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Gentle Giant / Guild Memberships
« on: December 20, 2013, 04:28 PM »
I'm curious to know who else here has signed up for GG Guild memberships, and if so, are you satisfied with the benefits?  I've signed up for two years now to get the exclusive 12" Retro figures that are only available to those that sign up.  Along with the "free figure (you have to pay $15 shipping), there are other discounts/coupons included in the membership.  One  of the most appealing offers is $30 off any in-stock merchandise.  The problem with this offer is that GG never has jack squat in stock.  Has anyone here actually been able to use their $30 coupon? 

I've checked periodically throughout the year and almost everything I'm interested in sells out on pre-order.  The coupon is only good for the calendar year, so I popped in today to see if there was anything, even extras, that I could use it on.  It's nearly impossible to find anything with an Add to Cart button (meaning in-stock), and EVERYTHING I clicked says "Sorry, this item is currently not available.)  Do they seriously have zero inventory on anything right now?  Coincidentally the last few weeks when the coupon is valid.  Can't call them about it, because their offices are closed Dec 20-30th.  I love my 12" retro figs, but this feels like a huge scam to me. 

Anyone else unhappy with the Guild membership or have others been able to utilize the extra discounts?

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Hi All,

I am selling off some extras as I set up my new man cave.  Prices do not include shipping.  Willing to deal a bit if you're buying more than one item.  Shoot me a PM if you're interested and watch out for more goodies soon.

Gentle Giant 12" Jumbo Retro Figures
- Cantina Adventure Playset $50
- Sealed Bag 2012 Exclusive Blue Snaggletooth $85
- Empire Carded SDCC Exclusive Boba Fett $130 SOLD
- Star Wars Rocket Firing Boba Fett $100
- Empire Carded SDCC Exclusive Stormtrooper $110
- POTF Carded & Coin Gamorrean Guard $90
- SW Celebration Exclusive Lando Calrissian $60 SOLD
- Star Wars Greedo $100 SOLD
- Star Wars R5-D4 $100
- Star Wars Luke Skywalker (Tatooine) $140
- Star Wars Princess Leia $100
- Star Wars Sand People (Tusken Raider) $110 PENDING
- Star Wars Darth Vader $125 SOLD
- Star Wars Chewbacca $75 SOLD
- Star Wars Han Solo (Small Head) $150
- Star Wars C-3PO $90
- Star Wars Death Squad Commander $70

Hasbro Stuff...

Clone Wars & Movie Heroes 2013 Foreign Exclusives

Clone Wars 2013 Green Yoda Cards

- Full set of 6 new figures (Only selling as a set) $90
- 1X Obi-Wan Kenobi CW01
- 1X Anakin Skywalker CW03
- 1X Captain Rex CW04
- 1X R2-D2 CW05
- 1X 501st Legion Clone Trooper CW06
- 1X Battle Droid CW09
- Set of 2 new figures $28
- 1X Obi-Wan Kenobi CW01
- 1X Anakin Skywalker CW03
- Savage Opress in Armor CW02 $15
- Darth Maul in Armor CW08 $30 - Only Animated Darth Maul on a card!

Movie Heroes 2013 Green Yoda Cards- 1X Darth Vader MH01 $14
- 2X Light Up Anakin Skywalker MH02 $18 each
- 2X Obi-Wan Kenobi MH03 $10 each
- 1X R2-D2 MH05 $12
- 1X Darth Maul MH07 $12
- 1X Yoda MH08 $12

Movie Heroes 2012 Red Maul Cards
- 3x MH19 ROTS Anakin with Light Up Lightsaber $18 each ALL SOLD
- 5x MH22 Exploding Battle Droid (White) $20 each ALL SOLD

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Gentle Giant / GG Jumbo Vintage Walrusman
« on: May 13, 2013, 06:05 PM »
So, did anyone else order this figure?  I pre-ordered from my comic shop about a year ago and just received word this weekend that they would not be able to fill my order.   >:(  >:(  >:(  I looked online and apparently many people already have these AND it is available on the GG website, so kind of pissy that my  comic shop is unable to get them as planned.  I prefer to order from them because I get free shipping, which makes these a lot more affordable.  I scarambled and found another site via Amazon that only cost a little more ($76.66 shipped), but am curious to know if anyone else had the same problem.  It looks like Hammerhead is already out there, but still listed as pre-order for me, so I wonder if I'll have the same damn problem.

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Gentle Giant / Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Dengar
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:00 AM »
Up for pre-order right now!  Bring on the bounty hunters...

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Gentle Giant / Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage 4-Lom
« on: April 12, 2013, 07:59 AM »
Now up for pre-order!

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Collections / JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« on: March 12, 2013, 06:29 PM »
I moved to a new home in December, so am fortunate to have the opportunity to completely rebuild my Collectible Man Cave.  I tested this name with the neighbors and got far more respect from the guys than referring to it as my "Star Wars Room."  Anyway, I want to track the progress on here and solicit feedback as I go.  I have a general plan for what I want to do, but am very open to suggestions.

The room was completely unfinished space (16 x 14 at the widest part), so over the last few months I've picked up and installed a padded carpet, one wall of peg board, and adjustable black shelving around the perimeter.  I decided not to frame up the rest of the room, since I'd just put shelves in front of it.  I'm also leaving the ceiling open as I want to hang a lot of ships and like the "warehouse feel" of it.



The next step was to track down some lighting.  See what I did there?   ;)  I found a great deal on Craigslist, with 6 track bars and 18 lights + bulbs for $50.  I had to pay another $50 in connection bars, wiring, screws, and an outlet, but happy to get this done for about $100.  Since it's unfinished, I also had to cut and install some wood cross pieces to bolt the track lights onto.  Here's a shot of the finished track light system.  I may put up more lights if needed.



I plan to start stocking the shelves with my 12" collection first, which will go on the far wall, top shelf.  There's about 2 feet of clearance between the top shelf and the rafters and my shelves are 2 feet deep.  So, I decided to build some rough, but sturdy risers across the top.  I won't win any carpentry awards, but this was a cheap and quick afternoon project that I hope will help spread out the big guys.




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12" Figures / 12" Figure Discounts and Sales
« on: February 1, 2013, 03:17 PM »
Does anyone have any tips for saving dough at Sideshow?  I'm about ready to cave on some crazy expensive Hot Toys figures, so figure dI would check for sales or promo codes first.  Thanks!

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Collector's Tips / Overhead Lighting
« on: January 30, 2013, 07:50 AM »
So, I'm in the midst of building a new Star Wars room in the basement and would love some tips on lighting.  There are no windows in the room and I currently just have one exposed 100w bulb.  The room is about 14x16 lined with black shelving on two walls. The ceiling is unfinished, so recessed lights aren't really an option.

I was initially thinking of putting in suspended flourescent shop lights.  These are bright and relatively inexpensive I think, but they tend to cast a harsh light and I'm concerned that they wouldn't project enough light under the shelves.  I also don't want to hear a hummmmm all the time.  Track lighting seems like a good option, but I have no idea where to start.  LEDs would be nice energy savers, but do they give off enough light?  I also don't have a ton of dough to plunk down right now, so looking for a lower cost solution.

Any ideas?  Help me JDers, you're my only hope!

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TV-9D9 / Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out
« on: October 8, 2012, 11:43 PM »
Did anyone happen to catch the Lego SW Special: The Empire Strikes Out?  I found this by accident weekend before last and the kids thought it was hilarious.  We've re-watched it 3-4 times already.  I wish there was an ongoing Lego Star Wars series.

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Modern Classifieds / Wanted: Gentle Giant 12" Retro Vintage
« on: September 29, 2012, 09:57 AM »
Just three more to go...

R2-D2
Tusken Raider
Jawa Vinyl Cape

Figures Pending or not yet released:

Walrus Man
Greedo
R5-D4 (Pending)
Hammerhead
Snaggletooth (Red)
Luke X-Wing
Yoda (Orange)
Yoda (Brown - Pending)
Power Droid
Lando Calrissian


My haves (not for trade - just keeping track)

Lando Calrissian
Snaggletooth (Blue - Pending)
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Jawa Cloth Cape
Princess Leia
Han Solo Big Head
Han Solo Small Head
Stormtrooper
C-3PO
Luke Skywalker
Chewbacca
Darth Vader
Boba Fett
DS Commander

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The Bullpen / Marvel Live Action TV
« on: August 7, 2012, 01:49 PM »
Per Bill's link in another thread, looks like Marvel has plans to expand their empire into the realm of TV next.  Can't wait to hear more!
Staying with a winner

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Vintage Kenner / Vintage Figure Checklist
« on: April 24, 2012, 04:54 PM »
Anyone have a good source for vintage figures and variations?  I've been looking around on the net, but prettymuch everything I've found is incomplete.  I'm not looking for 26 variations of Obi-Wan where the hue of the bottom of his left foot is slightly different, or the placement of the "Made in China" stamp is slightly lower versus another.  I just want the real difference makers like figure accessories, differences in molding, noticable paint differences.  Anyone have a good resource?

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Collections / JediJman's Month o' Vintage
« on: April 20, 2012, 06:03 PM »
I recently made a massive purchase of vintage ROTJ/POTF2 figures from a guy in Phoenix. 

 - Original figure cost based on price tags: $150
 - My paying price including shipping: $1750   :o
 - Getting a box of 50 well preserved vintage figures in one box: Priceless!

I've had a few requests for pictures, so I'm going to host a month of vintage on the site.  I'll try to post 2 figures per day as I go through them with a few scattered comments.  Hope you enjoy...

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Gentle Giant / Gentle Giant Jumbo Greedo
« on: April 20, 2012, 07:27 AM »
Does anybody know when this guy is scheduled to be released?  I pre-ordered him on another site that had him listed as Feb 2012 release, which has obviously come and gone.  I had 3 other figures in the basket, so anxiously awaiting Greedo to get all of them.

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