A photo of Jabba Glob toy in V&A collection against an orange dotted background with a green halo

5 Weird and Wonderful V&A Objects

The V&A is jam-packed full of weird and wonderful objects and we’d like to show you some!
If you enjoy this, check out our other Weird and Wonderful objects relating to Easter.

Star Wars Jabba Glob

A photo of the V&A collection of a toy Jabba the Glob made by Hasbro for the Star Wars film The Phantom Menace. The toy is green and shows Jabba with a frog hanging out of his mouth next to a tub of Star Wars slime.

Jabba Glob is based on the character Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. He made his first visual appearance in the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, where he was introduced as a gangster. This action figure comes with a tub of slime and little oozing frogs that can be put in Jabba and squeezed out of his mouth. Eww!

Quatchi

A photo of the V&A collection of a soft toy called Quatchi who was a mascot for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.

Quatchi the Sasquatch was one of the little mascots for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. Mascots are a person, animal or object that are a symbol for good luck. What would your mascot be?

Rode Rat

A photo of a V&A object of a ceramic rat with a red glaze on a white background

Hello little Ratty! This delightful ceramic sculpture is actually pretty grim when you look more closely. The artist glazed it in red to resemble a skinned animal. Gross!

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Have you heard of the V&A Museum (or Young V&A)?

A photo of the V&A collection of a toy Jabba the Glob made by Hasbro for the Star Wars film The Phantom Menace. The toy is green and shows Jabba with a frog hanging out of his mouth next to a tub of Star Wars slime.

Yes and I love it! 15%

I already knew about it. 13%

Nope, it’s new to me! 35%

Not really sure what it is? 36%

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Handbag

A photo of a V&A collection - a handbag made from green sequins and beads in the design of a Walkers crisp bag with a green chain

At the start of the Millenium, the world had a bit of an obsession with crisp and chocolate brands, especially in the UK, with Walkers crisps. There was a trend for parents to put empty crisp packets in the oven and create keyrings out of them for their kids! Crazy! This artist jumped on this humorous trend and made actual bags based on the confectionery packaging. Would you wear one of these handbags now?

Eclipse Night

A photo of a V&A object of a white and grey stone sculpture that has a jagged rough surface against a grey background

This stone sculpture is called Eclipse Night. Look at its surface – remind you of anything? Something we see in the sky at night perhaps? That’s right! The moon! It is a large piece of pottery at over 60cm, which is two school rulers stacked on top of eachother. Imagine how it feels to touch – crusty!