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Carded “Revenge of the Jedi” Salacious Crumb from Hasbro’s SDCC-Exclusive Death Star Set

August 1, 2011

One of Hasbro’s exclusives for San Diego Comic Con 2011 was a giant set of 14 action figures in a large round package shaped like the Death Star (see below). All of the cards in the set use “Revenge of the Jedi,” which was the original title of Return of the Jedi before it was changed at the last minute. (The idea was that Jedi wouldn’t stoop to getting revenge, and I think that was probably a good change to make.)

Salacious Crumb has never been released on a card. He’s always been part of a larger product, such as a Jabba playset (like the vintage Jabba Playset or the recent Vintage Collection set), or been paired with another figure, like OolaC-3PO or Amanaman. (This particular version of Crumb is essentially the same as the one that came with C-3PO and the Vintage Collection set.) It’s hard to tell from pictures, but this is a teeny tiny little card. It’s about 5 x 4 in size.

While 12 of the 14 figures will be released later on the “Revenge of the Jedi” cardbacks, there are two figures that can only be found in carded form in this set. One is Salacious Crumb and the other is a Mouse Droid. But even though you can only get them in this set, Hasbro decided to give them a number, making them an official part of the Vintage Collection lineup (Salacious Crumb is VC66). This move has upset some hardcore collectors because they feel that their carded figure collections won’t be complete without getting these two hard-to-find figures.

I can understand their frustration, since I had trouble getting one myself. They sold out easily at SDCC, and while they were briefly available from hasbrotoyshop.com, those also sold out very quickly. Since Slave Leia was the only other Jabba-related figure in the set, and she will be seeing a release later on, I decided to just buy Salacious by himself on ebay. He wasn’t cheap, and I got mine before the prices really took off. Still, I’m glad to have him my collection. I have a soft spot for Crumb and I can’t help but smile when I look at this tiny card.

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