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Jabba the Hutt Slime Lab from Uncle Milton (Star Wars Science Series) + Video Review

October 15, 2018

P1070250When I’m shopping online, I will sometimes just search for “Jabba” on the off chance that they will have a Jabba product I haven’t seen, but it rarely works. This time, though, was different. I was looking at Target.com because they had a pretty good sale on toys, and was amazed to see this product available for immediate shipping. Of course, I bought a couple of them (one to keep sealed, natch). It retails for about $20.P1070251In a nutshell, this is a variety of gross-out toy, but they’ve given it a bit of an educational veneer. It includes a color poster with some information about Jabba, along with some facts about slime-producing creatures like slugs and snails. Included in the package is a very cool Jabba’s Palace-themed mixing station (although it is a little surreal to see a big bowl on the throne where Jabba should be). There’s also a Jabba-themed spoon (more of a spork, really), which I think is a first even for my collection.IMG_1981They also include a variety of ingredients that you can mix with water to make slime. They include around 10 recipes for different slime types, although many of them are just subtle variations on a theme. The “slime bits” are the main slime powder, while “sheen” is fine glitter, “glow” is glow-in-the-dark powder, and “putty” seems to be a thickener. Finally, they also include some “nodules,” which are small styrofoam balls.P1070280The slime is actually pretty cool. It reminds me of something out of an Alien movie more than the slime that seems to come with most toys. And being able to mix the various ingredients in different combinations and ratios is fun. Of course any Jabba fan reading this is likely to be reminded of the Jabba Glob figure from the late 1990s, so I had to see how some of the slime would work with that figure. The answer is: really well, actually. I think this slime is better than the stuff that originally came with the figure.

P1070286Jabba-related products aren’t really all that common, and I usually hear about them well in advance, so it was cool to be surprised by a new product like this. And I think it’s a pretty good product, as these things go. I made a (surprisingly long, in the end) video review of it that you can see below.

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  1. October 16, 2018 9:05 am

    That is awesome. I don’t know why, but slime seems to be one of those toys that is in every boys childhood. It’s great to see it issued as a Star Wars toy. Such fun to see it as a Jabba toy. Very appropriate . 😎

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