When Baby Yoda came to our screens, the world fell in love. But it seems that the Benjamin Button-ing of Star Wars characters has only just begun. Introducing: Baby Jabba.
As in Jabba the Hutt, the powerful gangster (and stinking, slimy, slobbering mess) of Tattooine’s criminal underworld and beyond.
But his sinister future didn’t stop Italian artist Leonardo Viti from creating a 3D-rendition of the villainous worm which made its debut on Reddit. As he said himself: “I could not resist”
And I, like the rest of the internet, can’t decide if this thing is cute as hell or really fkn creepy.
…I would lowkey die for baby jabba. https://t.co/SZ7eyhNXQD
— mahalia ❃ (@WolfHali24) January 20, 2020
Fool belongs in a tissue
— 𝕸𝖎𝖉𝖓𝖎𝖌𝖍𝖙 𝕮𝖔𝖜𝖇𝖔𝖞 (@BurntoutJory) January 21, 2020
That’s the caterpillar from a bug’s life. pic.twitter.com/Oiob9iJQbo
— Jacob Ikerd (@supersoniczeus) January 20, 2020
— 💚𝓔𝓓𝓜 𝓟𝓸𝓲𝓼𝓸𝓷 𝓘𝓿𝔂 💚 (@mythicbitch027) January 21, 2020
— Todd Mitchum (@ToddMitchum) January 20, 2020
This is what I’d do to baby jabba pic.twitter.com/Zjr2TGWla6
— John (@PapaJ0419) January 20, 2020
Is he a lizard that ate a bowling ball? A weird alien baby version of the cterpillar from A Bugs Life? The baby from Dinosaurs? Does that mean it’s cute? Am I allowed to love it if it becomes really fkn evil and straight-up yuck?
But this Baby Jabba isn’t the first time we’ve seen a mini Hutt. If we throw it back to the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, we should remember Jabba’s infant son, Rotta (A.K.A. Stinky). And that little guy was decidedly more grotesque (albeit, a probably closer relation) to the mobster than this Baby Jabba 2.0 is.
We already have Baby Jabba…his name is Stinky 🤔
— Josh Cooper (@Sandgroper81) January 20, 2020
It’s likely that there are going to be more baby versions of your fave Star Wars characters on the way, for better or worse. But I doubt that anyone will dethrone the almighty, eternally cute Baby Yoda.
Image Sources: Instagram (@leovitiart), Disney+ (The Mandalorian)