Sideshow Life-Size Salacious Crumb
It can sometimes be difficult to know where to draw the line as a Jabba collector. While the number of Jabba items isn’t large compared to a character like Darth Vader, if you include his entire retinue the number expands dramatically. Right now I’m basically trying to get all of the Jabba items that I can, along with some of the items made for his crew. One character that is an obvious choice is Jabba’s pet Salacious Crumb, and this is without a doubt the ultimate Salacious Crumb collectible. It’s also one of my favorite pieces in general. Only 600 were made, making it one of the few Star Wars collectibles from Sideshow that is actually somewhat hard to find.
It’s supposed to be a 1:1 statue, although it may be a tad small. Nevertheless, it was sculpted by Tony McVey, who sculpted the original puppet. The sculpt is great, and has a lot of personality. It’s made of polystone and fiberglass, so it’s a statue and not a puppet, but that’s preferable to using materials that would deteriorate over time (as happened with the original puppet).
His tail is a separate piece that slots into the body, and it sticks out a fair amount from the body, making it difficult to fit him onto a normal shelf. For this reason, I just have the tail sort of lying around his body. I think it looks good that way. I have him displayed with a C-3PO head that I customized myself with a hot glue gun and wires from Radio Shack .