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Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« on: July 23, 2010, 03:21 PM »
Also posted from the other site from SDCC, can you say $1000. for all them? Lucas... hook... line & sinker!


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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 12:01 AM »
Interesting notes about these:

-Each figure is limited to 1500
-GG holds this license for 3 years
-Packaging allows you to remove it from the cardback without destroying the package so it can be display either way  :)
- Boba Fett is exclusive to CV
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 10:47 AM »
Thanks for all the info Jayson-

I'm still sorely tempted by these, at least to get the Stormtrooper and Vader. I wonder if 1,500 is the run for the figure period, or the figure on that particular card. I could see some of these being released on alternate cardbacks as show exclusives in the future-

$100 would buy a pretty nice orginal vintage carded figure, and would take up less space.   :P

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 10:58 AM »
$100 would buy a pretty nice orginal vintage carded figure, and would take up less space.   :P

Wow, I hadn't thought of it that way, but you're absolutely right.  In fact, you can buy a lot of them for under $100.  I'm passing on these, cool as they are.
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 01:01 AM »
The re-release got very big.

It could be the time for other 4 inches re releases, at least on mail redemptiom offers.

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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 12:16 PM »
Seriously, if there were a set of 12 offered up for $1,000, I would have to find a way to buy it.  :P
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 01:01 PM »
I only have a few from this line, a stormtrooper and Boba Fett, but i just preordered the Jawa
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 11:54 AM »
Looking to catch up on ordering these?

Buy 1 Gentle Giant item @ EE, get a 2nd at 50% off until March 29th.

According to the details, items may be in stock or available for pre-order, so all the upcoming mini-busts and jumbo Kenner figures should count...  also the deal is stackable (if you order 4, you get 2 @ 50% off).
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2011, 03:01 PM »
Looking to catch up on ordering these?

Buy 1 Gentle Giant item @ EE, get a 2nd at 50% off until March 29th.

According to the details, items may be in stock or available for pre-order, so all the upcoming mini-busts and jumbo Kenner figures should count...  also the deal is stackable (if you order 4, you get 2 @ 50% off).

Wow, that's a good deal, but their shipping is merciless.  $64 to ship 8 figures is insane.  I was thinking about nabbing the 8 Jumbo figs they have, but $516 is a tad pricey.  If Fett was part of the mix, I might change my mind.  Thanks for the head's up Jeff!
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2012, 06:33 PM »
$100 would buy a pretty nice orginal vintage carded figure, and would take up less space.   :P

Wow, I hadn't thought of it that way, but you're absolutely right.  In fact, you can buy a lot of them for under $100.  I'm passing on these, cool as they are.

Well, I have to eat some crow on this.  I recently found the 12" Chewbacca on sale for $50, so I decided to check him out.  FREAKING AWESOME.  I am hooked, though still not happy with the crazy price points.  I was able to secure an order for Han (Big Head) and Leia for $50 each as well, and threw in Hammerhead and Greed for $65 each.  Pricey, but I'm going to just try to pick them up here and there when I can find good deals.  Less interested in the Gammorean and Astromechs unless they are dirt cheap, but I will probably work towards getting everything else.  Bummer that the Fett was an exclusive - hopefully they will pull a Stormtrooper and release him in some other way down the road.

If anybody finds these for South of $50, please let me know!

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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2012, 03:14 PM »
I love 'em and I really love the giant card artwork that I am using for "wallpaper" in my collection space.  I'll post a pic when I get a chance

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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2012, 03:53 PM »
I love 'em and I really love the giant card artwork that I am using for "wallpaper" in my collection space.  I'll post a pic when I get a chance

Have you been buying all of them?  I'm trying to be patient in gathering them up since I'm coming late to the table.
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2012, 09:17 PM »
I've got em all so far, but I'm leaving them on the cards/bubbles (though with that design, you could remove and replace them quite easily).  I"ve been real concerned about shipping damage, but so far, they've all arrived in perfect condition (BBTS and a good ebay seller I deal with both double box).

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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 12:08 PM »
Does anyone have a master list of the GG figures?  I cobbled one together, but would appreciate help if you spot a gap in the list...

Gentle Giant 12" Retro Figures

12 Backs
 - Stormtrooper (Exclusive) - Released
- Stormtrooper - Released
- Han Solo (Large Head) - Released
 - Han Solo (Small Head) - Released
 - Jawa (cloth Cape) - Released
 - Jawa (vinyl Cape) - Released
 - Obi-Wan Kenobi - Released
 - Luke Skywalker - Released
- Princess Leia - Released
 - Darth Vader - Released
 - Tusken Raider - Released
- Chewbacca - Released
 - C-3PO - Released
 - R2-D2 - Released
 - DS Commander - Released

21 Backs
 - Boba Fett (ESB Card Exclusive) - Released
 - Death Star Droid - Q3 2012
 - Walrus Man - Q2 2012
 - Hammerhead - Q2 2012
 - R5-D4 -  - Q3 2012
 - Greedo - Q2 2012
 - Snaggletooth - Announced
 - Luke X-Wing Gear - Announced
 - Power Droid

Return of the Jedi
 - Gammorean Guard (Membership Rqrd) - Nov 2012
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