Jabba the Hutt Tsum Tsum Car by Takara Tomy Star Cars (Japan)
Before I write this entry, let me first apologize for the lack of updates recently. While I’ve been adding new content to the YouTube channel fairly regularly, for various reasons I kept putting off adding new items to the site. I am going to try and fix that over the next few weeks as I go through my backlog. Now then…
Takara Tomy has a rather large line of Tomica die-cast character cars, which are cars that are designed like a particular character, whether it be from Star Wars, Disney or elsewhere. This particular one is part of a sort of sub-category of Tsum Tsum character cars, which are meant to resemble not just particular characters, but the Disney Tsum Tsum plush version of that character. So this one is a car version of the Jabba the Hutt Tsum Tsum plush. Kind of a weird concept, frankly, but it seems to work.
It’s surprisingly cute in person. Photos don’t convey quite how round and pudgy the car looks. He’s got a nice heft to him as well.
I neglected to take a photo of his rear (ahem!) but you can see it in the video I made below. He’s got a tail and even a “Jabba the Hutt” license plate. These are only available in Japan or through importers, although I would think they would actually do pretty well in normal American toy stores if they would be released here.