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Mechleader
02-09-2007, 08:22 PM
Gentle Giant plans a full slate of collectibles that will entrance casual Halo gamers and hardcore Halo fans alike. The license spans the Halo trilogy, meaning that Gentle Giant will produce a range of products from the entire series, including:



3-inch block figures (produced under the official Kubrick name in partnership with Japanese toy giant Medicom, pioneers of the block figure category),
12-inch collectible figures
resin mini-busts, and
1/4-scale mixed material statues

MaxWedge
02-09-2007, 08:34 PM
Cool. You might want to edit your post title to spell "Halo" correctly.

Before I opened it, I thought this thread was about getting a bust of the Bell 206 helicopter from Microsoft Flight Simulator. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Rod
02-09-2007, 08:40 PM
That is awesome! I can't wait for a Master Chief mini bust or statue.

deathstar1000
02-09-2007, 09:01 PM
I think it's an awesome idea! But GG is just killing my wallet. I need to win the Loto.

nikana
02-09-2007, 09:01 PM
1/4 scale mixed media should be interesting

Spideymike
02-09-2007, 09:10 PM
YES!!!! I asked GG about this months ago. Woohoo!!!

arctrooperobiwan
02-09-2007, 09:11 PM
I wish they would have put some pics up. I guess we will have to wait.

deathstar1000
02-09-2007, 09:13 PM
They're just teasing and making us sweat while we wait for the pics. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

nikana
02-09-2007, 09:16 PM
hopefully will be unveiled at toy fair

DarthBeek
02-09-2007, 09:29 PM
Awesome news! First Kotobukiya and now my beloved GG is jumping in the HALO franchise. Sweet!

ShadowTrooper
02-09-2007, 09:33 PM
Surprised GG would buy into Microsoft. Microsoft wants too much of a cut. That is why Mattel and Hasbro wouldn't take the bait.

Anyway, looking forward to new Halo products.

rebel_spook
02-09-2007, 09:49 PM
Surprised GG would buy into Microsoft. Microsoft wants too much of a cut. That is why Mattel and Hasbro wouldn't take the bait.

Anyway, looking forward to new Halo products.



GG has had no problems dealing with licenses that take a large gut in the past (SW, Harry Potter, Simpsons), so it is really not surprising that they would work with Microsoft as GG is also known for working with very popular and profitable licenses.

blue_rogue
02-09-2007, 09:55 PM
resin mini-busts, and
1/4-scale mixed material statues



Crap, like I need something else to spend money on. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Think there's a chance we'll see some of this stuff at Toy Fair?

originaldrdoom
02-09-2007, 11:05 PM
Surprised GG would buy into Microsoft. Microsoft wants too much of a cut. That is why Mattel and Hasbro wouldn't take the bait.

Anyway, looking forward to new Halo products.



I agree. This is a surprise move. Let's hope they don't botch it.

DarthBeek
02-09-2007, 11:47 PM
Think there's a chance we'll see some of this stuff at Toy Fair?



I would say yes! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Sunday all will be revealed.

HALO Master Chief busts ~ deluxe with interchangeable weapons ~ how sweet would that be???

DarthCrack
02-10-2007, 12:27 AM
Hey DarthBeek, where did you read that Koto acquired the Halo license?

ShadowTrooper
02-10-2007, 12:31 AM
Hey DarthBeek, where did you read that Koto acquired the Halo license?



From Toy News International:

Kotobukiya announces a new partnership with Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios in order to produce collectibles based on the best-selling video game franchise.

Kotobukiya will release at a series of ARTFX Statues (12" tall vinyl figural statues) throughout 2007, featuring characters from Halo 1 & 2, as well as the eagerly anticipated Halo 3. Renowned for amazing sculpting, painting, and design, the Tokyo based company will endeavor to produce high-end merchandise for the discriminating Halo collector.

theropod
02-10-2007, 01:24 AM
The license spans the Halo trilogy, meaning that Gentle Giant will produce a range of products from the entire series, including:

1/4-scale mixed material statues



So Gentle Giant is pulling a Sideshow huh?
Oooh... I'm so torn. I love the Halo series of games and books but I told myself a while back that I will collect only Star Wars from here on out. (Though I'll probably get the collectors edition disc set of Halo 3 when it comes out).
-theropod

THX182
02-10-2007, 02:21 AM
Love me some Halo so I'm thrilled with this news. Just started collecting Halo merch too. These will go good with the scaled version of the Spartan helmet that is coming with the Legendary Edition of Halo 3.

DarthCrack
02-10-2007, 08:31 AM
Sweet! Thanks Shadow. Wallet is crying already.

flatcapandwhipet
02-10-2007, 01:16 PM
mmmm...easy pass for me thanks.

DarthBeek
02-10-2007, 01:19 PM
mmmm...easy pass for me thanks.



More for me then! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

DarthCrack
02-10-2007, 01:23 PM
Can someone post a pic if they spot it? Thanks!

flatcapandwhipet
02-10-2007, 01:25 PM
mmmm...easy pass for me thanks.



More for me then! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



aaah, and there I was thinking you was a "classic" type of fella http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

ShadowTrooper
02-10-2007, 01:28 PM
Sweet! Thanks Shadow. Wallet is crying already.



Your wallet? I just hope they have plans for a Cortana. Maybe GG should hire Cortana's artist (Curt Chiarelli) for this one. He did an awesome job on her.

DarthBeek
02-10-2007, 01:33 PM
mmmm...easy pass for me thanks.



More for me then! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



aaah, and there I was thinking you was a "classic" type of fella http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



Classic ~ Star Wars yes.

But I truly love me some Halo..............

DarthCrack
02-10-2007, 01:33 PM
Maybe Cortana will be an exclusive....seems like everything else is so far.

SgtPsych
02-10-2007, 02:46 PM
Sweet. I am so all over this. You can just see all the new people that are going to be "sucked" getting into Gentle Giant and their marketing schemes. Either way, I'll look forward to this one.

Naptownsithlord
02-10-2007, 04:02 PM
this is great news i can't wait for a master chief mini bust.

blue_rogue
02-10-2007, 07:09 PM
There's the Halo logo in this pic, with a blacked out item beneath it. Think it's a Master Chief bust? Hopefully a pic will be leaked somewhere. Keep your eyes peeled.

http://www.rebelscum.com/tf2007/GGSjabbaspalace/image1.asp

deathstar1000
02-10-2007, 10:18 PM
mmmm...easy pass for me thanks.



More for me then! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Well, after reading about ALL the GG exclusives I may have to pass on his line. Maybe just a Master Chief, so you can have mine DB. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

CaptainCargo
02-12-2007, 10:44 AM
mmmm...easy pass for me thanks.



More for me then! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



any word or better yet pics?

Well, after reading about ALL the GG exclusives I may have to pass on his line. Maybe just a Master Chief, so you can have mine DB. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

DarthBeek
02-12-2007, 10:50 AM
mmmm...easy pass for me thanks.



More for me then! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Well, after reading about ALL the GG exclusives I may have to pass on his line. Maybe just a Master Chief, so you can have mine DB. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Actually, I'll just be picking up a MC bust to sit on my DVD/Xbox Gaming shelf.........simply can not go all out with this line. So just one for me!

THX182
02-12-2007, 11:12 AM
I am very excited about this line. I can't wait to get my hands on a Master Chief bust or an Elite bust. Alternate arms would be awesome in this line. I am dreading possible Chief variations though with the different colors in multiplayer. Could get expensive. I'll probably limit myself to the colors I like if I buy any variations at all.

CaptainCargo
02-12-2007, 11:42 AM
I am very excited about this line. I can't wait to get my hands on a Master Chief bust or an Elite bust. Alternate arms would be awesome in this line. I am dreading possible Chief variations though with the different colors in multiplayer. Could get expensive. I'll probably limit myself to the colors I like if I buy any variations at all.



Agreed. Lets hope GG does go Joyride on us...

DarthBeek
02-12-2007, 11:46 AM
Alternate arms would be awesome in this line.



No doubt........ and all the weapon possibilities! BR, Sniper, Needler, Shotgun, Sword, etc. Too cool.




I'll probably limit myself to the colors I like if I buy any variations at all.



Probably just a generic Green one for me. At least I say that now, haha.

THX182
02-12-2007, 11:52 AM
Yeah. I could see myself buying a red one and a black one but not much more than that. But I bet Gentle Giant will force us to buy them all by making each one come with a different pose and weapon.

DarthBeek
02-12-2007, 11:57 AM
But I bet Gentle Giant will force us to buy them all by making each one come with a different pose and weapon.



(((sigh))) Don't say that ~ http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

JoshEEE
02-12-2007, 01:48 PM
I'd really like to see some pics of this line. I'm really suprirsed no one out there has posted them yet.

There's got to be a site somewhere with snapshots. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

DarthBeek
02-12-2007, 01:56 PM
There's got to be a site somewhere with snapshots. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif



I was thinking the same thing........not even some "glimpses" of it hidden behind something. Only the Halo logo and the "black box" beneath it.

SgtPsych
02-12-2007, 11:27 PM
I did some searching and have come up with nothing. Maybe THX with his inside contact will be the one to save the day.

This would be an awesome line. All I need is a Master Chief bust and two Marines, and I will be set. This is going to be a fun Halo year come November.

DarthCrack
02-12-2007, 11:30 PM
I only want an MC bust, but will prob get a 12 Incher and a 1/4 scale and the Kotos.....great. I love it!

massoh2
02-13-2007, 12:23 AM
I love all the new Halo high-end merchandise coming out! Also can't wait to see pictures of MR's Needler Limited Edition. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Naptownsithlord
02-13-2007, 08:29 AM
I need photos!!

Dsdude9
09-23-2007, 09:54 PM
Just got on the wait list for this bad boy http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif Does anyone usually get their wait list fulfilled with Gentle Giant?

Darth_Mahler
09-24-2007, 09:07 AM
I have these reserved over at BBTS. They offer a set of all three for $149.99 due to release in November. I can't wait for these to ship!

DarthBeek
09-24-2007, 11:38 AM
Those look incredible!

Wonder how many weapons will be included with each bust???

deathstar1000
09-24-2007, 01:48 PM
I plan to display these with the Halo 3 helmet that comes with the Legendary Edition. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Sentinel
09-28-2007, 10:32 AM
Any news of when these are coming out?

Darth_Mahler
10-02-2007, 06:19 AM
Any news of when these are coming out?



My pre-orders at BBTS say November.

deathstar1000
10-12-2007, 01:52 PM
I guess we wont see these until next year. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

DarthBeek
10-16-2007, 11:51 AM
I guess we wont see these until next year. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



Yup. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Ham_Solo
10-25-2007, 09:11 PM
I was wanting to pick these up for my son as Christmas presents. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

ShadowTrooper
10-30-2007, 01:30 AM
These will definitely be worth the wait. Can't decide which color looks the best.

deathstar1000
10-30-2007, 02:25 PM
Why decide? Just get all 3! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Naptownsithlord
10-30-2007, 08:17 PM
I ordered a case and am a bit disappointed that they are pushed back till next year but that will make the christmas finances a little better.

ShadowTrooper
10-31-2007, 05:57 PM
I ordered a case, also. I'd much rather GG take their time on the production of the MC mini busts, I want them to look as good as possible.

Dsdude9
11-25-2007, 05:10 PM
Hey guys, anyone looking to trade different colors? I plan on getting all the colors but if I don't anyone want to trade?

Sentinel
12-16-2007, 10:02 PM
I called Customer Service the other day asking if they were certain on a Release date for the MC Busts...turns out they're not due out until Late Spring, '08...and I also asked if any more were planned besides MC, and the person in Customer Service said she had no idea about it.

Dsdude9
01-06-2008, 12:19 PM
New Pics!


https://www.gentlegiantltd.com/images/post/173/HALO_MB/original.png

deathstar1000
01-06-2008, 01:37 PM
Nice! I just hate having to have to wait so long for them.

Naptownsithlord
02-05-2008, 09:54 PM
Any word on when these are shipping?

Darth_Mahler
02-24-2008, 09:40 PM
Any word on when these are shipping?



I still haven't found an official release date, but I constantly check my pre-order at BBTS and they're now saying May. Then again, that's just tentative. I hope it's soon.

GGC
04-19-2008, 01:11 AM
Halo High Res Images - Dedicated to Rod http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

http://www.yodasnews.net/halo3/halohighres/redsword.jpg

http://www.yodasnews.net/halo3/halohighres/redspiker.jpg

http://www.yodasnews.net/halo3/halohighres/redrifile.jpg

http://www.yodasnews.net/halo3/halohighres/greensword.jpg

http://www.yodasnews.net/halo3/halohighres/greenspiker.jpg

http://www.yodasnews.net/halo3/halohighres/greenrifile.jpg

http://www.yodasnews.net/halo3/halohighres/blursword.jpg

http://www.yodasnews.net/halo3/halohighres/bluespiker.jpg

http://www.yodasnews.net/halo3/halohighres/bluerifile.jpg

Darth_Mahler
04-24-2008, 10:21 AM
Man those pictures are AWESOME. I can't wait until these ship. I have the Chief on pre-order and ready to go...

zoid2323
04-25-2008, 11:02 AM
Do they come with the interchangeable weapons?

deathstar1000
04-25-2008, 02:07 PM
Do they come with the interchangeable weapons?



I believe they have interchangeable hands like the clonetroopers.

Naptownsithlord
07-18-2008, 02:20 PM
Can someone jerk GG's chain at SDCC and find out what the deal is with these?
Before long Halo4 will be coming out!

deathstar1000
07-18-2008, 02:25 PM
Before long Halo4 will be coming out!



Maybe that's what they are waiting for. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Rod
07-24-2008, 01:01 PM
New AFX Exclusive Steel Spartan mini bust is up for pre-order. Click on the pic to go there:
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj305/Rod92905/actionfigurexpress_2012_108994851.jpg (http://www.shopafx.com/ha3exmachstv.html)

theropod
07-24-2008, 01:14 PM
Posted this in the Halo toy thread as well...

http://www.wetanz.com/holics/media/halo3/CortanaForHolics.jpg

Preview of Weta's range of Halo 3 sculptures. (http://www.wetanz.com/holics/index.php?itemid=752&catid=21)

Cool.
-theropod

CaptainCargo
07-25-2008, 11:10 AM
New AFX Exclusive Steel Spartan mini bust is up for pre-order. Click on the pic to go there:
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj305/Rod92905/actionfigurexpress_2012_108994851.jpg (http://www.shopafx.com/ha3exmachstv.html)



Got my preorder in... only 600 http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif seems a bit low???

shipping was a bear though....$15

KBA
07-25-2008, 07:51 PM
Great looking cortana there. If his hand is 1:1 I could see myself picking this one up

wyldaxe
08-07-2008, 04:05 PM
Great looking cortana there. If his hand is 1:1 I could see myself picking this one up



Site says "Made to approximately .85 scale". Definetly a nice piece though.

ReverendStrone
08-10-2008, 04:16 PM
Regarding the scale issue - The piece is made so that the hand is roughly life size for a regular human. The reason that works out to be .85 scale (as opposed to 1:1) is that the Masterchief is like 7ft + tall, so, once gloved up, his hand is much larger than a regular person's hand. Essentially, the hand on this statue should be about the same size as an average person's, making Cortana about 10 inches tall and the whole piece over a foot in height. It's life size if it were you or I holding her, but .85 scale if you're the Masterchief.

deathstar1000
08-11-2008, 03:47 PM
Check these out:

http://stores.ebay.com/Weta-Auctions

http://www.wetanz.com/eBay/Silver-Promotion-MCGrunts_1_750w.jpg

http://www.wetanz.com/eBay/Silver-Promotion-MCGrunts_4_750h.jpg

http://www.wetanz.com/eBay/Silver-Promotion-MCArbiter_3_750.jpg

http://www.wetanz.com/eBay/Silver-Promotion-MCArbiter_2_750.jpg

http://www.wetanz.com/eBay/Silver-Promotion-MCArbiter_1_750.jpg

ReverendStrone
08-19-2008, 08:50 PM
The first auction closed out at just over $3000!

Auction 2: The Masterchief and Arbiter (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=320285387974&Category=52514), is due to close within 24 hrs as I type this.

The remaining two will close later this week and next. My prediction - Cortana (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320286975516&ssPageName=MERC_VI_RCRX_Pr2_PcY_BID_Stores_IT&refitem=320285387974&itemcount=2&refwidgetloc=active_view_item&usedrule1=CrossSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget&_trksid=p284.m184&_trkparms=algo%3DCRX%26its%3DS%252BI%252BSS%26itu% 3DISS%252BUCI%252BSI%26otn%3D2) will be the one that goes highest.

http://www.wetanz.com/eBay/Silver-Promotion-Cortana_2_750.jpg

Rod
09-18-2008, 07:35 PM
It seems the steel exclusive might actually be in stock at AFX.

deathstar1000
12-03-2010, 02:37 PM
You can get the three GG busts for $55 at BBTS if you're interested:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?mode=retail&product=GG10162

rnbuda
12-04-2010, 08:09 PM
Tempting...