Walmart-Exclusive Jabba the Hutt POP! Figure 3-Pack by Funko (with YouTube Review!)
This set is a Walmart exclusive, and is just starting to appear in stores now. I’ve been keeping tabs on my local Walmarts, and I think these just appeared in my area this morning. It retails for $29.97, which is on the high side for these, but when you consider that you get three figures (and that one of them is huge), it doesn’t seem too terrible. Funko released a Jabba the Hutt POP! figure way back in 2012, but the Jabba in this set is much bigger (see the video at the end of this post for some comparisons).
The box is quite large, especially compared to most POP! boxes, and if the condition of the other boxes at my store is any indication, getting a completely mint one might be a little challenging if you don’t go early when there are a lot to choose from. When I asked about the set at some local stores, I was told they were each getting 14 to 16 of these, which is a fair amount. But I don’t think they will be restocked when they sell out, so if you want one of these, I’d start looking now. I imagine it will eventually show up on Walmart.com, but so far there is no sign of it. Remember that most Walmarts seem to stock these near the front of the store where they have trading cards and collectibles, rather than the toy section.
They included a cardboard throne with the set, which really helps with the presentation. It’s not attached to the box in any way, so it’s easy to use it as an accessory. The Slave Leia is very similar to the one that they released in 2012, but in a sitting position, although the hair is also a different shade of brown and her braid is shorter. She can be a little top-heavy thanks to her tiny body and gigantic noggin. Jabba himself is of course quite impressive at this size, and they even managed to include his arm tattoo, which was a detail that they didn’t include in the previous version. Overall, I do like this version better.
Salacious Crumb is a completely new character in the POP! line, and is extremely cute on his little pillow. In some ways, he may be the star of this set. Just look at this little guy!
Here’s my complete Jabba’s Palace display as of this moment. I’m hoping they will continue to add more characters.
Finally, here is a YouTube review I did of the set, including comparisons with the previously released figures.