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Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« on: July 2, 2010, 11:56 PM »
First up for this new line from Gentle Giant -  the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Stormtrooper 12” Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure.  Here's the press release from Gentle Giant:

Limited Edition of 1500
Price: $85

Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant is proud to debut their new line of vintage Star Wars Action figure reproductions with the release of this classic Empire Strikes Back Stormtrooper. Digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾” Kenner originals and reproduced to a substantial 12” tall. Nothing has been overlooked. Injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced blaster and is fully articulated! That’s not all, this classic Kenner creation comes packaged on a 1980, Empire Strikes Back inspired blister card with a plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this limited edition convention exclusive!

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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #1 on: July 3, 2010, 03:19 AM »
Hmmm... this has some definite potential...
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #2 on: July 3, 2010, 04:12 AM »
I may be  a sucker but I ordered this instead of the bust.
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #3 on: July 3, 2010, 09:09 AM »
Except for the fact that an army builder is an SDCC exclusive, I like this idea.  
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #4 on: July 8, 2010, 06:35 PM »
I like the idea to.  I may go after a certain few.  Sigh, another pricey line to drool over.

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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #5 on: July 9, 2010, 12:21 PM »
I like the look of this, but can't imagine where it would go. Tempting...

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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #6 on: July 9, 2010, 03:25 PM »
A friend is going that Sun...I hope some are left.
This I would love to have.

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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2010, 10:41 PM »
I would buy these in a heartbeat, but, like others I don't want them if I can't get that Stormtrooper.  Even though these cost what a sideshow figure costs, I'd buy tons of these.  Especially the "first 12"
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2010, 05:09 PM »
Vader added today  8)

Obi-Wan & Boba Fett added too...

Man, I might try for a Fett.  That would be pretty sweet.

Hmm, diverging from the original 12 already with Fett.  So who loses their spot then?  Leia, Chewie or Death Squad Commander?  And why an ESB cardback rather than SW? 

Death Squad Commander. I'm betting he'll be some future con exclusive though as they revealed today that Walrusman is the exclusive for SWCV.
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2010, 12:00 PM »
I ordered the Stormtrooper but don't plan on getting many more. Probably just a Jawa, Boba Fett and if they ever get to it, Amanaman
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2010, 12:38 PM »
I am still trying to decide what to do with this line...I have almost preordered a Stormtrooper 3 times on eBay but have waited.  I have no place to put them and don't look forward to spending close to $10000 on all 92...but man they look purty

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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2010, 12:41 PM »
So they're doing all 92 original Kenner figures?  Crazy.
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2010, 12:49 PM »
My Stormtrooper is being picked up at SDCC...  ;D   :P

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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2010, 04:35 PM »
So they're doing all 92 original Kenner figures?  Crazy.

Not sure if they have plans for all of them - just over a dozen at this point.  If they sell well I'm sure they'll do more though.
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2010, 08:59 PM »
I've been checking out pictures of these, and they are mighty tempting.  The price will likely force me to stay away, but they do look really cool.  It would be a fun line to collect - again, if there wasn't anything else out there to be buying.