If you are a fan of Star Wars statues and busts then you are probably already familiar with Gentle Giant Ltd. Well, last year Gentle Giant Ltd. introduced us to their Cad Bane and Todo 360 (and without Todo 360) 1/6 scale mini-bust. Yes, there are two versions. There is the Cad Bane and Todo (Premier Guild Member Only) and just Cad Bane himself that is available to the general public. The crazy thing about both of these no matter which one you end up with you will not be disappointed because the Cad Bane bust itself may be one of the best mini-busts that Gentle Giant Ltd. has made.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cad Bane and Todo 360 Mini Bust
Thanks to our friends over at Gentle Giant Ltd. I was able to get my hands on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cad Bane and Todo 360 Mini Bust. As I said earlier there are two versions of this bust, one that comes with Todo 360 (limited to 500) and one without (limited to 3000). Both of these busts retail for $120 and are available at gentlegiantltd.com. You can check out the official details of these busts and my review below.
A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The cowboy of the Star Wars Universe is ready for his close-up! This 1/6 scale resin mini-bust takes a realistic take on the Clone Wars character, showing him wielding both of his pistols as he peers out from under the wide brim of his hat. Plus, this Premier Guild Exclusive version of the 6-inch bust comes with a 3.5 inch statue of Todo 360; his techno-service droid! Both come packaged in a full-color box, and are limited to an edition of 500 (3000 for the one without Todo 360). They come packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cad Bane and Todo 360 Mini-Bust Review
For those that have read my reviews before you know I look at a few things. Those things are packaging, sculpt and paint quality, and displayability. I also like to get my negatives out of the way, but I can tell you right now I will hardly have any negatives about this mini-bust. Also, it needs to be noted that I received an Artist Proof (AP) so some details may not be as detailed as the final products. So here you go, my cons and pros of this mini bust.
Cons Of The Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cad Bane and Todo 360 Mini Bust
OK, let’s get the worst part done first, the cons. The good thing about the Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cad Bane and Todo 360 Mini-Bust is that there really isn’t anything that negative about it. But if I really had to pick some things here is what they would be.
- If you are looking for accessory options, you will not get it with this. Both Cad Bane and Todo come already assembled with no removable parts.
- The base had a couple of small marks on them but as an AP piece that is expected and they are on the back so you can’t even see them.
- There is really only one angle you can display this bust to get the full effect of the facial details. But that is common with most busts.
Pros Of The Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cad Bane and Todo 360 Mini-Bust
Now that those negatives are done we can focus on the greatness of this bust. This cad bane mini-bust may be one of the bust mini bust Gentle Giant Ltd. has ever produced. Here is a look at all the pros of this bust.
- The Cad Bane and Todo 360 mini-bust are packaged pretty well. The busts are in a styrofoam block and have plastic around them to protect the paint.
- If you are a keep-it-in-the-box person the box comes with a picture of the busts on the front. Also, the back of the box gives you a brief summary of the statue and some nice box art.
- Cad Bane and Todo 360 are very easy to set up since there are no removable pieces and are ready to display out of the box.
- From the worn distressed look of Cad Bane’s jacket and hat to the droid look of Todo 360 Gentle Giant Ltd. did a great job nailing the details of these pieces.
- The paint and details on these busts are amazing and bring these statues to life.
- With this mini-bust being a 1:6 scale it is a good size to really stand out in your collection but at the same time not take up a lot of room as well.
- The bases of both busts are weighted really well making them sturdy while they are displayed.
- Also, I know I keep saying busts, but the Todo 360 is actually the full droid so it makes the limited one even more special.
- Each statue comes with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.
My Final Thoughts
As you can tell by my review I think really highly of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cad Bane and Todo 360 Mini-Bust. I truly feel that this is one of the best mini-busts that Gentle Giant Ltd. has made. The sculpt and paint details are amazing and they both look like they came right out of the series. It is definitely worth looking into the Gentle Giant Ltd. Premier Guild program. Not only can you save money you can also get Guild-only exclusives like the Cad Bane and Todo 360. But, as I said earlier it does not matter which one you get the Cad Bane mini-bust will look amazing in your collection. This is a must-have for any Star Wars collector.
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