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Vintage Jabba the Hutt Tube Socks by Charleston Hosiery

January 18, 2011

It may be hard to believe, but yes, they did make Jabba the Hutt tube socks. As I mentioned with the Jabba belt I posted a few days ago, you might think that this would be a poor choice of character for this kind of item, but it’s entirely possible that these companies produced these items before seeing the actual film, so they may not have known just what kind of character Jabba was. In any case, I was very excited to be able to score a pair of these still in the unopened package (because after all, who wants used tube socks?)

As you can see, they were packaged together with a pair of Darth Vader socks (the standing Vader figure in the center is just on the plastic package and not on the socks themselves). But it seems that they were also sold on their own, without any plastic wrap and with just a tag attached. You can see the socks outside of the packaging here. This pair has blue and red stripes, but there was also black and red striped variety.

These would of course be a perfect match for the Adidas Jabba the Hutt shoes. 😀

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2011 6:45 am

    I’ve looked through the entire bnlog now and i have to say that it’s an incredible collection icruise. Any Jabba plans for 2011?

    • icruise permalink
      January 19, 2011 7:53 am

      Well, I’ll have to admit that it’s getting quite a bit harder to find things that I don’t already have. But whenever I think that, I always seem to discover some new corner of Star Wars collecting that I didn’t know about.

      I would like to get some more concept art or other hard-to-find stuff, similar to the concept art and design documents I got for the Spitting Jabba figure, but I think most of it has already been snapped up by other collectors over the years. I may have to wait a while before they become available.

      • tracey permalink
        November 19, 2012 3:47 pm

        I have a pair of vintage Darth Vardar socks from the 1970’s in excellant condition I want to sell do you know what something like this is worth??

      • icruise permalink*
        November 19, 2012 3:49 pm

        It’s hard to say, but they’re probably all that valuable. If they’ve been used, they may not be worth much at all. The best thing to do is to try putting them on ebay and see what people will pay for them.

  2. Sfman permalink
    July 15, 2013 6:01 pm

    I have a similar set of socks, but this one containes Wicket instead of Darth Vader…and yes they are still in the plastic wrap.

    • icruise permalink*
      July 15, 2013 7:01 pm

      Does it have Jabba as well?

      • Sfman permalink
        July 15, 2013 7:20 pm

        Yup. Jabba and w Wicket

      • icruise permalink*
        July 15, 2013 10:19 pm

        Are you looking to sell? Feel free to email me using the link to the right.

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