Attakus Jabba the Hutt
The French company Attakus has a fairly large, if idiosyncratic, line of Star Wars cold cast porcelain statues. They’re 1/5 scale, so they’re someplace in between a 12″ figure and a 1/4 scale Premium Format figure in size. One of the highlights of their statue line is their Jabba’s palace lineup. They have Jabba, Slave Leia, Bib Fortuna, Salacious Crumb, Gamorrean Guard, and Han in Carbonite statues, as well as some others that could go with Jabba’s palace, like C-3PO and Boba Fett. Anyway, I’ve wanted their Jabba for some time. At around 15.5″ tall by 24″ wide, it’s the biggest Jabba ever made. (The Illusive Concepts Jabba is a close second in size, although it doesn’t compare to this in terms of quality.) It was also the most expensive, at an original price of $950. It goes for less than that on the secondary market, and thankfully after many months of monitoring ebay, I managed to get it for a LOT less than that.
The Sideshow Jabba is the best Jabba sculpt ever in terms of accuracy, but I really like the Attakus version. I wish they didn’t make him quite so green (he’s a bit greener than my pictures show) but otherwise he’s very nice. My only real disappointment is that his eyes were done with a sort of transfer (essentially a sticker) rather than being hand painted. They do look quite nice and authentic, though, and you can’t really tell unless you get up very close. His size in particular is impressive. I’m going to have to pick up some of the other Attakus statues to accompany him. Luckily, they’re relatively inexpensive compared to the big guy.