The Officially Cool Collector's Corner

Star Wars is going animated again this week with the release of The Clone Wars theatrical movie. This gives me the opportunity to take a look at one of my favorite current collectibles lines, Gentle Giants’ Star Wars animated style statues. Gentle Giant began the line by producing characters from the original Clone Wars cartoon series, but the line became so popular that they eventually branched out with reimaginings of the characters from the classic Star Wars trilogy. Here are my top five favorites from the classic trilogy that have been released so far.

Star Wars Animated Figures

5. Darth Vader
Vader was the inaugural piece in the classic trilogy collection. Standing a bit taller than the rest of the series, he’s an imposing maquette that conveys the classic Sith intimidation, even in a cartoony style.

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Star Wars Animated Figures

4. Yoda and R2-D2
The Yoda and Artoo statue was a convention exclusive that was limited to 2500 pieces. I love the expressiveness of this one, and the little snake was a nice addition. I’m usually able to get my Star Wars statues through standard retail, but I had to resort to eBay for this one.

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Star Wars Animated Figures

3. Luke Skywalker with Dianoga
Another one that wasn’t available at standard retail, the Luke and Dianoga statue was limited to just 1500 pieces and was released as an online exclusive. The base is fantastically detailed, and Luke’s expression and pose show some of the most dynamic work of the series.

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Star Wars Animated Figures

2. Boba Fett
Boba Fett is all around awesome in this statue. From his wind-whipped cloak to the detailed dents and scuffs on his armor to the flames licking at the base, there’s a lot to love here. At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Gentle Giant announced a second Boba Fett for the animated series, this time paired with an animated style Han in Carbonite.

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Star Wars Animated Figures

1. Princess Leia with R2-D2
There’s no way the Leia and Artoo statue could keep from topping my list. This was the first R2-D2 of the series, before he was revisited in the Yoda diorama mentioned above, and he suits the animated style perfectly. Leia translates into the animated realm as a slickly curvy space vixen. This one was so popular that Gentle Giant later offered a life-size version that just featured Leia and was priced at around $800.

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The Star Wars animated statue line is an ongoing one, and an Obi-Wan Kenobi maquette was the most recent one offered up for preorder. Not from the classic trilogy but just as awesome as the other pieces in this collection is the Darth Maul piece, also recently solicited.

Check out the full gallery below, including a few shots from my own personal collection:

“The Collector’s Corner” is a special weekly installment of Officially Cool written by guest author Jason Dorough of www.Mechazilla.com and Fandomania.com. Jason is an avid collector of cool geeky gear and one of the internet’s authorities on things that are “Officially Cool”. Be sure to check back every Wednesday here on Film School Rejects, as Jason will be bringing you the best collectibles that the world has to offer.


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