Salacious Crumb with Jabba’s Hooka Pipe by Attakus
Ever since I got my Attakus Jabba last year, I’ve wanted to get the other parts of their Jabba lineup. In particular, the hooka pipe seemed like a must-have. Unfortunately, they very rarely show up on the secondary market, and they are expensive when they do. I saw one in Japan when I was there earlier this year and I believe it was around $400. And there was one on ebay a few months ago that ended well over $200, if I recall correctly. So you can imagine my surprise when on a lark I typed “salacious” into the search engine at Big Bad Toy Store and saw that they had one of these available in their “vintage” (used) section for only $120. Sometimes they sell damaged items, so after making sure that it was in good condition, I ordered immediately. Part of me wonders if they had the pricing on this confused with the standalone Salacious Crumb statue that Attakus put out, but I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. Interestingly, I got #749 out of #750.
I’m very impressed with this piece. In some ways, I’m more impressed with it than I am with Jabba himself. Salacious Crumb sits on a pillow and can be moved anywhere you like. I didn’t think he looked that good in the pictures I saw before getting him, but in person he looks quite good. The railing, hooka, and frog bowl are particularly impressive. It’s hard to convey this in pictures, but at 13″ high by 16″ wide, this is a very large piece — by far the largest version that has been made for a collectible. The railing looks like some kind of hammered metal, and the hooka and frog bowl look like they really have liquid in them. It’s a very impressive effect, and makes the Sideshow version (which is the next closest in size) look pretty bad.
The mouthpiece of the hooka detaches from the clear plastic tubing that connects it to the pipe so you can have Jabba hold it in his hand.
It’s hard for me to get a good shot of the hooka with Jabba due to their size and the lighting where they are, but you get the idea. As you can see, I’m running out of room here. I’d like to figure out a place where I could potentially display all of the Attakus pieces, but the depth of the Jabba statue makes that hard — he won’t fit on most normal shelves. In any case, I’m very happy with this piece and hope to get more in the future.