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Jabba the Hutt Power Plate (Mini-License Plate) by Topps

October 23, 2011

This is from a new series of Star Wars mini-license plates by Topps. It’s a bit of an odd concept at first glance, but also sort of clever as well. Each one is in the shape of a vanity license plate, with a license number that is connected to the character whose plate it is. Some, like R2-D2 or C-3PO have plates that are just their names, which is a little on the boring side. Others are more clever, like FRMBOY for Luke or ITSATRAP for Ackbar. Jabba’s plate reads “GNGSTR” (Gangster). Star Wars Guide has a list of the entire series here. There is also a Slave Leia one that shows the sail barge, so I might have to get that as well…

The plates are pretty small — around 4 inches long — but they are made of metal, and in that sense they remind me a bit of the metal trading cards by Metallic Images that I posted about a while back. Each one has a magnet on the back, so you can put them on your fridge or whatever. These are blind-packed and sold at placed like Target for $1.99 apiece, although I just bought the Jabba one directly from somebody who had an extra, since I didn’t like my odds of finding the one in 30 that I actually wanted.

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