Monday, July 20, 2015

"MOSEP BINNEED - JABBA's PALACE" created by Darth Daddy

We were really happy when Hasbro released Mosep Binneed in his Cantina outfit.  Releasing that figure gave Star Wars customizers a body and head for Tawss Khaa, and parts to create Mosep in Return of the Jedi. With an extra head we could create Mosep as he appears in Jabba's Palace.  We used the body of a Vintage Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker also from Return of the Jedi and swapped out the forearms with the gloves of an AT-ST Pilot.  I grabbed the tag that fell of of Elias' athletic shorts to use for his shawl. This was just a really quick, no paint kit-bash figure to populate the Jabba diorama on Elias' shelf.  It took less than 5 minutes to make.

After I completed this figure, I saw a version created of this character that was created by Star Wars customizer, Jabbapalacespy that I liked even more than my own.  I may revisit this character at a later date and attempt to mimic what he did.

created by Darth Daddy


"I also travel under Jabba's name from time to time, representing his interests. It doesn't hurt to confuse the competition. So yes, for today's purposes − with our master's kind permission − you can say that I am Jabba."―Mosep Binneed [src]

Mosep Binneed was a Nimbanel accountant who served Jabba Desilijic Tiure. Like most of his species, Binneed entered a bureaucratic profession and worked for the Hutts, eventually ending up on Tatooine during the early Galactic Civil War. Operating out of Mos Eisley spaceport on Tatooine in the Outer Rim, Binneed managed the finances of crime lord Jabba the Hutt to the best of his efforts, along with a number of other accountants, many of whom were also Nimbanese. He was present in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in 0 BBY whenObi-Wan Kenobi attacked Ponda Baba with a lightsaber.

After the death of Binneed's superior, Lhojugg, Binneed took charge of Jabba's financial affairs and was based in the Hutt's town house. He had many informants and contacts in the organizations of Jabba's criminal rivals, and he used their information to disrupt the competitors' flow of funding. However, he knew that Jabba would have no hesitation to end his life if he failed in his tasks, and Binneed was constantly in fear of such a fate. He had many underlings, though some of them wished to work against Jabba, mismanaging his books and seeking to leave his employ.