@GentleGiantLTD Announces July 2015 Solicitations
July 20, 2015

Four new products are coming in  Q2 2016 from the gang at Gentle Giant from across the spectrum of their licenses and you can pre-order all of them now.   We see some great new stuff in their Jumbo universe including Green Arrow being the very first series 2 Super Powers figure solicited in their Super Powers Jumbo line, and Gentle Giant rights a 3o year old wrong by finally giving the Secret Wars Captain America his signature accessory.   See below for the four announcements, then head over to the official Gentle Giant website to preorder these items.

 

Green Arrow Super Powers Jumbo Figure

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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 Green Arrow Jumbo Figure as the next in this stunning line of retro figures. This Green Arrow Jumbo figure was developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant has taken the original DC Super Powers Green Arrow and created a highly accurate digital model with the use of 3D scanners. This digital model was 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, and in Green Arrow’s case, his trusty bow and arrow! Finally, these incredible figures will feature retro art packaging, and come in a protective re-sealable blister pack.

Price – $90
License: DC Item Number: 80529 UPC: 8-14176-02069-0 Dimensions: H 12” x W 3” x D 3“

Release Date: Q2 2016


Captain America Secret Wars Jumbo Figure

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Secret Wars was a 12 part series from Marvel Comics that introduced the character of The Beyonder to the Marvel Universe. The Beyonder, assembles a planet from chunks of other planets and dubs it “Battleworld”. He then kidnaps several heroes and villains from Earth, and transplants them on Battleworld to fight for The Beyonder’s amusement. Captain America is transported to Battleworld with and is elected leader of the group almost instantly.
Digitally scanned from the original Secret Wars figures and reproduced in 12” scale, no detail has been overlooked. Roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics with original articulation. And of course, what would the Star Spangled Avenger be without his trusty shield!
To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant has packaged this figure with a Secret Wars-inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, the figure comes in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this limited edition figure.
Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics).

Price – $90
License: Marvel Item Number: 80486 UPC: 8-14176-02067-6 Dimensions: H 12” x W 3” x D 3“

Release Date: Q2 2016


Mandalorian Bookends

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The Mandalorian war culture was embraced by Bounty Hunter Boba Fett after the death of his father Jango. The Mandalorian logo, emblazoned on Boba Fett’s shoulder armor, has gained as much popularity (if not more) than the Imperial Cog logo and the insignia of the Rebel Alliance
Gentle Giant Ltd has taken this iconic insignia and fashioned it into a stunning set of bookends for use with books, video games, DVDs, or just as a stand alone decoration. This Mandalorian Logo bookend will look great on your entertainment center, or in your library! Hand cast in resin and hand painted, this limited edition piece is both collectible AND practical. May the Force be with you! (DVDs not included)
Star Wars is the most beloved science fiction/fantasy epic of all time – spawning merchandising, licensing, and products the entire world over. Gentle Giant’s line of products is based on original scan data from the Lucasfilm Archives, as well as on-location work.

Price – $60
License: Lucasfilm/Star Wars Item Number: 80509
UPC: 8-14176-02034-8 Dimensions: H 4.25” x W 9.25” x D 3“

Release Date: Q2 2016


Luke Skywalker Hero of Yavin

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In the triumphant scene at the end of Star Wars: A New Hope, we see Princess Leia decorating Luke Skywalker and Han Solo with the Medal of Yavin, for their gallant effort that resulted in the destruction of the Imperial Death Star!
This amazing mini bust illustrates the pride that Luke Skywalker shows at the end of the film as he embraces his destiny as hero of Yavin, and hero of the Rebellion. This mini bust was digitally sculpted by our master artisans, using actual archival footage and designs. Each bust is rendered using the highest quality polystone, and is hand painted to exacting detail. All of the pieces in this series are individually numbered and paired with a matching certificate of authenticity.
Star Wars is the most beloved science fiction/fantasy epic of all time – spawning merchandising, licensing, and products the entire world over. Gentle Giant’s line of products is based on original scan data from the Lucasfilm Archives, as well as on-location work.

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Price – $95
License: Lucasfilm/Star Wars Item Number: 80462
UPC: 8-14176-02010-2 Dimensions: H 4.25” x W 9.25” x D 3“

Release Date: Q2 2016

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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