Hasbro Reveals 2014 Comic-Con Exclusive ‘Star Wars’ Jabba the Hutt Set, Plus New Yoda Action Figure
The 'Star Wars' films made George Lucas a millionaire, but it was the toys that made him a billionaire. People have been buying 'Star Wars' toys for nearly 40 years now and the merchandising has seemingly never slowed down, with both kids and adult collectors devouring every new release. Hasbro has revealed a look at some future 'Star Wars' items and fans of Yoda and Jabba the Hutt are going to be very, very happy.
The latest releases in the company's "Black" series, both toys are impressively sculpted and presented in packaging so pleasing to the eye that you probably won't want to tear it open. That means these figures are intended more for serious collectors than kids looking to recreate their favorite scenes from 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'The Return of the Jedi,' but we're sure a dedicated fan can find a way to snag one for the shelf and one for the kids.
The Jabba the Hut set will be first available to fans at 2014 Comic-Con, and will probably fetch a pretty penny on eBay when all is said and done. The set comes with an exclusive railing, hookah, and in-scale articulated Salacious Crumb action figure (and, even has room for last year's "Han Solo in Carbonite" figure). If you're a 'Star Wars' fanatic and are already planning to attend Comic Con, you should go ahead and pick them up. The good news? Following Comic-Con, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com for $64.99.
The 6-inch Yoda figure will be available in a wave later this year available at retailers nationwide.
With cameras almost set to officially roll on 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' toys like these are going to stop being extremely popular and in-demand and start being ludicrously, stupidly, tear-your-hair-out, where-are-they in demand. Check out the images for yourself below!
[Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly noted that the Yoda action figure, which will be available at retailers nationwide later this year, was also a Comic-Con exclusive.]