Gentle Giant Expands Their Jumbo Line To Include Kenner’s DC Super Powers #TFNY
February 13, 2015

Gentle Giant take great delight in blowing up your childhood… but not in a bad way, in an amazing JUMBO way!  Today, on “Toy Fair Eve,” the good people at Gentle Giant ltd, have have two fantastic pre-Toy Fair announcements that they are letting us debut here on AFi.

Gentle Giant ltd. has had tremendous success with their JUMBO line of vintage action figures starting with the original Kenner Star Wars figures.  That line has been going strong for almost 5 years.   Last year at Comic Con they announced they were taking their Jumbo format to the vintage Hasbro G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line.   At the end of last year they announced they would apply the Jumbo format to the vintage Mattel Marvel Secret Wars line.

For this next announcement they are punching me right in the nostalgia bone and reaching directly into my wallet, do not pass go, do not collect $200…

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DC Super Powers Collection

In 1984, Kenner began to release the next on their extremely popular action figure lines, the DC Super Powers Collection! This line included heroes such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many, many more.

Gentle Giant is proud to announce the launch of this stunning line of retro figures that have been given the Jumbo Figure treatment. Each figure is developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant has taken the original DC Super Powers figures and created a highly accurate digital model with the use of 3D scanners. These digital models are then scaled to 12 inches tall, and then printed using top of the line 3D Systems printers. These pieces are then used in manufacturing to produce extremely accurate, scaled replicas.

The DC Super Powers Collection Jumbo Figures from Gentle Giant will be made from high quality vinyl, and some ABS plastic parts. Many of the figures will also include fabric capes and accessories. Finally, these incredible figures will feature retro art packaging, and come in a protective re-sealable blister pack.

 

I think by now everyone that knows me knows that I am a HUGE fan of the original Super Powers line.  After all, we house the Super Powers Archive here on AFi as well as have a dedicated Super Powers blog.

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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