Thursday, July 31, 2008

Gentle Giant Bust Update

News from San Diego Comic Con:

The Wizard of Oz mini busts made their debut. They have been slated for a Fall '08 release. Fall is quickly approaching so more definite details should be announced soon. I imagine they will be 1/6 scale like the Harry Potter and Star Wars busts, standing approximately 6 1/2" to 6 3/4". Suggested retail price is $55.00. Definately affordable for the average Oz collector.

A poster on the Gentle Giant forum has said the larger busts that have been on display throughout the year were mock ups to portray how the final product should appear. Gentle Giant is considering releasing the larger versios if the sales are brisk enough for the smaller ones. Gentle Giant has wonderful artisans and I expect the Oz busts will be popular in any size. No updates to report on the Flying Monkey sculpture yet.