Hot off the wire we have a first look for everybody on the Tank tonight. Thanks to Gentle Giant we now have the first carded images for the upcoming Rock ‘N Roll Jumbo Figure!
Inspired by the Hasbro vintage G.I. Joe A Real American Hero figure, Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the G.I. Joe Machine Gunner, Code Name: ROCK ‘N ROLL. One of the first figures released in the series that started in 1982, Rock ‘N Roll is now the FIRST figure in an ongoing series of jumbo vintage figures.
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From the GI Joe Command File:
Code Name: ROCK ‘N ROLL
File Name: McConnel, Craig S SN: RA989091452
Primary Military Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Military Specialty: PT Instructor
Birthplace: Malibu, California Grade: E-5
Rock ‘n Roll was a surfer in Malibu prior to enlistment. He was also a weight lifter and played bass guitar in local rock bands. Is familiar with all NATO and Warsaw Pact light and heavy machine guns. Graduated: Advanced Infantry Training (Top of Class). Specialized Education: Covert Ops School.
“Rock ‘n Roll is cunning but naive; forceful but shy. Possesses a strong sense of loyalty to his teammates and is sincerely concerned about their well being. A man of honor and integrity who can be counted on to hold the line.”
The G.I. Joe A Real American Hero Jumbo Figure line features reproductions of the original 3 3/4″ figures, using digital scanning and outputting to create an exact replica, only larger. Each figure will be reproduced using roto and injection molding and will be made of durable plastics.
First Carded Images Of Gentle Giant Rock ‘N Roll Jumbo Figure
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Yeah, is it just that banner one?
I was kind of expecting the card to be bigger... I really don't know how I feel about these yet.
I click on the "banner" image with his head and nothing happens. I don't see any thumbnails.
I just updated the image for everybody. You must click into the story to see full shot.
I kinda wished they'd put them next to a regular version so we can really appreciate the scale.
It really looks great on a card. That kind of makes the lack of a swivel arm not so bad. But that original crotch piece still looks awful compared to the replacement. And for this price, they should be the most perfect version of the figure.
That looks really good. I can't wait for the ones that I want to come out.
I'm probably alone on this but I just don't see the point of these. If I'm going to drop $117 on a figure, (what it would cost with the exchange), I would want something much cooler than a blown-up version of a very simple figure I already own.
Only thing holding me back is swivel arm battle grip. I realize it was a balance between nostalgia and playability decision but I am an old school 12er collector and would really like to get some of these to play with, and remember as a kid straight arm figures drove me nuts. That said the carded image IS Glory but it would be off the card 30 minutes after I got it home.... I might set it on the entertainment center while building up a buzz the first night but wouldn't be able to resist busting it open.
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