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Bib Fortuna - ROTJ - Basic

Bib Fortuna

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Bib Fortuna

General Analysis

I was immediately enamored of Bib Fortuna the first time I saw him onscreen in a tiny movie theater in Freehold, NJ one day in May of 1983. The tentacles from his head were some of the grossest features I had ever seen on an alien, and since he didn’t speak English in RETURN OF THE JEDI, I thought it added to his scary persona. One of the many aliens I desperately want to add to my Star Wars action figure collection, I received him as a gift for Christmas 1983. I set him up with my Jabba The Hutt playset, and he became one of my many favorite action figures that year. Much like Squid Head, Bib Fortuna came layered with multiple parts. His beautiful suede-like robe was soft and luxurious. He also came with a rubber belt that also functioned as his chest armor. And his braided staff was specific to the Kenner line, and not seen in the film at all. Kenner sculpted his mouth open, showing all of his jagged teeth. And for me, they nailed his expression perfectly. His pink eyes and mouth added a great deal to his bizarre features. And I loved how his teal-colored shirt and pants added the necessary color which complimented his pale skin color. We need a super-articulated update. We have some nice Hasbro Bib Fortuna figures, but none are definitive.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 2005's THE SAGA COLLECTION Bib Fortuna (SAGA 003) figure.

Collector Notes

Name: Bib Fortuna

Collection: Return Of The Jedi

Source: Return Of The Jedi

Release: 1983

Status: Bib Fortuna is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 70790

UPC: N/A

Retail: $1.99 USD

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose): None

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

  1. ROTJ-65A
  2. ROTJ-65B
  1. ROTJ-65C
  2. ROTJ-77A
  1. ROTJ-79B

U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

Research Droids Data Analysis

Added: October 26, 2018
Category: Return Of The Jedi
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
Score:
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