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Micro Machines Action Fleet Jabba’s Sail Barge

September 7, 2010

I think I have all of the other Jabba-related Micro Machines, but this particular one had been eluding me. It’s apparently “rare.” I say that in quotes because there’s really no shortage of them on eBay — it’s just that they are usually Buy-It-Now auctions starting at around $60. That was more than I wanted to spend, but I finally got one at a good price.

As I mentioned in the entries on the Action Fleet Jabba, Rancor, and Desert Skiff, the “Action Fleet” series consists of vehicles or creatures that are quite a bit larger than the normal Micro Machines figures, and that are closer to actually being in scale. In this case, it means that the sail barge is over 6″ long, allowing a fair number of normal Micro Machines figures to fit on it. It’s still not in scale, but it’s a lot closer than the teeny-tiny one that came with the R2-D2 Transforming Playset, for example.

It comes with drink-serving R2-D2, Yak Face (aka Saelt-Marae), and Jabba. I think the Jabba is a unique sculpt, although it’s pretty similar to some of the other Micro Machines versions. The rear of the barge slides out to reveal his throne area, but you can remove him if you want.

The barge itself has a stand, but also comes with retractable clear plastic wheels, which definitely add some play value. There’s also moveable steering vanes, a little section of window shutters that opens, and sails with “look at it and they fall off” action! 😉

It’s one of the biggest versions of the sail barge, as you can probably see here by the comparison with the Deagostini and Hasbro Titanium versions. Only the LEGO Sail Barge (and the papercraft one from the Punch Out & Make It Book) are bigger.

Here it is with the Action Fleet skiff:

Overall, it’s a nice toy, but I don’t think it’s worth what people usually want for it on eBay.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 7, 2010 8:19 pm

    That’s a weird pose for Jabba’s right arm, huh? Looks like he’s feeling awkward around a pretty girl. Usually he’s so assertive in those situations…

    How much did you pay? The other day I watched a youtube video of a guy reviewing the Action Fleet rancor and he said he got it for “wicked cheap” but also declined to specify. Come on, dudes, I’d like to know how low you can go.

  2. icruise permalink
    September 7, 2010 9:00 pm

    Well, it was still $25, but I’ve never seen it go that cheap even loose, much less MIB.

    • September 7, 2010 9:04 pm

      That’s great, less than half price! Congratulations!

      There’s a few Micro Machines items I’d like to score, so I like having an idea what a rock bottom offer could be.

  3. September 8, 2010 6:51 am

    Nice! I was big into Action Fleet back in the day and had this one. Still do, boxed up in my parents basement. I like how the sails were much more orange than the other releases of the barge.

  4. Gary permalink
    February 15, 2011 7:14 pm

    If you own this it’s a treasure. Very hard to find under 50 bucks with all the pieces.

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