NEW JUMBO AWESOMENESS FROM @GentleGiantLtd Coming Q2 2016
May 15, 2015

It’s a big month for Gentle Giant solicitations and by that I mean there are FOUR new Jumbo figures solicited!  This month we have 5 new products are coming from the gang at Gentle Giant early next year (Q2 2016) from across the spectrum of their licenses.   We see some great new stuff in their Jumbo universe including the BTAS Robin jumbo and our first look at The Flash, the next in their Super Powers Jumbo line. You can click on the links below to preorder and of these new figures.

Flash 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 Ltd. is proud to announce the Flash Jumbo Figure as the newest offering in this stunning line of retro figures. This Flash Jumbo figure was developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant Ltd. has taken the original DC Super Powers Flash figure 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.

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The DC Super Powers Collection Jumbo Figures from Gentle Giant Ltd. 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.

 

Robin Jumbo Figure Batman Animated 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 Jumbo Batman: The Animated Series Robin figure. Based on digital scans of the original 1993 Kenner 5” action figure, this Jumbo figure stands 12” tall in 1/6 scale.

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Every detail is meticulously re-created from the original figure, capturing perfectly the design aesthetic and tone of the series embodied in the Boy Wonder, right down to his black and yellow fabric cape! Re-live a part of Batman history and afternoon nostalgia with Gentle Giant Ltd.’s Jumbo Batman: The Animated Series Robin figure.

Zap GI Joe Jumbo Figure

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Inspired by the Hasbro vintage GI Joe A Real American Hero figure, Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you the GI Joe Bazooka Soldier, Code Name: ZAP. One of the first figures released in the series that started in 1982, continuing our amazing series of jumbo vintage figures. From the GI Joe Command File: BAZOOKA SOLDIER Code Name: ZAP File Name: Melendez, Rafael J. Primary Military Specialty: Engineer Secondary Military Specialty: Infantry Artillery Birthplace: New York City, New York Grade: E-4 Rafael “Zap” Melendez is one of the original 13 members of the G.I. JOE team. He’s a specialist in armor-piercing and anti-tank weapons, but he also assists the team as a demolitions expert. From his training in Engineering School, Ordnance School, and Advanced Infantry, he’s acquired field skills that he applies with his characteristic coolness under fire and a professional attitude in any situation. He’s participated in many battles against COBRA and uses knowledge gleaned from those missions to pinpoint and attack the evil organization’s weak points. And just to be absolutely sure of the outcome, he backs up every plan with plenty of weapons and explosives. “The stuff I work on could blow up at any time, so I have to make sure that anytime something explodes, it causes COBRA COMMANDER to have a very bad day.”

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The GI Joe A Real American Hero Jumbo Figure line features reproductions of the original 3 ¾” figures, using digital scanning and outputting to create an exact replica, only larger. Each figure will be reproduced using the original engineering, right down to the internal rubber band. The figures will be injection molded with durable plastics. Each GI Joe A Real American Hero Jumbo Figure will include accurate articulation, all of the character’s accessories, and will be packaged on a backer card featuring photos and artwork from the original packaging, all the way down to the File Card on the back.

Magneto 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. Magneto is transported to Battleworld with many other villains, but actually becomes a hero over the course of the story. The Secret Wars event crossed over several Marvel Comics titles from May of 1984 to April of 1985. The series was tied into the immensely popular Secret Wars action figure collection. The line spawned 2 series of figures, as well as vehicles and playsets.

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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, this jumbo figure is faithfully re-produced from top to bottom. To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant Ltd. 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.

CHAPPiE Chibbi Figure

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In the midst of rising crime and losses among the Royal South African Police, TetraVaal has introduced the successful SCOUT program to combat the deadly criminal elements that operate throughout the country. After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, CHAPPiE becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. CHAPPiE is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot. This ADORABLE little figure is an awesome representation of CHAPPiE’s childlike nature. This cute and fun little guy features his new markings, replacement orange arm and ear, gold chains and his favorite throwing star! From Gentle Giant Ltd, this CHAPPiE is a 3.5” tall chibbi figure with oversized head, and clear display base. CHAPPiE Chibbi is irresistible to anyone that is a child at heart!

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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5 Comments »

  • George says:

    What happened to Zap’s moustache & Magneto’s eyes? The Zap figure doesn’t look like his picture.

  • brett says:

    I hope we see some diversity in this potentially very cool new line — Cyborg was one of the most expensive of all the Super Powers figures and he was done so well and so accurate, he looked like he was molded right from George Perez’s art.

    Dying to get one of these of Cyborg. Hope they do one.

  • Preston says:

    What happened to Superman and Batman? I thought they were going to be the first to come out for the SP jumbo line?

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