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flarida
03-23-2012, 10:13 AM
Jordan from Hollywood Heroes and the Toy Hunters show posted a picture of a 12" Power Droid prototype on Facebook. Looks like he might be working with some different companies to feature them on the show.

http://www.kennercollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/powerdroid.jpg

Glitch
03-23-2012, 11:26 AM
Thanks, Dan!@

It's a little hard to get a sense of scale here, but that just looks drop dead s e x y!

:)

dylbacca
03-23-2012, 01:12 PM
That's pretty awesome man. Sort of torn whether or not to pick that one up. I always told myself, vinyl jawa, blue snags, and bossk only. Power droid is pretty awesome though.

BlueSnag
03-23-2012, 02:48 PM
The depth of that has me concerned about fitting it in my case

Oh well, time to have a conversation with the wife about getting a big display case

I would think the price point on that one will be over $100

daytimeninja
03-23-2012, 03:18 PM
My thoughts! PROTOTYPE Image Released for Gentle Giant Jumbo Kenner Power Droid : thedaytimeninja.com (http://www.thedaytimeninja.com/?p=157)

How awesome would it be to be able to fit some type of battery with an outlet in there and be able to plug in your laptop? I hear my first custom coming!

Glitch
03-23-2012, 09:01 PM
How awesome would it be to be able to fit some type of battery with an outlet in there and be able to plug in your laptop? I hear my first custom coming!



Huh? You lost me, dude.

Anyway, I hope the little antenna nub on top is made out of rubber. It looks as though it is.

:)

Tweekem
03-24-2012, 10:03 AM
Is that a Delorian I spy next to him?

JediMarty
03-24-2012, 12:36 PM
This will be an awesome figure from GG!!!! Can't wait for the pre-order on this one if it is true!

Turbowars
03-24-2012, 02:01 PM
Is that a Delorian I spy next to him?Yeah that's the BTF3 version. That Droid is pretty big because the Delorian I believe is in 1/18 scale. Droid looks great. I'm really thiniking about buying these again and forgiving the bad packaging.

MrPickles
03-25-2012, 07:09 PM
Cool pix. Thanks for sharing it.

BlueSnaggletooth
03-25-2012, 11:52 PM
CAN'T WAIT to get this.

-Snags

Jedi534
03-26-2012, 12:16 AM
CAN'T WAIT to get this.

-Snags
I'm glad there's support for the Jumbo's past the First 12. Even though i'm only getting the First 12 (with variants), the 4 Sears Cantina figs (Greedo, Walrusman, Hammerhead, Blue Snaggletooth) plus Boba Fett!

edit: Then again, only 4 more figs (+Red Snags) would complete the first 21... Dang it...

BlueSnag
03-26-2012, 09:04 AM
I'm glad there's support for the Jumbo's past the First 12. Even though i'm only getting the First 12 (with variants), the 4 Sears Cantina figs (Greedo, Walrusman, Hammerhead, Blue Snaggletooth) plus Boba Fett!

edit: Then again, only 4 more figs (+Red Snags) would complete the first 21... Dang it...

It's useless to resist

:P

SirTristram
03-26-2012, 11:19 AM
Can't wait!!!!!

MrT
03-26-2012, 01:10 PM
If this is the genuine GG proto, they need to work on that colour, way too blue, should be much darker. Otherwise looks nice.

Glitch
03-26-2012, 03:14 PM
If this is the genuine GG proto, they need to work on that colour, way too blue, should be much darker. Otherwise looks nice.

I think it's just the photo. This happens when people use the flash.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ioFiB7_6rUI/SNFIPbFqRrI/AAAAAAAACF8/hTNVptT78a4/s400/3.JPG

MaxGoof
05-22-2012, 10:30 AM
I wonder if this could be the CVI Exclusive? The Power Droid would have a tough time at regular retail, but would be great as a con exclusive for die-hard fans.

Shabby_Blue
05-22-2012, 09:15 PM
I wonder if this could be the CVI Exclusive? The Power Droid would have a tough time at regular retail, but would be great as a con exclusive for die-hard fans.

Interesting theory, but I doubt that'll be the case. The potential demand of any particular figure doesn't seem to be a deciding factor for which ones they offer as show exclusives versus retail release. We got Boba Fett at C5, afterall, and those people who missed him are STILL waiting for a re-release of Fett.

If GG feels confident in selling the Death Star Commander at regular retail, then the Power Droid has as good a chance of mass release. Beyond that, who knows... the original 21 have a special collectible appeal to many, and GG knows this, but once GG finishes the first 21 this year, I'm sure they'll be much more selective about which characters they offer when they focus solely on ESB and ROTJ going forward.

Kevin_Lentz
05-22-2012, 11:35 PM
I agree with MaxGoof. I hadn't thought about it before, but Gonk is a great candidate for a con exclusive. Limited appeal, but focussed appeal. Plus its unusual construction might lend itself to a lower production run.


Interesting theory, but I doubt that'll be the case. The potential demand of any particular figure doesn't seem to be a deciding factor for which ones they offer as show exclusives versus retail release. We got Boba Fett at C5, afterall, and those people who missed him are STILL waiting for a re-release of Fett.

If GG feels confident in selling the Death Star Commander at regular retail, then the Power Droid has as good a chance of mass release. Beyond that, who knows... the original 21 have a special collectible appeal to many, and GG knows this, but once GG finishes the first 21 this year, I'm sure they'll be much more selective about which characters they offer when they focus solely on ESB and ROTJ going forward.

BlueSnag
05-23-2012, 07:13 AM
I agree with MaxGoof. I hadn't thought about it before, but Gonk is a great candidate for a con exclusive. Limited appeal, but focussed appeal. Plus its unusual construction might lend itself to a lower production run.

When you think about it the only 3 protos we've seen that have not yet hit pre sale are Blue Snag, Luke X-Wing, & Power Droid

So I would say there is a chance this could be an xclusive this summer

justabigkid
05-23-2012, 01:47 PM
I agree with MaxGoof. I hadn't thought about it before, but Gonk is a great candidate for a con exclusive. Limited appeal, but focussed appeal. Plus its unusual construction might lend itself to a lower production run.

Personally i don't think limited appeal matters much when your talking about a production run anywhere from 1000 to say 2500. Is the limited appeal based on the collect-ability of the 3" figure? I think GG should just make 1000 of these and call it a day...... as long as I can get 2:)

MrPickles
05-25-2012, 05:35 PM
I wonder if this could be the CVI Exclusive? The Power Droid would have a tough time at regular retail, but would be great as a con exclusive for die-hard fans.

This is a sound guess.

AaylaSecurasMan
06-01-2012, 10:52 AM
Reported at Galactic Hunter

Gentle Giant: It's A Jumbo Gonk! | Galactic Hunter (http://www.galactichunter.com/gh/story/gentle-giant-its-jumbo-gonk)

Red_Threepio
06-01-2012, 12:45 PM
http://www.galactichunter.com/gh/sites/default/files/7/1338515785/thumb.jpg?1338515785
Giggity!

Droidworld
06-01-2012, 01:06 PM
I'm guessing/hoping, this will not be an exclusive, since they announced it is available in Q4. Just in time for Xmas!!! I love all of these, but am only collecting the first 5 droids, at this point.

Shabby_Blue
06-01-2012, 09:31 PM
Glad to see the final version has the right shade of blue compared to the prototype pictured earlier in this thread. I also don't think he's a con exclusive now, since he's slated for Q4. SDCC and C6 fall under Q3. So that leaves X-Wing Luke and Blue Snaggletooth as the possible (or probable) con exclusives this year. Blue Snaggletooth seems like a sure thing, but I'm still skeptical about Luke and think we'll get another character instead.

And speaking of quarterly dates... have Greedo, R5-D4, and Walrus Man been delayed? I thought all 3 were originally slated for a 2nd quarter release, which means GG has until the end of this month to get all 3 figures out in time (unless they've been pushed back). We haven't got a single release since April with R2 and C3PO, so I'm getting eager for another one.

AaylaSecurasMan
06-01-2012, 11:05 PM
And speaking of quarterly dates... have Greedo, R5-D4, and Walrus Man been delayed? I thought all 3 were originally slated for a 2nd quarter release, which means GG has until the end of this month to get all 3 figures out in time (unless they've been pushed back). We haven't got a single release since April with R2 and C3PO, so I'm getting eager for another one.

Hmm, I don't remember the original dates, EE lists them as July, October and October respectively

Shabby_Blue
06-01-2012, 11:34 PM
Well maybe they have more current info. BBTS still says May for Greedo and "2nd quarter" for Walrus Man and R5-D4. :(

Red_Threepio
06-03-2012, 11:20 AM
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/IMAG1448.jpg

MrPickles
06-07-2012, 06:56 PM
This might be the first/only one of these I open. It's legs and that clicking noise just demand it...

Turbowars
06-07-2012, 08:07 PM
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/IMAG1448.jpg
Nice socks, really lady?

JediMarty
06-19-2012, 10:39 AM
Maybe Gentle Giant will announce this as the SDCC exclusive this week!!

AaylaSecurasMan
06-19-2012, 03:14 PM
Maybe Gentle Giant will announce this as the SDCC exclusive this week!!

I really hope is this one rather than X-Wing Pilot Luke as I am passing on this.

Droidworld
06-21-2012, 01:10 PM
Maybe Gentle Giant will announce this as the SDCC exclusive this week!!


This is coming out around the fourth quarter, I believe. Not an exclusive either, I'm hoping. GG takes a long time getting their product out. No way this will be ready in the numbers they would need to offer at SDCC in a few short weeks.

Tweekem
08-10-2012, 07:33 AM
Is this up for preorder yet?

flarida
08-10-2012, 08:09 AM
No, not yet.

Tweekem
08-10-2012, 11:16 AM
Wish this and pilot luke would go up already... Kinda annoyed that we are getting a lando before the origonal line is done

DarthWaller
08-10-2012, 11:25 AM
Wish this and pilot luke would go up already... Kinda annoyed that we are getting a lando before the origonal line is done

Somehow, Lando keeps getting associated with Orlando. :confused:

ramy
08-30-2012, 07:13 AM
When does this go up for pre-order?

AaylaSecurasMan
10-16-2012, 10:29 PM
Up for preorder at GG's site. $90

http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/product_p/80263.htm

rnbuda
10-16-2012, 11:08 PM
Nice piece! I'm assuming more plastic raises it to $90. It's a nice piece, probably can get it cheaper at bbts.com or somewhere else!

JediMarty
10-17-2012, 08:22 AM
Got mine pre-ordered. It's kind of hard to find on their website as it is not listed under the Jumbo Figure listing!!

AaylaSecurasMan
10-17-2012, 10:36 AM
Got mine pre-ordered. It's kind of hard to find on their website as it is not listed under the Jumbo Figure listing!!

That was the reason why I posted the link, didn't you use it? :P

Red_Threepio
10-17-2012, 10:47 AM
Yes! Definitely picking this guy up up, he's gonna look great with these three B)http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/IMAG2213.jpg

Jedi_MindJob
10-17-2012, 11:18 AM
It's legs and that clicking noise just demand it...

came in to say this.

this is the first one i'm considering ordering. does the credit card get charged when it ships, or on the pre-order?

John_Solo
10-17-2012, 12:02 PM
came in to say this.

this is the first one i'm considering ordering. does the credit card get charged when it ships, or on the pre-order?

When it ships.

MaxWedge
10-17-2012, 03:58 PM
$74.99 at Razor's Edge. Mike is the best!

Razors Edge Collectibles (http://www.razorsedgecollectibles.net/preorder-gentle-giant-star-wars-power-droid-jumbo-figure-p-8811.html?osCsid=3sfi3aosf3ir6qrf5cmlcknag7)

AaylaSecurasMan
10-17-2012, 10:11 PM
or $79.99 at BBTS, options, options :grin:

12" Scale Power Droid - Star Wars 12" Kenner 2010-2013 Figures 12" Kenner 2010-2013 Figures (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GG10570&mode=retail)

ramy
10-18-2012, 07:15 AM
$71.99 at MWC

Kenner Jumbo 12-Inch Figure - Power Droid - $71.99 : Most Wanted Collectibles, Find your most wanted statues, busts, prop replicas and more! Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel Comics, etc (http://www.mostwantedcollectibles.com/kenner-jumbo-12inch-figure-power-droid-p-3183.html)

Anyone dealt with them before? How are they on shipping?

JediEddy
10-18-2012, 07:51 AM
$74.99 at Razor's Edge. Mike is the best!

Razors Edge Collectibles (http://www.razorsedgecollectibles.net/preorder-gentle-giant-star-wars-power-droid-jumbo-figure-p-8811.html?osCsid=3sfi3aosf3ir6qrf5cmlcknag7)

Couldn't agree more. I've started buying all my collectables from there.

Turbowars
10-18-2012, 08:03 AM
$71.99 at MWC

Kenner Jumbo 12-Inch Figure - Power Droid - $71.99 : Most Wanted Collectibles, Find your most wanted statues, busts, prop replicas and more! Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel Comics, etc (http://www.mostwantedcollectibles.com/kenner-jumbo-12inch-figure-power-droid-p-3183.html)


Anyone dealt with them before? How are they on shipping? they are pretty good. Haven't had a problem with them. I have bought from everyone and I have to say Razor's Edge is the worst out there. Everyone has issue sometimes but this guy will never get my business again.

BlueSnag
10-18-2012, 08:30 AM
they are pretty good. Haven't had a problem with them. I have bought from everyone and I have to say Razor's Edge is the worst out there. Everyone has issue sometimes but this guy will never get my business again.

Suprised to hear you had a bad experience with Razors Edge -

I've dealt with Mike more than a few times & never had an issue

Kaneda_01
10-18-2012, 08:33 AM
Pre-ordered mine from GG the other day... looking forward to adding this one to my display. :O)

Kevin_Lentz
10-18-2012, 06:10 PM
Big fan of Razors Edge. Power Droid ordered from there.

ramy
10-19-2012, 07:50 AM
Ordered mine yesterday finally.

MrPickles
02-15-2013, 03:19 AM
Didn't see this one on the new release schedule. Guess it won't probably be out until the end of summer, dang it. I want me some GONK!

AaylaSecurasMan
02-15-2013, 12:21 PM
Didn't see this one on the new release schedule. Guess it won't probably be out until the end of summer, dang it. I want me some GONK!

EE shows June

Tweekem
05-04-2013, 11:17 AM
Anyone know the GG estimated release date for this one? I have em all and the one gap on my wall is annoying and it needs Mr Gonk assap...

AaylaSecurasMan
05-04-2013, 12:00 PM
Anyone know the GG estimated release date for this one? I have em all and the one gap on my wall is annoying and it needs Mr Gonk assap...

GG says Q22013

http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1066937/#post19121231


Still June per EE
Star Wars Power Droid Jumbo Kenner Action Figure - Gentle Giant - Star Wars - Action Figures at Entertainment Earth (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GE80263)

Tweekem
05-04-2013, 12:08 PM
Not too far away... I just want to fill in that gap already... Im really excited that the SW run is almost at the end... I am a bit disappointed that they never did any DT versions of Luke, Ben and Vader though...

Glitch
05-04-2013, 12:32 PM
I am a bit disappointed that they never did any DT versions of Luke, Ben and Vader though...

Don't give up. Comic Con is just around the corner.

Red_Threepio
05-15-2013, 08:47 PM
Has anyone seen a carded image of this yet?

JoeCardone
06-13-2013, 07:03 PM
Received my order processing notice from gentle giant for the Power Droid :)

Shabby_Blue
06-13-2013, 09:25 PM
We haven't even see a packaged photo of him yet have we? :(

Zepp_Head
06-13-2013, 09:30 PM
Me too. Surprising though because they usually send out a warning email the day before processing begins.

Tweekem
06-13-2013, 10:23 PM
Aww yea... hope he shows up soon... I want to fill that gap on my wall already!!!

Kaneda_01
06-14-2013, 12:37 PM
Received my order processing notice from gentle giant for the Power Droid :)

Ditto.... can't wait for this one to arrive... :0)

Snowtrooper44
06-14-2013, 05:13 PM
Gentle Giant Details Star Wars Jumbo Kenner Power Droid - The Toyark - News (http://news.toyark.com/2013/05/22/gentle-giant-details-star-wars-jumbo-kenner-power-droid-87657)

Logray
06-14-2013, 10:35 PM
Awww I love Power Droid so much! And I think this might be a first for this character to be in this scale. I was afraid the bubble would have to be really huge and wonky, but it looks like they figured out a good way to do it.

Shabby_Blue
06-15-2013, 12:05 AM
Strange that they opted to have him facing forward in the packaging, which would require a bubble that sticks out pretty far. The original vintage version had him sideways in the package, and I wish that was how GG had chosen to present him.

DarthChristopher
06-15-2013, 12:57 AM
I'm so happy to see the final product, Gentle Giant did a fantastic job with the 12" Power Droid, well worth the wait! I love the colors of the card back too, the purple and pink. I think this will be my favorite of all, next to the Death Star Droid, C-3PO and R2-D2. :)

Snowtrooper44
06-15-2013, 07:58 AM
Strange that they opted to have him facing forward in the packaging, which would require a bubble that sticks out pretty far. The original vintage version had him sideways in the package, and I wish that was how GG had chosen to present him.

I'm assuming it's done that way not to obscure the cardback photo, agree it would be better to have him facing sideways, but because he is a strange shape - very wide and boxy compared to any other figure they went for the front facing option

Tweekem
06-15-2013, 09:20 AM
Im not excited about how they changed the way he is facing but I understand the it would have obstructed the photo on the card back so... Still cant wait to get the first run of SW figs completed.

MrPickles
06-15-2013, 04:33 PM
Got shipping notice. GONK!!!

Glitch
06-17-2013, 05:30 PM
Got him this morning.....

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/photo-33_zps4d835c9c.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/photocopy_zpsd894cb5b.jpg


Sorry for the rushed, crap pics.


Eh..... Not the greatest piece. On top of how they placed him/her on the card, GG REALLY needs to work on their stickers. The face sticker is OK (just OK), but the white stripe around the body is rippled and warped in places. It's easy enough to replace it with pin striping tape....but I shouldn't have to.

Collect all 21 has now been collected.

Not sure where to go from here. Likely just get the ones that scratch me where I itch, but collecting them all is not only a financial commitment, but a storage issue as well.

Azuryte
06-17-2013, 09:30 PM
I'm really not liking how this one looks carded. Makes the off centered logo look that much more wrong.

Kaneda_01
06-19-2013, 08:30 PM
I'm really not liking how this one looks carded. Makes the off centered logo look that much more wrong.

Yep... looks much better out of its clam shell... :O)

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/GGJumbo-21.jpg

BlueSnaggletooth
06-19-2013, 09:24 PM
Love that display.

-Snags

Tweekem
06-20-2013, 05:56 PM
Yea... that is just really cool. Glad to finally finish up the first 21... will post pics when I can.. I basically made a boarder at the top of the wall on 2 walls...

VinylSquirrel
06-24-2013, 08:05 PM
Love your display!!!! Really amazing!!! :grin:

VinylSquirrel
06-24-2013, 08:06 PM
Yep... looks much better out of its clam shell... :O)

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/GGJumbo-21.jpg

Love your display!!! It's amazing... :grin:

Red_Threepio
07-03-2013, 05:20 PM
MWC just sent me my invoice :) Woo hoo! Gonk! Gonk!

ramy
07-03-2013, 06:11 PM
MWC just sent me my invoice :) Woo hoo! Gonk! Gonk!

Same here.

ramy
07-10-2013, 07:18 AM
Got mine yesterday. That bubble is huge.

Jedi534
07-10-2013, 09:57 AM
Got mine as well, my Jumbo collection is now complete! WHEW!!! :awesome:

captainsolo
07-15-2013, 09:46 AM
Mine should be here this week.

Red_Threepio
07-15-2013, 06:04 PM
Don't they look good together? Might need to mix & match the Sideshow & Kenner with these two.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/20130715_155637.jpg (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/elkhills/media/20130715_155637.jpg.html)
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/20130715_155742.jpg (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/elkhills/media/20130715_155742.jpg.html)

Droidworld
10-01-2013, 02:50 PM
This one came and went so quickly. I finally sourced it a couple of months ago and pre-ordered it from Legends. Was gone from most other e-tailers by then. FINALLY arrived today. AWESOMENESS!

UTINI
10-02-2013, 09:00 AM
Yeah he flew under the radar for sure. I picked one up online a few months ago for $75 shipped and so glad I did. The bubble is such a weird size. I wish GG kept him sideways.

MrPickles
10-02-2013, 05:57 PM
This is the only 12" one I've opened. He was just too cute to stay in his box.
http://imageshack.us/a/img191/7931/mkfe.jpg
"Daddy!" :grin:

VinylSquirrel
10-09-2013, 01:59 PM
This is the only 12" one I've opened. He was just too cute to stay in his box.
http://imageshack.us/a/img191/7931/mkfe.jpg
"Daddy!" :grin:

:grin: Looks great!!!

CloneTrooper501
11-29-2013, 04:17 PM
This is the only 12" one I've opened. He was just too cute to stay in his box.
http://imageshack.us/a/img191/7931/mkfe.jpg
"Daddy!" :grin:

Damn...now I have to find a vintage 3 3/4 Power Droid to display this figure along side!

AaylaSecurasMan
12-02-2013, 10:42 PM
Entertainment Earth has this guys for $60 and Free Shipping right now

Star Wars Power Droid Jumbo Kenner Action Figure - Gentle Giant - Star Wars - Action Figures at Entertainment Earth (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GE80263#.Up1SodJDvEQ)

DarthChristopher
12-07-2013, 11:11 AM
Don't they look good together? Might need to mix & match the Sideshow & Kenner with these two.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/20130715_155637.jpg (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/elkhills/media/20130715_155637.jpg.html)
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/20130715_155742.jpg (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/elkhills/media/20130715_155742.jpg.html)

Red_Threepio, where did you get the custom Power Droid on right? Looks great! :)

This carded figure is still one of my favorites from the Gentle Giant 12" line.

Red_Threepio
12-07-2013, 07:12 PM
Red_Threepio, where did you get the custom Power Droid on right? Looks great! :)

This carded figure is still one of my favorites from the Gentle Giant 12" line.
Thank you, I made him myself! It was easy and pretty fun, if youre interested I can steer you to some of the threads I used for the how tos.

CloneTrooper501
01-21-2014, 11:25 PM
Why is he packed facing out? Wasn't he sideways in the 80's?

SexxyDrummerBoy1
01-22-2014, 12:00 AM
Why is he packed facing out? Wasn't he sideways in the 80's?

I believe GG packed him that way due to his size so the figure didn't cover up the image on the cardback.