The Green Gangster of Star Wars Returns as a PREVIEWS Exclusive
November 9, 2013

(BALTIMORE, MD) – (October 31, 2013)-Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars is making his debut as a PREVIEWS exclusive pick in plush form! Talking Jabba from Underground Toys is scheduled to release in stores in late December, 2013.


The Jabba the Hutt 12-inch Talking Plush (Item Code: NOV132088, SRP $34.99, page 455) embodies the personality and characteristics of the green gangster in all his greed, lust and gluttony from the Star Wars movies.  The 12” plush matches true to the look of the character without the slobber and smell. Jabba mumbles in his native Huttesse language, only known by true Star Wars fans as the language of the Hutts.


“Jabba the Hutt is another great addition to the Star Wars talking plush range,” said licensing director Robyn Cowling of Underground Toys.  “He’s less slimey and terrifying when immortalised by Underground Toys in plush form, making him the perfect gift for your favourite Star Wars fan.”


The deluxe talking Jabba is featured in the November PREVIEWS catalog on page 455 and can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop. Talking Jabba is scheduled to hit stores late December, 2013.   To ensure you get your favorite Star Wars gangter, pre-order it at your local comic book specialty shop. Find a local comic shop at

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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