Our new toy guru Paul Allen will be keeping you all up-to-date on the latest toys to be perking our Nerdy interest. Paul is a collector and owns Order 66 Toys.
Just arrived last week is Gentle Giant’s Jumbo Vintage See-Threepio (C-3PO). Advertised as “Just like when you were a kid… only bigger” these 12” figures have been digitally scanned from mint original Kenner 3 ¾” figures and reproduced to jumbo 12” tall replicas.
To be honest I’m not too sure what to make of these. In the packaging they look great, you get a real sense of nostalgia with the Vintage styled card, however outside of the packaging the plastic is wafer thin which is disappointing as these retail at £64.99.
As they have been scanned from original figures from way back in the 70’s there is very little articulation. The head rotates, as do the arms and legs – there is no super-articulation that you see on pretty much every Vintage figure released nowadays.
The vacuum formed clam shell is also made from very thin plastic and as result the bubbles tend to distort very easily.
If purchasing I recommend keeping them carded for display as they look fantastic in their packaging.
You can buy this figure from Order 66 Toys here