Name: Sand People
Type: Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
Number: Item No. 80087
Edition Size: 1500
Source: A New Hope
Availability: August 2011
License: Gentle Giant Ltd.
The Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures line by Gentle Giant Ltd. in our opinion is one of the most clever high-end collectibles ever introduced to Star Wars fans. Some people don’t like the multiplied scale, but we find it hard to believe that all who collected the vintage line wouldn’t like to study the amplified details of the action figures we grew up with during our childhood. The Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures line came in fast and furious and Gentle Giant Ltd. has not been shy at focusing on the “first 12” (also known as “12 backs” to carded collectors) and knocking them out one by one. They accurately released the 1978 Sand People by its original name. Only later carded samples had packaging that designated this character as a Tusken Raider, so it’s very cool to see Gentle Giant Ltd. be consistent and pay homage to these classic characters with painstaking detail and accuracy.
Keep in mind that this line is an enlarged replica of the toy and not a direct interpretation of the character. Gentle Giant is merely copycatting what was already done. And with that comes the “mistakes” and “errors” that the original sculptors made with the lack of technology in the late seventies and early eighties. That of course is what makes the vintage Kenner line so charming. And this charm has remained in the Jumbo line as well. For that we’re extremely thankful. The Sand People figure continues in the same path as the figures released before it. We have to admit that we found a bit of fault with the Sand People figure almost instantly. The coloring of the vinyl cape and the figure itself are off by a few shades. In fact, the cape comes across with a color that could be mistaken as a member of the green family. That is how off the color is from the rest of the figure. If you recall, the vintage Kenner figure had a vinyl cape that matched the plastic of the figure perfectly. Here, that isn’t the case.
Status: Sand People is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 5
Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable vinyl cape, gaderffi stick
Date Stamp: 2011
Retail: $74.99 USD
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