The last but certainly not least San Diego Comic-Con 2013 exclusive limited edition bust from Gentle Giant is this awesome C-3PO Star Wars mini bust based on the original artwork of Ralph McQuarrie! This bust is actually based on original pre-production illustrations by McQuarrie for Star Wars: A New Hope, and gives a fascinating look at McQuarrie’s conceptual development of the beloved protocol droid. It’s truly amazing how uniquely different McQuarrie’s early designs of C-3PO are from that of the final screen version.
Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant using Mr. McQuarrie’s original artwork as reference, this deluxe mini bust features two interchangeable heads, representing two separate concepts for the iconic golden droid. The San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Exclusive McQuarrie C-3PO Star Wars Mini Bust by Gentle Giant stands 6.3” tall, is hand painted and is limited to 1,008 pieces. Collectors can purchase this hand numbered deluxe bust at the Gentle Giant SDCC booth #3513 for $75. For those of us unable to attend Comic-Con this year you can pre-order this piece through the Gentle Giant online store now.