I recently found my DVD copy of this special when I was cleaning my desk. I thought about how bad it was and despite my better judgment I decided to watch it again. I forgot how hilarious Chewbacca's father Itchy really was. From his Muppety flapping lower lip to his addiction to questionable holo table channels (borderline galactic porn) this character really needs a figure. He is just too awesome, look at him:
I wanted to make another Holiday Special custom and Itchy was the perfect candidate. I used a Saga Legends Chewbacca and sculpted the brow, face and lower lip to achieve the look. Overall I think he turned out good but I should have built up the lower lip more to capture the likeness better. It should have had a more overlapping appearance. I plan on taking another stab at him to improve on my first pass at him but I still think he is worth showcasing. Take a look and let me know what you guys think:
I think this figure would have a lot of appeal and would look great with all of the great Wookie figures we have received. They only have to tool up a few parts to build off of the Chewbacca body so it would not be a risky investment. C'mon Hasbro, consider this aged Wookie for the Vintage line. He would make a great exclusive!
As always your feedback comments and hate mail are welcome!