Tag: Kenner

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 7, 2017
Today Gentle Giant LTD took to their social media channels and posted an update on their upcoming/up for pre-order Jumbo Greedo action figure.  This will be the second time that GG will release a Jumbo Greedo figure, however this time he will come on a Power of the Force card with a bonus Jumbo coin….

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2017
This week on AquaMonday we take a look at one of Kotobukiya’s latest offerings- the next in their line of 1:10th scale DC Comics ARTFX+ statues that pay tribute to the vintage Kenner Super Powers action figure.   Fortunately for me there’s an Aquaman in the first wave! Kotobukiya’s groundbreaking DC Comics Classic Costume ARTFX+ Statue…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 20, 2016
One of my most anticipated lines of the year is NECA’s Aliens Wave 10, which is the first of the vintage Kenner tribute wave.  NECA just announced this wave is shipping out this week and should be in stores soon.  While we wait for it to arrive NECA has posted a ton of these new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 14, 2016
Exciting New Book Dedicated to Infamous Old Toy. December 14, 2016. Melbourne, Australia: HIDEOUS PLASTIC – In stores everyone can hear you scream is a non-fiction book scheduled for release in late 2017. The book is an extensively detailed investigation into the history, maintenance and continuing legacy of the notorious 18 inch tall Kenner ALIEN…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 9, 2016
Wave 2 of Super Powers gets a little love in this most recent announcement!  This past week Figures Toy Company announced what might be my most anticipated line up of characters that were never before made in the 8″ retro figure style!  The line for these starts behind ME! Our Super Powers series is about…

 

by Daniel Pickett
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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 28, 2016
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
#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…

 

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