Upcoming: Gentle Giant Premier Guild-Exclusive Jumbo Holiday Salacious Crumb Figure
I just received an email announcing this figure as a Premier Guild exclusive, meaning that only members of Gentle Giant’s $80-a-year club can order. Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in. I guess I’m going to have to sign up for PGM again.
I’ve posted a few times about the Jumbo Kenner Jabba the Hutt that they will be releasing later this year, and this Salacious Crumb will be included with that set. However, this is a standalone carded version that also includes some “Holiday” accessories. The email said that it comes with “hat, scarf, and bag of goodies and more!” Looking at the photo indicates that he comes with a C-3PO head (although it appears to be a lot lower in detail than the actual head from the Jumbo C-3PO figure) and a box for a Gentle Giant Gamorrean Guard mini-bust. The figure itself costs $80 and is scheduled for a fourth quarter 2015 release.
Gentle Giant really seems to like making Holiday versions of Jabba’s Palace characters. They made a similar holiday version of their Salacious Crumb mini-bust and of their Max Rebo statue, but I only have the regular versions of these as the exclusives are rather pricey. They also made their Yak Face mini-bust a sort of combined Holiday/regular release, since you can swap out the holiday themed accessories.
As you can tell by the photo above, the jumbo version is much bigger than the original. I think these jumbo figures should always be photographed with the originals next to them, since otherwise you have no frame of reference to judge their size. Speaking of this, I recently unearthed some photos from SDCC of the Jumbo Jabba the Hutt figure that’s currently in development. When you see it side by side with the original figure, you can tell that the Jumbo Jabba is going to be positively gargantuan!
Look at this comparison I just took between the vintage Kenner Jabba and the Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale Jabba.
The Kenner figure is WAY bigger in relation to the Sideshow figure than it is to the Jumbo, meaning that the Jumbo Jabba will dwarf the Sideshow figure! Here’s one more shot. Impressive, no?