Name: Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt)
Type: Mini Busts
Number: Item No. 9073
Edition Size: 2500 (Previews Exclusive)
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: February 2008
License: Gentle Giant Ltd.
If there was any doubt to what the correct source to 2006’s Chewbacca Mini Bust was, all collectors need to do is look at 2008’s Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt) Mini Bust. Chewbacca’s hair for the most part was slicked back in Episode IV and it wasn’t until Episode V that we started to see him let his hair down a bit and portray a more flyaway look. Gentle Giant Ltd. developed and excellent Episode V or Episode VI version of Chewbacca in the Mini Bust line, so they thought it would be clever to make a Previews Exclusive version that utilized a similar sculpt but yet make it very screen specific from The Empire Strikes Back. It is indeed a clever piece and very enjoyable and in a way it pays homage to the Hasbro figure. We have noticed over time that Gentle Giant Ltd. respectfully mimics Hasbro and produces products that complement the 3.75” line. They have clearly done this with Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt).
When you compare Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt) to the standard Chewbacca Mini Bust, you’ll notice that they vary quite a bit in the paint job department. Attribute the differences to less or more lighting, but we feel that this was more of an oversight than an intention to make it different from the 2006 Chewbacca Mini Bust. We won’t vilify Gentle Giant’s efforts here, because they’ve employed care to make an excellent version of Chewbacca here. It is just our opinion that his coloring is ever so slightly off and perhaps too light. Of course, as we have just stated, Chewbacca could have been based on resource materials that cast him in bright light. He is holding his bowcaster in the same fashion as the original piece, but this time he is wearing a gas mask sop he can breath inside the interior of the space slug. It would have been ideal if Gentle Giant Ltd. added a mynock that attached to his bowcaster to replicate what was experienced in The Empire Strikes Back.
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: Previews Exclusive
Date Stamp: 2007
Retail: $59.99 USD
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