SDCC is where Black Series launched in 2013 with the Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite set. Over the last year, we’ve seen a solid line up of figures from all eras of Star Wars with more to come. To set off “year 2” – we get another SDCC exclusive, Jabba the Hutt and his Throne Room. This is a hyped up version of the soon to be released “Deluxe” series figure.
The set comes with Jabba the Hutt, Salacious B. Crumb, a hooka pipe/stand, and a railing. On top of all that, the box itself is a cardboard diorama of Jabba’s throne room from Return of the Jedi featuring artwork to mimic his platform and even a cardboard Han Solo in Carbonite. You can swap out the cardboard Han with the one from Boba’s 2013 set and hang him there instead (see the pics inside).
We’ve done up over 55 pics of the set in high resolution for you, check them out along with our thoughts after the break!
San Diego Comic Con Jabba The Hutt’s Throne Room Exclusive
Jabba’s paint is done well
Railing and Hooka are nice additions
Salacious is solid for a secondary feature
Box is impressive*
Inner plastic to keep things in place is glued on
Removing inner plastic requires cutting, peeling and/or steaming
I have to jump right into a negative, sorry, but it really ticked me off (relatively, it is a toy after all, not that serious). The inner plastic bubble used to keep the figure in place is glued onto the diorama floor. Now, if you plan to keep this thing in the package, and just flip it open to show off, or, you’re going to remove the platform and keep it plastic’d up, it’s fine. Looks good as a “still in package” piece. However, I wanted to get rid of that plastic for display and pictures. I had to exacto off the plastic which covers most of the floor of the throne. Steaming could have worked, but I’ve had bad results in the past so I didn’t try. If it was just flat, might have left it, but positioning bubbles pop up off that one large piece, including a large section to keep the tail in place. Leaving it like that but not fully untouched is stupid IMO, and I’m not a surgeon. So basically it’s a mess, and probably half it’s value now. Making an exclusive where the cardboard dio is the selling point, and then covering it in glued plastic with intrusive bubbles was a really crappy move.
All that aside it’s a really nice setup. The slot for Han is cool, the outer box has a Rancor pit trap printed on the inside, and background art to mimic the inside of the throne room is well done. If left “in package”, the flip open part is cool, it functions and displays well. Jabba himself is impressive, the “move arm / open mouth” feature is a nice touch. Arms have articulation. Salacious actually has a full range of articulation as well, he wasn’t just a mini statue which is nice.
So, overall it’s nice, but execution with the plastic inners kills it. I would have preferred less box, no rail, no Salacious and a plastic platform piece personally. Check out some key shots below, and 50+ in slideshow format after that!
Make sure to check out our other Star Wars Black Series galleries as well:
SDCC Black Series Boba Fett with Carbonite Han Solo
Black Series #01 Luke Skywalker
Black Series #02 Darth Maul
Black Series #03 Sandtrooper High Res Gallery
Black Series #04 R2-D2 High Res Gallery
Black Series Wave 1 Artistic Shots
Black Series #05 Princess Leia (Slave Outfit) High Res Gallery (Wave 2)
Black Series #06 Boba Fett High Res Gallery (Wave 2)
Black Series #07 Greedo High Res Gallery (Wave 2)
Black Series #08 Han Solo High Res Gallery (Wave 2)
Black Series Wave 2 Artistic Shots (Wave 2)
Black Series #09 Stormtrooper High Res Gallery (Wave 2)
Black Series #010 Obi-Wan Kenobi High Res Gallery (Wave 3)
Black Series #011 Luke Skywalker High Res Gallery (Wave 3)
Black Series Wave 3 Artistic Shots
Black Series #12 Anakin Skywalker High Res Gallery (Wave 4)
Black Series #14 Clone Trooper High Res Gallery (Wave 4)