Tuesday, October 26, 2010

31 favorite monsters: Wol Cabasshite

I've talked about two of my favorite Star Wars aliens here, and how the denizens of Jabba's palace had a place in my childhood far bigger than the rest of the Star Wars universe. Of course, there are plenty more of them that I find fascinating, and another one topping the list is also one of the most obscure.

This curled, slug-like creature appears only in the background of Jabba's throne room, a small hand puppet on the wall of the set. Of course, Star Wars fandom leaves no stone unnamed, and this odd little prop has been given an absurdly detailed background by the "expanded universe" (the sum of all comics, novels, games, toys and everything else created outside the official films).

Perhaps even more absurdly, Cabasshite or "Ghoel" has gotten an action figure made of him twice - a little rubber one with a suction cup from the main Star Wars toy line and a larger, highly detailed figure with a powerful magnet and a bendable tongue. Naturally, I own them both.


Blogger The Monster said...

A useless, literally parasitic philisopher? What I would give to roleplay this in the upcoming Star Wars MMO . . .

3:29 AM  
Blogger The Monster said...

*Philosopher. That was a baaaad typo.

3:30 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

Love this guy! I agree he's one of the best background aliens, although there are lots to choose from.

You've got to see this Wol Cabasshite page if you haven't already: http://www.theforce.net/swtc/zoology/wolcabasshite.html

8:35 PM  

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