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Salacious Crumb - Mini Busts

Name: Salacious Crumb
Type: Mini Busts
Number: Item No. 8275
Edition Size: 2500
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: January 2006
License: Gentle Giant Ltd.

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There’s really no better explanation for Salacious Crumb than the court jester of the Star Wars universe. The annoyingly pervasive Kowakian monkey-lizard who doubled as Jabba’s pet and purveyor of entertainment grasped onto the attention of Star Wars fans the moment they saw him in Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi. it was evident at times too that he was a little too interested in Princess Leia in her slave outfit too. (Just watch him carefully in the various scenes of Jabba’s palace.) He essentially was a layabout but in perfect company with the biggest “bum” of all; Jabba the Hutt. Mocking and mimicking were his methods and it was perhaps his immature behavior that caught our attention in the first place. Surprisingly, he’s a character that is often brought forth into various scales. Plastic or polystone, it’s a good bet you’ll continue to see him throughout the years as it seems we just can’t get enough of him.

The Gentle Giant Ltd. electronic Mini Bust of Salacious Crumb may be one of the finest collectibles of this character to date. Although we have to comment that his color is a little bit too pale, the sculpture, design and concept are rather brilliant and capture the character in his finest moments. He’s sitting atop one of the luxury pillows from Jabba’s throne and in hand is the “decapitated” head of C-3PO. Obviously this never happened in the film, but it’s evident that the artists at Gentle Giant wanted to merge the happenings of C-3PO from Episode V (when he was blown to bits) with the "facial" damage caused by Crumb in Episode VI. This creates a conglomerated concept of off-screen battle-damage that remarkably looks believable to the point that you may doubt that you never saw this in the film. Now that is some clever collectible making by our standards! (Besides, they had to cut C-3PO off somewhere!) What’s more, Gentle Giant Ltd. added some electronics to the piece and with the flick of a button, C-3PO’s left eye flickers intermittently.

The Collector’s Club Edition Mini Bust was an answer to collectors who wished they could have secured the extremely limited Happy Holidays 2005 Salacious Crumb Mini Bust, the one with the Santa hat and string of lights, and limited to 200 pieces and never available to the public. Thankfully, the Collector’s Club Edition piece has a much more accurate paint job and looks a bit better than the “non-retail” version. Gentle Giant Ltd. couldn’t get Salacious Crumb out before Christmas to collectors however, so they begun shipping January the following year, much to the elation of Mini Bust collectors everywhere. Salacious Crumb came in a rather boring white box without any color artwork just like the other “exclusive” Mini Busts released did that year too. But the packaging really isn’t part of the collector experience in this line. All of that is saved on the actual piece itself. Salacious Crumb is one of the more fragile Mini Busts released to date, so be careful with him, especially that tail! Overall, this is a wonderful Mini Bust. But don't expect this to be the last of Salacious Crumb!

Collector Notes

Salacious Crumb

Status: N/A

Exclusivity: Collector's Club Edition

Assembly: N/A

Date Stamp: 2005

UPC: 871810000708

Retail: $49.99 USD

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Added: December 21, 2012
Category: Mini Busts
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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