Star Wars Characters: JABBA THE HUTT

The #Hot Wheels Characters continue to roll off the plant assembly line at Mattel’s Hot Wheels factory in Thailand. It seems like more and more collectors are collecting these castings by the day. Novelty lies in several of these as they are just wacky as they really embody the character they are based off of. Take for instance this brand-new, Jabba the Hutt casting. Its futuristic garbage truck look embodies the vile, filthy creature that was Jabba the Hutt from #Star Wars.

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Hot Wheels JABBA THE HUTT from the 2016 Star Wars Characters line (rear view)

Jabba the Hutt was such a special character for the #Star Wars movie franchise and one that definitely became memorable after the 1983 movie, Return of the Jedi. With a major part of the movie taking place in his vile lair, it was only fitting the #Hot Wheels Characters car release of his lived up to his disgustingly epic proportions. On the back of the blister card of this release the following was said about the casting:

The only vehicle that can match the gargantuan proportions and sluggish demeanor of the alien gangster, Jabba the Hutt, is this massive garbage truck.

Jabba’s gluttonous eyes can be spotted in the truck’s headlights, his enormous lower jaw rounds out the front bumper and his tail extends from the back as a tow hitch. The grating across the roof is reminiscent of the top of Jabba’s Rancor pit — it holds a vicious creature inside just waiting to be unleashed on the road!

Could it be??? Could there be the famed Rancor beast in the back of this thing??? There he (or she) is! The Rancor is beneath the grate in the back. The only downside is that it doesn’t open up, making it excruciatingly hard to take a picture of that little fellow.

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Hot Wheels JABBA THE HUTT from the 2016 Star Wars Characters line (Rancor Cage)

So while the Jabba the Hutt casting is probably the furthest thing from a realistic car, it is definitely one unique casting. If you’ve ever played Warhammer 40,000, you probably have visions of painting this thing to look like a future garbage truck and incorporating it into your post-apocalyptic battlefield.

While the base is completely plastic, it does have the feel of a car that could be good on the downhill track — we will have too try that out! It will be interesting to see if this casting reappears again and in another paint scheme. Aren’t we destined for a Jabba the Hutt / Slave Leia 2-Pack? Until then, here is Jabba in all his garbage truck glory.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Jabba-skin body composed of Tan, Seafoam Green & Dark Green color (metal). Yellow-Tinted Windows. Light Brown Interior. Gold 5-Spoke (5SP) Wheels with Brown Tires. Beige Base (plastic). Made in Thailand. Toy# DJL62. Released in 2016 as part of the Star Wars Characters line.

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