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Order A Jabba’s Dais Gargoyle Magnet Online During SDCC!

July 14, 2019

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I posted about Regal Robot’s Jabba’s Dais Gargoyle magnet back in March when it was going to be a Celebration exclusive, and by all accounts it was quite popular. Now I’ve been told that they are going to be bringing it back for San Diego Comic Con, and will even have them available to order online for people who can’t make it to the convention. They will be available from July 17th to the 21st, so it’s coming right up!

They’ll be $20 at the show, or $29 plus shipping for people ordering online (and those orders will ship 6-8 weeks after SDCC). They are still going to be limited to 250 pieces, so if you missed out the first time, this is a good chance to get your hands on one. You can check out Regal Robot’s news page when the time comes and they should have a link there to the product page.

Prototype (?) Jabba the Hutt Christmas Greeter by Gemmy Industries

July 7, 2019

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It’s Christmas in July here at Mighty Jabba’s Collection! I acquired this from someone who said he found in a thrift store in North Texas. It’s obviously a variation on the plush Halloween greeter that Gemmy Industries sold at Walmart starting in 2015, but as far as I know this version has never actually been released or even announced. (Or at least I’ve never seen it — I’d be interested to hear if anyone else has this Christmas version.) The fact that it was found in North Texas, where Gemmy has their headquarters, makes me think that this could be some sort of prototype or concept that never ended up getting made, or it could be something that we will be seeing next Christmas. It’s hard to say.gemmy_xmas_jabba_greeter2c.jpg

Instead of the treat bag that the Halloween version is holding, this one has a Santa hat and is wrapped in Christmas lights, all of which are sewn into the body. The hands are also open instead of being sewn into a grasping position on the Halloween version. In addition, there is no tag of any kind or evidence of a tag having been removed, while the Halloween version has three tags with various types of copyright information on them. The color and texture of the fabrics used in the two figures also seems subtly different, but of course that’s the kind of thing that can vary even with commercially available products.

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I actually think this is a much better idea than the Halloween one. It’s instantly recognizable, while the Halloween version only has a treat bag, and it might take a few seconds to figure out that he’s supposed to be trick or treating.

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It seems pretty likely to me that this is a mockup or prototype, but I don’t know if it was abandoned or will eventually get made. I also have a hand-painted prototype of one of Gemmy’s inflatable Jabba figures, so it’s not too far fetched to think that this is something similar. Either way, I will definitely be using it as a decoration around our house at the holidays!

Jabbautomaton T-Shirt by ApeLad (via shirt.woot)

July 2, 2019

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I just picked up this shirt from shirt.woot. It shows a very young Princess Leia riding a coin-operated Jabba automaton (Jabbatomaton). How awesome would it be to have one of these in real life?

Jabba the Hutt Plush from The Toydarian Toymaker at Galaxy’s Edge (Disney)

June 16, 2019

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It’s an interesting time to be a Star Wars fan. We have had more Star Wars-related shows and movies in the last few years than I would have thought possible, but the reaction to some of these has clearly been a bit less enthusiastic than Disney would have liked (Ahem.. Solo!) But one thing that has gotten almost entirely positive press (from what I have seen) is the new Galaxy’s Edge section of Disneyland (and soon to be Disney World). It really does look very impressive, and part of their big push has been the addition of an amazing about of exclusive merchandise. Among these are the toys from the Toydarian Toymaker, which is supposed to be a sort of in-world toy shop, although it doesn’t really make sense for an actual in-world toy shop to have figures of specific people from the movies like Rey.

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But having a toy hutt, or even one of a major personality like Jabba makes perfect sense. As you can see, this plush is done in a sort of primitive style meant to evoke a handmade toy. It costs $19.99 at the park, which isn’t really cheap for what it is, but frankly I thought it might be more. Of course they don’t have any easy way for people who can’t visit the park to buy these things, so you’ll have to assume that you’ll pay roughly double that if you want to get it on eBay.

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I’d say this is a pretty nice piece overall, and from what I’ve seen the merchandise in general seems to be high quality. I’d certainly love to visit someday, but in the meantime I’ll have to satisfy myself by getting one or two things on the secondary market.

Tiny Tin Pocket Pals Lunchbox with Jabba the Hutt

June 9, 2019

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Here’s something I picked up a while back, but I got a bit distracted with all of the Celebration-exclusives. This is part of a line of miniature tin lunch boxes made by Gentle Giant. They’re generally blind boxed, but I picked this one up on eBay. Inside is a rubber eraser in the shape of a thermos.

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The page for these on Gentle Giant’s website seems to have disappeared, and I think they only ever had the Marvel ones listed, so I’m not sure what the status of this line is.

Geeki Tikis Rancor Monster & Jedi Luke Mugs (Celebration 2019 Exclusive)

May 29, 2019

The Tiki Bar-inspired ceramic mugs known asĀ Geeki Tikis have seen remarkable success, with lineups from Star Wars, Marvel, Fallout, Game of Thrones and more. Maybe the popularity of things like Funko POP! figures sort of paved the way for this, and from what I understand the whole Tiki aesthetic is making a big comeback as well. The collectors among us can be glad because it means that they will be delving into the more obscure characters in addition to the most popular ones that appeal to the general public. In this case, that means the Rancor monster.

The rancor is quite large for a mug (indeed, they refer to it as a “mega mug” on the box) and it will apparently hold 45 ounces of liquid. The Jedi Luke “mini muglet” sits in his hand and is more like a large shot glass. The finish and sculpting on both are well done, although the line where the interior glaze meets the exterior color is a little wavy on both mugs. They look pretty cool together and it’s definitely nice to see more merchandise centered on the Rancor.

So I don’t really have any complaints with the products themselves, but there is one thing we have to discuss, and that’s price. The Jabba the Hutt & Salacious Crumb set that I reviewed back in 2017 was very similar, and was sold as a Comic Con exclusive, but it only retailed for $25. And because it was a shared exclusive with Think Geek, you could just order it from the Think Geek website and not pay extra on the secondary market. The Rancor set cost $60 at Star Wars Celebration and was only available there. This means that you’ll probably have to pay $100 or more on the secondary market to get these guys, and I’m not at all sure it’s worth it except to the hardcore collector. But naturally I couldn’t pass it up — not when there are more Jabba-related characters on the way.

I’d like to get a nice little Jabba’s Palace display going with these mugs, and I’m off to a pretty good start.

“Fill the Barge” Challenge Coins with Display Card (Celebration Chicago Exclusive)

May 25, 2019

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These challenge coins were sponsored by Star Wars collectors clubs and organizations from around the country and were given away at Celebration Chicago 2019. If you collected enough of the coins, you could also get one of the cardboard display cards as well. I really love items like this — they represent some of the best parts of Star Wars fandom. They’re made by fans, for fans, and for free (at least originally — I had to pick it up on eBay for a price that was definitely NOT free).

The coins themselves are very nice indeed. They are made of thick, heavy metal with embossed designs and lettering, as well as enamel paint. Each of the coins is based on a vintage Kenner Star Wars figure from Jabba’s Palace, and has the name of the person/organization that sponsored it on the back.

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The cardboard display card was a little disappointing in the sense that the cutouts for the coins were just slightly too small — enough that coins wouldn’t actually fit. I ended up taking a pair of pliers and enlarging the cutouts but a fraction of a millimeter, and then they fit as intended.

In addition to the 15 coins from the main set, there were also two special coins made: a Sarlacc coin that was only available to sponsors, and a coin for Lando that read “Infiltrate the Barge” rather than “Fill the Barge.” These were going for pretty hefty prices on the secondary market, so I had to pass on these, but I’m glad I was able to get the main set of 15. After all, it’s pretty unusual for there to be new collectibles themed after vintage Kenner Jabba’s Palace toys.