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.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

POTF2 Commtech Jawa and Gonk Droid First Shots


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

Clone Wars Jawas (Vendor Structural Sample)


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

POTF2 Saga Jawa Mock-up (MOC)


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

Diamond C2E2 Exclusive Jawa Bank Artist Proof


Exclusive to the Chicago Comic Con in 2013 and Produced by Diamond, only 250 of the Jawa Vinyl Banks were produced. Unlike the more common version, that came with a Droid stun device, these were produced with a Blaster Rifle. This particular figure is an Artist Proof (AP). The Bank is still sealed in a clear bag and has the C2E2 Sticker (AP/250) at the bottom.Unfortunately, the figure does not differentiate from the production version and more than likely, had been used for Promotion or Display purposes.


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

Run of Foreign and Domestic Jawa Baggies.

Pictured above is possibly the most complete set of Jawa Baggies ever assembled. From left to right, the bagged Jawas are:

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 Land of the Jawas: Horizontal Made in Hong Kong
European/Meccano (no COO text)
Kenner: 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, ESB-C and ESB-D. 

The same Jawa had been released in three different types of Foreign baggies. The taped sealed version with Made In Hong Kong text resembles the ESB-C type of baggie and was exclusive to the Palitoy Land of the Jawas Playset. A second type of baggie is considered a European/Meccano style, but contains no Country of Origin text. The baggie material is also much thinner than other bagged figures. The third type of baggie was possibly a European (German) mail-away in the mid-80's. The baggie features a Kenner logo and is tape sealed.

Here are two pictures of the Domestic and Foreign Jawa Baggies.. I have been fortunate to obtain a few duplicate Jawa baggies, which fits well with the rest of the set. I cannot thank the seller enough for making this set available to me, as this makes a notable addition to my Jawa focus. For more information on Domestic Kenner Baggies, please read this  great article written by Bill Wills and Todd DeMartino concerning Domestic Kenner Baggies. Frank Mewes has put together a very informative thread concerning Foreign released baggies.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Empire Strikes Back 41 Back (Survival Kit Offer) Sample Proof


 
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

Star Wars Land of the Jawas Playset (NRFB/MISB)



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

Ronto & Jawa Box Flat Proof (Fold Test Display)

Pictured is a Ronto and Jawa Box Flat (Fold Test Display). Released in 1997, the "Beast Pack" featured an exclusive Jawa with a Ronto. A Hasbro proof approval sticker can be seen on the front side of the Flat.


Here is a picture of the back side of the Box Flat. "Fold Test Display" is written on the left hand side of the interior label. More than likely, the Box Flat would have been used to test the display of the box, when folded. Each end of the Flat has a clear piece of tape that appears to be cut after the Flat had been folded for display purposes. The Box Flat originated from a former Kenner/Hasbro employee and is a welcome addition to my ongoing modern Jawa Pre-Production collection.

Tomy Plush Jawa (Japan)

Pictured is the Plush Jawa, produced by Tomy. This beautiful Plush figure had been produced in 2002 and only available in Japan. The Jawa stands 16" tall and is the largest Plush Jawa produced for the modern line. The Jawa features a Blaster, Bandolier, plastic yellow eyes and Tomy tag (still attached). The hood can be pulled back, to reveal an all black fabric head. The Plush figures were shipped in clear plastic bags, which are easily lost. I am fortunate to have the original bag. I can only assume that production numbers for this line were fairly low, as the Jawa is fairly hard to find. This is a welcome addition to my Collection..

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Star Wars Droid Factory Playset (MISB)


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.

Funko Holiday Jawa Bobblehead First Shot

Pictured is a Holiday Jawa Bobblehead First Shot Prototype. Produced in 2008 by Funko, four different Bobbleheads were created with a Holiday or Christmas theme. The set included Darth Vader, Yoda, C3PO and a Jawa. The figure is unpainted and molded in Brown and White. The base does not contain copyright information. The figure measures 4 1/2" tall and features a working spring that makes the head go up and down when pushed. This is one of many modern Prototypes I have in my ever growing Pre-Production collection.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Vintage Jawa Lobby Card signed by Rusty Goffe.



Pictured is a signed "Jawa" Lobby Card by Rusty Goffe. He is one of many actors that played the Jawa character in the Original Star Wars Saga in 1977. This beautifully framed card had been given to me by my "Secret Santa" Mike Z from The Imperial Gunnery Forum. Held once a year, Members are sent the name, address and a list of wants from other collectors. This allows Collectors to not only give to each other, but back to the Community as well. 


Here is a close-up of the Actor's name under the frame. Also noted is "The Collection of MADBROWNZ" as well. This personal touch makes this gift even more special. Mike also included a sweet loose Jawa (not pictured) with this framed picture. I cannot thank him enough for a truly unique gift that I will proudly display with my Jawa Collection.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Promotional Gentle Giant Jawas Mini-Busts (Promo/7000)


Pictured are Promotional Mini-Busts Jawas produced by Gentle Giant. Produced in 2007, the busts are identical to the regular ones that were sold to the public, but these were used for Display or to Promote sales by Gentle Giant. The box is not sealed, which makes sense for a Promotional item.
Here is a picture of the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) stating “PROMO/7000”, which is still sealed in the top portion of the box. Sadly, the sticker is missing from the bottom of the box, but this is a nice addition to my ever growing Jawa collection.



Saturday, October 6, 2012

Empire Strikes Back Droid Factory (NIB)

Pictured is the Empire Strikes Back Droid Factory Playset. Produced in 1980, the Droid Factory followed the Star Wars release of the same Playset. The box measures 14" wide, 12" tall and 4" deep. This cool Playset features Jawas, Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, a three legged R2D2 and other miscellaneous Droids on the front of the box. This 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. 

Here is a close up of the front of the box. Kids could build up to five different robots at the same time and a unique R2D2 with a third leg. The Playset came with a Robot building blueprint instruction booklet, stickers and a catalog, featuring newer toys.

Lastly, here is a picture of one side featuring the different robots that could be built. I had the Star Wars version as a kid and can still remember how fun this Playset had been and unfortunately, how easy parts were to loose. The Playset is still sealed on one side, but the tape is slowly deteriorating. I have reinforced it with two pieces of clear tape. The tape on the other side has been neatly cut, allowing the flap to come loose and opened. This side has been reinforced as well. The set is complete with base, unused stickers, instructions, catalogs and parts still sealed in their plastic baggies. The Empire release is much harder to find than the Star Wars release.