Collector: Joel W.
Location: Virginia, USA
When did you first start collecting?
My first big convention was in 2007 at Celebration IV in Los Angeles. I didn't have any GG pieces before then.
How did you first start collecting?
I had never been to a large Star Wars convention like Celebration before and I had heard about the Gentle Giant items that were going to be offered so I became a Premier Guild member and got the Easter Egg Fett, R2 and Yoda, Light up Spirit of Yoda Mini Bust, Darth Malak, and Commander Gree. Since that first convention I sought out the other Commanders of the Summer Series. I am only missing Neyo
What do you collect? Does your collection have a theme, such as Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, etc.?
ALL STAR WARS....nothing but STAR WARS
What was the first item that started your Gentle Giant, Ltd. collection?
It was actually 4 items that started the collection. Spirit of Yoda Mini Bust, R2 and Yoda maquette, Darth Malak mini bust and the Commander Gree Mini bust
What are your favorite/most prized pieces in your collection?
That would be a toss up between the Forbidden Planet Event Commander Bly and the Limited Edition Boba Fett Animated Maquette.
What is the most recent item you've acquired?
Unfortunately the last ones I got were the Rebel Fleet Trooper and Imperial Gunner mini busts in 2012. I have been waiting for a Kanan Jarrus Season 4 Mini bust to be released. I am sticking to the costumes that I have for Star Wars right now.
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