Outstanding conclusion to this little series. The Gamorrean guard in particular is a real treat, that piggy face and drooling tusk-filled mouth are wonderfully ugly, haha!
Return of the Jedi was my favorite Star Wars movie as a kid. I've not seen it in over a decade... I should remedy that sometime. My father likes it too, even though he grumbles sometimes about the weird aliens in Jabba's palace. (To him, the Max Rebo band are too Muppet-like for him to take seriously.)
I love that you did it like the old toy packaging. Great job on all of them, nice to see Squid Head getting some love.
I was lucky enough to see Return of the Jedi in theaters when I was 7 or 8. I loved all the crazy ass aliens and thought Jabba's pet Salacious B. Crumb was fucking hilarious. I mostly remember the B’omarr Monk, Bib Fortuna and the Rancor scaring the shit out of me at the palace.
Almost sounds like we had the same childhood. I was 12 when Return came out. I still love Empire the most. It reminds me of my Dad taking me to see it and buying me the super sized comic adaptation from Marvel.
They were selling it in the cinema at the snack stand. I remember trying to resist the temptation of browsing through before the film started. Yes, mine was certainly in a rather tattered state by the close of 1980.
Great question! The entire first half of ROTJ - basically EVERYTHING in Jabba's Palace and the Sarlacc Pit/Sail Barge battle... is my favorite part. That whole section is a smorgasbord of stuff I love, and my happiest of happy places, in the entire Star Wars saga.
Oh yeah, I'm right there with you. ESB came out during my prime childhood years and perhaps made the deepest impression on me, of all the SW films. The Hoth stuff in ESB is my other favorite SW comfort zone. Seeing the Imperial Walkers on the big screen in 1980 was mindblowing for an 8 year old, let me tell you. The Walkers are still my favorite SW vehicle and hell yes the Snowtroopers are my favorite troopers.
The only reason I love the Jabba stuff slightly more (and only by inches) is because the Jabba scenes are more overloaded with stuff that connects with my personal interests (monsters, monsters, monsters!!)