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Gentle Giant Jumbo Figures - No longer ?
« on: March 30, 2017, 09:18:31 PM »

With Hasbro producing the 6" line with Vintage Card backs - I wonder if Gentle Giant will still be able to produce their Jumbo Retro Figures with Vintage Card backs.   Hasbro seems to be wanting to milk the Vintage card backs for all they are worth.   But as the Hasbro figures get bigger they may see the Gentle Giant Jumbo figures as competition for their own lines.  I guess it depends on how much GG is willing to pay for the rights to use Kenner Vintage Card backs.
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Figures - No longer ?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 07:42:42 AM »

I think the GG jumbo line will carry on for at least a little longer. They just announced POTF carded Emperor as a premier guild gift (so that should come out next year), and both Han Carbonite and Luke Jedi should be out in April 2017. They may have a Celebration exclusive planned as well, we'll find out shortly.

The Jumbo line has definitely slowed down from its original release pace,  but I think they've also knocked off alot of the coolest figures already (from SW and ESB anyway). I love the jumbo line and I pick up one of each (except for recarded figures), so I hope they keep it coming.
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Figures - No longer ?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 01:30:53 PM »

What do think about the new silver, gold and platinum levels?   What gift(s) will you want?
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Figures - No longer ?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 10:47:49 PM »

I'm liking the changes but I'm an easy mark. I went platinum since it works out ok for cost, gets me access to the sdcc and celebration exclusives, as well as access to the Christmas 2017 item which is usually something fun.

I'll definitely get the emperor jumbo but am undecided on a mini bust - I already have 3 kenobi's (original old Ben, aotc obi Wan,  and clone armor Obi-Wan ), I've got quite a few troopers (although TR8R is cool) and Lobot has always been kind of boring to me (but he's from ESB, never been done before, and little chance he'll be done again).

Is anyone else joining PG this year?
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Figures - No longer ?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 03:52:42 PM »

Jumbo Trash Compactor monster  (3.75" version was originally packed in with the Death Star Playset) has been announced as a Celebration / SDCC Exclusive. Comes complete with little foam blocks. Fun choice and the foam blocks are a nice touch.
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Figures - No longer ?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 12:05:52 AM »

Here is picture of the exclusives.
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Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Figures - No longer ?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 05:49:35 PM »

Wow, I got a jumbo trash monster but only after failing at ordering the McHan. GG's website was a mess until both sold out.  (Then it was fine again).
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