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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:32 am

I'm still waiting for my Vader from BBTS, but that's because of the damn Canada Post strike here! However, it sounds like the mail should be moving again on Tuesday, so hopefully I'll be seeing it soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:14 pm

I had a huge box arrive today (thanks John !!) with this and a couple of normal size moc but was shocked its HUGE .... here it is next to its smaller Uzay cousin lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:46 pm

Guess I am bumping this thread up a bit. My two VC Jawas arrived today and they are sweet...

Gentle Giant Vinyl Cape Jawa (MOC)
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:44 am

Those figure look great. I haven't purchased any of these but I'm guessing I will do it down the line. Great stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:05 am

@HothTony wrote:
Its incredible how much cheaper you guys in the States can get these for ..... the UK Gentle Giant website is selling at £79.00 each plus shipping and yet on some of the US websites you can buy for $71.99 ...... even with shipping into the UK at about $35-40 its still cheaper to buy abroad but then of course you may face the dreaded customs !!!
Anyone know of any UK websites cheaper than Gentle Giant ?
Tony

Tony,

Forbidden Planet have them for between £55-£70! Very Happy

http://forbiddenplanet.com/69886-star-wars-giant-retro-action-figure-jawa/
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:06 am

My "need" for that Jumbo Vader is appearing again Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:11 am

@Joe_O wrote:
My "need" for that Jumbo Vader is appearing again Laughing

Go on mate,you know you want one! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:44 pm

A couple weeks back I bought a GG vinyl cape Jawa impulsively off of ebay, paying double No the list. I was pissed at myself for a few days since I really didn't think I needed it and especially not at that price. I've since come around and pretty happy with my decision. The Jawa flat out rocks.

I only wish they'd have left the SDCC sticker off of it. Why? One reason. Whoever designed this sticker decided to stretch horizontally the numerals in '2011'. As a graphic designer and a fan of Kenner packaging I'm offended by this. It shouldn't have been done as a matter of good taste and it would have never been done by a Kenner designer. Yeah, I know I could easily remove the sticker but then it would appear less complete and I'd probably have to sell it for less down the road!

W/ my Vader (bought below list price Wink and a couple other pals for reference...



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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:01 pm

I just want a loose Vader! Where can you get them loose? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:05 pm

@Joe_O wrote:
I just want a loose Vader! Where can you get them loose? lol

I like your thinking Joe, just beware the repro capes!! What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:35 am

Bigger is better right Razz damn those are big. Wish I had one of those as a kid to run over my friends figures. That darth would own em all.
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:12 am

These figures are just awesome, i will buy 3PO When and if i comes and maybe the vinyl jawa to disply next to the original vc jawa thet i´m going to get when i have won on the lottery Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:10 pm

I think this is one of the coolest Vader pieces I've ever grabbed, definitely in the top 5.



Here's a couple pics for those that are interested in how these clamshells can be opened without any damage.



There are 2 pieces of tape along the left and right sides, and 3 pieces along the top.



It folds open, attached at the bottom.





The cardback lifts right out.



He's held in the inner bubble by twist ties around each arm and each leg.



A few other shots...





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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:26 pm



Great pics Jesse!!!

Makes it even harder for me to resist these nice goodies. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:34 pm

Well Darth never did learn who his father was Razz I love the picture of the normal darth on the giant cardback.
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:18 pm

What's up w/ the Sand People's green cape?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-GENTLE-GIANT-JUMBO-KENNER-VINTAGE-SAND-PEOPLE-12-ACTION-FIGURE-/220850265881?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336bb39f19
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:20 pm

indeed they are super super nice but i think this is really for the elite who really has money to throw away...but for the price of one of those i can get a bunch of real vintage figures, the way they were meant to be to begin with.

plus i would focus more on the real older vintage dolls... when i am done that is what i am gonna aim for...

maybe later when the prices are down for some of them, i would pick them up...right now they are more novelties than anything else..but that is just my opinion....
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:58 pm

@ratherchildish wrote:
What's up w/ the Sand People's green cape?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-GENTLE-GIANT-JUMBO-KENNER-VINTAGE-SAND-PEOPLE-12-ACTION-FIGURE-/220850265881?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336bb39f19

Good question. It seems GG made a bad choice for their "vinyl" supplier. It sure seems strange that they would release them like that. :scratch:
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:27 pm

Gentle Giant had the Android 3-pack (Gonk, R5-D4, Death Star Droid) for sale for $125 over the Father's Day weekend. I was tempted, but ultimately decided these don't fit in my collection focus.
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:02 pm

@JadBean wrote:
Gentle Giant had the Android 3-pack (Gonk, R5-D4, Death Star Droid) for sale for $125 over the Father's Day weekend. I was tempted, but ultimately decided these don't fit in my collection focus.

I haven't heard about those.

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It would be great to hear about your focus, or you could post pics here: http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/f6-vintage-star-wars-limelights  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:31 pm

Gentle Giant still has the sale going, here is a link (amended because I can't post links yet):

http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/product_p/80378.htm

And thanks for the reminder, I have been meaning to post an introduction on the introductions thread - got that done now!


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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:06 pm

I'm really surprised to find these have been in production for so long, but then before late last year, I was absent from collecting for a good long while. So I recently picked up a Villians 3 Pack since it cost the same as a single Vader, which is really the only reason I wanted it, that Vader would look sweet with my focus. But I can't believe how disappointed I was with these. Doesn't seem to be much interest with the lack of posts, but I'm curious what anyone else thinks.

i think they're really overpriced, or at least not worth the price. They feel cheap and lack authentic details. Essentially it's a $60 PVC figure with basic articulation, like a large Applause figure. And the details, I mean it's kind of funny to say I've got a Ledy DSC with his lack of silver paint on his wrists, but it's obviously not what's intended. It's just a lazy screw up. And the Vader, it might be asking too much but I really wanted a textured cape and a solid, semi-glossy lightsaber that is also straight. Instead, the cape reminds me of a shower curtain and the lightsaber is rubbery and impossible to hold straight. I didn't even ask for a lettered hilt, but that would have added extra sweetness.

I know this is really picky, but Gentle Giant does promote their attention to detail and authenticity. Then again, maybe they don't figure most people will open them. And they really do make a nice display, but where I had considered pursuing some other figures, I won't bother now.
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PostSubject: Re: Giant sized original vintage figures!   Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:19 pm

When i first heard of these I was excited to get some also but the price put me off and as time has gone by, I am less and less enamored with them. I do find myself wanting a few gentle giant figures though, the super powers line Batman (if they have made it yet) and some of the large gi joes also look attractive. Especially if the gi Joe ones retain the articulation that joes had. Don't get me wrong, as a kid playing star wars I thought the 5 poa was ok, but in this day and age of the black series and marvel legends i expect a bit more out of my figures now. My memory of the Joe line was that it was way ahead of the time having gone from just legs, arms, and head articulation to also knees, elbows, waist, etc..

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