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Bust a Move - The Gentle Giant Mini-Bust Appreciate Thread

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by PadmeLeiaJaina, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Pics of my 2 busts I got in December

    My Finn

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  2. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It's a good thing I haven't spent anything and have been sitting on my measly extra funds in my account, just got notification that my Yavin Leia mini-bust is going to be charged on Friday. Thank the Force Friday is payday.
     
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  3. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    My Yavin Leia showed up this week! She's number 561/700.

    If anyone gets one of these, there's a nearly impossible to see plastic strip around her waist that's holding her hostage in her foam packaging. I was going mad trying to figure out why she wouldn't come out. I think they did a lovely job on her.

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  4. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    In her new home, the trio is now complete:

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  5. PadmeLeiaJaina

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  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Was going to post that - there's a full article on TFN Main as well.
     
  7. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It explains why they had a fire sale on their existing merchandise back in Dec.
     
  8. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  9. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Premium Guild members will be able to pre-order Celebration exclusives.

    I've only seen Hera in a few of the FOD cartoons so I don't know a lot about her character, but I really love that bust.
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

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    I liked her character in Rebels.
     
  11. My young Padawan

    My young Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    I am passing on Hera at Celebration. I pre-ordered Han Solo (Corellia) instead.
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  12. My young Padawan

    My young Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    Will Gentle Giant be at Celebration? I do not see them on the list of exhibitors.
     
  13. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    They're probably under Diamond Select Toys
     
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  14. My young Padawan

    My young Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    Thanks for the reply.
     
  15. LAJ_FETT

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    Gentle Giant at Celebration. I'm afraid to ask the price of that Vader.
     
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  16. My young Padawan

    My young Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    I will be pre-ordering the Luke Skywalker (Crait) Mini Bust tomorrow. I do not recall seeing it at Celebration, and it is a very nice piece.
     
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  17. Jedi Knight88

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    MY personal favorite from gentle giant is Malgus. I also saw the Luke skywalker and it is a very nice piece.
     
  18. Todd the Jedi

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    Not quite mini-busts, but I got two micro-busts as part of a package with the Crimson Empire TPB. They're a royal guard and hologram Darth Sidious. It also included a special deal on Hyperspace, RIP.
     
  19. LAJ_FETT

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    I've got the same box set, I'm pretty sure. Can't remember where I found it but I've had it for awhile.

    Edit - for those unfamiliar with it, there's a pic here on Entertainment Earth. (Sold out. This might be where I got it.)
     
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  20. Todd the Jedi

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    Yeah I snagged it off eBay for wicked cheap. The CE trade is a pain to track down in good conditions for cheap on Amazon, so I checked eBay and had better luck.
     
  21. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    New at Comic Con - it's driving me nuts nobody has put up full pics of what GG has in their booth yet. OK here are the full pics - looks like this statue and the porg are about all that's new (and the Bespin Leia Jumbo?)

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  22. LAJ_FETT

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  23. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I just put a pre-order in for the Luke Crait mini-bust. My Guild subscription expired but I had points so I could take $25 off of the order.

    This is a rundown of the new Guild Memberships.

    Silver $50 - you basically just get 2 coupons - access to early items, 5% off non exclusive items, no free gift. Pointless.

    Gold $100 - you get 3 coupons and one mini bust or jumbo figure plus access to early stuff, 10% off non-exclusive items.

    Premium $150 - you get 4 coupons and one of the 4 items below, early access, 15% off non-exclusives.

    These are the gifts for this year:
    • Ponda Baba Mini-Bust
    • Grand Moff Tarkin Mini-Bust
    • Clone Rain Trooper Statue
    • Removable Limbs C-3PO Jumbo Figure
    The statue is only available to premium members. The premium members get an extra gift certificate. Gold members get 3 coupons and can get either the busts or jumbo figure.

    I liked that last year when I got my premium membership I got 2 busts, only getting one w/ it bites for this year.

    This is the sketch for the Tarkin Bust:

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    I already have a Tarkin bust - they did one years ago w/ him in his chair. I'll probably just go for the Gold edition and get Ponda Bada. They haven't done nearly enough cantina creature busts.
    • BTW Ahsoka is shipping soon.
    • Last year's Premium Guild gifts are scheduled for next quarter aka July -Sept
     
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  24. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Some more development pics from GG
    Rey statue w/o her helmet.

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    Luke statue

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    New head bust series

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    Jumbo figure for Premium Guild

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  25. LAJ_FETT

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    Hope they do a bit better on Rey's eyes for the finished product - they look a bit 'off' to me.