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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2310 on: August 18, 2010, 12:33 PM »
Surprised to see these still available with an edition size of only 2500.  Mine arrived today with a nice low number, 73/2500 so I'm happy to have it.  Still not sure I should have paid full retail, but I'll live with it now.
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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2311 on: August 18, 2010, 02:49 PM »
yeah, I was surprised to see its still available too.  I got 1000/2500.  They must just throw them in a box and randomly pull them out.

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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2312 on: August 31, 2010, 02:22 PM »
The SDCC McQuarrie Vader Mini-Bust is now avilable at EE

Amazing - GG sold them during SDCC, Celebration V, and on-line and they still have so many left that they are recruiting the regular retailers to unload them.  Oh how the mighty have fallen...
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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2313 on: August 31, 2010, 03:20 PM »
Gotta agree with you Jeff.  Even an edition size of 2500 AND Vader can't pull the trigger for folks to buy.  Yikes.
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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2314 on: August 31, 2010, 09:45 PM »
And it is an amazing bust.  GG has just been screwing things up for far too long.

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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2315 on: September 2, 2010, 10:17 AM »
I'll admit I don't follow the mini bust line as closely as I used to, but it just seems like stuff has slowed down in general a lot as far as those go.  I know many have been delayed several times, and the line just doesn't seem to have the heat that it used to.  I had started getting into the OT busts (I only have 7 of them), and had intentions of getting more - but that sort of got sidetracked.  I had the Hoth ones preordered at one point, but then money got tight and they got delayed, so I cancelled them.  Since then, the budget has lowered, space is at a premium, and I had gotten a couple of regular statues and maquettes that I tend to enjoy a little more (although they are more expensive sometimes).

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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2316 on: September 9, 2010, 11:46 AM »
So what's the reason?

The combination of price increases and poor distribution? 

I still think they make a really great product, although the EU stuff does nearly nothing for me.

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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2317 on: September 22, 2010, 05:18 PM »
Just got the Leia Hoth mini bust and the blaster is not quite the same one as originally shown (or I got that very rare variant!). NOT

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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2318 on: September 28, 2010, 11:25 PM »
Just got the Leia Hoth mini bust and the blaster is not quite the same one as originally shown (or I got that very rare variant!). NOT

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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2319 on: October 14, 2010, 08:50 PM »


Does this look like utter **** to anyone else?  I really think it's maybe the worst likeness of Calrissian/Billy Dee I've ever seen.  Ever. 

Maybe I'm overly critical...  I like some of GG's stuff though so I don't feel a total bias, but that thing just looks bad to me for some reason.
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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2320 on: October 24, 2010, 11:53 PM »
From what I've seen so far, it looks pretty bad.  Yes.

They've been sort of hit or miss lately.  Oola was excellent IMO... Hoth Leia, not so great and the wrong blaster.  Hoth Han was excellent, Hoth Luke pretty good, but the Snowtrooper's eyes were all goofy. 

Now the Lando thing...


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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2321 on: October 25, 2010, 06:49 PM »
this wave of Leia with mask, Oola, Lando, Hoth Han, Hoth Luke must be scaled to the bust ups collection.

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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2322 on: October 26, 2010, 02:30 AM »
The "Lando Thing" indeed...  It's really attrocious.  I mean, the POTF2 Hasbro figure was a better likeness...  and it's a cheap toy.

For what people pay for these busts, especially new, I woudl really demand near perfection with them.  I only own one, Tarkin, and love it...  But that Lando.  Eegads it's just fugly.
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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2323 on: October 26, 2010, 04:52 PM »
this wave of Leia with mask, Oola, Lando, Hoth Han, Hoth Luke must be scaled to the bust ups collection.

Huh?  The Airborne Trooper and the Galactic Marine were undersized, but I think they've been pretty close since then.

Oola's scale looks right to me.


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Re: Gentle Giant Mini-Busts
« Reply #2324 on: October 26, 2010, 04:53 PM »
The "Lando Thing" indeed...  It's really attrocious.  I mean, the POTF2 Hasbro figure was a better likeness...  and it's a cheap toy.

For what people pay for these busts, especially new, I woudl really demand near perfection with them.  I only own one, Tarkin, and love it...  But that Lando.  Eegads it's just fugly.

From the looks of it, it's the worst thing they've put out since Qui-Gon.  I'm surprised they don't ever hold back and fix things before releasing them, but I doubt they'll start here.

I'm thinking of waiting and picking one up later.  I doubt he's overly popular with that face.