These were released for Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando, but they’re also a shared exclusive with Amazon.com, which means you can just get them on Amazon’s site for $20 instead of paying scalpers’ prices. This is part of Funko’s newish line of plushes. These are both very high quality plushes, constructed with soft fabric and well designed. I think for the $20 price they are a great deal.
There have only been a couple of Salacious Crumb plushes made. One is the Star Wars Buddies plush, and the other was the talking Salacious Crumb by Underground Toys, which I still haven’t had any luck finding. This one i quite cute and will sit up on his own, which is nice.
Jabba is also well made and quite large compared to the other characters in this line. He sort of reminds me of a custom Jabba plush I had made a few years ago. See the video below for a closer look at these.
I first posted about these Celebration Orlando 2017 exclusives about a month ago, and at the time I was afraid I would have to spend quite a bit to get them, but as it turns out they are available directly from ThinkGeek.com. They come in a nice box that shows the other Star Wars-related Geeki Tikis on the back.
I’m really quite impressed with them. They’re not very practical to use as actual cups, and Jabba himself is pretty huge at more than 6″ tall. But as display pieces (or maybe as holders or planters) they are quite well done. ThinkGeek is also giving away a pin based on the same design if you buy fifty dollars worth of Star Wars merchandise (the pin is about 2″ tall and supposedly retails for $14.99).
See the video review below for a more detailed look at these.
I’ve posted quite a bit about Hot Wheels in the last few months, including the Jabba the Hutt Character Car single pack, the Jedi Luke and Rancor Character Car two-pack, and videos about the Rancor Rumble track and the Hot Wheels Van with Rancor and Jabba artwork. So I’m not going to go into a lot of detail about this particular set, except to say that it’s been very hard to find. I’ve never seen it locally and it also hasn’t been available online anywhere that I know of. When they come up on eBay they are going for pretty high prices ($25-$30, which is really high for something with an MSRP of $6.99). I think the issue may actually be that stores are having trouble selling the Star Wars Hot Wheels stuff they do have on the pegs, which caused this set to end up in discount stores instead of being sold at regular retail. I also heard that a lot of them have been found in Canada.
This tweet indicates that someone found the set at a Ross store for just $3.99. Unfortunately they didn’t have this or any other Hot Wheels sets at our local store, and the staff helpfully suggested I check back at Christmas time if I was interested in Star Wars stuff. I finally decided to bite the bullet and get one on eBay when I found one at a slightly better price (around $20 shipped). I won’t be opening up this set since I don’t know if I’ll be able to get another on. It’s a bit of a shame that this set is so elusive since it seems like a nice one. Have any of you seen this “in the wild?”