When I first heard about the Morbid Enterprises inflatable Jabba, I hadn’t seen a picture of it. So when a picture of this Jabba showed up online, I naturally assumed that it was the Morbid Enterprises product. But no, in fact this is a completely separate product made by Gemmy Industries (who also put out the plush Halloween greeter I posted about a while back). Who would’ve thought that we’d have two completely separate inflatable Jabba products released in one year!
After some research, I discovered that it was only sold in Canada, which made it rather difficult to get. I did have someone in Canada who looked for me, but they were unable to track one down, so I had to resort to eBay. At least waiting until after Halloween allowed me to get it a bit cheaper. Interestingly, the listing that Canadian Tire had on its website used this photo, which I’m betting is a prototype version of the product. It uses the same “trick-or-treat” bag design as the plush greeter. The face is also somewhat different.
As you can see below, it’s a rather different product from the Morbid Enterprises version. It’s a bit smaller, more cartoony, has a different color scheme, and is also Halloween-specific due to the inclusion of a jack o’lantern.
I actually prefer this one overall, though. Maybe it’s the color scheme, or maybe the face, which seems to be a better representation of the character.
They did include his arm tattoo, which now seems to be on the list of required features for Jabba. Overall, I kind of wish the jack o’lantern wasn’t included, or was removable, so this could be used at times other than Halloween.
I made a YouTube review comparing these two figures, so take a look if you’re interested.
I showed this plush in my video about Jabba the Hutt plushes that I made a while ago, but I realized that I never posted about it on the site. This is a smaller version of the large Jabba plush from Underground Toys that I posted about last year. I originally got one of those from the UK, since it seemed like they were only available there. But just a couple of days ago I found one at my local Walmart, so they are finally starting to become available in the US. The version I got at Walmart is basically identical to the one from the UK (shown above) with the exception that it has a tag attached instead of using a cardboard tray.
As you can see, it’s quite a bit smaller than the original plush — the body in particular has been drastically reduced — but otherwise it’s very similar. The plush material is the same and the talking feature uses the same voice with lines from the Special Edition of A New Hope, interestingly enough.
Pictures of these prototype Funko POP! figures have recently surfaced, and they appear to be heading for another Walmart 3-pack, similar to the excellent Jabba’s Palace set I recently reviewed. At this point we have no idea when it will be released. I’ll definitely be picking this up to go with the Jabba set. Below are some better pictures of the rancor and Oola. The photos are marked “Toy Monster” but I’m not sure if that’s a site, a person, or what.
I’ve posted about all of these items at various times on the site, but here is a video outlining all of the Jabba plushes (aka stuffed animals) that have been made.