@GentleGiantLTD Announces Greedo POTF Jumbo Figure
November 27, 2016

For those of you that missed out on some of the original run of Gentle Giant’s Star Wars Jumbos, you know that some of the early figures are pretty expensive and hard to find now.  Fortunately the gang at Gentle Giant have found a way to plug some of the holes in your collection by re-releasing some of the figures on 1986-era Power of the Force figures with coins!   The first of these re-releases is POTF Greedo and he is being solicited now.  If you missed out on him the first time this is a great opportunity for you!  If you picked him up already this is a chance for you to get him again on a great new card WITH a metal coin!

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This classic Kenner creation comes packaged on a re-sealable 1984/85 Power of the Force-inspired blister card, with original photography, artwork and featuring a replica 3″ scale, metal, Power of The Force collector coin.  

 

You can pre-order the Power of the Force Greedo NOW on the official Gentle Giant website.

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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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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1 Comment »

  • Lee says:

    Nice. Have to applaud a rerelease for people who are late to the party. I remember when these debuted, not just Greedo but the Star Wars Jumbo line as a whole, and there was just no way I could stretch my budget to accommodate them. I’ve since managed to pick up a handful, but some of them are still too far out of reach on the secondary market.

    On a tangent, I dream of Hasbro launching a new collector’s line of retro-styled Star Wars figures. Not necessarily “picking up where they left off,” but a grab bag of characters from across all the films. You know, maybe just a couple of waves of 6-10 figures a year? They’ve already cut articulation, presumably to bring costs down. Why not soften and simplify the sculpting style for an age group that still loves the original line?

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