Monday, June 25, 2012

SDCC 12 Exclusive Blue Snaggletooth 12” Jumbo Vintage Kenner Star Wars Action Figure by Gentle Giant

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive Blue Snaggletooth 12 Inch Jumbo Vintage Kenner Star Wars Action Figure by Gentle Giant

Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! As they have for the past two years, Gentle Giant will be releasing a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive figure from its popular line of 12 inch vintage Star Wars action figure reproductions. This year’s SDCC exclusive is a reproduction of the extremely rare “blue” Snaggletooth from 1978. Released as part of the Sears “Star Wars Cantina Adventure Set,” the Snaggletooth figure was intended to represent the character who would later be known as Zutton. However, the only reference used for the figure was a partial black and white photograph of the alien’s head. The body was unknown, so the sculptors and artists improvised, creating a tall alien with a tight blue spacesuit and silver boots. From 1979 onward, including later Sears releases of the cantina set, all versions of Snaggletooth were changed to a red color, with bare feet and hands and shorter legs (seen here).

Digitally scanned from mint Kenner originals and reproduced to a substantial 12" tall, this Jumbo Vintage Kenner Star Wars Blue Snaggletooth action figure by Gentle Giant is an exact replica of the classic ‘70s toy. Injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced blaster, is fully articulated and comes packaged on a 1977 style Star Wars inspired blister card with a plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this awesome action figure.

The San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive Star Wars 12 inch Jumbo Vintage Kenner Blue Snaggletooth action figure by Gentle Giant has a limited edition run size of 2,000 pieces, and will retail for $80 exclusively at Gentle Giant’s SDCC booth.
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