When I first saw this on Walmart.com, I thought they were selling a much cheaper version of the Canadian-exclusive inflatable figure that I posted about last year — just with the jack o’lantern removed. But on closer inspection it became obvious that this was also a significantly smaller item. Aside from the lack of the pumpkin, it is essentially identical to the Canadian version, but only about 3 feet tall instead of 5ish feet.
Here it is next to the Canadian version and the Morbid Enterprises version. It’s definitely not as impressive in terms of size, and it’s true that having a life size Jabba was one of the draws of the larger figures.
Still, it’s pretty nice and definitely more manageable in terms of both size and price — it’s only $28.88. It also seems to light up more brightly than the other versions (maybe because of its smaller size), which is nice at night.
It’s available on Walmart.com right now. Here’s a video review I made with a bit more detail.
In my recent post about an SDCC-exclusive button from Loungefly, I jokingly asked if Loungefly would be adding some Jabba items to its very impressive line of Star Wars merchandise. I don’t think I can take any credit for it, but I’m happy to report that they will be adding at least one item: the coin purse pictured above. I was tipped off by Jenmarie (@acrossthestars on Twitter) that this item will be appearing in October. I will seriously be buying at least a couple of these. I literally never use cash anymore, but when I travel to Japan it’s still necessary to carry coins around, so it’ll come in handy for sure. It’s probably too much to ask that they make an entire backpack, but I’ll put that idea out there just in case…
I wanted some of these for myself, so I thought I would make them available for a limited time in case anyone else wanted one as well. These are available on TeeSpring.com for the next week or so, until September 18th. They’re around $15 plus shipping, and all of my proceeds after TeeSpring’s cut will be donated to the ASPCA.
Here’s a little video I made about them:
A while back I 3D scanned one of my unlicensed Jabba the Hutt ceramic figures so I could 3D print it (you can learn more about that in this video on YouTube). It recently occurred to me that this would make a perfect piggy bank, so I set about trying to convert the 3D model to something that would work as a bank.
I’m still learning how to do things related to 3D modeling, so it took a little while, but I think I managed to get a design that works well. The design is available for free on Thingiverse, but if you don’t have a printer you still have a chance to get one. I am running a little contest on YouTube in honor of passing the 1,000 subscriber mark where I will be giving two of these away. You just have to go to this video on YouTube and leave a comment to be entered in the drawing (which will end at midnight on Friday the 16th of September). You don’t have to be a subscriber to win, but it would be nice if you could subscribe. Good luck!