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Upcoming: Vintage Collection Jabba’s Palace Adventure Set, Skiff, and Figures from Hasbro

February 25, 2019

I’m not really very in tune to the 3 3/4″ collecting world, but these certainly grabbed my attention when I heard about them. First of all, Hasbro is releasing a new version of the skiff, which seems like a no-brainer given that Hasbro’s new sail barge should be coming out pretty soon. I’m not entirely sure of all the ways that it differs from the previous releases, but it looks like it should have a better paint job and a cool floating base.

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To go along with the skiff, they are also releasing three skiff guard figures in a set: Vizam, Vedain, and Brock Starsher. I believe modern figures of all of these characters have been released individually in the past, and in fact I think I own them all, although I have apparently neglected to post about them here. I’m not sure if these are straight-up repacks of those figures, but they seem to be — maybe with a slightly upgraded paint job.

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A bit more exciting are the releases of carded Klaatu, Yak Face and Boushh figures. Fans have wanted a new Yak Face for years, so that’s exciting, although they are also including him with the new sail barge as well. And I think this particular outfit for Klaatu is new in a modern figure. Boushh seems like she might be a repack, but let me know if I’m wrong about that.

But by far the most exciting news was that there is going to be a Walmart-exclusive Jabba’s Palace Adventure Set, which is a sort of environment that includes some things we’ve never had in a toy, as far as I know. It not only has some cool archway pieces that would look nice in the background of any Jabba’s palace display, we even get the tauntaun and jerba head trophies hanging on the wall!

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In addition to the environment itself, you also get Ree-Yees and Han Solo with Carbonite Block figures, apparently on Vintage Collection cards. Plus, Walmart is also releasing the exclusive Skiff Guard Lando figure shown above. Say what you want about Walmart, but they have had a lot of great Jabba-related exclusives over the years.

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The 3 3/4″ Vintage Collection Jabba originally came with the Toys R Us-exclusive Rancor Pit playset back in 2015, and will also be included in the Sail Barge set. But it seems unlikely that Hasbro would be releasing all of these new things without also releasing Jabba on his own somehow. I’m not up to date on all of the rumors, etc., but the fact that they display figures like Jabba, Bib Fortuna, and even Ephant Mon on the box artwork strongly implies to me that these figures will also be on the way sooner or later. This is all very exciting for a Jabba collector like myself, even if the majority of the releases do seem to be repacks of existing figures.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jonathan Potosky permalink
    February 28, 2019 7:29 am

    Just a heads up, Vedain the Skiff driver has not been released yet so he is new to that 3-pack figure set (though it does seem like he reuses some parts from past skiff guard figures. At the very least the torso and headgear appear to be a brand new sculpt.

    • mightyjabba permalink*
      February 28, 2019 4:48 pm

      Good to know! Thanks.

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