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Upcoming: Jabba the Hutt & Salacious Crumb Funko POP! Plushes

March 23, 2017

This celebration is shaping up to be a great one for Jabba fans! Yesterday, I posted about the Jabba the Hutt and Salacious Geeki Tikis from ThinkGeek, and today Funko announced these. This set is apparently an entry in Funko’s line of POP! plushes, and comes with both Jabba and Salacious. They also announced a hooded version of Jedi Luke, which would be a natural addition to a Jabba’s Palace display.

Upcoming: Celebration 2017 Jabba the Hutt & Salacious Crumb Geeki Tiki Set and Jabba the Hutt Pin

March 22, 2017

Celebration 2017 in Orlando is less than a month away, and we’re starting to get info about the exclusives that will be available. I just found out through an eBay listing that there will be a Jabba the Hutt and Salacious Crumb tiki set available from ThinkGeek. Presumably this is meant to go with their line of “Geeki Tikis,” which feature various other Star Wars characters. These look pretty awesome…

They are also going to be having a Jabba and Salacious pin. Not sure about price on these yet. Is there anyone going to the show who might be willing to pick up a set for me?

“Jabba the Hutt vs. Fantastic Four” Print by Jose Varese

March 22, 2017

Sometimes I think that there are too many mashups these days. A good example are those T-shirts whose only reason for existing is to combine two popular characters or properties in unexpected ways. And while I have quite a few of those, they do get a little old sometimes. And yes, this print by Jose Varese could probably fall under the “unnecessary mashup” category. But on the other hand, it’s pretty awesome! I used to be a big fan of Marvel comics when I was a teenager and had a large comic collection — including a (very poor condition) copy of Fantastic Four #1. So it’s kind of cool to see these combined in this way. It’s also interesting to think how this situation might have come about, with Jabba apparently having captured Captain America in carbonite, and the FF team going to save him.

The artist made this print available as part of a Kickstarter campaign, and it’s made to look like it’s a piece of original comic art (like these), but it’s just a print. It’s about 11″ x 17″ in size.

Upcoming: Jabba the Hutt “MyMoji” Emoji Figures from Funko

March 20, 2017

Funko has just posted a preview of their upcoming “MyMoji” figures, which appear to be blind-bagged vinyl figures based on Star Wars emoji. Each character has three different versions, including three glorious little Jabbas! I really like these and my son is a fan of emoji as well, so I think we might even just buy a whole box..

Video Review of LEGO Jabba’s Palace (4480) from 2003

March 19, 2017

I just put up a fairly in-depth video review of the first Jabba’s Palace set from LEGO (#4480), along with the two expansion sets that were also available (#4475 & #4476). It was released in 2003 and is somewhat different from modern sets in a number of ways. (BTW the entries for these sets on this site were some of my earlier posts and could really use an update.)

“Skull Wars” 3D Printed Star Wars Skulls (3DKitbash)

March 9, 2017

Back in May of 2016, I wrote a post about the Skull Wars Kickstarter campaign created by 3DKitbash. The idea was to create some Star Wars-inspired skulls that people could either order physical copies of, or if you had a 3D printer you could just buy the 3D models and print them yourself. They had a number of Jabba’s Palace characters (although no Jabba), so naturally I was interested. Since I do have a 3D printer, and printing them yourself allows you to print them at more or less any size, I decided to back the campaign and get some of the 3D models for myself. It took a few months, but they did deliver and I have the models for 9 different skulls. These include a Gamorrean Guard, Rancor, Salacious Crumb, Bib Fortuna, Wampa, Tauntaun, Ewok, Ackbar, and Bossk.

I printed several of these before having some printer issues, and you can get a closer look at them in this video:

After getting my printer back up and running, I made a second video covering the remaining skulls:

I printed most of these at the standard (100%) size, which is 3-4 inches tall. But with the Tauntaun I also tried printing it as large as my printer could handle, which ended up being 190%. I thought it looked very impressive, so I decided to go back and print several of the other models at the larger size as well. The large versions are a lot bigger than you might think 190% would be. The rancor in particular is huge and very heavy (1.5 pounds).

Check out the video below if you want to see more about the large versions:

YouTube: LEGO Jabba CubeDude Figure (and More LEGO Videos To Come!)

March 1, 2017

I’ve been putting off making videos about LEGO for quite a while.  It’s a lot of work and I wasn’t sure how to tackle it all, but I’ve decided to finally get started. My first entry is a short one about my LEGO CubeDude Jabba figure, but I’ll be reviewing all of the Jabba-related LEGO sets and other things as well in the coming weeks.