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.
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.
- Strider Rinbearer - 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.
- Saruman - Limited to 1,500 pieces - release date May 2007
- Gandalf - Limited to 1,500 pieces - release date June 2007
- Balrog - Limited to 3,000 pieces - Available May 2007
- Saruman- Limited to 3,500 pieces - Availalbe July 2007
- Elrond - Limited to 2,500 pieces - Available July 2007
- Sam in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - Available September 2007
- Frodo in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - Available September 2007
- Sauron - Edition Size TBD - Available late 2007
- Orc - Edition Size TBD - Available late 2007
- Ringwraith on Steed - Edition size TBD - Available October 2007
- Gilmi - Edition size TBD - Available November 2007
- Legolas - Edition size TBD - Available January 2008
- Witchking on Fellbeast (Rumored)