this limited edition figure.

You can pre-order the Jumbo Snowtrooper here.

 

Boba Fett Holiday Special Animated Maquette

Only the truly hardcore Star Wars fans know that the malevolent Mandalorian bounty hunter’s first appearance wasn’t The Empire Strikes Back, but rather the equally infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. The master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. have decided to celebrate that first appearance with the latest addition to our Animated Maquette line!

Digitally sculpted using footage from the one of the few remaining intact copies of the Special as reference, this dramatic piece  features a very different look for one of the most iconic film characters of all time. This limited edition hand-painted maquette comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching certificate of authenticity.

You can pre-order the Boba Fett Holiday Special Animated Maquette here.

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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