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Fighter Pods Jabba the Hutt by Hasbro

February 1, 2012

Fighter Pods are only just now starting to appear in stores. They’re Hasbro’s answer to Squinkies, which are teeny tiny little figures made for a variety of licenses, including Disney, Hello Kitty, and Marvel Comics to name a few. Apparently they’re pretty popular. Hasbro ‘s first wave of Star Wars Fighter Pods includes a variety of Star Wars characters from both the original trilogy and the prequels, and they come with little spherical cases that you can insert the figures into and then spin them like tops. I guess the idea is that you can do battle somehow, but I’m not really sure I get that aspect of it. They also make some cases that are shaped like vehicles (in this case, I got Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator).

They come in a number of different packs that feature different numbers of figures and ships, and some of the figures are exclusive to one store or another. But in general these are randomly packed. On the bright side, you can see all but one or two of the figures in the packs, so you can at least try and avoid buying too many duplicates. (They also sell them in two-packs that are blind packed, but since they cost about half the price of the set above, buying those doesn’t make any sense to me).

I quite like this little Jabba figure. It’s a pretty cute sculpt, especially in person. His tiny size (about 3/4 of an inch) makes him seem cuter. There aren’t any Jabba’s Palace aliens or anything in this wave, although there are a few figures that could possibly go with Jabba — like Han in Carbonite or Boba Fett. I’m probably just going to get Jabba and leave it at that, but I’ll keep an eye out for future waves.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. garsh permalink
    February 11, 2012 7:17 pm

    Just last night I picked up my first set of these. I opted for the pack with Jabba and the very round Millennium Falcom “vehicle pod” (as opposed to the spinner accessory). I expected them to be a LOT squishier. Personally, I’d rather have any of the Micro Machines Jabbas, but I still had to have this one.

  2. August 10, 2012 2:29 pm

    These are really cool. The back of the box has more figures pictured like Ki-Adi-Mundi.

    Have a look at

    http://www.facebook.com/FighterPods

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