There are some seriously weird things in the Star Wars universe. From Princess Leia's changing accent and that piano-playing blue elephant on Jabba's sail barge to Mr Bronson off Grange Hill commanding an Imperial Star Destroyer. But nothing could possibly be as weird, or as wonderful, as Star Wars Chubbies.
These cartoony-looking PVC dolls are set to become the latest must-have collectables for Star Wars fans everywhere. Because as well as depicting iconic characters, these impossibly cute dolls open up to reveal two more figures within. A bit like Russian nesting dolls without the floral headscarves and rosy cheeks.
There are two sets of Chubbies on offer and they show the evolution/lineage of their character. For example, The Rebel Pilots reveal the order of rank from X-Wing to Y-Wing to B-Wing. Meanwhile, Princess Leia starts out in disguise as the bounty hunter Boushh before showing her rebel colours and finally the memorable Jabba the Hutt bikini.
Star Wars Chubbies make most impressive desktop companions. They also serve to illustrate how strong the dark side is and how rubbish George Lucas was at reverse-evolving some of his most iconic characters. Or something like that. The point is these ingenious little dolls are as fascinating and charming as they are revealing.
We guarantee it'll take more than a tremor in the Force to stop you from continually opening them up and putting them back together again. So hurry up and get ordering 'cos stocks are limited. And remember: there is no try, buy or buy not!
Rebel Pilots = 3 stages of the Rebel Pilots
Contains removeable base/feet and helmet.
Princess Leia = 3 stages of Princess Leia
Contains removeable base/feet and helmet and backpack
Not suitable for children under 3 years old. Contains small parts.
Approximately 5.5cm (W) x 4.8/8.2cm (H) x 4.5cm (D)
I bought the Boba Fett ones earlier this year, I love them! Just going to take advantage of free delivery and get another set (or both) - bargain! ;). Diane, Blackburn - 1st October 2010
Got these for a friend's birthday and she loved them. They're both geeky and cute - so good for girls and kids - and surprisingly good quality considering the price. Daniel Miller, London - 13th July 2010
When will the Ewok ones be back in stock? I wanna get my friend them for her birthday :) Eilish, Ireland - 4th April 2010
Firebox says: Unfortunately we won't be stocking any more of these.
I bought these for my son for Christmas and they were the only thing he played with all that day and the next and so on!! I could have saved myself a fortune - they were the cheapest thing I bought (by quite a lot! Typical!) He thinks they are the best thing ever, now he wants the complete set so I know what to get him instead of an easter egg. .
If you have a Star Wars fan in your life I highly recommend you get one of these, in the words of my Star Wars fan : "They Rock". Rebecca, Lincolnshire - 7th January 2010
Bought three for my Star Wars-obsessed wife.
They look great and she was delighted with them, but in two of the three packs, there was a really annoying problem.
The figures come with magnetic feet, and have small magnets in their base... two of ours were polarised opposite to the rest, so that when trying to put them inside each other, they repel, making it tricky to nest the dolls and close them!
They're very cute, but it's a disappointment they couldn't get that right. Scott Lamb, London - 25th December 2009
Placed order on Sat - arrived Tuesday. Brilliant service! Very well packaged as well. Thanks. Chris Holton, Peterborough - 11th November 2008