Rise of Skywalker’s Sith Rey Is Gentle Giant’s NYCC Exclusive Mini Bust


Dark Rey appeared very briefly in a vision aboard the destroyed second Death Star. The quick glimpse at Rey’s possible Dark Side future in The Rise of Skywalker showed off a more interesting character than the one we were saddled with for three movies.

Now you can own this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it character thanks to Gentle Giant’s line of mini busts. She clocks in at $120 and 6″ tall. Dark Rey is clad in a cloak similar to Palpatine’s and wields the weird collapsible double-bladed lightsaber.

This New York Comic-Con exclusive is currently available for pre-order directly from Gentle Giant. The bust is limited to 2,500 pieces and is limited to two-per-customer.

Gentle Giant | Lucasfilm
Gentle Giant | Lucasfilm

A Gentle Giant Ltd. Release! A good mini-bust goes to the Dark Side in this all-new 1/6 scale Star Wars collectible! Jedi-in-training Rey gets a glimpse of her life as the disciple of Emperor Palpatine in the ninth Star Wars movie, wielding a menacing double-bladed lightsaber, and now that moment has been captured as a highly detailed 6-inch sculpture! Limited to only 2500 pieces, this New York Comic-Con exclusive features two interchangeable heads, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Rey went full Bilbo Baggins in that scene, then vanished. She never got pulled to the Dark Side of the Force except for that one premature discharge of Sith lightning. So, where was this plot idea going? Was it cut from the final edit? Why give us something interesting and flush it down the Dago-bog?

Oh, Disney. So many creative voices and stories that already existed, and we got an awkward rehash. The Disney sequel trilogy was akin to throwing Dark Empire, fan fiction, and studio meddling into a blender. Then turning that blender on and tossing it down a mountain. Then trying to superglue the pieces together while blindfolded and having everyone’s hands duct-taped together.

[Source: Gentle Giant]

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