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Rawcliffe Pewter Jabba the Hutt on Throne

August 1, 2010

I did an entry on a number of other Rawcliffe pewter figures a while ago, but I had trouble finding this one. It says it’s a limited edition of 2005 (which isn’t actually that limited for something like this) but for whatever reason, it doesn’t come up on the secondary market very often. Some online retailers do have them at ridiculous prices around $200, but of course I wasn’t going to spend that much. I finally got one for a nice price on eBay.

I believe this came out in the mid 1990s, which was before the renaissance in Star Wars merchandise we’ve been experiencing in the last decade or so. At the time this must have seemed very impressive. It’s still pretty cool. There is a real chain connecting Jabba and Leia, and I’ve got a weakness for things made of metal. It’s on a slab of wood that’s about 6 inches wide, but the throne itself is only 4.5 inches wide. The pewter part is a little over 2 inches tall. Still, as it’s made of pewter, it’s quite heavy. The Jabba sculpt is not bad, although the face seems a little strange. I do like the throne. It’s well detailed.

Below is a shot of it with the other Rawcliffe pewter pieces I have (click for a larger view). It’s a little small compared to the other figures. I discovered that their standalone Slave Leia is actually exactly the same as the one on this piece (they just sort of cut her off and put her on a base). They also had a standalone Jabba that I now see is just the Jabba from this piece. The Leia isn’t too bad looking when you consider that her head is the size of the end of a Q-tip.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Rodney Payne permalink
    August 2, 2010 1:24 pm

    Very nice. Is this all the Rawcliffe figures for Jabba and his Minions, or are you looking for any others?

    I have the Millennium Falcon and it has to be said that the wooden base definately adds something to these figures.

  2. icruise permalink
    August 2, 2010 1:27 pm

    I still need the pewter Sail Barge. And for the sake of completeness, I’d like to get the standalone version of their Jabba, even though it’s the same exact sculpt as this one.

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