May the 4th rolls on with plenty of new Star Wars announcements and reveals, including a pair new pieces from Gentle Giant, for pre-order.
I wish I had that Vader as a kid
Star Wars fans who are old enough to remember playing with the toys from the original trilogy might agree, how badly did you want a Darth Vader with removable helmet? Of course, that didn’t come till years later, and it definitely wasn’t in the form factor of the original figures. But here we are in 2023, and at long last that’s being seen too. Sort of.
It’s not a 3.75 inch figure by any stretch, but Gentle Gian’t new Darth Vader is every bit the retro-flavored toy that would have been a smash back in the 80s. He’s just a tad bigger, clocking in in the 12″ scale.
He’s not alone either, as the collectible company has a second reveal for this Star Wars Day. That other item focuses on one of the saga’s biggest fan faves too, being a bust of Han Solo who’s clad in his Endor gear from Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars Return of the Jedi Endor Han Solo 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust
- A Gentle Giant LTD release! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Gentle Giant LTD is returning to the forest moon of Endor to capture Han Solo in one of his most distinctive outfits! Wearing his camouflage trenchcoat from the Endor battle scene, Han Solo holds his trusty blaster and wears his trusty smirk in this all-new 1/6 scale mini-bust. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this limited-edition collectible comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity.
Star Wars Return of the Jedi Darth Vader (Removable Helmet) Jumbo 12” Figure
- A Gentle Giant LTD release! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Gentle Giant LTD is revisiting one of their most popular Jumbo figures to unmask it for the first time! The Jumbo Darth Vader with Removable Helmet is inspired by vintage Star Wars figures of the 1970s and 80s but at a massive 12-inch scale. With a detailed likeness of Anakin Skywalker and a retractable lightsaber, this figure comes packaged on a retro-style cardback in a resealable blister case.
Both of the collectibles above are set to ship this September, and are up for pre-order now. Hit the links to check ’em out.