Thanks to our friends at Gentle Giant, we are proud to share a Toyark Exclusive reveal of their next exclusive. At San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Star Wars fans will have a chance to purchase the Star Wars – Ralph McQuarrie Concept Chewbacca Mini-Bust! Not only are we revealing the official images and details for this new bust, but we’re also debuting a full Toyark Gallery of the bust, as Gentle Giant sent one along for us to check out.
Fans of Star Wars Rebels may recognize the creature as well. Star Wars Rebels features numerous designs and nods taken from unused Ralph McQuarrie illustrations, sketches and vehicle designs. The original design for Chewbacca was refined and became the character of Zeb! It shows you how, after nearly 40 years, Ralph McQuarrie is still influencing Star Wars today.
Here are the details for the mini-bust direct from Gentle Giant:
Chewbacca McQuarrie Concept SDCC Ex. 2016 Mini Bust – $120
License: Star Wars
Item Number: 80685
Dimensions: H 6 1/2” x W 7” x D 5”
Release Date: July 2016
LIMITED EDITION: 400
Ralph McQuarrie’s early designs were the essential building blocks that helped shape the Star Wars universe. There is no question, McQuarrie’s Chewbacca concept drawings were some of his best.
Based on original pre-production illustrations for Star Wars: A New Hope, this Gentle Giant mini bust takes a fascinating look at McQuarrie’s conceptual development for one of science fiction’s most beloved characters. We are proud to add Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept of Chewbacca to our long running line of mini-busts and collectibles.
Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., this gorgeous bust used Mr. McQuarrie’s original artwork as reference. Cold-cast in high quality polystone and hand painted, each limited edition bust comes individually numbered, and includes a matching certificate of authenticity.
May the Force be with you…. Always.
Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2016? Have no fear! Gentle Giant Premier Guild Members will be able to pre-order the bust by Clicking Here. Not a member? You can sign up for a Premier Guld Membership to access con exclusive pre-orders, discounts, a $10 gift code, a free Star Wars bust or Jumbo Figure & much more.