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Sideshow Life-Size Salacious Crumb

September 16, 2009

It can sometimes be difficult to know where to draw the line as a Jabba collector. While the number of Jabba items isn’t large compared to a character like Darth Vader, if you include his entire retinue the number expands dramatically. Right now I’m basically trying to get all of the Jabba items that I can, along with some of the items made for his crew. One character that is an obvious choice is Jabba’s pet Salacious Crumb, and this is without a doubt the ultimate Salacious Crumb collectible. It’s also one of my favorite pieces in general. Only 600 were made, making it one of the few Star Wars collectibles from Sideshow that is actually somewhat hard to find.

It’s supposed to be a 1:1 statue, although it may be a tad small. Nevertheless, it was sculpted by Tony McVey, who sculpted the original puppet. The sculpt is great, and has a lot of personality. It’s made of polystone and fiberglass, so it’s a statue and not a puppet, but that’s preferable to using materials that would deteriorate over time (as happened with the original puppet).

His tail is a separate piece that slots into the body, and it sticks out a fair amount from the body, making it difficult to fit him onto a normal shelf. For this reason, I just have the tail sort of lying around his body. I think it looks good that way. I have him displayed with a C-3PO head that I customized myself with a hot glue gun and wires from Radio Shack :).

13 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2014 3:18 am

    where did you get the head for c3po? it looks good

    • icruise permalink*
      January 12, 2014 9:07 am

      It’s from the Sideshow life size figure.

  2. February 3, 2014 10:29 am

    You bought the $10,000.00 figure to pull out the head? I’m sorry, but was it someone selling just the head you got it from?

    • icruise permalink*
      February 3, 2014 10:31 am

      To make a long story short, I had the life size figure a while back (it was $6,000 BTW) but it had a defective head, so I ended up with two heads. I later sold the figure, so I don’t have it in my collection, but I still have the head.

  3. February 7, 2014 5:36 am

    Cool! It was a good thing then you got it with a defective head, because you made money out of the one you sold and you got to keep the head to nicely display it next to Salacious Crumb. By the way, do you know where I could buy a life size C-3PO head. I want one like yours with the eye sticking out. I saw one on Ebay from someone in Spain but he charges $600.00, which is too much. Thanks.

  4. February 7, 2014 5:39 am

    Or maybe just the eye with the wires will be fine. I have a Salacious like yours, and I wanted to give him something to hold. Thanks

    • icruise permalink*
      February 7, 2014 5:23 pm

      I don’t know specifically where to get a C-3PO head, although some similar things do crop up on eBay sometimes (often unfinished). You could look into the prop making forums. The Sideshow life sized bust has the same head that I’m using, although that would also be a situation where you spend around $600 just for the head, unless you can find a damaged one or something. By the way, he can’t actually hold the head on his lap — it won’t fit.

  5. February 8, 2014 1:41 am

    Wow. It seems like out of my reach, really. I would buy the Threepio bust but to display it as one piece. It is very nice that bust. Since you’ve said Salacious won’t be able to hold the C=3PO’s head, Do you have any idea what customizer I could talk to or where I could just get the eye with the wires? I think that’d be more affordable for me. By the way, let me just say that, like you, I love all jabba stuff. From aliens to the palace. You have a great collection of Jabba items and I’m enjoying very much looking at everything your site offers. A very interesting read.

    • icruise permalink*
      February 8, 2014 11:43 pm

      I don’t really have any specific information, except to say that you could check in the prop forums on Rebelscum or perhaps on the Replica Prop Forum. Good luck!

  6. February 10, 2014 10:27 am

    Thank you Mister Cruise. I will tell my dad.

  7. Jim permalink
    October 30, 2014 5:49 am

    I think it’s very rude of you to post this stuff on here, personally to me it seems like you’re flaunting your money because no one would be able to purchase some of this stuff or even find it without an extreme amount of financial aid. I have a friend and he’s a multi-millionaire and he buys items like this and they’re expensive. I just find it rude and not very proper to flaunt your money the way you do, there are some people that are less fortunate than you…. you should think on that for a while. I’ll be honest… I have a rather large collection myself….. been collecting for decades as yourself and honestly….. I’ve invested quite a large sum of money in mine as well but I find it rude to flaunt these things because there are some people who do not have the financial ability to purchase these things. I was purchasing something once, listen this is why I don’t flaunt my collection anymore. I was purchasing something once at a large indoor flea market and naturally I was in the Star Wars section (like always) and I had picked out a few things, roughly about one thousand dollars worth and I noticed a child with his parents and they didn’t even have the money to buy him one figurine, the figure was 9 dollars…… I put a lot of stuff back afterwards because it depressed me. Ever since then I have tried to spend less money on my collection, or at least space it out and I do not mention it to anyone…. at all. In fact other than this message the only thing I tell people is that I merely have a good Star Wars collection at my home and office. That is all I tell them because I find it rude to flaunt the fact that one has more money to spend. I am not saying I have a lot of money, that is not what I’m doing…. I’m saying it’s better to keep that stuff to yourself. I know when I was a little one I was very poor, my family were quite poor and we lived in a rented apartment on the bad side of town…… I barely got lucky if I could get some Star Wars merchandise for Christmas or my birthday…. rarely. Still I stayed a collector, now my family has stumbled onto more money and we have three houses and two apartments and an office and I have a house myself now, a large one. The only reason I am stating these facts is because I think you should listen to this message and really think about this. I am not trying to be mean, I admire your collection and I greatly admire your interest in Star Wars…. but I am just saying you maybe should not be so outspoken about your financial “abilities” because I learned that lesson long ago, in fact I’ve lost friends over that alone and one friend was my friend for over a decade and he just stopped being my friend….. why? He stopped being my friend because I was a no good pompous ass, excuse my language. My point is…. be proud of your collection but not too proud….. I’ve lost more than I’ve gained from that….. you have no idea. I have become a wiser man as well. I just hope you understand my point, I’m not being rude at all nor am I trying to be mean but I just feel I should say this. No offense please, I do admire your collection…. I truly do and I find it very neat but I do think maybe you should think about this. Thank you for taking the time to read this, apologies if I’ve offended you. Good luck on your collecting.

    • icruise permalink*
      October 30, 2014 7:31 am

      Okay… Look, the purpose of this site is not to flaunt my collection, but rather to share things that I enjoy with others, and to serve as a source of information about these items. I’m not a rich person myself. Collecting is my only hobby, and I have to save up to get the more expensive items. I’ve spent a LOT of time on this site and don’t make a dime off of it, so… To be honest this comment does offend me.

    • PitViper permalink
      March 20, 2015 9:42 am

      If you don’t like the content here – don’t visit the page. I like super cars, which by the way, I’ll never be able to afford… doesn’t make me feel bad that others can have them and I cannot. All collectors should share their passion regardless of disposable income.

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