Name: Yoda (In 3D Glasses)
Type: Mini Busts
Number: No. 80200
Edition Size: 1200 (2012 Convention Exclusive)
Source: Expanded Universe
Availability: March 2012
License: Gentle Giant Ltd.
To celebrate the return of 1999's Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3-D, Gente Giant presents a special commemorative exclusive Yoda mini bust. This highly-detailed, film-accurate collectible puts the Jedi Master in the theater seat, with a box of "Obi-Wan Cinemas" popcorn and a removable pair of "3-D" styled glasses which sport real red and blue cellophane gel lenses.
What would be the best way to commemorate the 3D release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace? If you ask Gentle Giant Ltd., they would say it would be their Yoda (In 3D Glasses) WonderCon exclusive Mini Bust. We’re not so inclined to feel the same way. We’re stuck on how to exactly feel when Star Wars “stuff” imitates real world culture. We don’t like seeing C-3PO in a Christmas hat, R2-D2 with reindeer antlers or Yoda wearing 3D glasses holding a box of Obi-Wan Cinemas popcorn. That’s just us. It’s not because we’re anti-Christmas or against an American past time like movie going, no that’s ridiculous. We just prefer Star Wars collectibles to stay in their “own” intergalactic world. But there are indeed a core group of collectors who eat this kind of things up and it’s the reason why this Mini Bust quickly sold out both at the WonderCon convention and for sale at Gentle Giant Ltd.’s website for Premier Guild Members.
To be completely fair, Yoda (In 3D Glasses) is indeed nicely designed, but is it something you desperately need for your collection. Perhaps that answers lies directly in between “yes” and “no”. We’ll try to explain. This Mini Bust marks the fourth unique Yoda inspired one to date. The first one was one of the first Mini Busts ever made and was inspired by his appearance in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones and is one of the most rare today. The second was based on his appearance in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The base sculpt of this exact Mini Bust was quickly developed into a “spirit” Mini Bust that lights up (based on his appearance in Star Wars Episode V: Return Of The Jedi). But this marks the first time that Gentle Giant Ltd. has developed a Yoda Mini Bust from the Expanded Universe. (And it’s based on a licensee’s concept too.)
Status: This hand-numbered limited edition is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Exclusivity: 2012 Convention Exclusive (2012 WonderCon Exclusive)
Assembly: Attach 3D glasses to Yoda Mini Bust.
Date Stamp: 2012
Retail: $59.99 USD
Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on listings.
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