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Jabba the Hutt’s Sail Barge by Deagostini (The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection #6)

August 6, 2010

In addition to their “Official Figurine Collection,” Deagostini also produced a line of Star Wars vehicles. Like the figurines, each model came with a short magazine covering the vehicle and related topics. The barge comes on a stand in a small plastic case (with a cardboard desert background). You can remove the top of the case to get a better look at the ship, but I don’t think it will come off of the stand.

At first glance, this sail barge is very similar to Hasbro’s Titanium sail barge, and in fact the two of them are almost identical in size (around 2 inches long). However, if you look closely you can see many differences. The Deagostini model is definitely more detailed. For example, the railing around the top of the barge is only hinted at on the Titanium version, but is completely present on the Deagostini version. And the detail on the Titanium version is very soft compared to the crisp detailing on the Deagostini barge. If it weren’t for many differences in the details, I would think that the Titanium version was a bad knock-off of the Deagostini one.

The Deagostini version

Hasbro's Titanium Sail Barge

The magazine that the comes with the vehicle is much smaller in size than the ones that came with the Official Figurine Collection figures, but if the sail barge is any indication, the quality of the content is considerably higher. While the magazines that came with the figurines often only had a couple of pages about that month’s character, the sail barge magazine is all about the barge and Jabba’s palace, and is actually pretty interesting to leaf through.

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  1. January 19, 2011 6:17 am

    As a rule, all of the DeAgostinie vehicles were pretty well done. I definately prefere this one to the Titanium.

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