Welcome to my little slice of internet heaven. This site showcases some of the coolest Jawa collectibles from my personal collection (unless noted). Also, I have included links to some of my favorite websites, which feature other outstanding collections as well. Thank you for visiting MADBROWNZ and enjoy the "Jawa experience." Please e-mail me (Hobbes089@hotmail.com) if you wish to contribute to the content of this site.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Pictured is a POTF2 Trilogo Jawa Two-Pack "Quality Control" Sample. For quality control purposes, it is common for toys to be routinely inspected during the production process.This particular item has a "signed sample" sheet attached to the back of the package. The sheet notes the Vender, Item name, product number, etc. Of note, the "Language Version" of choice is UK with a comment "Existing US Product W/O EU .102 Blister Card". Unfortunately, the original tape has dried off from the sign-off sheet, separating it from the card.
Pictured is the front of the card. Here you can see the five different languages detailing the glowing eyes and blaster pistols for the "evil jawas". This is a rather cool addition to my growing modern pre-production Jawa collection.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Pictured is a Legacy Paint Master Hardcopy Jawa with First Shot Security Droid. The figure is hand painted and had been used as a paint master. The head is held by a resin shaped bulb on top of the figure. The arms are held in place by plastic pins and come apart from the top torso. The legs are also held by plastic pins thru the middle part of the bottom torso and can be separated from the figure. The figure comes complete with a hardcopy black weapon (not pictured) and first shot Security Droid. The wheels on the base of the Security Droid are locked in place. The top portion can be separated from the base and displays touch-ups of paint, where it had been hand painted. The figure and droid differ from the final production figure
Here is a picture of the figure and droid taken apart. Spots of "blue resin" are visible underneath the paint that had been applied to the figure.Like most hardcopies, the figure is quite delicate and has to be handled carefully. This figure compliments my First Shot Legacy Jawa and is a very nice addition to my collection and "ongoing" run of modern pre-production Jawas.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Here is a picture of the back. When put together, the Sandcrawler measures 10" tall and 18" wide. This is the second Lego Sandcrawler to be released and a welcome addition to my collection.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Pictured is a POTF2 Jawa and Gonk Droid First Shot. Each figure is unpainted and non-sonic welded, so they can be taken apart. Each figure is also devoid of any copyright information. The Jawa is molded in beige (flesh), blue, green (tunic) and brown plastic. A prototype blaster molded in beige plastic had been included with the figure. The head has been purposely left off the figure, so it will not break if removed. The Gonk Droid is molded in white (base) and beige (legs) plastic.
Here are pictures of each figure when taken apart. The Jawa came with a clear insert that has been placed inside the head. The middle piece of the Gonk Droid is used when putting the figure together. Though I have been fortunate enough to add other Commtech Jawa first shots to my collection, the Gonk Droid makes this addition even more special.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Pictured is a Clone Wars Jawas Packaging sample.Technically a Vender structural sample, these are created to get approval on the weight of the board stock, blister fit and depth of the bubble. The figures and blister are affixed to yellow cardstock that has been die cut to the specifications of the cardback prior to production.
Here is a close up of the blister and figures.Though not shown, the figures have "HFE" written on the top of their heads.
Though not the most exciting picture, here is a layout of the back of the card. The cardback is blank and white in color. The carded sample is a nice fit to my Clone Wars first shots. This is one of many modern carded samples I have managed to obtain over the years.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Pictured is a Jawa Mock-up on a Saga cardback. I have to admit that I had been very skeptical when this first appeared on Ebay. While the Jawas were not released for the Saga Collection (2002 - 2004), they were produced for the Original Trilogy Collection (OTC) from 2004 - 2005. Unfortunately, I can only guess that these were mocked-up to see what the figures would look like prior to the OTC cardbacks being produced. Similar to most mock-ups, an existing cardback and insert had been used. In this case, a C3PO cardback and Darth Maul insert. There are subtle differences between the insert used on this mock-up and the produced version. The bubble, however is interesting, as it matches the one used when the figures were produced on OTC cardbacks. The inner tray is cut for each figure and weapon as well. Since the Jawas were repainted versions of the ones produced in 1996, it makes sense that the same figures would be used for this mock-up. These make a very notable addition to my ongoing Modern pre-production collection.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Here are pictures of the bottom sticker and the presentation board at Toy Fair 2012, before being produced by Diamond. A noteworthy addition to my collection.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
SW-B: Vertical Made in Hong Kong
SW-D: Horizontal Made in Hong Kong
ESB-C: Horizontal Kenner and Made in Hong Kong (Tape Sealed)
ESB-D: Horizontal Kenner and Made in Hong Kong (Heat Sealed)
Palitoy (A) Land of the Jawas: Horizontal Made in Hong Kong (Tape sealed/Crisp)
Palitoy (I) Land of the Jawas: Horizontal Made in Hong Kong (Tape sealed/Smooth)
European/Meccano (No COO)
Kenner (Euro G): Horizontal Kenner logo
The Jawa is fairly hard to find for domestic baggies, but the foreign versions are close to impossible to locate, which makes this run even more special. The Jawa were released in two different versions of Star Wars baggie, a B and D version. The main difference being the Made in Hong Text on the front of the bagged figure. For the Empire Strikes Back, the Jawa were released in two different baggies, an ESB-C and ESB-D.
The same Jawa had been released in a number of Foreign baggies. The taped sealed (crisp and smooth) versions with Made In Hong Kong text resembles the ESB-C type of baggie and were exclusive to the Palitoy Land of the Jawas Playset. The European/Meccano baggie does not contain any Country of Origin text. The baggie material is also much thinner than other bagged figures. The Kenner baggie had possibly been a European mail-away in the mid-80's. The baggie features a Kenner logo and is tape sealed.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Pictured is an Empires Strikes Back 41 Back (Survival Kit Offer) Sample Proof card. Unlike most proof cards that have squared bottom corners, the corners are rounded, similar of production cardbacks. The punch is centered more to the left, than the production 41 Back.The proof has been graded by AFA (80).
Here is a picture of the back of the proof card. The proof features a "Survival Kit Offer", so I thought it would be appropriate to add one to this post. Sample proof cards are extremely hard to find and rarely come up for public or private sale. This is one of three known 41 Back Jawa sample proofs that are known to exist and makes an superb addition to my Jawa proof run.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Pictured is a Star Wars Land of the Jawas Playset. Released in 1979, this Playset allowed kids to recreate C3PO and R2D2 being captured by the Jawas. The set features a plastic base, cardboard Sandcrawler backdrop and escape pod. The cardboard backdrop has an elevator, so action figures can be lifted up and down. This particular version features a Rebate Offer. Kids could send in a select number of proof of purchases and receive $3.00 back from Kenner.
The Playset has never been removed from the box. One side is securely sealed, while one piece of tape has been cleanly cut on the other side. The box is a solid C-8+ with slight wear around the edges and vibrant color. This Playset is a welcome addition to my Jawa collection.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Pictured is a Star Wars Droid Factory Playset. Produced in 1979, the Droid Factory offered kids hours of fun in building and customizing different droids from a series of parts. Featuring a crane, you could "lift" and "drop" different parts from one side to the next. The box measures 14" wide, 12" tall and 4" deep.Unlike the Empire Strikes Back release of the same Playset, only Jawas, R2D2 and other various Droids are featured on the front.
Here is a picture of one side, featuring a kid lifting different parts and building his own special Droid.Unfortunately, the box has seen better days and is in rough condition. The Playset is still sealed on both sides and has never been opened.Though easier to find than the Empire Strikes Back release, this makes an affordable addition to my Jawa collection.