12" Jumbo Vintage Kenner Line General Discussion

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Such a display gives the impression they are going full throttle with the line... Sad to know it is rather the opposite. With only 2-3 releases per year now (all PGM figures impossible to get at decent prices, except for Jedi Luke) it's becoming difficult to expand our collections.

Just because we didn't show everything at Celebration doesn't mean we don't have something else up our sleeves for the Jumbo line. We have to leave SOME news for SDCC too! (and just FYI - Jedi Luke is a regular release figure. He's not a PG exclusive. He should be shipping in just a few weeks)

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I know that you have to keep stuff for SDCC, and that Jedi Luke is a regular release, but not counting him, how many figures were released this year? Zero, right? (POTF Greedo being a repack, and not yet released). The Emperor had already been announced, and the Dianoga was the Celebration exclusive... So you really haven't shown anything new at Celebration. I'm so looking forward to a regular announcement! Skiff Lando? Royal Guard? Bespin Guard? So many choices left!

Just because we didn't show everything at Celebration doesn't mean we don't have something else up our sleeves for the Jumbo line. We have to leave SOME news for SDCC too! (and just FYI - Jedi Luke is a regular release figure. He's not a PG exclusive. He should be shipping in just a few weeks)

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Anymore new Super Powers figures to be revealed, or are you guys still waiting to see how the first few sold? Is Lex Luthor still cancelled? :(
 
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We are still waiting to see how this first wave is selling. We all want them to do well because we love that line and would love to make more!
 
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Unfortunately I think the GI Joe line is dead. Which is a shame. It would have been cool if they got into the Cobra ranks but I think the Joe line didn't do very well. Also they were a lot more expensive then the Star Wars line.
 
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One of the first bungles of the line. Chewbacca's size. If Hasbro could get it right with a $20 figure, why couldn't GG with a $85 figure.









Of course Hasbro did come out with this abomination.

 
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One of the first bungles of the line. Chewbacca's size. If Hasbro could get it right with a $20 figure, why couldn't GG with a $85 figure.









Of course Hasbro did come out with this abomination.

Because they copied the vintage figures.
 
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Because they copied the vintage figures.
WRONG! ;)

He (gijigsaw) is pointing out that Gentle Giant did not get the scale right, their Chewbacca should have been as tall as Hasbro's. They got Vader wrong too. Also, when Kenner created the "Large Size Action Figures", both their Chewbacca and Vader were 15" tall, so Gentle Giant's 12.5" versions look dumb next to them in my opinion due to short height. And when they had the chance to fix Vader in the 3-pack, they went with the old, too short 12.5" mold, very unfortunate they blew it again! Now they did away with the Kenner logo. Nice folks, but not happy with some of their decisions.
 
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Having been away for a long time, I've recently been able to fill every hole in my collection, in my gentle giant jumbo kenners. I have always and have been a die hard fan for these and having recently received the han carbonite, and watching all the negative reviews on it, that only put's it arguably the worst they have ever produced, specifically mentioning what the carbonite block is made of and the spacing of the words on the rear of the coin ( and the paint job ). If we are at the end days of this production, at least put an conservative effort into it and produce a good copy, and not an abomination that is the han solo carbonite. One would tend to believe since disney's involment is star wars, the line has dried up significantly and cannot and wont go back to it's glory days. A direct word from GG stating the situation would be appreciated and not leaving us guessing on what is happening to the line, cause left long enough, conspiracy theories will engulf us all. Even if they were only releasing these figures at specific conventions and limited to 2 a year, then we have years, if not decades of collecting in front of us.( But producing good copies is imperative ). And showcasing they have an emporer palpatine with potf coin for next years schedule is redundant since they haven't produced the original release. Leave the POTF coins for the last 15 or 17 ( pending on what you believe ). Having released already the gamorrean guard with the potf coin wasnt necessary nor is the greedo with potf coin. Go back and finish the ESB line, and release the last 15 in limited numbers. And as mentioned earlier about the potf greedo, it's a redundant idea to release it and showcase it since it was never produced ( or was it ), but the christmas yoda( is an exception in my belief )and the release of Salicious crumb, Blue Snaggletooth and prototype bobafett is acceptable since they were never released on cards. The release of cardback variation's which included Boba Fett ( 2 times ( ESB and Droids )), Yak Face tri logo, both ROTJ luke farmboys, ESB stormtrooper, ROTJ yoda (which included a brown snake ), and with the figure variation's of big head Han, and material cloth Jawa is in my belief what slowly killed the line. If GG only focused on releasing the original release of every figure ( plus all the variants mentioned earlier and including C3PO and R2D2 from the droids line ), both the 3 figure sets, the dianoga trash monster and 'the WAMPA' , we would be 24 figures further along the line and closer to finishing then we'll ever be. We would have finished the empire line and would of nearly finshed ROTJ including the ones already released and have 13 POTF to finish it off.( I calculated every figure available and on pre-order, though i probably missed it total by 1 or 2), and by flooding the market early with variants, they should of held off and released them after all the original figures had been released first. Though i have only read the first and the last 5 pages of this thread, a lot of you are singling out your want's list and i can bet most of you dont have the variants and never would be interested in them, but if GG had released 'the original released figures', without variants, you would most likely have that figure now, than waiting in hope if you'll ever get it. Hopefully they will keep going, but i have lost all faith and belief there is any saving this line.
 
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Any updates from SDCC? Haven't seen anything yet. Anxiously awaiting...
They just up a picture of the Emperor's Royal Guard figure on Facebook. On the edge of the pciture, you can also see a Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit).
 
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Having been away for a long time, I've recently been able to fill every hole in my collection, in my gentle giant jumbo kenners. I have always and have been a die hard fan for these and having recently received the han carbonite, and watching all the negative reviews on it, that only put's it arguably the worst they have ever produced, specifically mentioning what the carbonite block is made of and the spacing of the words on the rear of the coin ( and the paint job ). If we are at the end days of this production, at least put an conservative effort into it and produce a good copy, and not an abomination that is the han solo carbonite. One would tend to believe since disney's involment is star wars, the line has dried up significantly and cannot and wont go back to it's glory days. A direct word from GG stating the situation would be appreciated and not leaving us guessing on what is happening to the line, cause left long enough, conspiracy theories will engulf us all. Even if they were only releasing these figures at specific conventions and limited to 2 a year, then we have years, if not decades of collecting in front of us.( But producing good copies is imperative ). And showcasing they have an emporer palpatine with potf coin for next years schedule is redundant since they haven't produced the original release. Leave the POTF coins for the last 15 or 17 ( pending on what you believe ). Having released already the gamorrean guard with the potf coin wasnt necessary nor is the greedo with potf coin. Go back and finish the ESB line, and release the last 15 in limited numbers. And as mentioned earlier about the potf greedo, it's a redundant idea to release it and showcase it since it was never produced ( or was it ), but the christmas yoda( is an exception in my belief )and the release of Salicious crumb, Blue Snaggletooth and prototype bobafett is acceptable since they were never released on cards. The release of cardback variation's which included Boba Fett ( 2 times ( ESB and Droids )), Yak Face tri logo, both ROTJ luke farmboys, ESB stormtrooper, ROTJ yoda (which included a brown snake ), and with the figure variation's of big head Han, and material cloth Jawa is in my belief what slowly killed the line. If GG only focused on releasing the original release of every figure ( plus all the variants mentioned earlier and including C3PO and R2D2 from the droids line ), both the 3 figure sets, the dianoga trash monster and 'the WAMPA' , we would be 24 figures further along the line and closer to finishing then we'll ever be. We would have finished the empire line and would of nearly finshed ROTJ including the ones already released and have 13 POTF to finish it off.( I calculated every figure available and on pre-order, though i probably missed it total by 1 or 2), and by flooding the market early with variants, they should of held off and released them after all the original figures had been released first. Though i have only read the first and the last 5 pages of this thread, a lot of you are singling out your want's list and i can bet most of you dont have the variants and never would be interested in them, but if GG had released 'the original released figures', without variants, you would most likely have that figure now, than waiting in hope if you'll ever get it. Hopefully they will keep going, but i have lost all faith and belief there is any saving this line.
Very well said, we would have so many different new figures if they kept the variants for the end.
 
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Thanks Sebkenobi.

Looking through the SDCC2017 photo's of the 12 inch line ( and the re-release of 4 more figures we already have and luke ( farmboy ) for the 4th time, but with a double - telescoping saber. ( i can predict that will be super expensive )), but putting my gripe aside, I noticed a small vintage jabba on the top of Hans carbonite chamber in the showcase that seems to house's them all....was he included in the salacious crumb exclusive or was it the loose C3PO head?
 
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I noticed a small vintage jabba on the top of Hans carbonite chamber in the showcase that seems to house's them all....was he included in the salacious crumb exclusive or was it the loose C3PO head?
The Jumbo Salacious came with both the tiny Jabba in vintage box (maybe my favorite accessory ever) and the C-3PO head.
 
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If anyone is trying to order anything from Gentle giant, their credit card system is down for some updates they are doing. I was trying to get another trash monster last night and noticed my credit card is not on file and there was not add a card feature on my account.
 
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sure looks like this is dead lol

thank god there are so many available on ebay, lots of great figures were made, go get them!
 
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Anyone else toss the clam shells? These are taking up so much space. Thinking of just displaying the figures and keeping the cards.
 
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Anyone else toss the clam shells? These are taking up so much space. Thinking of just displaying the figures and keeping the cards.


Don't just throw them away if you don't want them. You could make a few bucks selling them on Ebay to people looking for spares or replacements for the ones they have.
 
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I was wondering sense we got the 4 pack Early Bird set. I sure everyone remembers the infamous 6 pack that came out for The Empire Strikes back. Imagine how big the box to that would have to be.
 
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I was wondering sense we got the 4 pack Early Bird set. I sure everyone remembers the infamous 6 pack that came out for The Empire Strikes back. Imagine how big the box to that would have to be.
That would be.....awesome! And huge!
 
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I would love to see the survival kit that came out in the vintage line for ESB. The one that came with a few guns, the AT-At grappling belt, the backpacks and the gas masks.
 
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I would love to see the survival kit that came out in the vintage line for ESB. The one that came with a few guns, the AT-At grappling belt, the backpacks and the gas masks.
Dude!

I never considered that idea. But its really a cool idea. I wish they could do it.

I display all my figures loose, so these authentic accessories I had when I was a kid would be great.

I'd put the hook belt and Jedi Training harness on my Bespin Luke and put my jumbo Yoda in the harness for display.

I could take my Bespin Han and Hoth Leia and display them together wearing the gas masks.

The Hoth backpacks could go on my Rebel Hoth soldier... and I suppose my Hoth Han.

I like this idea so much, I'd probably be on the lookout for purchasing doubles like an additional Hoth soldier and Chewbacca (to join the gas masks).
 
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It's funny I just remembered that pack from back in the day. I have the Bespin Han and Chewie opened as well. This would be a perfect thing for GG to do. Get on it.
 
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Any PGM member who would be willing to purchase the jumbo Emperor for me for a reasonable fee?
 
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I wish they'd offer the Emperor on a ROTJ card. It's a waste to release him only on a POTF card. I passed on it for that reason.
 
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That's why I did my own custom card! I'll post a picture of it with the figure, if they ever release it...

I wish they'd offer the Emperor on a ROTJ card. It's a waste to release him only on a POTF card. I passed on it for that reason.
 
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My Jumbo Dianoga from the recent Gentle Giant Sale came today. Wanted it back at Celebration but it wasn't in the cards. I'm happy I got it for a reduced $56 and in good shape. The shipping box was just big enough for the Vintage-style box. Luckily Fed-Ex took care of it.
 
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