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They’ll Fight for Freedom to Make Huge Figures, Gentle Giant Is There!

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It was the inevitable next step. After reproducing vintage Star Wars figures in a 12″ scale for eighty bucks a pop, Gentle Giant has started with G.I. Joe, though they’ve curiously chosen to start with Rock ‘n Roll instead of, say, Snake Eyes. I guess it’s so that when you do dirty deeds to scrape the money together, you can say you sold your soul for Rock ‘n Roll.

Looks like this is a full-on trend now, with Mattel doing the same thing for vintage Masters of the Universe. Yet I don’t know one person who’s actually buying them.

I’ll consider it if they do Visionaries, though. Giant holograms would be cool.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist