Gentle Giant vintage style convention promo cardbacks

Dax

Joined
Jul 30, 2000
Messages
3,051
Reaction score
101
Hi everyone,

Firstly, I'm not sure if this is the right location for this topic however the items are made by GG and are vintage themed, so it seemed right to me.

I've only just recently become aware of these even though it seems they were released in 2017 and 2018 so I'm playing a bit of catch up. I've also found it difficult to locate much information about these so I'm hoping the brains trust can help out in this thread.

I don't have any images to upload just yet but basically they are a copy of the vintage cardback in a mini 4"x 6"scale with the GG logo on the front and GG promotional images on the back. Quite thin, like a postcard and they have die cut rounded corners which is a nice finishing touch.

I have seen it mentioned that these were available at both SDCC and SW Celebration from the GG booth. I'm not sure if they were just given away in limited numbers each day or required a purchase as well.

I can confirm that these cards exist:

2017
Luke Skywalker
Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)
Chewbacca
See-Threepio (C-3PO)
Darth Vader
Stormtrooper
Han Solo
Jawa
Death Squad Commander

2018
Greedo
Hammerhead
Snaggletooth
Walrus Man
Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot
R5-D4

It would be a little weird for them to produce only 9 of the first 12 cardbacks so I'm assuming there was also a Leia, Obi-Wan and Sandpeople made. What about Death Star Droid, Power Droid and Boba Fett, did they also make those?

Would be great if people could add some additional knowledge to this line. I'm really liking them!
 

Dax

Joined
Jul 30, 2000
Messages
3,051
Reaction score
101
Yep, those are the ones! As a cardback collector they really appeal to me :)
 
Joined
Jan 23, 2017
Messages
258
Reaction score
3
Location
So Cal
They were a marketing tool we did. We handed out different ones on different days of the con. Then at the end of the day if we had any left over from the previous days we would put those on the table for people to grab. For 2017 we did ALL of the original 12 so you can add: Leia, Ben Kenobi and Tusken Raider to your list. I have a complete set and still have a stack of spares somewhere.
 

Dax

Joined
Jul 30, 2000
Messages
3,051
Reaction score
101
Thanks so much BithBandLeader for the confirmation, I really appreciate it!

On the other hand - damn! Got some more to track down now :) Overall I've done pretty well and have all but the Leia, Ben Kenobi and Sandpeople now.
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2003
Messages
1,754
Reaction score
131
Location
ChuckNorrisville
They were a marketing tool we did. We handed out different ones on different days of the con. Then at the end of the day if we had any left over from the previous days we would put those on the table for people to grab. For 2017 we did ALL of the original 12 so you can add: Leia, Ben Kenobi and Tusken Raider to your list. I have a complete set and still have a stack of spares somewhere.
I miss the days when you worked there, Daniel. We sure as hell got many mini bust made that people wanted, and the OT wasn't forgotten.
 
Top