Over the past few weeks I’ve re-immersed myself in SW Minis with a goal in mind. I’ve chosen to collect figures with certain themes and then display those figures. My first theme is Jabba’s Palace. I want to collect any and all figures from Return of the Jedi that existed in Jabba’s Palace with a concentration on Jabba’s Throne Room, Luke’s battle with the Rancor, and the scenes at the Great Sarlacc.
I always speak with my FLGS before attempting any projects. They usually have what I need in stock or can get their hands on it. This time I had to use the backup plan…eBay. Thankfully none of you outbid me on the first wave.
eBay is a wonderful resource and a playground for misfortune. I picked up several key pieces and managed to purchase two Jabba minis. One of those will be going back on eBay and I will be better off learning from the mistake. Don’t track too many auctions for the same item and most assuredly don’t bid on them all. Shame on me!
I chose to start with one of the most expensive and difficult to obtain pieces. He’s vile, green, slimy, and did I mention he’s a criminal mastermind? Jabba the Hutt, aka Jabba Desilijic Tiure, is the force behind Jabba’s Palace. Without Jabba we are left with the B’omarr Monks and their monastery. That’s not exactly thrilling fare.
After spending a hefty sum Jabba became mine. I followed suit with Slave Leia, called Princess Leia Captive in the game, and Jabba’s majordomo Bib Fortuna. This complements my existing Boba Fett and other henchmen found in the palace. I need to pick up a Rancor and Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight (from Rebel Storm) to complete the set. An appropriate Chewbacca, Han Solo, and Boushh would also be nice.