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Chris Wyman
07-27-2010, 10:32 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs026.ash2/34686_413961002694_171646362694_4841846_3646053_n. jpg

MaxWedge
07-28-2010, 02:11 AM
Vinyl cape or cloth cape? I'm hoping for vinyl!

Waterman8447
07-28-2010, 06:49 AM
I thought it was confirmed vinyl... could be wrong though.

blue_rogue
07-28-2010, 07:09 PM
I could see them doing cloth for wide release and vinyl for PGM exclusive.

CaptainCargo
07-28-2010, 08:45 PM
cloth; its the one most of us know and love... I honestly think the vinyl is a big overrated.

BlueSnaggletooth
07-28-2010, 08:59 PM
The vinyl version will be the variant.

-Snags

OCWanKenobi
07-29-2010, 03:57 PM
has it been asked if smaller figures will have a different cost?

Jason_West
07-30-2010, 02:07 PM
Cloth of Vinyl, I will be getting both.. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

blue_rogue
08-13-2010, 05:43 AM
GGC is reporting that the Jawa is going to be blind boxed.

Not a fan of this idea...

wampa_attack
08-13-2010, 06:43 AM
What? What is blind-boxed? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

captainsolo
08-13-2010, 07:47 AM
Ill be a fan of it, if i get a vinyl... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

blue_rogue
08-13-2010, 02:49 PM
What? What is blind-boxed? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif



The 12" Jawa. They are making both cloth and vinyl versions but you wont know which one you got until you open the box.

Turbowars
08-14-2010, 10:17 AM
GGC is reporting that the Jawa is going to be blind boxed.

Not a fan of this idea...

This is GG going back to their BS ways. I sense a raffle coming soon too. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Glitch
08-14-2010, 11:51 AM
GGC is reporting that the Jawa is going to be blind boxed.

Not a fan of this idea...



In all seriousness, it's this kind of BS move that will turn people off of the line altogether. When people can't get the figures they want, they see no need to continue.

Ask Playmates. The "1701" fiasco single-handedly killed the once immensely popular Star Trek Next Generation figure line - and pretty much Playmates status as a top tier toy manufacturer.

They SERIOUSLY need to reconsider this.

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Jedi534
08-14-2010, 12:25 PM
GGC is reporting that the Jawa is going to be blind boxed.

Not a fan of this idea...



In all seriousness, it's this kind of BS move that will turn people off of the line altogether. When people can't get the figures they want, they see no need to continue.

Ask Playmates. The "1701" fiasco single-handedly killed the once immensely popular Star Trek Next Generation figure line - and pretty much Playmates status as a top tier toy manufacturer.

They SERIOUSLY need to reconsider this.

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Agreed. The Vinyl cape HAS to be a pack-in accessory. It HAS to be.

DarthBaker
08-14-2010, 12:27 PM
GGC is reporting that the Jawa is going to be blind boxed.

Not a fan of this idea...



In all seriousness, it's this kind of BS move that will turn people off of the line altogether. When people can't get the figures they want, they see no need to continue.

Ask Playmates. The "1701" fiasco single-handedly killed the once immensely popular Star Trek Next Generation figure line - and pretty much Playmates status as a top tier toy manufacturer.

They SERIOUSLY need to reconsider this.

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Agreed. The Vinyl cape HAS to be a pack-in accessory. It HAS to be.



I wonder if they'll do it like the Tie Fighter Pilot Variant. The only way to get both for certain was to buy a case of the bust. (6) - Or go to ebay and pay 3 times the cost....

Jedi534
08-14-2010, 12:31 PM
Well i'll tell you what. If GG makes the cape EXACTLY like the original in color, thickness & texture... I just might have an idea... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Jason_West
08-14-2010, 04:36 PM
I am here at CV and have seen the Jawa (without cape) in person. It looks simple incredible. If GG makes the Jawa "blind boxed", they will not be getting my money at ALL. I will stop by GG tomorrow and followup on this.

BlueSnaggletooth
08-14-2010, 04:50 PM
This could be interesting. Will wait to see what the ratio is (1:3? 1:6? 1:12?) before giving the idea a final thumbs up or down.

Dax
08-14-2010, 05:27 PM
You don't blind box an $85 item for the 'thrill of the chase'. It's the sort of thing you do on a low price item like a $5 Bust Up but not on something like this. As others have mentioned, will you have to buy a full case to get the one vinyl cape that is in there? Jeez, for that amount of money I might as well just go and buy myself a real vinyl caped Jawa.

I agree, this is a massive mistake on behalf of GG and will certainly sway my decision about investing in the line. Limited availability exclusives, keeping variant figures for their own exclusive distribution, random packed chase figures, these are not fun for collectors but are serious mistakes with the result of alienating your core market and tainting what could have otherwise been an excellent product.

For now my $1000+ will be staying in my pocket.

Glitch
08-14-2010, 10:02 PM
I am here at CV and have seen the Jawa (without cape) in person. It looks simple incredible. If GG makes the Jawa "blind boxed", they will not be getting my money at ALL. I will stop by GG tomorrow and followup on this.



Thanks, Jason.

Please do. You can sort of get away with blind boxing on a $5-$10 Kubrick toy, but not something like this in this type of economy. Let them know that a decision like this would be a "make or break" thing for many potential collectors. This is the type of thing they need to know NOW.

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captainsolo
08-15-2010, 07:25 AM
You don't blind box an $85 item for the 'thrill of the chase'. It's the sort of thing you do on a low price item like a $5 Bust Up but not on something like this. As others have mentioned, will you have to buy a full case to get the one vinyl cape that is in there? Jeez, for that amount of money I might as well just go and buy myself a real vinyl caped Jawa.

I agree, this is a massive mistake on behalf of GG and will certainly sway my decision about investing in the line. Limited availability exclusives, keeping variant figures for their own exclusive distribution, random packed chase figures, these are not fun for collectors but are serious mistakes with the result of alienating your core market and tainting what could have otherwise been an excellent product.

For now my $1000+ will be staying in my pocket.





The more i think about this. The more i agree with you guys here . Espicially what Dax said. I mean blind boxing a $85 item is kind of silly. Im really thinking of buying these, but a couple things are holding me back. If i didnt have some questions i would go over right now and buy the SDCC Stormie one from their site. But im the kinda of guy(or fanboy) Once i start I'll want to get em all and i dont want it to be a super pain in the butt the get a Boba Fett or a vinly cape jawa or for that matter the small head Han. While i like the idea of doing both versions im totally set in my ways on some things. I wont buy a Han unless i can get the small head one and i really prefer the vinyl jawa over the cloth one. And i refuse to pay scalper prices for anything modern. Ill pay premium for vintage, but not these.

Man, that may be my longest post ever in here.

DarthPhlegethon
08-15-2010, 11:35 AM
This would be absolute horses*%t by GG. First the stupid deal with the Black 3 TIE Pilot variant, now they're going to try this? Hey, why not make a Hammerhead bust variant while they're at it? It could be 1:10 with him holding a glass instead of a pistol. Same with the holiday Padme, 1:10 would have her with a gun instead. Then, 10% of collectors wouldn't even get a holiday-themed holiday bust. Top notch, GG. Hopefully enough of you guys at CV voice your displeasure about this crap.

Jedi534
08-15-2010, 12:05 PM
GG never changes their mind on anything they announce. If they say the Jawa will be a blind box, it WILL be a blind box. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Glitch
08-15-2010, 03:03 PM
GG never changes their mind on anything they announce. If they say the Jawa will be a blind box, it WILL be a blind box. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



I don't think they "announced" it yet, it's just a rumor at this point. All the more the reason they need to hear the way we feel about this rumor NOW.



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wampa_attack
08-16-2010, 12:29 PM
...I've got a bad feeling about this.

I prefer my figures to be sealed in the retro package...LISTEN UP GENTLE GIANT...I HAVE PURCHASED BOTH THE STORMTROOPER AND THE BOBA FETT BECAUSE OF THE FIGURE AND THE PACKAGING...RELEASE THIS IN A BLIND-BOX AND I AM OUT!!!

(Hope they hear me!) http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

scoobacca
08-16-2010, 08:52 PM
When they say blind box I take it as I think it would still be carded like the other figures, but you just wouldn't kmow if you're getting the vinyl cape or the cloth cape version?

Jason_West
08-16-2010, 10:14 PM
I talked to Gentle Giant before leaving CV. They insisted the Jawa will NOT be blind boxed and this is "just" a rumor. The rep seemed very insistent on this point, so I will believe them for now.

Jedi534
08-16-2010, 10:48 PM
I talked to Gentle Giant before leaving CV. They insisted the Jawa will NOT be blind boxed and this is "just" a rumor. The rep seemed very insistent on this point, so I will believe them for now.


Very good news. I still say the Vinyl Cape should be packed in though. None of this PG version stuff, but we all know that's gonna happen.

Turbowars
08-16-2010, 11:35 PM
I talked to Gentle Giant before leaving CV. They insisted the Jawa will NOT be blind boxed and this is "just" a rumor. The rep seemed very insistent on this point, so I will believe them for now.


Very good news. I still say the Vinyl Cape should be packed in though. None of this PG version stuff, but we all know that's gonna happen.

Well us PG members need to get some use out of our membership right? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

wampa_attack
08-17-2010, 06:50 AM
You know ...I could care less if I got the cloth or the vinyl cape. As a child I had the vinyl cape and noticed all of my friends had the nice cloth one. I felt cheated! I will take either one.

Glitch
08-18-2010, 07:23 PM
I talked to Gentle Giant before leaving CV. They insisted the Jawa will NOT be blind boxed and this is "just" a rumor. The rep seemed very insistent on this point, so I will believe them for now.



SO good to hear!

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Thanks, Jason!


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41johnson
08-19-2010, 03:10 PM
Cloth cape is what i'd want. I never knew about the vinyl version till I was an adult so it has no hold on me.

scoobacca
08-21-2010, 10:00 PM
Cloth cape is what i'd want. I never knew about the vinyl version till I was an adult so it has no hold on me.



I feel the same way, I would want a cloth cape version.

BlueSnaggletooth
02-15-2011, 05:47 PM
Believe the vinyl-cape version will be a PGM exclusive.

99% certain the blind-boxed idea is not happening.

-Snags

Turbowars
02-15-2011, 06:55 PM
Believe the vinyl-cape version will be a PGM exclusive.

99% certain the blind-boxed idea is not happening.

-Snags

Thank God for small favors.

Black_Falcon
03-15-2011, 02:38 AM
Jawa is available for pre-order on the GG website http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Just ordered mine!
- Graham

Jason_West
03-15-2011, 06:03 AM
Just ordered mine as well. If the VC version is an exclusive, I will get that later. Paying a membership fee so one can order one thing is ridiculous.

Tweekem
03-15-2011, 10:41 AM
Got the Jawa and Old Ben pre ordered... couldnt find Ben on the website anywhere except in a lil check box when ordering the Jawa. I wonder when they are gonna announce the Vynil Cape and how tough that will be to get.

SirTristram
03-15-2011, 01:08 PM
I think my membership expired...is it per year or one year (until years end?) from the start of purchasing it?

DarthBeek
03-16-2011, 01:45 AM
I think my membership expired...is it per year or one year (until years end?) from the start of purchasing it?



PGM membership from 2010 is still good...until they announce the 2011 set up - which is supposed to be later this week. Now, how long that will be good for, anyone's guess.

SirTristram
03-16-2011, 09:58 AM
How do I order the Vinyl cape Jawa on the site?

colpar
03-16-2011, 11:13 AM
You can't http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

GG is lazy communicating about the PGM but they're not foolish.

You'll be able to order the VC Jawa when the PGM 2011 will be online so you'll have to renew before ordering http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

DarthWaller
03-16-2011, 11:51 AM
If this ends up being an SDCC exclusive, I hope they allow PGM members to order one like they did the CV Boba. The line at GG's booth every morning was bad enough. I can't imagine how bad it would be at SDCC. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

I would re-join the PGM just to avoid a hassle like that.

BlueSnag
03-16-2011, 12:13 PM
Amen - $60 is a small price to pay for piece of mind

SirTristram
03-16-2011, 10:16 PM
My bad I thought they were on sale at the same time as with the Han<s>.

bobodohn
03-17-2011, 07:57 PM
Just picked up both Obi and Jawa.

After the Stormtrooper and Fett arrived last year, my account now shows the other six preorders processing and waiting to be filled http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Lafos
03-18-2011, 02:57 AM
Did anyone notice that GG didnīt show a shot of the 12 inch "clothed" Jawa.

I guess the shots with the cloth cape are all from the 3 3/4 vintage fig.

Or am I wrong ?

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4677/jawa124.jpg
pic from Yargh Oshca Craam (LG)

rnbuda
03-18-2011, 11:25 AM
The eyes on the original vintage seem to be over painted as you can see the sculpt is the same underneath the paint.

Jedi534
03-18-2011, 11:59 AM
Did anyone notice that GG didnīt show a shot of the 12 inch "clothed" Jawa.

I guess the shots with the cloth cape are all from the 3 3/4 vintage fig.

Or am I wrong ?

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4677/jawa124.jpg
pic from Yargh Oshca Craam (LG)


Yes, they are showing the original clothed figure from 1978 on the product page.

AGMB
03-21-2011, 09:25 PM
Glad I checked here. Normally I get an email letting me know that the new ones are available for pre-order. Anyone get get an email from GG?

DarthWaller
03-23-2011, 08:32 AM
Glad I checked here. Normally I get an email letting me know that the new ones are available for pre-order. Anyone get get an email from GG?



No email for me either. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Jason_West
03-30-2011, 09:56 PM
A few of these have popped up on Ebay for "presale". The card looks really nice and this will be HUGE..

Glitch
05-20-2011, 11:58 AM
Let's hope GG goes through the effort and creates a new smaller bubble case for figures like this rather than using the same larger case and having a bunch of empty space inside the bubble.

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Jason_West
06-16-2011, 07:00 AM
Anyone know when the jawa will be shipping? With SDCC just around the corner, some heads up if the VC variant would be nice as well...

BlueSnag
06-16-2011, 07:37 AM
Anyone know when the jawa will be shipping? With SDCC just around the corner, some heads up if the VC variant would be nice as well...



They just shipped the Vader & Leia and I beleive Luke & the Sand Person are next.

I would imagine the Jawa wont be released until the Fall.

POTAFAN
09-13-2011, 09:38 PM
Your order for the Jawa Fabric Cape Vintage Kenner Figure will be processed on Thursday September 15th, 2011 at 4 pm PST.

Best regards,
Gentle Giant Customer Service

jimmii
09-13-2011, 11:22 PM
Shipped today! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Jason_West
09-16-2011, 12:18 PM
Received the same e-mail a few days ago. I will see how it looks, before I decide to purchase another one.

Glitch
09-20-2011, 09:26 PM
Anyone receive their shipping notice for this guy yet? It was supposed to be processed last Thursday, so.....

IrishJedi
09-21-2011, 08:47 AM
Yeah, really curious to see how the cloth cape turned out on these.

Glitch
09-21-2011, 04:07 PM
Without warning, or shipping notice e-mail, he arrived this morning - again, in perfect condition.

He looks really good. Well, by good I mean just as silly as the original vintage figure. Quality and color of the cloak are great, so I'm diggin' it!

:)

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/photo-15.jpg




Here are some comparison pics with his vinyl caped mutant amigo:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/photo-16.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/photo2.jpg

Tweekem
09-21-2011, 05:55 PM
Hmm.. his cape looks tight on him. Glad I got the VC... Im not liking the tight cape look.. the original had a much more loose cloak.

Glitch
09-21-2011, 07:01 PM
^

Not really. It's just the inner bubble squeezing it closer to the body. Plus, there's more cloak bunched in behind him and between his legs.

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Tweekem
09-21-2011, 07:13 PM
Ahh.. I notice it more now that you mentioned it. At least they got a few of these right... Just really wish they didnt mess up the Tuskens cape so bad.. and Leias yellow body suks the big one....

Glitch
09-21-2011, 07:40 PM
Agreed. Perhaps I'll crack him out of the bubble later on to get some pics.

The Sand People cape, Leia's yellowed body (and small eyes) and undersized Vader and Chewbacca sucked, but the last few figures have been really cool - especially Ben Kenobi. I did NOT see that one coming. It turned out simply beautiful.

As far as the Jawa goes, you can't go wrong with either one. Both have their charm. I still wish they would have gone a bit thicker on the vinyl cape.

Oh, I forgot to mention. This fabric cape is more like the smoother, later release version rather than the rough textured earlier released version. IMO, these are the little things they need to work out with some research in preproduction. It's a lot like the black painted belt on Luke when all the 12 back versions of him (which this was supposed to be) had a dark brown belts. They also should have gone with the white hair on Ben rather than the gray, but that's not a big deal.

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Jason_West
09-21-2011, 07:52 PM
Wow, the cape is similar to ROTJ released Jawas. The cape is much tighter around the figure and does not have the "puff" I expected. I have not received mine yet and will see how it looks in person. Thank you for the photo's. At least I know what to expect.

Glitch
09-21-2011, 09:31 PM
^

Like I said, it's not as tight as it looks. The inner tray isn't allowing the cloak to "blouse" out, and he has it bunched up behind him and between his legs.

JediEddy
09-23-2011, 09:52 PM
Well, UPS did it to me AGAIN. First was my Luke Skywalker about 3 weeks ago:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z22/JediEddy/DSCF4450.jpg

Then I just received my Jawa:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z22/JediEddy/DSCF4460.jpg

Why even bother putting on the "FRAGILE - GLASS" stickers? I think that makes these boxes more of a target for them!

Glitch
09-23-2011, 10:12 PM
Well, UPS.....

I hate to say it, but that's your problem right there. As soon as I switched over to the good ol' USPS, all my figures (even their shipping boxes) have arrived in FLAWLESS condition - faster, too. I can't stress how much better the USPS is than UPS. Trust me, I worked for UPS in college, so I know what goes on there. Knowing what I know, I will NEVER send or receive anything via UPS.

That really sucks to see this, JediEddy.

jimmii
09-23-2011, 10:42 PM
Well, UPS did it to me AGAIN. First was my Luke Skywalker about 3 weeks ago:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z22/JediEddy/DSCF4450.jpg

Then I just received my Jawa:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z22/JediEddy/DSCF4460.jpg

Why even bother putting on the "FRAGILE - GLASS" stickers? I think that makes these boxes more of a target for them!

You and me both...but on the bright side GG is taking care of it. Their customer service is A+.

jimmii
09-23-2011, 11:12 PM
My crushed package Ben is in the Kenobi thread, but I also got my cloth Jawa today...and here they are together. (Damage hidden in this angle)
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/2876/thumbs/IMG_16413.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/2876/IMG_16413.jpg)

Jason_West
09-24-2011, 05:38 AM
Received my Jawa today. Guess I am lucky that it arrived with no noticeable damage. The cape is "blushed" more inside the bubble, but it appears to be really thin. I have no idea why GG cannot make a sturdier cape for a figure that costs $70.00. Since I have a nice discount on my next purchase, I will buy another one and remove it.

Glitch
09-24-2011, 12:04 PM
^

I'm beginning to think it's more of a cotton T-shirt like material.

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Jason_West
09-30-2011, 09:08 PM
Looked over GG today. Hard to believe, but they are sold out of the Jawa already.. What the hell is this? Hopefully more come in. Even Ebay barely has them listed.

Glitch
10-01-2011, 12:07 PM
Yeah, it actually sold out pretty quickly, too.

After I received my vinyl cape Jawa, I was considering canceling my cloth cape order. Once I saw that it was sold out, I changed my mind.

I'm REALLY happy I did so. As much as I dig (and prefer aesthetically) the vinyl cape jawa, the cloth cape version was the first one I had as a kid.

Love 'em both!

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BlueSnaggletooth
10-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Good news - The cloth cape version that I pre-ordered from AFX just showed up.

Bad news - the bubble is smashed.

-Snags

draven29
10-01-2011, 07:49 PM
Received my cloth Jawa and Obi-Wan from the EE buy one get one 50%. Both arrived in perfect condition!

MaxWedge
10-01-2011, 08:16 PM
Received my cloth Jawa and Obi-Wan from the EE buy one get one 50%. Both arrived in perfect condition!

Same here. First Jumbo figs I've gotten from somewhere other than Razor's Edge, Mike had me spoiled with excellent packaging, so I was worried about EE, but they did a good job too.

Jason_West
10-06-2011, 09:45 PM
Called Gentle Giant last night and inquired about the jawa and why they sold out so fast. Ironically, the number of damaged MOC's received by customers and returns lead to the item selling out so quickly. I inquired about the actual production numbers (5000 or so), but the customer service rep. did not know. They are showing up Ebay more frequently and a few other sites have them for sale (prices vary). While the cloth version might not be as popular as the VC one, they went fast..

GGC
10-10-2011, 12:18 AM
I havent opened it up yet (and I may not since I didn't order two of this one), but I did a quick video and tried to close up on the cape - I'm digging the way the cape came out.

Quick Look at Gentle Giant Star Wars 12" Jawa Cloth Cape and Obi Wan Kenobi Vintage Kenner Figures - YouTube (http://youtu.be/WHmQLN8hh2I)

jawascrump
10-10-2011, 06:30 AM
Am I right in saying the cape looks more like the texture of the vintage Palitoy variant (smooth and silk like)? I was hoping it would be the early Kenner version thats rougher (and more like hessian)

Jason_West
10-10-2011, 07:45 AM
dThe cape appears to be smoother, similar to the ROTJ or later Palitoy releases. I had hoped for a fuller cape, but oh well.

jawascrump
10-10-2011, 08:47 AM
Thats a big disapointment. To my eyes the cape just looks wrong, I may give this version a miss as it really looks off in the pictures I have seen.
The detail of the texture, the hang of the cape and the length dont look right. I suppose its has been lost in the process of being scaled up.

Glitch
06-01-2012, 06:55 PM
Received my Memorial Day sale cloth cloak opener Jawa today. Once again, big thanks to the USPS for another perfect delivery. Still no sign of the Obi Wan I ordered, but I did call to ensure the order wasn't canceled, so...relief

:)

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/photo-22.jpg




P.S. This will be the one I keep carded because I like the way the cape is laying on this one MUCH more compared to the first one I received pictured earlier in this topic.

Turbowars
06-01-2012, 07:29 PM
No Obi or Jawa yet. Obi is for sure, but no tracking as of today. Very strange because I made another order 2 days after for a 3PO (used the $20 code for getting my Jawa canceled)and he's showed up today. You have my Cloth Jawa Glitch. :wtf::P

Glitch
06-01-2012, 08:15 PM
^

D'oh!!


Yeah, I received a shipping notice on both, but only received the tracking on the Jawa. So you had your Jawa cancelled as well? I noticed someone in the general discussion topic did as well. GG did not handle this well at all.

Did they send you a cancellation notice or something?

Turbowars
06-01-2012, 08:27 PM
^

D'oh!!


Yeah, I received a shipping notice on both, but only received the tracking on the Jawa. So you had your Jawa cancelled as well? I noticed someone in the general discussion topic did as well. GG did not handle this well at all.

Did they send you a cancellation notice or something?Yeap I got a order confirmation and them I got a cancellation notice the next day. I also got $20 free for the issue and bought a 3PO. Obi will be here this coming week though.

Glitch
06-01-2012, 08:48 PM
Well, at least you got a discount 3PO out of the deal - which is an truly awesome figure.

Did you get your shipping notice for Obi yet?

Turbowars
06-01-2012, 08:50 PM
Yeah I did get the Shipping notice for Obi, 2 days ago in fact.

Yes 3PO is very nice, I'm looking at him right now.

Glitch
06-01-2012, 10:11 PM
You didn't get the tracking number for Obi yet, right? Just the shipping notice? Perhaps they are in the final stages of getting them shipped, therefore, no tracking numbers yet.

Do you have R2 yet? That one is downright amazing. Plus, he's a "must own" if you have 3PO.

Turbowars
06-01-2012, 10:21 PM
Yeah I have R2 and he's my fave by far. No tracking on Obi. I just need a Luke, tusken and maybe a jawa and ill be caught up. Only stopped because every figure I got was smashed. Now that I use US PRIORITY mail they are perfect.

Glitch
06-01-2012, 10:45 PM
Yeah, I try to tell everyone this, but...


USPS is SO far superior all the way around. I only received one figure from GG via USPS and that was the Fett - which arrived smashed. GG replaced it, so all is good, but it was definitely a learning experience.

Plus, I worked for UPS at the San Jose sorting center in college, so I know better. If the sorting conveyer belt clogged, there was a crossbar at the mouth of the belt in which we were told (as managers) to grab onto and literally kick and smash the jammed boxes through into the main conveyer. Brutal.

That pretty much killed me on that job REAL fast.

Never again will I use UPS for ANYTHING.

P.S. Glad you have R2! You're going to freak when you get Obi Wan. It is SO nice.

Turbowars
06-14-2012, 10:01 PM
Wondering if anyone had an extra cloth Jawa to hook me up with? He's no where to be found.

Tweekem
06-15-2012, 08:16 AM
Im looking for one as well... cant find one anywhere... good luck.

ramy
06-27-2012, 08:37 AM
Does anyone have the vinyl caped version for a decent price?

Red_Threepio
07-03-2012, 01:59 PM
I really prefer the vinyl cape look but I missed out on the exclusive, and no way am I paying scalper prices for one. Would anyone have an interest in an aftermarket vinyl cape? I'll bet one of the repro makers could easily scale them up for these big guys. If enough of us wanted some we could maybe get a bulk run from somebody for a fairly decent price.

justabigkid
07-03-2012, 05:56 PM
I really prefer the vinyl cape look but I missed out on the exclusive, and no way am I paying scalper prices for one. Would anyone have an interest in an aftermarket vinyl cape? I'll bet one of the repro makers could easily scale them up for these big guys. If enough of us wanted some we could maybe get a bulk run from somebody for a fairly decent price.

Not sure how this could be a good idea.

JoeCardone
07-06-2012, 08:54 AM
I've got a bad feeling about this :)

Tweekem
07-07-2012, 06:17 AM
Anyone have a Cloth cape version for sale or trade?

Turbowars
07-07-2012, 08:55 AM
Why the cloth version is so hard to find is strange. Ended up getting one below retail after a few week of BS for a online store. Very unprofessional to say the least.

Oh I almost forgot, the guys that do have the cloth version did your jawas arms or legs slip out of the plastic ties during shipment? Both legs and one arm are loose from the ties. Case has no sign of being opened.

xphillips
07-07-2012, 02:20 PM
Why the cloth version is so hard to find is strange. Ended up getting one below retail after a few week of BS for a online store. Very unprofessional to say the least.

Oh I almost forgot, the guys that do have the cloth version did your jawas arms or legs slip out of the plastic ties during shipment? Both legs and one arm are loose from the ties. Case has no sign of being opened.

Yes, mine slipped out and I thought someone had opened it, but on close inspection it's still sealed with the clear tape circles... I opened it anyway, but it's nice to know that someone didn't play with it before I did!

Turbowars
07-07-2012, 02:22 PM
Good to know. I'm surprised no one had said it before me. The felt must had just made the ties slip right off.

Tweekem
07-08-2012, 07:13 PM
I want one!!! Which online retailer did you get him from? Pm me please.. I really want the cloth one... kickin myself for not getting him straight away.. I ordered both Yodas for that reason... dont wanna make the same mistake twice. I use these figs as a border along the top of the wall... looks great and they dont really take up space way up there. I should snap a few pics for you guys... I love how they look but Im waiting for the rest of the SW cards to come out first... including the rumored Boba.

JediEddy
07-09-2012, 07:35 AM
... I use these figs as a border along the top of the wall... looks great and they dont really take up space way up there...

Exactly what I thought also...

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/12inch11.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/12inch11.JPG) http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/12inch2.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/12inch2.JPG) Out of the way and thought they looked kind of cool up there?

Jason_West
07-10-2012, 07:18 PM
The cloth cape jawa sold out quickly and is fairly hard to find. I see more GG VC Jawas for sale, than cloth cape Jawas. If accurate, the production numbers (1380) were much lower than I expected. I ordered one from Gentle Giant, then they were sold out. There were a few available at various online retailers, but most of those are gone as well. Makes me wonder if the overall price will appreciate over time..

Red_Threepio
09-24-2012, 09:02 PM
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/IMAG2022.jpg

rnbuda
09-29-2012, 08:40 PM
Exactly what I thought also...

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/12inch11.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/12inch11.JPG) http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/12inch2.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/12inch2.JPG) Out of the way and thought they looked kind of cool up there?

You should try to put a small shelf below the figures to help shift the weight...

AussieFortuna
01-16-2013, 03:41 AM
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/IMAG2022.jpg

LOL, What happened to that cloth Jawas head on the left, is that a home made model or did that actually come like that?
I got my cloth jawa today, i love it, im a bit late on this line but i was pretty happy to pick him up, i sort of think the cloth jawa looks a bit better than the vinyl cape model, im really enjoying this line from GG.

Red_Threepio
01-16-2013, 12:51 PM
Haha! Yeah, its just a coat rack. I made a little sculpy head for it for fun :)

ramy
01-18-2013, 07:47 AM
Exactly what I thought also...

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/12inch11.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/12inch11.JPG) http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/12inch2.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/12inch2.JPG) Out of the way and thought they looked kind of cool up there?

Nice setup.

Jason_West
04-18-2013, 05:54 PM
Has anyone else noticed the recent selling prices for the Cloth Caped version? I checked a few "ended" auctions and two nearly hit $200.00. Really surprising..

AussieFortuna
04-18-2013, 07:01 PM
Has anyone else noticed the recent selling prices for the Cloth Caped version? I checked a few "ended" auctions and two nearly hit $200.00. Really surprising..

Wow, i know were to get a few local for rrp, i might pick them up, wait a few months and pop them on ebay then.