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Upcoming: Super Deformed Phantom Menace Figures from Panson Works (Japan)

February 26, 2012

I just found out about these super deformed figures that will be available in Japan starting in late February (so presumably around now). They’re going to be attached to 500ml bottles of Pepsi Nex, which is a brand that I don’t believe we have in the US. This is a common promotion in Japan, and in the past they made a Jabba bottle topper that also came attached to Pepsi bottles, and even released a whole set of (mostly) Jabba-themed toppers as a prize.

I first heard about Panson Works because of the Indiana Jones figures they made back when the new Indy film came out, and I’ll have to say these look pretty cute. But of course the Jabba the Hutt figure is the one I have my eye on. It’s interesting that they decided to go with Jabba over other characters with bigger roles in the film (like, say, Qui-Gon Jinn), but I’m not complaining. Maybe somebody at Panson Works is a fan of the big slug! 🙂 Come to think of it, Vader isn’t really in the film at all and they still included him…

I’ll be in Japan in about three months, but I imagine that these will be gone by then, so I’ll have to see about getting a Jabba from ebay as usual.

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  1. February 27, 2012 3:02 am

    LOL. This are very cute.

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