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Happy Thanksgiving from Mighty Jabba’s Collection!

November 27, 2014

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For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving today, I thought I would share this picture that my son drew of Jabba and Salacious Crumb in pilgrim hats. It may be a little hard to tell, but he’s apparently got gravy in his hooka, and the gargoyles on his throne are actually turkey heads. :D

Vintage Return of the Jedi Pajamas (With C-3PO, R2-D2 and Jabba’s Sail Barge) by Wilker Bros.

November 25, 2014

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I’ve written at length in the past about how vintage pajamas and other clothing items are some of the harder items to track down, even though they aren’t really very valuable. These are no exception. I think these are the only ones I’ve found in the years I’ve been actively collecting. But even if they were mint in the package they wouldn’t even come close to the action figures in terms of “collectibility” or value.

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I like pajamas in particular because they remind me of a particular time in my childhood when I would’ve worn something very similar to bed. One of my “holy grail” items would be a mint-in-package version of the Jabba the Hutt pajamas that Wilker Bros. also produced. Right now, all I have is the tops. Still, since these are the same design and color, I can marry the bottoms from this set with my Jabba tops, add in the matching bathrobe and I’ll have a complete set.

Star Wars Chubbies Leia (Russian Nesting Doll Figures) by Hot Toys

November 19, 2014

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Hot Toys is most famous for its very expensive and very detailed 1/6 scale figures, but they’ve also done a number of other kinds of toys, like this series of figures styled after Russian nesting dolls released back in 2008. I remember buying a few of these, but never really got into them and I think they sort of petered out not long after these were released. They are made of plastic in two pieces, with magnetic feet that double as stands.

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The smaller figures (Slave Leia and Endor Leia) all fit inside the larger Boushh figure, although the feet don’t really fit inside, as far as I can tell.

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The Boushh figure also has a helmet at backpack (not pictured).

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Hot Toys hasn’t made figures in this series for a number of years, but apparently Unbox Industries is reviving the concept for some new figures due out shortly. And they are supposed to be releasing a Jabba, Bib Fortuna and Salacious Crumb! (Click here and scroll down to see.)

In a related note, I posted about some actual Star Wars nesting dolls a few years ago.

“Jabba the Mutt” T-Shirt for Dogs by Giant

November 14, 2014

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According to the Star Wars Collector’s Archive, this “dog tee” was released in 2005. I’m sure they made different sizes for various breeds, but this one is quite small. Maybe for a terrier or large chihuahua. We don’t have a dog (and even if we did, I don’t think I would be dressing it in one of these), so I pressed one of my son’s stuffed animals into service to model it.

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Jabba Ghost Pin (Pac-Man Parody) by Pin Me Down Designs

November 11, 2014

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This pin, by Pin Me Down Designs, depicts Jabba as a ghost from Pac-Man. They also made a Max Rebo as Pac-Man pin, but that is unfortunately sold out, and I’m having trouble even finding an image of it now. It’s quite small — maybe half an inch wide. Apparently pins similar to these are sold at Phish concerts.

Disney Empire Strikes Back Figurine Playset

November 10, 2014

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I posted about the Return of the Jedi version of this set a while back, but for some reason it took quite a while for the Empire version to become available. It’s got several figures that could work in a Jabba display (Boba Fett, Han in Carbonite, and R2-D2 specifically). At $12.95 (or $10 apiece if you buy two during Disney’s current sale), they’re a real steal.

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I mentioned in my entry on the Jedi set that several of the pieces appeared to have been based on Attakus statues. I can’t really say the same for these. It’s difficult to tell with things like Han in Carbonite or R2-D2, but the other ones don’t seem to match Attakus statues even though Attakus did do versions of those characters. X-Wing Luke looks the closest, but it’s actually quite different in the details.

Jabba the Hutt Plush by Comic Images

November 8, 2014

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When I first started this site 5 years ago, there were very few options for Jabba the Hutt plushes. The Star Wars Buddies Jabba from Kenner was about it. But since then we’ve had quite a few, including a Jabba “Scruffy” (also by Comic Images), the Previews Exclusive large talking plush, and even a couple of dog toys that could pass for plushes (see here and here). This is the most recent addition, and it’s quite well done. It’s about 12″ wide and constructed of a fairly soft plush material. The details appear to have been applied with a kind of paint on top of the plush material, as opposed to the Previews Exclusive version, which uses embroidered details. So I’m a little unsure about its longevity. I could see the paint (or whatever it is) coming off if this actually got used very much. Other than that, it’s a nice plush for a reasonable price (I paid around $14). It’s pictured below with the Previews Exclusive Jabba, since they’re the only two currently available, and they’re also the best and largest Jabba plushes that have been made.

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