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    Gentle Giant Reveals E3 Sidious/Palpatine

    I was looking through the previews of Gentle Giant's upcoming lines for 2004 over at Rebelscum, and imagine my surprise when I clicked on what I thought was a thumbnail for the ROTJ-era Emperor Palpatine. The image I saw was Chancellor Palpatine wearing the Emperor's robes--with a young face!! I can only conclude this is the Episode III version of Darth Sidious, and it is further proof for any doubters left that Palpatine and Sidious are the same person.
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    Very, very, very intresting. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Wow! I like that. I really do think i would buy that when its available. Great picture!
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    Weird, he looks younger there than he did in EPII. This looks like it was taken straight out of EPI.

    It's a great piece.
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    Oh mega wow, looks like Sidious won't turn out to be someone else then !



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    Very cool! Funny that I did not see this when I was browsing the GG collection. Must have been added since I first viewed the pictures.
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    Great Info! But, as far as the piece itself, it looks weird! What's up with his Hulk-hands? They're huge! Sidious/palps has witch-like long scrawny little fingers! Everything else looks ok though I guess.
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    Darkness Shroud, you really should consider buying one. According to Rebelscum, this is one of the new "Bust-Ups", which are miniature versions of the regular size busts and ONLY $5.00 EACH!!! I know I'll be ordering most, if not all, of them.

    I thought the same thing when I saw it, sith killer 99. But even the latest images of Palpatine from E3 make him look younger. Wonder if they did tone down the makeup for this one. Can't imagine why though. Oh well, guess we'll chalk it up to another continuity problem!!

    And lastly, the "Hulk-hands" issue. I think it's just the forced perspective of the photo. It looks like his left hand reaches outward toward the camera--thus appearing bigger. His other hand looks right though.
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    Here's another pic that gives the bust a little better perspective. It even captures Palpatine's facial mannerisms perfectly.
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    Yeah, I just saw these "Bust Ups" at RS and they look great. It looks like they will be releasing 2 per month as follows:

    Wave 1

    3/24
    Princess Leia
    C-3PO

    4/24
    Luke skywalker
    Han Solo

    5/24
    Chewbacca
    Yoda

    Interesting, that they would just release 2 a month. If these do end up at retail for $5.00 each I will definatly pick 'em up!

    Oh, and if Gentle Giants wants any ideas for wave 2...

    Sandtrooper
    Stormtrooper
    Snowtrooper
    Clone Troopers
    Boba Fett
    Darth Vader
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