From 1984 Kenner in-package catalog:
"Imagine if you will... the most ominous creature in existence. Now imagine that this creature is the ruthless leader of the most dangerous cutthroats in the galaxies. One look into his glassy eyes and kids will know -- JABBA THE HUTT means business. When the head of this footless creature moves, his large menacing tail swishes slowly from side to side. He sits high atop a prison platform so he can watch his victims beg for mercy. The prison holds up to seven STAR WARS Action Figures, has doors that open and close at the flick of a switch. And , as if that isn't enough, there's a slave rope to hold even more of his captives. JABBA THE HUTT and his pet, SALACIOUS CRUMB, sit and wait... impatiently... to see who will become the next prisoner."
playsets are available in either the standard ROJ packaging or in the
"white box". The white box is generally advertised as a mailer
package and is rather generic with an illustration of the set on front and back
and packing inserts that consist of styrofoam peanuts!
Aside from the base itself, the parts for this playset are readily available on the secondary market.