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Gentle Giant SDCC 2016 Exclusives

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Gentle Giant are back for another year of awesome exclusives at Comic-Con. So let’s see what they have in store for us.

 

First up is a Batman First Shot Prototype Super Powers Jumbo Figure – SDCC 2016 Exclusive

License: DC Item Number: 80689 UPC: 8-14176-02152-9
Dimensions: H 12” x W 5” x D 3”
Release Date: July 2016
LIMITED EDITION: 250

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Next up is a Superman First Shot Prototype Super Powers SDCC 2016 EX Jumbo Figure – $80
License: DC Item Number: 80688
UPC: 8-14176-02151-2
Dimensions: H 12” x W 5” x D 3”
Release Date: July 2016
LIMITED EDITION: 250

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Full press release below:

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Superman First Shot Prototype Super Powers SDCC 2016 EX Jumbo Figure – $80
License: DC Item Number: 80688
UPC: 8-14176-02151-2
Dimensions: H 12” x W 5” x D 3”
Release Date: July 2016
LIMITED EDITION: 250
All toys begin with the PROTOTYPE! This Superman figure replicates the appearance of a first look or “first shot” action figure as it would have been developed during the manufacturing process. A true rarity that is highly sought after in the toy collecting world!
Kenner was responsible for some of the greatest, most collectible toys the 80’s had to offer. 1984’s The Super Powers Collection was no exception. The hugely successful line showcased DC’s mightiest heroes and villains! Batman, The Joker, Green Lantern and more were all represented.
The scanning pioneers at Gentle Giant Ltd. used an original mint condition Super Powers figure to make a highly accurate digital model with the use of three dimensional data capture cameras. This digital data was then enlarged to 12” and printed using top of the line 3D Systems machines. Making the final piece an extremely accurate scaled replica, right down to our hero’s iconic fabric cape!
Prototype collecting is a hobby unto itself. Much like collecting art! With this “First Shot” design, Gentle Giant offers both fans and collectors a first look at our Superman collectible and an exciting taste of behind the scenes toy making magic.
To further capture the vintage vibe, Gentle Giant packages their figures on a Kenner themed backer card using all original sourced photos and artwork. Always designed with the collector in mind, the figure comes in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell for years of enjoyment and display.
Limited to just 250 pieces, this Man of Steel collectible will be gone faster than a speeding bullet.

Batman First Shot Prototype Super Powers SDCC 2016 EX Jumbo Figure – $80
License: DC Item Number: 80689
UPC: 8-14176-02152-9
Dimensions: H 12” x W 5” x D 3”
Release Date: July 2016
LIMITED EDITION: 250

All toys begin with the PROTOTYPE! This Batman figure replicates the appearance of a first look or “first shot” action figure as it would have been developed during the manufacturing process. A true rarity that is highly sought after in the toy collecting world!
Kenner was responsible for some of the greatest, most collectible toys the 80’s had to offer. 1984’s The Super Powers Collection was no exception. The hugely successful line showcased DC’s mightiest heroes and villains! Batman, The Joker, Green Lantern and more were all represented.
The scanning pioneers at Gentle Giant Ltd. used an original mint condition Super Powers figure to make a highly accurate digital model with the use of three dimensional data capture cameras. This digital data was then enlarged to 12” and printed using top of the line 3D Systems machines. Making the final piece an extremely accurate scaled replica, right down to our hero’s iconic fabric cape!
Prototype collecting is a hobby unto itself. Much like collecting art! With this “First Shot” design, Gentle Giant offers both fans and collectors a first look at our Batman collectible and an exciting taste of behind the scenes toy making magic.
To further capture the vintage vibe, Gentle Giant packages their figures on a Kenner themed backer card using all original sourced photos and artwork. Always designed with the collector in mind, the figure comes in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell for years of enjoyment and display.
Batman, Gotham’s greatest Detective, is limited to just 250 pieces worldwide.

Next up we have a Chewbacca mini bust based on the original concept art from Ralph McQuarrie
Chewbacca McQuarrie Concept SDCC Ex. 2016 Mini Bust- $120

License: Star Wars
Item Number: 80685
UPC: 8-14176-02148-2
Dimensions: H 6 1/2” x W 7” x D 5”
Release Date: July 2016

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Ralph McQuarrie’s early designs were the essential building blocks that helped shape the Star Wars universe. There is no question, McQuarrie’s Chewbacca concept drawings were some of his best.

Based on original pre-production illustrations for Star Wars: A New Hope, this Gentle Giant mini bust takes a fascinating look at McQuarrie’s conceptual development for one of science fiction’s most beloved characters. We are proud to add Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept of Chewbacca to our long running line of mini-busts and
collectibles.

Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., this gorgeous bust used Mr. McQuarrie’s original artwork as reference. Cold-cast in high quality polystone and hand painted, each limited edition bust comes individually numbered, and includes a matching certificate of authenticity.

May the Force be with you…. Always.

You can see more of the various offerings from Gentle Giant Ltd on their various social media channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gentlegiantltd
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gentlegiantltd/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GentleGiantLtd/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/gentlegiantltd

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