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Jabba the Hutt Pin from the New York Yankees

July 28, 2019

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Baseball and Star Wars have had a pretty long relationship, with a number of teams holding “Star Wars nights” where they give out Star Wars merchandise of various types. (I have baseballs and T-shirts from one such night held by the West Michigan Whitecaps.) I guess this would fall under that category. The New York Yankees have apparently given away a few different pins featuring Star Wars characters, including this Jabba pin. I don’t follow any sports, so I have no team preference for baseball, but I like how it includes the Yankees name and symbol.

Cold-Cast Bronze “Little Jabba” Statue by PickledCircus

July 25, 2019

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I first heard about PickledCircus on Etsy when someone sent me a link to his “Fermenting Fortuna” piece, which you can see below. It’s a great piece, but at more than $300 it was well out of my price range.

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So I was glad to see that he made a “bronze edition” version of just the “Little Jabba” sculpt available for much less. It’s currently sold out, but it’s possible he might make more if people are interested.

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It’s a great little sculpt that is inspired by some artwork that was also made by PickledCircus, and I got a small print of it included with my purchase.

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By the way, I’ve noticed that I have a bit of a bad habit. I will get something new for the collection and post a photo to Instagram, and then feel like it’s “done” even though I haven’t even mentioned it on this site. So I have a number of things that I got a while ago that I haven’t posted yet, including this little guy.

 

Order A Jabba’s Dais Gargoyle Magnet Online During SDCC!

July 14, 2019

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I posted about Regal Robot’s Jabba’s Dais Gargoyle magnet back in March when it was going to be a Celebration exclusive, and by all accounts it was quite popular. Now I’ve been told that they are going to be bringing it back for San Diego Comic Con, and will even have them available to order online for people who can’t make it to the convention. They will be available from July 17th to the 21st, so it’s coming right up!

They’ll be $20 at the show, or $29 plus shipping for people ordering online (and those orders will ship 6-8 weeks after SDCC). They are still going to be limited to 250 pieces, so if you missed out the first time, this is a good chance to get your hands on one. You can check out Regal Robot’s news page when the time comes and they should have a link there to the product page.

Prototype (?) Jabba the Hutt Christmas Greeter by Gemmy Industries

July 7, 2019

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It’s Christmas in July here at Mighty Jabba’s Collection! I acquired this from someone who said he found in a thrift store in North Texas. It’s obviously a variation on the plush Halloween greeter that Gemmy Industries sold at Walmart starting in 2015, but as far as I know this version has never actually been released or even announced. (Or at least I’ve never seen it — I’d be interested to hear if anyone else has this Christmas version.) The fact that it was found in North Texas, where Gemmy has their headquarters, makes me think that this could be some sort of prototype or concept that never ended up getting made, or it could be something that we will be seeing next Christmas. It’s hard to say.gemmy_xmas_jabba_greeter2c.jpg

Instead of the treat bag that the Halloween version is holding, this one has a Santa hat and is wrapped in Christmas lights, all of which are sewn into the body. The hands are also open instead of being sewn into a grasping position on the Halloween version. In addition, there is no tag of any kind or evidence of a tag having been removed, while the Halloween version has three tags with various types of copyright information on them. The color and texture of the fabrics used in the two figures also seems subtly different, but of course that’s the kind of thing that can vary even with commercially available products.

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I actually think this is a much better idea than the Halloween one. It’s instantly recognizable, while the Halloween version only has a treat bag, and it might take a few seconds to figure out that he’s supposed to be trick or treating.

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It seems pretty likely to me that this is a mockup or prototype, but I don’t know if it was abandoned or will eventually get made. I also have a hand-painted prototype of one of Gemmy’s inflatable Jabba figures, so it’s not too far fetched to think that this is something similar. Either way, I will definitely be using it as a decoration around our house at the holidays!

Jabbautomaton T-Shirt by ApeLad (via shirt.woot)

July 2, 2019

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I just picked up this shirt from shirt.woot. It shows a very young Princess Leia riding a coin-operated Jabba automaton (Jabbatomaton). How awesome would it be to have one of these in real life?

Jabba the Hutt Plush from The Toydarian Toymaker at Galaxy’s Edge (Disney)

June 16, 2019

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It’s an interesting time to be a Star Wars fan. We have had more Star Wars-related shows and movies in the last few years than I would have thought possible, but the reaction to some of these has clearly been a bit less enthusiastic than Disney would have liked (Ahem.. Solo!) But one thing that has gotten almost entirely positive press (from what I have seen) is the new Galaxy’s Edge section of Disneyland (and soon to be Disney World). It really does look very impressive, and part of their big push has been the addition of an amazing about of exclusive merchandise. Among these are the toys from the Toydarian Toymaker, which is supposed to be a sort of in-world toy shop, although it doesn’t really make sense for an actual in-world toy shop to have figures of specific people from the movies like Rey.

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But having a toy hutt, or even one of a major personality like Jabba makes perfect sense. As you can see, this plush is done in a sort of primitive style meant to evoke a handmade toy. It costs $19.99 at the park, which isn’t really cheap for what it is, but frankly I thought it might be more. Of course they don’t have any easy way for people who can’t visit the park to buy these things, so you’ll have to assume that you’ll pay roughly double that if you want to get it on eBay.

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I’d say this is a pretty nice piece overall, and from what I’ve seen the merchandise in general seems to be high quality. I’d certainly love to visit someday, but in the meantime I’ll have to satisfy myself by getting one or two things on the secondary market.

Tiny Tin Pocket Pals Lunchbox with Jabba the Hutt

June 9, 2019

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Here’s something I picked up a while back, but I got a bit distracted with all of the Celebration-exclusives. This is part of a line of miniature tin lunch boxes made by Gentle Giant. They’re generally blind boxed, but I picked this one up on eBay. Inside is a rubber eraser in the shape of a thermos.

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The page for these on Gentle Giant’s website seems to have disappeared, and I think they only ever had the Marvel ones listed, so I’m not sure what the status of this line is.