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Sealed Case of Hasbro Jabba Glob Figures

December 23, 2011

Here’s a bit of an unusual item. I managed to win this sealed case of 6 Jabba Glob figures on ebay. This kind of box would have been sent to retailers, who would generally open them up and put the figures on the shelf, discarding the box afterward. So in most cases consumers wouldn’t even see them. I don’t know if this was just extra stock that a store never got around to opening, or if a collector special ordered a case of figures. The same seller was selling a number of other sealed cases, so I’m guessing maybe that was the case here. There’s an admonition not to put the figures on the shelf before May 3, 1999 — I assume that this and other figures were intended to coincide with the release of The Phantom Menace later on in the same month.

I won this box for less than you’d normally pay for a single Jabba Glob figure. True, the Jabba Glob figure isn’t a very popular one, so that could be part of it, but I think the seller using the phrase “Star Ware” instead of “Star Wars” also contributed to it. Now that I’ve got it, I have a bit of a dilemma. Do I open the case or leave it sealed? Generally speaking, items that are sealed are more valuable than opened ones, but this isn’t exactly a high ticket item and it doesn’t have attractive box art or anything. I’d kind of like to see how the items are packed, and it might be interesting to see 6 Jabba Glob figures all lined up. But I’ve already got one loose Jabba Glob and one still on the card, so realistically I don’t really need any more. Since it’s made it more than 10 years without being opened, and there can’t be a huge number of unopened cases left around, I guess I’ll leave it the way it is for the moment.

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