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News: 2013 SDCC-Exclusive Black Series Boba Fett and Han in Carbonite Available Again After Months

June 3, 2014


With the 2014 SDCC-exclusive Jabba the Hutt figure becoming available pretty soon, it strikes me as slightly suspicious timing for the 2013 SDCC-exclusive Boba Fett and Han in Carbonite to suddenly be available again at a variety of retailers. After all, the Jabba has a space for the Han in Carbonite figure built right into the packaging. It seems that these are coming from Asia, leading some to speculate that they’re bootlegs, but it seems that they are the real deal — apparently just leftovers that were made for sale in Asia that have been shipped back to the US to capitalize on the pent-up demand here. (This explains the lack of an SDCC label on most/all of them, but the product itself is identical.)

It was only a matter of weeks ago that these were selling for $200 or more on eBay, but now you can get them for $70-$80 from a number of places. Some are shipping direct from Asia, so might have inflated shipping costs, but as of this writing BBTS has these in stock for $79.99. A little expensive compared to the original asking price of $44.99, but way better than what they had been going for. Unfortunately, I broke down and bought a recast of the Han in Carbonite figure not very long ago, so I’m a little annoyed by this in one sense (but not nearly as annoyed as the people who recently paid through the nose on eBay, I’m sure!). Still, I decided I would go ahead and get one of these so I’d have a legit Han in Carbonite. Plus, the Black Series Boba Fett figure is very good, and I plan to get a couple of the 6″-inch scale Jabbas anyway, so I can use more than one of each.

This really does make me think twice about possibly spending a lot on the SDCC Jabba, though.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. George Colindres permalink
    June 29, 2014 11:31 pm

    Where is the SDCC label? Thanks.

    • icruise permalink*
      June 29, 2014 11:44 pm

      Mine is still in my “pile of loot” at BBTS so I can only rely on what others have said, but apparently the only difference between these and the “real” SDCC versions is the lack of the SDCC label. Where these came from is still a little mysterious, but it seems that some were produced for the Asian market in addition to the amount produced for the SDCC exclusive, and some of these have now made it back to the US. They appear to be legit Hasbro products (and BBTS also told me that they are authentic) but they are technically not the SDCC version — just an overseas version that is essentially identical. It’s up to you whether that matters.

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