Tag: Kenner


by Daniel Pickett
November 27, 2016
ggswjumbogreedopotf1 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…


by Daniel Pickett
September 28, 2016
kennerfigurescollection001 It’s true what they say, you never know how much you love something until it’s gone. Since 1978 Star Wars fans have been able to buy an action figure, flip the card over and see a some, if not all of the other figures available or coming soon.  In the toy industry showing other product…


by Daniel Pickett
August 10, 2016
10647222_10202452850481707_637989738460700349_n Here is an awesome clip from and ABC news report from 1978 talking about the popularity of “space toys” and that new Star Wars movie.   It has some great footage from inside one of the Kenner factories, and speculate on the popularity and possible longevity of the Star Wars Universe.  


by Daniel Pickett
July 13, 2016
GGSDCCSuperPower3pk1 “Honey I shrunk the toys!!!” The DC Super Powers Collection is back and smaller than ever! All your favorite heroes from 1984 are here again, and fashionably pocket sized for your collecting convenience. Some of the most collectible toys the 80’s are the DC Super Powers collection from Kenner. The hugely successful line showcased the…


by Daniel Pickett
July 5, 2016
GGSPJumboWWComp1 The team at Gentle Giant ltd were kind enough to let us show you this first look at their 12″ Jumbo Super Powers Wonder Woman figure.  These are a total flashback to the 80s and the look amazing in your collection. Wonder Woman and the Flash are shipping now with more characters on the way!…


by Daniel Pickett
July 4, 2016
Aliens_Prototype_logo Just when you thought you’s seen it all those mad geniuses at Super 7 have unearthed something so amazing as to not be believed!  The “lost” follow up to one of the most collectible and controversial action figures of all time – Kenner’s 1979 18″ Alien figure. At San Diego Comic Con 2016 you will…


by Daniel Pickett
July 1, 2016
GGSPJumboFlashComp1 The team at Gentle Giant ltd were kind enough to let us show you this first look at their 12″ Jumbo Super Powers Flash figure.   I really dig the jumbo lines of figures and Super Powers are my all time favorite toy line, so these are a match made in heaven for me!   I’ll post…


by Daniel Pickett
June 30, 2016
AFiUnboxing This past week a GIANT box arrived at AFi headquarters.   That makes it a perfect time to do an unboxing video.     What would come in a box this large?  Watch and find out!    


by Daniel Pickett
June 29, 2016
GGSDCC16BatmanJumboPrototype8 This week, our friends at Gentle Giant ltd. began revealing their 2016 Comic Con exclusives.  Today we have the great honor of revealing two more exclusive, limited edition items that will be available at SDCC 2016. The exclusive Star Wars Jumbos announced yesterday as well as the two new Jumbo figures announces here are CRAZY…


by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2016
GGSDCC16SWJumboLukeY9 Today our friends at Gentle Giant announced their first SDCC 2016 exclusive!  The return of Jumbo Tatooine Luke! Because YOU demanded it; the long sold out “Farm Boy Luke” is available again. Now with paint and packaging matching the original 1983 Return of the Jedi action figure. This low run edition was made for the…


by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2016
VintageDarkCrystal1 Some properties are so toy-ettic you just know they will have a toy line made for it.  As a kid one of the most desired movie-based toy lines for me was Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal.   However, no matter how hard I looked around back in 1982, there was next to NOTHING for me to…


by Daniel Pickett
May 17, 2016
JokerSuperPowersJumboPoster Three new products are solicited today from the gang at Gentle Giant from across the spectrum of their licenses.  These items are available for pre-order now and will be shipping in Q1 of 2017.    We see some great new stuff in their Jumbo universe including our first look at the Super Powers Joker jumbo! PRODUCT: Super Powers…


by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2016
Our old friend Philip Reed at battlegrip.com is at it again with another great book about the history of Kenner’s Star Wars figures now on Kickstarter.  This new book focuses on the old print ads for Star Wars figures. Check out the details of the project below:   About this project Collect These Figures and…


by Daniel Pickett
May 4, 2016
GGPM2016TFAAckbarBust A few weeks back Gentle Giant teased us with silhouettes of their 2016 Premier Guild exclusive offerings. Now they have revealed the line up, and if you are already a member you can pre-order your 2016 gift and any of the other exclusives that you’d like. If you are NOT a Premier Guild member yet,…


by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2016
NECAAliensKennerRipleyCard1 #AlienDay426 is almost here! To mark the out-of-this-world global celebration of the ALIEN franchise, be sure to pick up our 7” Alien Day Exclusive Kenner Tribute Ripley Action Figure with Mini-Comic! We’ve got all the details you’ll need below (as well as a sweet photo gallery). AVAILABILITY IN STORE: Available only in Toys R Us…


by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2016
PenguinSuperPowersJumbo9 Our friends over at Gentle Giant ltd have given us an exclusive window to debut the first look upcoming April solicitations!  Three great new products are coming from the gang at Gentle Giant early next year from across the spectrum of their licenses.   We see some great new stuff in their Jumbo universe including the…


by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2016
BatmanJumboPoster Six new products are being announced/solicited from the gang at Gentle Giant that will be available in Q4 this year from across the spectrum of their licenses.   We see some great new stuff in their Jumbo universe including the regular Spider-Man in their Secret Wars jumbo line and the both the Dynamic Duo in their Super Powers Jumbo line!…


by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2016
LukeJediJumboPoster Four new products are coming from the gang at Gentle Giant at the end of 2016 from across the spectrum of their licenses.   We see some great new stuff in their Jumbo universe including a new Secret Wars figure and the return of their Star Wars Jumbos! PRODUCT: ROTJ Luke Skywalker Jumbo Figure   Inspired by the Kenner…


by Daniel Pickett
December 24, 2015
SalaciousCrumbHolidayFB Since it’s Christmas Eve it’s only right that we do some unboxings!  We have 3 new unboxing videos for you today. First up we have the 2015 Premiere Guild exclusive Star Wars Jumbo Salacious Crumb from Gentle Giant.   As you know Gentle Giant is now famous for hiding miniature surprises in their holiday items…


by Daniel Pickett
December 20, 2015
KSouterRealmLogo2 I saw this on Kickstarter today and thought it might be of interest to AFi readers: The Outer Realm book will be the first Star Wars collectible book focusing entirely and in depth on the subject of vintage era unlicensed Star Wars toys from 1977 and on. With few notable exceptions we will not be…