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{{quote|They will take you into a dark room, [[Théoden|my Lord]], an scan your very skull. They will make toys of your Lordship, ten thousand at least, for children to play stupid games with.|[[Viggo Mortensen]], [http://tinyurl.com/6mr9vr YouTube].}}
 
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'''Gentle Giant Studios''' is a company located in Burbank, California that was founded by animator Karl Meyer. The company is a pioneer in digital 3-D scanning and scanned many of the principle actors from [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]] trilogy while on set/location in New Zealand during filming.   
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'''Gentle Giant Studios''' is a company located in Burbank, California that was founded by animator Karl Meyer. The company is a pioneer in digital 3-D scanning and scanned many of the principle actors from ''[[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]]'' while on set/location in [[New Zealand]] during filming.   
  
The company also has a collectibles division, known as '''Gentle Giant, Ltd.''' Founded in 2002, they produce polystone mini-busts, animated maquettes and statues from Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings.  
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The company also has a collectibles division, known as '''Gentle Giant, Ltd.'''. Founded in 2002, they produce polystone mini-busts, animated maquettes and statues from ''Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings''.  
  
 
==Collectibles==
 
==Collectibles==
 
 
===Mini-busts===
 
===Mini-busts===
* [[Strider Ringbearer mini-bust|Strider Rinbearer]] - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date February 2007
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* [[Strider Ringbearer mini-bust|Strider Ringbearer]] - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date February 2007
 
* [[Ringwraith Ringbearer mini-bust|Ringwraith Ringbearer]] - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date February 2007
 
* [[Ringwraith Ringbearer mini-bust|Ringwraith Ringbearer]] - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date February 2007
 
* Gandalf - Limited to 3,000 pieces - release date May 2007
 
* Gandalf - Limited to 3,000 pieces - release date May 2007
 
* Glorfindel - Limited to 500 Pieces - San Diego Comic-Con 2007 exclusive
 
* Glorfindel - Limited to 500 Pieces - San Diego Comic-Con 2007 exclusive
  
As a special promotion, Gentle Giant Ltd. randomly inserted 100 of the One Ring from Noble Collection - Sterling Edition into the secret compartments of the Strider and Ringwraith busts.
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As a special promotion, Gentle Giant Ltd. randomly inserted 100 of the One Ring from [[Noble Collection]] - Sterling Edition into the secret compartments of the Strider and Ringwraith busts.
 
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===Maquettes===
 
===Maquettes===
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* Gandalf - Limited to 1,500 pieces - release date June 2007
 
* Gandalf - Limited to 1,500 pieces - release date June 2007
  
==Upcoming==
 
 
===Mini-busts===
 
===Mini-busts===
* Balrog - Limited to 3,000 pieces - Available May 2007
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* Balrog - Limited to 3,000 pieces - release date May 2007
* Saruman- Limited to 3,500 pieces - Availalbe July 2007
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* Saruman- Limited to 3,500 pieces - release date July 2007
* Elrond - Limited to 2,500 pieces - Available July 2007
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* Elrond - Limited to 2,500 pieces - release date July 2007
* Sam in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - Available September 2007  
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* Sam in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - release dateSeptember 2007  
* Frodo in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - Available September 2007
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* Frodo in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - release date September 2007
* Sauron - Edition Size TBD - Available late 2007
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* Sauron - Edition Size TBD - release date late 2007
* Orc - Edition Size TBD - Available late 2007
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* Orc - Edition Size TBD - release date late 2007
  
 
===Classics busts===
 
===Classics busts===
* Ewoyn - Available March 2008
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* Éowyn - release date March 2008
* Gimli - Available March 2008
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* Gimli - release date March 2008
* Legolas - Available March 2008
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* Legolas - release date March 2008
  
 
===Maquettes===
 
===Maquettes===
* Ringwraith on Steed - Edition size TBD - Available October 2007
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* Ringwraith on Steed - Edition size TBD - release date October 2007
* Gilmi - Edition size TBD - Available November 2007
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* Gilmi - Edition size TBD - release date November 2007
* Legolas - Edition size TBD - Available January 2008
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* Legolas - Edition size TBD - release date January 2008
 
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===Statues===
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* Witchking on Fellbeast (Rumored)
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[Comic-Con_2006#Gentle_Giant|Gentle Giant at Comic-Con 2006]]
 
* [[Comic-Con_2006#Gentle_Giant|Gentle Giant at Comic-Con 2006]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/ Official website]
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* '''[http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/ Official website]'''
 
* [http://www.gentlegiantcollectors.com/ Gentle Giant Collectors]
 
* [http://www.gentlegiantcollectors.com/ Gentle Giant Collectors]
  
 
[[Category:Companies]]
 
[[Category:Companies]]

Revision as of 10:34, 5 August 2008

"They will take you into a dark room, my Lord, an scan your very skull. They will make toys of your Lordship, ten thousand at least, for children to play stupid games with."
Viggo Mortensen, YouTube.
Gentle Giant logo.jpg

Gentle Giant Studios is a company located in Burbank, California that was founded by animator Karl Meyer. The company is a pioneer in digital 3-D scanning and scanned many of the principle actors from Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings while on set/location in New Zealand during filming.

The company also has a collectibles division, known as Gentle Giant, Ltd.. Founded in 2002, they produce polystone mini-busts, animated maquettes and statues from Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings.

Contents

Collectibles

Mini-busts

  • Strider Ringbearer - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date February 2007
  • Ringwraith Ringbearer - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date February 2007
  • Gandalf - Limited to 3,000 pieces - release date May 2007
  • Glorfindel - Limited to 500 Pieces - San Diego Comic-Con 2007 exclusive

As a special promotion, Gentle Giant Ltd. randomly inserted 100 of the One Ring from Noble Collection - Sterling Edition into the secret compartments of the Strider and Ringwraith busts.

Maquettes

  • Saruman - Limited to 1,500 pieces - release date May 2007
  • Gandalf - Limited to 1,500 pieces - release date June 2007

Mini-busts

  • Balrog - Limited to 3,000 pieces - release date May 2007
  • Saruman- Limited to 3,500 pieces - release date July 2007
  • Elrond - Limited to 2,500 pieces - release date July 2007
  • Sam in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - release dateSeptember 2007
  • Frodo in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - release date September 2007
  • Sauron - Edition Size TBD - release date late 2007
  • Orc - Edition Size TBD - release date late 2007

Classics busts

  • Éowyn - release date March 2008
  • Gimli - release date March 2008
  • Legolas - release date March 2008

Maquettes

  • Ringwraith on Steed - Edition size TBD - release date October 2007
  • Gilmi - Edition size TBD - release date November 2007
  • Legolas - Edition size TBD - release date January 2008

See also

External links