NOTE - We have checked the majority of our stock, and all cards are missing the "I" in "STRIKES". We are trying to get more information currently.
Star Wars is the most beloved science fiction/fantasy epic of all time - spawning merchandising, licensing, and products the entire world over. Gentle Giant's line of products is based on original scan data from the Lucasfilm Archives, as well as on-location work.
In order to track down the fleeing Han Solo and Princess Leia, Darth Vader has assembled a rogues gallery of Bounty Hunters and assorted scum… including the deadly assassin droid, IG-88! Digitally scanned from mint 3 3/4” Kenner originals and reproduced to a substantial 1/6th scale, IG-88 towers above the competition. No detail has been overlooked. Roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure is fully articulated and includes a pair of faithfully reproduced blasters, just like the original. That’s not all, this classic Kenner creation comes packaged on a 1980 Empire Strikes Back-inspired blister card, featuring original front and “45 back” artwork, in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display!
Clad in his bandolier strap, IG-88 is equipped with the DAS-430 electromagnetic projectile launcher and the BlasTech DLT-20A blaster rifle. An assassin droid designed by Holowan Laboratories, IG-88 unexpectedly gained sentience, and, logically accessing organic life forms to be inferior and dispensable, calmly destroyed his horrified creators. Transferring his consciousness to three identical droid units, IG-88 developed his bounty hunter persona as a ruse to conceal his elaborate staging grounds and gradual ascent to cataclysmic power; despite the destruction of IG-88B, C and D, the original version, IG-88A, ultimately succeeded in transferring his consciousness into the core of the planet-annihilating Death Star.