Gentle Giant’s ‘Super Powers’ Inspired Joker Is A Gigantic Chunk Of Nostalgia
Given that I was a tiny child in the mid-'80s, it probably won't surprise anyone to learn that I was obsessed with the Super Powers action figure line. They were my favorite toys --- especially the Robin figure that had Karate Chop Action --- and whenever I see them at conventions, I'm always seriously tempted to try to put together a set and recreate the hero-versus-villain brawls that always spilled out into my childhood living room.
Now, though, there's something even more tempting. Gentle Giant has a line of Super Powers Jumbo Figures that recreate those original action figures in a giant 12" size, and today, they have revealed the Joker, which comes complete with his oversized mallet. Check out pictures below!
Here's Gentle Giant's official description:
In 1984, Kenner began the release of their next line of extremely popular action figures: The Super Powers Collection! This line included heroes and villains such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and many more. Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to announce Gotham City’s Crown Prince of Crime, The Joker! This jumbo figure will be the next release in this stunning line of retro figures. The Joker jumbo figure was developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant Ltd. has taken an original mint condition Super Powers Joker figure and created a highly accurate digital model with the use of 3D scanners. This digital model was then scaled to 1:6 scale, and printed using top of the line 3D Systems printers. These pieces are then used in manufacturing to produce extremely accurate scaled replicas right down to The Joker’s, ridiculously, oversized mallet! The Super Powers Collection jumbo figures from Gentle Giant Ltd. are made from high quality vinyl and ABS plastic parts. Many of these figures also include fabric capes and accessories. Finally, each incredible figure features retro art packaging and comes in a protective re-sealable blister pack.
Please note that sadly, the description does not say that he'll move his arms if you squeeze his legs.
The figure is currently up for pre-order for a price of $90. To see more, check out Gentle Giant's site!