Name: Luke Skywalker (Tatooine) [2010 PGM Exclusive]
Type: Mini Busts
Number: Item No. 12363
Edition Size: 550 (2010 Premier Guild Member Exclusive)
Source: A New Hope
Availability: November 2010
License: Gentle Giant Ltd.
Luke Skywalker was an adventure-seeking youth on his homeworld of Tatooine, piloting his T-16 Skyhopper through Beggar's Canyon. In addition to sharing his father's natural piloting skills, Skywalker developed a knack for mechanical repairs while looking after droids and fixing the moisture vaporators.
We have a bone to pick with the folks at Gentle Giant Ltd. Why is it when they go above and beyond to make unique and special products for Premier Guild Members that they don’t thoroughly explains things to either use it as a marketing tool to entice non-PGMs or make current PGMs even happier? OK, sure they give a cursory description in the product overview and they may even go into a little bit more detail in their marketing solicitations, but they really don’t go into the full detail they need to in order to make a successful impact. A case and point here is the 2010 Premier Guild exclusive Luke Skywalker (Tatooine) Mini Bust. This is not your ordinary PGM exclusive variant. The Mini Bust is so much more than a repaint and the changes here are way beyond an additional accessory. Gentle Giant Ltd. actually sculpted a completely new version of Luke Skywalker (when compared to the standard release Luke Skywalker (Tatooine) Mini Bust – the one with the lightsaber) that looks hyper-amazing and comes with the coolest accessory of any Mini Bust released to date.
Check out our expanded photo gallery in this review and check out the side by side comparisons of the regular and exclusive versions of the Luke Skywalker (Tatooine) Mini Busts and you’ll see that they borrow very little from each other id anything. Upon careful inspection comparing them, we noticed some similarities in the torso, but the angle and sculpt of the head, chest (and the robe laying against the chest), the arms and height arm is held above the head are completely different. As a bonus, the “T-16 model” version of Luke Skywalker (Tatooine) also comes with macrobinoculars attached to his waistline. A great deal of care went into making these pieces unique and it’s a shame that this wasn’t clearly spelled out. We appreciate the extent of the distance Gentle Giant Ltd. goes to bring truly exclusive pieces to the Premier Guild membership, but this was a really optimal opportunity to grab the attention of the general public and pull them into the fold. We’re so enamored with this piece that it’s quickly become one of our most favorites efforts to date by Gentle Giant Ltd. They has made an incredible collectible here and we hope they make similar things like this in the future.
Status: This highly-detailed mini bust, based on the original Lucasfilm costumes and props, was sculpted and painted by Gentle Giant Ltd. We hope you enjoy it.
Exclusivity: Premier Guild Member Exclusive
Assembly: Luke Skywalker Mini Bust, right arm holding T-16 model
Date Stamp: 2010
Retail: $59.99 USD
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