Gentle Giant has just revealed their San Diego Comic-Con exclusive for 2012: the McQuarrie Stormtrooper Mini Bust! Limited to 1,800 pieces, the McQuarrie Stormtrooper Mini Bust will retail for $85 at the convention and features two interchangeable heads, two interchangeable arms and two interchangeable hands. Gentle Giant Premier Guild members can pre-order the piece now at Gentle Giant's official site.
Ralph McQuarrie's early designs of the Imperial Stormtrooper are uniquely different from that of the final screen version. Based on original pre-production illustrations from Star Wars: A New Hope, this mini bust displays a fascinating look at McQuarrie's conceptual development of the Imperial Stormtrooper. This highly-detailed mini bust, based on the original Lucasfilm costumes and props, was sculpted and painted by Gentle Giant Ltd.
Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more Star Wars-related announcements at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
Here is the original Ralph McQuarrie artwork featuring the concept Stormtrooper which the Gentle Giant sculpture is based on: