SDCC 2014: Gentle Giant Offer Luke Skywalker (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust as an Exclusive

Gentle Giant has just revealed their latest SDCC exclusive product, a Luke Skywalker (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust. This bust is based on Ralph McQuarrie’s concept art for Star Wars: A New Hope, which was a lot different from what we got in the end, but you can see where ideas for some other characters came from.

From my memory this is the second piece of merchandise that is based on this version of Luke Skywalker, another being in one of Hasbro’s 3.75-inch lines.

This mini bust follows the concept art version completely with the breathing mask, breathing apparatus, chest panel, blaster, and the really cool looking lightsaber, which is sculpted snugly into Luke’s holster on his side. I love all the detail that has been put into the sculpt. With all the creases and folds in the fabric parts of the outfit and the light dry brushing on the metallic parts of his costume, the mask does look really good. You can even see some muscle definition on him. In some parts it looks like a swimsuit with metallic parts and straps but in a good way. I really like the look of it though I prefer the figure, hopefully they may release that in the Black Series further down the line.

I should note that this statue is digitally sculpted, cast in high quality polystone and is hand painted. The statue will also be numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

This mini bust will be exclusively available at SDCC (July 24th-27th) at the Gentle Giant Booth and will cost you $85.00. Premier Guild Members can currently pre-order it here.

 

By Nick Lenihan

Nick is toy fan, geek, and action figure collector. When not geeking out about action figures and keeping up with the latest Toy News, he likes to pretend to play guitar. He's just another one of those pop culture fanatics that likes to share his passion with the world.

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