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Gentle Giant Conjures up Luke and Vader STAR WARS 40th Anniversary Busts for Comic-Con

Combining what they call “the timeless aesthetics of sculpture from Greek and Roman antiquity, with one of popular cultures most recognizable characters,” Gentle Giant have once again worked their (industrial light and) magic to bring fans the mos screen-accurate likenesses possible, and are bringing space fantasy’s most enduring father and son duo to San Diego Comic-Con.

Designed in 1/6 scale, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker appear as they were suited up for the final space battle in the original Star Wars–admittedly, for Vader that doesn’t mean changing a thing from his normal attire, but Luke needs a flightsuit. Both busts have classical-style stands, with the appropriate lightsaber decorating the base, and, per Gentle Giant, “each limited edition hand-painted polyresin bust comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching special edition certificate of authenticity done by artist Brian Rood.”

Each bust costs $100, and members of Gentle Giant’s Premier Guild club can preorder now; the rest of you will have to take your chances at Comic-Con. And in the spirit of Han Solo, I’ll never tell you the odds. But it could be akin to navigating an asteroid field, as you evade all manner of strange celestial bodies moving in all directions. Just be one with the Force, and let the Force be with you.

To help you decide, check out our image gallery below, which contains almost every conceivable angle on the busts you could imagine (“I don’t know. I can imagine quite a bit!” Hush, Han). Then let us know in comments which one you like best: the dark Darth, or the Force-ful flyboy?

Images: Gentle Giant

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