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Vintage Canadian Jabba the Hutt Playset (“Ensemble de jeu Jabba the Hutt”)

March 5, 2011

I decided recently that I should try to get one of each version of the vintage Kenner Jabba the Hutt playset. This is actually not that difficult, as from what I can tell there were only a handful of different versions. I’ve already got the two American versions (the full-color box and the line art box), and now I’m adding the Canadian version. It’s very similar to the full-color American version with one important difference — three of its sides are in French. I’m only going to show photos of the French sides here, as the English sides appear to be identical to the American version.

As far as I can tell, the contents are identical to the American version as well, although it’s possible that there were some variants. Since it’s a bit rarer, the Canadian version of the playset is a bit more valuable than the normal American version (at least with the box — I imagine the loose playset contents would be worth the same as the American version). Still, both were produced in sufficient numbers to make them among the least valuable of the Star Wars playsets.

I still need to get the Lili Ledy (Mexican) version, which is rather rare and expensive. And there may have been a European “tri-logo” version (with logos in three different languages), but I don’t think I’ve even seen a picture of that one yet. Both of these will be considerably harder to track down.

The instructions for the Canadian playset came on one large folded sheet of paper, with English on one side and French on the other. I’ve reproduced each side here in PDF format. Just click one to view it.


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