During this time Bob built his collection as his passion for Star Wars™ and other action figure collectibles grew as well. Bob started buying and selling figures from “The World Wide Web” (really, that’s what they called it) in 1996 from ebay™ and other online storefronts. Bob noticed that it was “hit & miss” on the quality and packaging of these action figures when they arrived in the mail.
So in 2006 Bob started his own online storefronts on Ebay™ & Amazon™ and built a reputation as a quality action figure seller. So when Bob retired from the military in 2009 he moved back home to Charleston WV to be a full-time action figure toy merchant. In December of 2009 Bob was ranked among the top of all Amazon™ toy sellers!
To move forward with this momentum Bob hired EY Studios (one of the best if not the best) to build him the “Ultimate Star Wars™ action figure store”. So Bob & the team contacted Lucas Films to request permission to create a “Jabba the Hutt™” mascot for the site but was told by the powers that be not to “create our own likeness”. So we snatched the best single stock image of the big guy we could find, polished it up and on April 1st, 2010, Bob launched Jabba’s Toy Hutt!
Success was immediate with the new site and John Coppinger himself (Jabba the Hutt™ sculptor) telling Bob at Celebration V in Orlando that “he just loved the site!” (in that fantastic British accent). But, with great achievements comes challenges. When Bob returned from Star Wars™ Celebration V Bob finds a letter from Lucas Film‘s requesting the removal of “Jabba” from the “Toy Hutt” and domain. Well, it is Lucas …and we would not be here at all if it was not for what he created, so, Bob complied immediately. Remember Lucas Films, Who Loves Ya?
We needed someone to fill the Big Shoes of Jabba™ (wait, does he have feet?) So “Jett” was born and is now Toy Hutt’s new mascot! So now you can also find us at JettsToys.com & JettsToyHutt.com. We are very excited about our new ambassador for Toy Hutt and Jett is ready to travel the far reaches of the universe in search of some fantastic Star Wars™ toys & collectibles for our customers!
Now Bob & the crew just love what they do as they are collectors themselves before they are merchants. They strive for 100% satisfaction on every purchase and go the extra mile to do just that.
So, if you have any questions about Toy Hutt, Star Wars™ action figures, Jett or… Bob, toss us a wire or call our toll free number shown above. So keep on collecting & never grow up! - Bob