Figure of the Day: Day 109
8/23/2006 7:45:00 PM - Adam

BUBO Jabba's Palace Court Denizens
Original Trilogy Collection
Item No.:
Asst. 84741 No. 84716
Number: OTC-04; n/a
Includes: Chain
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $9.99
Availability: Spring 2004
Appearances: Return of the Jedi

Bio: Buboicullaar (commonly called Bubo) was an intelligent frog-dog in Jabba's court who acted as a spy. He despised Ree-Yees and ate the detonator link to his bomb out of spite. He joined the B'omarr monks and had his brain removed. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.

Commentary: When in doubt, repackage! Bubo came in a pack of 3 Jabba's Palace Court Denizens along with Ghoel and a B'omarr Monk. The B'omarr was a repaint of an older figure, but the others were new, and not too fancy either. Bubo has moving arms and a head and a chain, and that's it. As an oddly shaped figure, by and large, what you see is indeed what you get. This is a great figure for dioramas, but it's not exactly fun as all he can do is stand there, and remind you that it is possible for an alien to have the same basic body type as Slimer from The Real Ghostbusters while having a chain around his neck.

Collector's Notes: As part of the great burst of Jabba's Palace characters in 2004, these were exciting additions to the line, but not overly exciting characters. Collectors tend to want what they don't have, and these figures most certainly qualify as unique and mostly new additions to the line. If you like Jabba's Palace, these should be in your collection. ( MORE IMAGES )

Day 109: August 23, 2006