12" Jumbo Vintage Kenner Death Star Droid Action Figure

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Now that we have evidence (with C-3PO) that the vac-metalization issue has been resolved by Gentle Giant, I suspect we'll see Death Star Droid unveiled at Toy Fair. I cannot resist... I'm drawn to that joker like a magpie to a Britt Diamond Ring.
 
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I hope so. But, while I can see the payoff for GG on 3PO, I wonder if the DSD would sell enough to warrant the cost. I'd buy one for sure...
 
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I think he'd be just as popular as any side droid, like R5-D4. I won't pay full price for either but I'd get them on sale for sure.
 
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Back in the saddle again!
I was gonna start his own thread but I thought this one was good enough.. mabey a title change would be in order just to have a neat/organized board... anyway...

IM TOTALLY PUMPED UP FOR THIS FIGURE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He was one of my favorites as a kid because I love Black and Silver... and now he is HUGE. I think the only other figure I would be this excited about would be a redo of a Luke Stormie... never found him on the pegs as a kid and was really bummed about it cuz I loved the helmeted SW figs... just loved them.

BRING IT ON GG... Im hooked now for sure. Have em all except the insanley priced ESB Stormie, Cloth Jawa and Big Head Han.... the latter of the 3 I will grab at the toy show out here next month.. Kane County Toy Fair...

Thanks for starting my year out so well... GREAT START GREG!!!
 
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Cool, these are looking better. I'd buy these if I could get nice undamaged packaging. Seems like I'm the only one...hmmmmm
 
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Ya, this guy made me love this series again. Now just make a Bossk, IG88, Tie Pilot and Imperial gunner and all will be well in the universe again...
 
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Wow! This guy sure dropped out of nowhere. I didn't even receive a "heads up" email from GG this time. Is the Power Droid and Snaggletooth(s) far behind?

Anyway, order placed. Man, when will I stop?

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Love this Droid too, but I'll be dreaming of a Gonk droid in this scale now.

If GG can figure out how to have the figure's legs make the same clicking noise when moving them, I'll just die.
 
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To be honest with you and myself... I would have to agree with you Pickles... that sound was key in my childhooh... I ran around all the time shaking that darn figure all day.

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Looks to me like we have the rest of the 21 backs.Only ones we are missing are Snaggletooth and the Power Droid.

Nope...Just the Power Droid!

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Redford is still better since shipping is free. But the selection isn't all that great.
 
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According to GG's website, the Death Star Droid is coming the week of January 21 and the edition size is 950.
 
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And now, they've sent out an e-mail saying the edition size is 1,000. Although the website still says 950.

Also, the PGM Gamorrean Guard is 700, the Return Of The Jedi Gamorrean Guard is 690, Hammerhead is 1152, the PGM Yoda is 492, The Empire Strikes Back Yoda is 1,524 and the red Snaggletooth is 1,000.
 
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Got it today.....he's amazing!
see pic below....sorry it's sideways, it uploaded that way.
 
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That is beautiful! Can't wait to get mine! Thanks for posting pic, Glantern!

I'm a fan/collector of the vintage Kenner 12" figures, so this is a Death Star Droid "Large Size Action Figure" dream come true for me. :)
 
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Got mine yesterday as well. As much as I've been down on this line, I can safely say this is one is absolutely PERFECT! I had a feeling it would be after the C-3PO (which is why I kept this one on pre-order), but this one joins the ranks with C-3PO, R2, Small Head Han, Fett and Obi-Wan as figures that are done correctly.

In fact, this is EASILY the best one yet.


Simply flawless!!!

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P.S. We have a new card back or should I say.....21 Back.

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