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Star Wars Micro Machines Jabba the Hutt (from Series 4)

May 1, 2016

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One of the pleasant surprises about the Star Wars merchandise that accompanied the release of The Force Awakens in theaters was the reappearance of the Micro Machines line. I’ve always liked these, and have quite a few Jabba-related ones from the 90s. They released a number of Force Awakens-themed playsets, as well as a series of blind-bagged models. Most of them are ships, but there are also some “creatures” like Jabba here. The stores in my area only have Series 1 and 2, while Jabba comes from Series 4, so I picked him up on eBay.

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If this sculpt looks familiar, it’s because it’s the same one Hasbro used for its Black Series Jabba figures (both the 6″ scale version and the 3 3/4″ scale version from the Jabba’s Rancor Pit set). Since they sculpted him digitally, it’s relatively trivial to resize the model for different purposes. Since this model is an excellent one, I can’t really complain.

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Despite his small size, he is articulated at the waist, which was kind of a nice surprise. The paint job is actually fairly good as well.

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  1. Carlos Gallardo permalink
    May 2, 2016 3:52 pm

    I’m an avid Micro Machines collector and really love my old Star Wars micro vehicles and microfigs. I have to say that I’m really digging the new Micro Machines that came out last September. I pretty much got all the ships and microfigs that have been released so far. Although the new pieces are not painted like Galoob’s versions I would have to say that the new molds have a lot more more sharp details and are more accurate to the source material.

    This is easily the best Jabba microfigure made. It’s true to the character’s likeness and is nicely detailed. Looking back at the other versions of Jabba, they looked ok but this new one is far superior.

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