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Star Wars’ Tarkin gets the Jumbo Figure treatment from Gentle Giant

Normally saved for vintage figures only, Gentle Giant’s next Star Wars Jumbo Figure is the modern retro of the evil Grand Moff Tarkin.

Retro cool

So, very quickly, there was not a Grand Moff Tarkin Star Wars action figure back in the 80s. But while that seemingly obvious figure never made it into the original Kenner lineup, Hasbro corrected that oversight.

That happened just a few years ago, as a part of the toy giant’s Star Wars retro series of figures. Actually, it happened twice. Tarkin didn’t originally get a carded release, but was included with a board game. In any event, he got a ‘vintage’ sculpt, is the point. And now he’s got another one, and just ever so slightly larger.

In a twist, this isn’t the one from the retro series. This is a totally new sculpt, from Gentle Giant, made to fit right in with the vintage look, as a part other Jumbo line.

Modeled to resemble the Star Wars figures of old, but at an impressive 12-inch height, the Jumbo figure line has developed a dedicated fan base, and recently began to expand its offerings beyond the “original 96” Kenner figures. Each Jumbo figure features five points of articulation and comes packaged with a vintage-style cardback in a resealable clamshell.

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The Grand Moff is an Entertainment Earth exclusive, and is ready for pre-order now. Priced at $79.99 USD, Tarkin will ship out in January 2022.

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