@GentleGiantLTD ‘s New Product Solicitations for August 2015
August 20, 2015

Three new products are coming from the gang at Gentle Giant ltd. early next year from across the spectrum of their licenses.   We see some great new stuff in their Jumbo universe including our first look at the BTAS Catwoman jumbo and the next in their Super Powers Jumbo line.  Then we go SMALL for some Secret Wars Micro figures that will be at select retailers as well as available through Gentle Giant.

 

PRODUCT : Lex Luther Super Powers Jumbo Figure

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

Gentle Giant is proud to announce the Lex Luthor jumbo figure as the next release in this stunning line of retro figures. This Lex Luthor jumbo figure was developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant has taken the original DC Super Powers Lex Luthor 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 are made from high quality vinyl and ABS plastic parts. Many of the figures also include fabric capes and accessories. Finally, these incredible figures feature retro art packaging, and come in a protective re-sealable blister pack.

Price – $90
License: DC Item Number: 80528 UPC: 8-14176-02087-4 Dimensions: H 12” x W 3” x D 3“

Release Date: Q2 2016


PRODUCT : Batman The Animated Series Catwoman Jumbo Figure

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In the fall of 1992, a new animated series debuted from Warner Bros. Animation on weekday afternoons. It would go on to leave a lasting impact on one of DC’s most enduring franchises.
Gentle Giant Ltd. celebrates this much loved television show with our Batman: The Animated Series Catwoman jumbo figure! Based on digital scans of the original 1993 Kenner 5” action figure, this jumbo figure stands 11” tall. Every detail is meticulously re-created from the original figure, capturing perfectly the design aesthetic and tone of the series embodied in Batman’s feline nemesis!

To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant has packaged Catwoman with a retro-inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, each jumbo figure comes in a protective re-sealable plastic outer clam shell.
Re-live a part of Batman history and afternoon nostalgia with Gentle Giant’s Batman: The Animated Series jumbo figures.

Price – $90
License: DC Item Number: 80574 UPC: 8-14176-02095-9 Dimensions: H 11” x W 3” x D 3“

Release Date: Q2 2016


PRODUCT : Secret Wars Micro Bobbles Series 1

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Digitally scanned from the original Secret Wars toys and reproduced in a 2.5″ Bobble Head format, no detail has been overlooked. These Micro Bobbles feature PVC construction, accurate paint applications, and a metal spring for bobble head feature.

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To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant has packaged these Micro Bobbles with a mini Secret Wars-inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, the Micro Bobble comes in a mini re-sealable plastic outer clam shell.

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Micro Bobbles are available for individual purchase THIS Fall at select Walgreens and Barnes & Nobles stores. Or, to Guarantee that these Micro Bobbles get added to your collection, pre-order a complete Wave One 4-piece set or a 12 piece mixed assortment case at www.gentlegiantltd.com

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Price – $3.49 (We are selling this direct as a case of 12 pieces mixed assortment at $33)
License: Marvel Item Number: 80558 UPC: 8-14176-02005-8 Dimensions: H 2.5” x W .5” x D .5“ Release Date: Q2 2016

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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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