Joining the growing line of Geeki Tiki mugs is a character who deserves more love. Dante may say that “All ‘Jedi’ had was a bunch of Muppets,” but those were some memorable muppets. The most memorable, in my opinion, is Max Rebo.
Before Lucas made all his weird changes, I really loved the short glimpses of the Max Rebo Band in Jabba’s palace. The droopy-eared keyboardist with an elephant snout stood out among all the dark and dingy decor of the crime lord’s lair.
Now the blue-hued musician is getting his own tiki mug.
The Geeki Tiki mug holds 28 oz. There’s just something about the glazed bright blue finish on this thing that really makes it stand out. That’s what I always liked about Max. His color scheme was so different from most other beings in the galaxy far-far away.
The leader of the Max Rebo Band! Hit all the right notes with this Star Wars Max Rebo 28 oz. Geeki Tikis Mug. Featuring the Ortolan keyboardist and leader of the alien band, Max Rebo is depicted playing his iconic Red Ball Jett keyboard, most likely for Jabba the Hutt like he did in Return of the Jedi. This eye-catching drinkware holds approximately 28 ounces of your favorite beverage. It features a bright-blue glazed finish with white lettering on the front and a sloped opening on the back for your straws, swizzle sticks, and other galactic garnish. Plus, you’ll experience a little Tiki culture with every sip! Hand wash only.
Max Rebo may be one of the most misunderstood characters in the ‘Star Wars’ universe. I remember having his toy as a kid. He was represented as a squat little elephant-like being with two legs and two arms. Well, that wasn’t the intent of the character designers.
Star Geek goes in-depth in the following video. Character sketches, notes, and other material from the early days of the Jedi production point point to a totally different body shape.
Yep, Max is actually playing his instrument with his feet. He ain’t got no arms, yo! Check out the video below for all the details and prepare to have your childhood ruined.
Max should be hitting shelves this month. Entertainment Earth is taking pre-orders now!
[Source: Entertainment Earth]
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