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Vintage European Bi-Logo Jabba the Hutt Action Playset

July 13, 2012

This version of the vintage Jabba playset was sold in Europe. I got mine from England, but I’m not sure if it was actually sold there — most auctions I’ve seen from the UK are for the American English version. This version is a little hard to come by the US, so while my example isn’t in perfect condition, it still took a while to find. It’s often referred to as the “bi-logo version” due to the two “Return of the Jedi” logos on one side (in French and Spanish), although it’s only got one logo on the other side (in English). It’s certainly the most international version — I count at least 6 languages on the box (English, Dutch, French, Spanish, German and Italian). Unfortunately I don’t have the instructions. Those would be interesting to see in all the different languages. The toy itself is identical to the US version, as far as I know.

One of the goals I set out for myself when I started collecting Jabba-related items was to get all of the versions of the vintage Jabba playset. I believe this is the last of the major variations that I needed. I understand that there are some foreign versions which were just the American playset with a foreign language sticker on it, but in terms of unique boxes, I believe I have them all: the American full-color version, the American line art version (Sears version), the Canadian version, the Lili Ledy (Mexican) version, and finally this European bi-logo version. If anyone knows of other versions, I’d be very interested to hear about it.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Curtis permalink
    March 5, 2014 9:27 pm

    I have a vintage jabba that paint looks different and the logo on the bottom is not in the same place. I have 5 vintage jabba’s and 4 are the same same. The one that is different has more of the 2 tone look like how he looks on the box they come in. The biggest thing is the logo being in a different spot very weird. Let Me know what You think.

    • icruise permalink*
      March 8, 2014 10:20 am

      It’s possible the different one is a Mexican version. Do you have a picture or anything? Where is the logo?

      • Curtis Mc permalink
        March 9, 2014 2:59 pm

        hello, it is hard to tell the color differents but the jabba with the 2 tone is 396.jpg. The first 3 pictures are the one that is different colors and logo spot. The 4th pic is a normal jabba.The face does not push in at all,like you reported for the Mexico one. I have no idea why this one is different. The logo on a normal one is on the other side towards the back. Also this logo is one line. The hk is one the same line. For fun I sent a pic of my jabba barge also.

        Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone

      • icruise permalink*
        March 9, 2014 3:04 pm

        Are you sending the pictures by email? Or do you have a link to them online? There are no pictures in your comment.

      • Curtis Mc permalink
        March 9, 2014 3:17 pm

        Not sure why they didn’t go with message, I will try again.

        Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone

      • icruise permalink*
        March 9, 2014 3:19 pm

        You can’t attach photos to a comment, but you can email them to me using my contact address to the right (

      • Curtis Mc permalink
        March 9, 2014 3:22 pm

        I’m try to send with email.

        Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone

  2. db94 permalink
    May 27, 2014 12:09 pm

    Just got home from work and I have one of these waiting for me – box is open but everything still sealed and mint. I am soooooooooo chuffed! Never had one as a kid but have been desperate to add one to my collection. It will take pride of place for sure.

    • icruise permalink*
      May 28, 2014 10:01 am

      Nice! At some point I’d like to get one in better condition, but this one will do for now.

      • db94 permalink
        May 28, 2014 3:31 pm

        Was 11 when this came out in ’83 and I honestly didn’t want it or any other Jabba which is surprising as I wanted anything to do with SW. Fast forward to today and I can’t get enough of this toy. Looking to get a sealed box and mint loose now for display – gotta say a huge thanks for this site, superb absolutely superb.

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