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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: January 7, 2012, 11:22 PM »
Yeah, I got another set just for the heck of it. It was in pristine shape -- I imagine that the ones Entertainment Earth are selling are extra stock that was never even on store shelves.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: October 25, 2010, 04:55 AM »
Well, with any luck they'll get clearanced and I can pick up a couple more...

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: October 17, 2010, 02:31 PM »
This looks great! How did you get him back together after adding the batting? Did you get that inner armature part back in after filling him, or remove it completely?

I did remove the tail portion of the armature, since it was difficult to get it all the way back down the tail with the batting inside. This means that my customized one no longer has a "posable" tail, but I think I'll live... Otherwise, I left the armature in place. The skin is pretty strong and stretchy, so I just pulled it back on over everything.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: October 16, 2010, 08:20 PM »
The new one does appear to be short in the body though; vertically I mean.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:BibFortuna_Jabba_Ep6.jpg

The height from floor to chin should be greater than the height from chin to head. Not the case here. I didn't really notice until it was pointed out to me; can't help but notice now. :-\ But I really like this figure none the less.
Yes, he is a little too short, in fact. That's why I stuffed him with some synthetic batting when I did my custom version.


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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: August 24, 2010, 04:09 PM »
Yeah, I think you're being way too hard on the new Jabba. I have them all, and the older figures aren't even in the same league. Maybe that says more about how crappy the earlier figures were than about how good this one is, but in any case this is by FAR the best Jabba Hasbro has made.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: August 17, 2010, 01:01 AM »
I think they probably had just done the reset either that day or the day before, so that's part of it. But it's not THAT different from what we usually get around here. Our stores are fairly nice.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: August 16, 2010, 09:10 PM »


Ah, that's better... Finally found a Jabba actually on the shelf. Snapped it up for an extra, since I want to try my hand at a repaint. Too bad about the price increase though.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: August 16, 2010, 01:33 PM »
It may be that most stores will be getting it, but only some will be getting it as a regular item with a shelf tag in the Star Wars section. Others will get it as an end-cap item.

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Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
« on: August 16, 2010, 10:46 AM »
I did check the copy of the original film that I have on my computer before posting that and I didn't see it, so I think it's just in the SE.

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Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
« on: August 16, 2010, 01:56 AM »
That's the floating droid that they added to the scene in the special edition, I believe. There was also one included in the lego set with the sand speeder.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: August 13, 2010, 08:08 PM »
I went back to where I got my Jabbas nearly 10 days ago, and they were just finishing up putting out the new SW stuff. No more Jabbas (although the woman there said she thought they would get some in a couple of days). But they had increased the price to $38.88. Kind of lame that only a very small number of people were able to purchase them at the original price. It's still a reasonable price for what you get though.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: August 13, 2010, 03:53 PM »
I didn't even know Kohl's did exclusives. They're pretty much the last place I look for toys. Will have to get that AT-ST though.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Mighty Beanz
« on: August 13, 2010, 02:47 AM »
Yeah, I bought a couple of packs (they're surprisingly hard to find still, even though stores like TRU and Target are getting them in). They're cute, but I don't see myself collecting them all. I do have to give them credit for doing some pretty obscure characters in addition to the old stand-bys.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: August 13, 2010, 02:46 AM »
Most of my GH stuff goes to the basement, which is where my son and I play with it when I get the chance. The Jabba-related stuff goes to my Jabba case, though (although I do have some duplicates like an extra Jabba due to the way they packed some things, and those go to the basement). I find Galactic Heroes figures to be rather difficult to display in a case, largely due to the fact that they all have their arms splayed wide and have oversized weapons, which means you can't get very many lined up next to each other (as opposed to Kubricks, which play nicely with each other for the most part).

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: August 4, 2010, 12:09 PM »
I got my Jabba this morning! :D

As I said above, I called around yesterday and asked about the UPC mentioned above, and one store said they should be getting them in that night. I went in this morning and there was nothing new in the Star Wars section, so I asked a woman in a nearby department if she could look it up for me. She was able to print off a shelf tag using her hand-held reader and tried to find it on the shelf, but that location only had pro wrestling toys. Apparently they will be relocating the SW section when they finally reset their toy aisles. In any case, she went to the back and got the two boxes that they had (one is for me, one is for someone I know in Japan).



I've written up a full review on my site (see below) so check it out for more pictures. I'm very impressed with this set. It's easily the best Jabba we've ever gotten (or ever will get, in all likelihood).

http://mightyjabba.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/hasbro-vintage-collection-jabbas-throne-set/

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