Action Figure Insider 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week” – Day One Reveal – Gentle Giant Ltd. Star Wars Jumbo Figure
April 21, 2014

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Welcome to Action Figure Insider’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week!”  As has been the case for the past eight years, on the week of our anniversary of AFi’s launch,  we have a little something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of exclusive news on all your favorite action figure, collectibles and toy lines.   We reached out far and wide to a variety of companies that have been incredibly generous to give us scoops and exclusive news.    We had so many responses that several day we will have multiple scoops so make sure you are checking back each day!

 

Our second scoop comes from the good people at Gentle Giant Studios.   Today we get the exclusive reveal of a new figure in one of my favorite toy lines, their retro Jumbo Star Wars figure line!   The new figure will be the classic Imperial TIE Pilot figure from The Empire Strikes Back.

 

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Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the latest addition to our exciting line of vintage Kenner-inspired Star Wars Action Figure reproductions with the release of the classic Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot Jumbo Figure.

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Digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾” Kenner originals and reproduced at a Jumbo size, no detail has been overlooked. Roto cast and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced gray Pilot Blaster! It even comes fully articulated!

With a commitment to keep in line with the vintage Kenner experience, Gentle Giant has packaged this  figure with an Empire Strikes Back-inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, the figure comes in a resealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this limited edition figure.

 

Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot Jumbo Figure – $80
Item Number:  80420
Dimensions:  H 12”x W 6”x D 3”
Release Date: 
Q1 2015

 

I really do love these figures!   I bought 3 more of them over the weekend at WonderCon and I will absolutely be picking this one up as well!

This figure will be up for preorder later this week on the official Gentle Giant website!

Thank you to Chris and the Gentle Giant team for the news!

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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