Attakus Bib Fortuna Statue
I’m on a bit of an Attakus kick recently. After a long search I was able to track down an Attakus Jabba last year, and a Salacious Crumb with Jabba’s Hooka Pipe a couple of weeks ago. And even though I wasn’t crazy about the piece, I couldn’t turn down a very good deal on an Attakus Slave Leia when I was in Tokyo earlier this year. I’m definitely glad I got it, because it works well with the other pieces even if it’s weak on its own.
The Jabba and Hooka are hard to find and are usually pretty expensive, but the Attakus Bib Fortuna is definitely an exception. It’s been available brand new on eBay and elsewhere for as long as I’ve been aware of it, and for prices that are a lot cheaper than the original retail (which I think was something ridiculous like $400). I actually got this brand new in the box for a little over $70, and for that price it’s a steal. Interestingly, I got edition #1498 out of 1500, which is exactly double the edition number of my Salacious Crumb with Jabba’s Hooka Pipe (#749 out of 750). I think Attakus just made too many of these. Very few people are going to want a standalone Bib Fortuna statue — they buy it as a companion piece for Jabba. With only made 750 Jabbas made, they were bound to have a bunch of Bibs left over.
It’s a 1/5 scale statue, which makes it closer in feel to one of Sideshow’s Premium Format figures (which are 1/4 scale). You can see in the picture to the left how it dwarfs the Sideshow 1/6 scale Bib Fortuna. It’s definitely the biggest full-body Bib Fortuna statue that’s been made. I’m actually not convinced that either the Attakus or Sideshow piece looks much like Michael Carter (who played Bib in Return of the Jedi), but they do both look enough like the character of Bib Fortuna to satisfy me. Even though the Attakus piece seems a little rough when you look at it close up, I think it looks really good from a normal viewing distance. The only problem is that I have no room to display him with Jabba. I’m going to have to figure something out that will allow me to display the whole Attakus Jabba’s Palace line. Next on my list is either the Gamorrean Guard or Oola.