Looks like there will be more G.I. Joe at SDCC 2015 then any of us expected. That’s right O-Ring fans rejoice! Gentle Giant Studios will be releasing a Jumbo ARAH G.I. Joe action figure as part of their SDCC 2015 Exclusive line-up. HISSTANK.com was lucky enough to get our hands on the SDCC 2015 Jumbo Grunt and we have a full photo gallery along with our review of this awesome action figure.
Grunt G.I. JOE Deluxe Jumbo Figure – SDCC 2015 Eclusive – $130
License: GI JOE
Item Number: 80500
Dimensions: H 12″ x W 4″ x D 4″
Release Date: July 2015
Inspired by the Hasbro vintage G.I. Joe A Real American Hero figure, Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the GI Joe Infantry Trooper, Code Name: GRUNT. One of the first figures released in the series that started in 1982, this fan favorite continues our amazing series of jumbo vintage figures. This San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusive feature special wooden ‘footlocker’ packaging.
The G.I. 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.
Original 13 ARAH G.I. Joe Character
Excellent Paint Work
Solid Body Construction
High Price Point
An unexpected win for collectors of original ARAH O-Ring G.I. Joe’s. I have seen a lot of mixed feelings over these figures on the forums. It’s one of those items that you want, but you are not sure if you want to fork over your money. I can tell you after getting one in-hand and running it through the motions, it’s going to be an unexpected hit with all of the old school collectors as soon as the word gets out that these are quality.
Worried about breaking your premium O-Ring G.I. Joe? I can tell you right now these are built to last, and the O-Ring they used is very tight fitting, and more like a bungee cord material. All of the joints are tight and sturdy along with a SOLID high quality plastic. The thumbs do have a little play so they will NOT BREAK, and the weapons and gear do fit snug. The paint on the figure seems high-quality and will hold up over time. The bottom line is you can play with this figure and have little worry about breaking it.
If you are a pure O-Ring G.I. Joe Collector and you are on the fence about picking these up, I would not wait long. These figures are going to be limited, and I can see the after market on the Jumbo G.I. Joe’s going way up because a lot of people waited too long to get on board. I know these are a little pricey, but if your into the old school O-Ring G.I. Joe’s, I can’t see any of you passing on these one you get one in-hand.
If you are not planning on attending San Diego Comic Con 2015, but still wish to
purchase the G.I. JOE GRUNT exclusive figure, then join the Gentle Giant Ltd Premier
Guild today!!! Not only will your membership allow you to purchase this exclusive
item, but you will also receive 10% off all regular release items, access to past
PGM items, access to future exclusives, and one of the offered mini busts of your
Join the Premier Guild The 3D Studio and get your pre-orders in.