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jedimasterc
01-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Well, it looks like Han in the Bespin outfit is going to get the Jumbo treatment. up for pre order. I really like the head sculpt on him. Never had him back in the day but I do have this figure on the ROTJ card.

Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) Vintage Jumbo Figure (http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/product_p/80418.htm?Click=16699)

BillMulder
01-15-2014, 04:54 PM
I love this figure. Before the carbonite Han figure came out, Bespin Han was the toy that you had to have to act out most of The Empire Strikes Back and all the Jabba's palace stuff in Return Of The Jedi.

I'm glad to see that the rumor that they were moving on to Return Of The Jedi after the ESB figures on the back of the Gamorrean Guard were done was wrong because this figure is mandatory. Hopefully, the Bespin Luke and Bespin Leia and even the removable limbs C-3PO and sensorscope R2-D2 are planned for the first half of 2015.

carljuniorcm
01-15-2014, 05:28 PM
I am happy to know about the addition of this EXCELLENT figure for the Jumbo Version. Definitely will buy it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE YOU HAN SOLO BESPIN OUTFIT !!!!!!!!!!!

ramy
01-15-2014, 05:51 PM
I don't know if i am continuing this line or not.

Glitch
01-15-2014, 06:54 PM
This one , I will get….assuming they don't totally **** it up.

Kaneda_01
01-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Nice! Count me in for two... one for my loose display and one for my MOC collection. :O)

Shabby_Blue
01-15-2014, 08:35 PM
Glad to see yet another unexpected addition to the ESB lineup that wasn't featured on their cardbacks this year. And so begins their potential Bespin theme of figures now that they are mostly done with the Hoth theme. I bet Bespin Luke will finally go up for pre-order soon too, and then maybe Bespin Leia.

rnbuda
01-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Nice! Count me in for two... one for my loose display and one for my MOC collection. :O)

You're crazy!!

Obi_Han
01-15-2014, 09:39 PM
Quick question for the veterans here. If you pre-order something from Gentle Giant, do they charge your card at the time of pre-order or the time of shipment?

BillMulder
01-15-2014, 10:14 PM
Quick question for the veterans here. If you pre-order something from Gentle Giant, do they charge your card at the time of pre-order or the time of shipment?

They charge you when it ships.

justabigkid
01-16-2014, 01:32 AM
Well, it looks like Han in the Bespin outfit is going to get the Jumbo treatment. up for pre order. I really like the head sculpt on him. Never had him back in the day but I do have this figure on the ROTJ card.

Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) Vintage Jumbo Figure (http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/product_p/80418.htm?Click=16699)

Not to be a joy-kill BUT that is a picture of the 3.75" figure. G.G just photo shopped it.

AaylaSecurasMan
01-16-2014, 10:26 AM
Not to be a joy-kill BUT that is a picture of the 3.75" figure. G.G just photo shopped it.

That has always been the case when they announce the next jumbo figure.

jedimasterc
01-16-2014, 07:44 PM
Went ahead and pre order this guy.

imperial_peter
01-17-2014, 12:22 AM
I wasnt planning on getting more than a few of these , and I want to say no but I just cant do it.

CloneTrooper501
11-19-2014, 03:20 PM
Anyone get notice for him yet, Leia has started???

colpar
02-25-2015, 12:40 AM
But how is it possible to deceive peoples like that ... shouldn't we expect to get the exact same product as advertised ?

Gentle Giant Website :
http://lghttp.36673.nexcesscdn.net/8011BE4/t3ds/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/700x700/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/8/0/80418-2.jpg

Final product :
http://www.rebelscum.com/Gentle-Giant-Ltd/Han-Solo-Bespin-Outfit-Gentle-Giant-Jumbo-Kenner/Han-Solo-Bespin-Outfit-Gentle-Giant-Jumbo-Kenner-010.jpg

Glitch
02-25-2015, 01:35 AM
For the love of ****! What did they do to that head!?!

Wow….. This is why so many of us have abandoned this line.

:wtf:

Dax
02-25-2015, 02:27 AM
Epic fail. That is horrendous and GG should be ashamed to even sell it. And how much are they charging for it?

Did he eat some peanuts and have an allergic reaction to them or something? Quick, get me an Epi-pen, maybe we can still save him!

Nope, DOA :(

TheGoodDr
02-25-2015, 02:34 AM
That is just awful! Looking at this pic in the Rebelscum Star Wars Photo Archive (http://www.rebelscum.com/Gentle-Giant-Ltd/Han-Solo-Bespin-Outfit-Gentle-Giant-Jumbo-Kenner/IMAGE11.asp) you can clearly see that the scale of his pelvis is not the same as his legs. His holster straps don't line up at all! Why would they rescale it like that?? And is it me, or are his boots different colour to his pants?

Awful, just bloody awful!

MrT
02-25-2015, 03:59 AM
Horrendous. WTF!

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
02-25-2015, 05:00 AM
Erm? What is THAT?

ramy
02-25-2015, 07:47 AM
Has this been shipped from GG yet?

Co_Jo_Dai
02-25-2015, 06:46 PM
Has this been shipped from GG yet?

NOPE Probably sitting on a dock in LA...

Obi_Han
02-25-2015, 09:28 PM
Absolutely awful! I pre-ordered this from GG a year ago (it is probably my favorite vintage figure) but am now going to cancel my order. Someone fell asleep at the switch on this one...

DarthMickeyMoose
02-25-2015, 10:43 PM
Absolutely awful! I pre-ordered this from GG a year ago (it is probably my favorite vintage figure) but am now going to cancel my order. Someone fell asleep at the switch on this one...

Fell asleep? Nope as with all the other epic gentle Giant Star Wars Jumbo's failures this was also Approved by GG. They really think people will buy anything! If this was full of bubble bath and $1.00 at Walmart I'd still say Hell no!

TheGoodDr
02-25-2015, 11:25 PM
(it is probably my favorite vintage figure)

This and Luke Bespin were two favs of mine too as a kid (probably because they were the first two figures of both of these characters that I got). I'm always looking for an excuse to buy another Jumbo figure because I'm such a sucker for 70's nostalgia. I was hoping that the Bespin Han was going to be a ball knocked out of the park given how poorly the Luke Bespin was received......but alas, as someone else has already commented here, he's proved to be yet another turd in a line littered with far too many poos already :(

BillMulder
02-26-2015, 07:38 AM
All the people that are cancelling their orders should also e-mail GG and tell them why. I'm sure after they reveal the figure and see a small wave of cancellations, they'll figure it out but it can't hurt to hear from people too.

captainsolo
02-26-2015, 05:42 PM
Yeah, That's pretty bad

Andy
02-26-2015, 09:30 PM
Vitamin deficient Han.

mjb
02-26-2015, 10:20 PM
I am glad i got out of this a while back, this is just terrible looking.

Palitoy_DS_1971
02-27-2015, 04:39 PM
I was hoping that the Bespin Han was going to be a ball knocked out of the park given how poorly the Luke Bespin was received......but alas, as someone else has already commented here, he's proved to be yet another turd in a line littered with far too many poos already :(

Han + Luke Bespin could have been great releases - what is GGLTD doing?

Why do their prototype resin versions look so much better? Not in terms of gloss, but overall. More care seems to be taken with those and not these final vinyl versions.
Surely it should be the opposite.

I've just been to the Princess Leia as Boushh page, to assess the head of Han Bespin behind her at SDCC 2014 - and it looks much better than the RS reviewed version.

I'm holding out for POTF Luke Stormy. It's doubtful they could make that head any worse than the original pea-sized pin head. We shall see.
So glad I have decided not to buy any more human jumbo's. Only a few creatures to pick up.

Hoth Luke + Leia were pretty good to be fair.
I hope they don't make Bib Fortuna's face into something bloated liked Han Bespin.

J2fold
02-28-2015, 07:22 PM
Sometimes things do not look as good blown up in size, that being said I think GG might of hired "Cecilia Gimenez's" for Han, you can check her work out here--->Botched Jesus fresco becomes surprise success - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/16/travel/botched-fresco-surprise-hit/index.html)

Obi_Han
02-28-2015, 09:33 PM
I've just been to the Princess Leia as Boushh page, to assess the head of Han Bespin behind her at SDCC 2014 - and it looks much better than the RS reviewed version.



I just looked back at that SDCC picture and you are right- that version does look much better! Perhaps RS received a bum version?

Faker
03-01-2015, 08:31 PM
I wanted at least one Empire Strikes back Han Solo in my collection. I went ahead and got Hoth Han since I was able to get him for cheap. I'm glad I did. Maybe Endor Han will look better.

BlueSnaggletooth
03-02-2015, 12:26 AM
I was looking forward to getting this until I saw the pics. WTF

- Snags

AaylaSecurasMan
03-02-2015, 03:32 PM
This is that they showed at SDCC last year. Yep, not that bad.

http://www.rebelscum.com/2014-SDCC/SDCC-2014-Gentle-Giant-Star-Wars-1/SDCC-2014-Gentle-Giant-Star-Wars-1-014.jpg

gijigsaw
05-05-2015, 03:35 PM
Received processing email for this yesterday. We'll soon know about how the sculpt looks for real.

DarthMickeyMoose
05-06-2015, 08:35 PM
There already on ebay. They look bad.

TheGoodDr
05-06-2015, 09:02 PM
"They're" ;)

DC1376
05-15-2015, 05:10 PM
Eh, it's not that bad. Mine arrived yesterday.

AaylaSecurasMan
05-15-2015, 05:17 PM
Eh, it's not that bad. Mine arrived yesterday.

Pictures please! :D

"It's not that bad" like in it is bad but I can live with it? Or? Thanks!

DC1376
05-16-2015, 11:00 AM
I'll see if I can get one posted.

AussieFortuna
05-18-2015, 09:41 AM
I recon GG is getting these made for $2 in a chinese factory.

gijigsaw
05-18-2015, 02:23 PM
Can't quite tell with all the plastic casing. Will remove tonight.

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o493/gijigsaw/bespinhan2_zpslswhoq4d.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o493/gijigsaw/BespinHan1_zpsdakvgkwv.jpg

jedimasterc
05-18-2015, 03:40 PM
I never had the Han Bespin back in the day. I purchase the ROTJ version of the Bespin Han a few years ago. I recently sold it though. I got to of the jumbo figures. I opened one of them and I love him. Very nice figure. The head scpult is not that bad as other folks here are saying.

AaylaSecurasMan
05-18-2015, 04:08 PM
I never had the Han Bespin back in the day. I purchase the ROTJ version of the Bespin Han a few years ago. I recently sold it though. I got to of the jumbo figures. I opened one of them and I love him. Very nice figure. The head scpult is not that bad as other folks here are saying.

So it doesn't look like this one that RS got?

http://www.rebelscum.com/Gentle-Giant-Ltd/Han-Solo-Bespin-Outfit-Gentle-Giant-Jumbo-Kenner/Han-Solo-Bespin-Outfit-Gentle-Giant-Jumbo-Kenner-005.jpg

Kevin_Lentz
05-20-2015, 05:06 AM
Mine's in at Razor's Edge; as usual, I'm having them hold it until there are two to ship. Looking forward to it, though!

gijigsaw
05-20-2015, 09:56 AM
I took it out of the package. Will post pictures later. The head/neck look fine. Doesn't look like the steroid induced moonface version shown above by AaylaSecurasMan. Thank goodness - it was one of my favorite figures as a kid.

jedimasterc
05-23-2015, 07:10 AM
I found something interesting.You can use the blaster pistol that came with the Han Solo from the first release with the Bespin Han.The blaster pistol that came out on the key chain that GG gave out can work too.

Kevin_Lentz
06-27-2015, 06:48 AM
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r547/334archives/003_zps3opfs2h2.jpg

Kaneda_01
06-30-2015, 08:13 PM
Received my Han Bespin today... found this damaged card for $50 shipped via Amazon! I totally love how these display next to each other... hope GG finishes off the ESB line... come on FX-7 and Cloud Car Pilot. I am now current with releases... at least until the SDCC Droids R2-D2 is released in a couple weeks. :O)

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/Han_Bespin_Jumbo_1.jpg

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/Han_Bespin_jumbo_2.jpg

Palitoy_DS_1971
07-01-2015, 05:22 AM
Received my Han Bespin today... found this damaged card for $50 shipped via Amazon!

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/Han_Bespin_Jumbo_1.jpg

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/Han_Bespin_jumbo_2.jpg
It's a good thing you're a loose collector and Han Bespin was not a PGM exclusive.
I would have gone mad if I found a figure in that condition on my doorstep, regardless of it's low price.

Looks great in the ESB group you have there. Han Bespin really turned out (surprisingly) well. Nice.

AaylaSecurasMan
07-01-2015, 10:03 AM
It's a good thing you're a loose collector and Han Bespin was not a PGM exclusive.
I would have gone mad if I found a figure in that condition on my doorstep, regardless of it's low price.

Looks great in the ESB group you have there. Han Bespin really turned out (surprisingly) well. Nice.

He said that he knew it was damaged. He is a loose collector so that was a good deal.

BlueSnaggletooth
07-01-2015, 10:29 PM
Ended up picking this up from my local comic shop. He didn't look too good in some of the pics I saw, but looked ok in person, strangely enough.

-Snags

DarthMickeyMoose
07-02-2015, 02:01 AM
I sware the second I looked at this figure I thought John Goodman!

jedimasterc
07-04-2015, 06:36 AM
I sware the second I looked at this figure I thought John Goodman!

Not to be off topic but the Endor Trench coat Han Solo to me looked like Bill Pulman.

DC1376
07-06-2015, 12:48 PM
I'm slowly working on this line. I should have started in the beginning but I was more interested in the busts. All in good time.

Obi_Han
07-06-2015, 06:03 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/photo-225.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/photo-225.JPG)I just received my jumbo Han Solo Bespin Outfit and am very happy with it. I highly recommend it for anyone on the fence! Looks very different from the one RS did their review on a few months back.

AaylaSecurasMan
10-25-2016, 11:26 AM
This guy, Zuckuss and the TIE Pilot are only $48 at GG site.

http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/sale-section?p=2