Standing at a proud 6’9″, Gentle Giant continues its life-sized Kenner-inspired Star Wars statues with Lord Vader himself. The figure is a result of digitally scanning an authentic, mint-condition 3 3/4″ action figure and scaled up to life size. The figure boasts full articulation, a telescoping lightsaber and a vinyl cape. Anticipated to be released in early 2015, the limited edition monument is hand-painted and comes with a certificate of authenticity. It will retail for $2600.
Gentle Giant has announced that just in time for Father’s Day 2014, they will be releasing special editions of Jeffrey Brown’s comic Star Wars titles, Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess. The special edition books from Chronicle Books will be accommodated by a limited edition, hand-numbered maquette featuring Darth Vader with his little Luke or Leia, sculpted in author Jeffrey Brown’s style by Gentle Giant artisans. No detail has been spared on the maquettes — a Rebel logo pattern was even added to the tie detail.
First up, an entire series of 2-inch Marvel Minimates will be dedicated to Thor: The Dark World. The 53rd Marvel assortment available only at comic shops and specialty stores will include four different two-packs: Thor with Malekith, Loki with Heimdall, Dr. Erik Selvig with Dark Elf and Darcy Lewis with Dark Elf. Designed by the team at Art Asylum, each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including an alternate head for Malekith, hands for the Dark Elves, a helmet for Loki and bare legs for Selvig.