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.
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Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
SW-B: Vertical Made in Hong Kong (AFA 80)
SW-D: Horizontal Made in Hong Kong
ESB-C: Horizontal Kenner and Made in Hong Kong
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 set even more special. The Jawa was 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 was released in only one form of baggie, which came tape sealed.
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.
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.
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
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
Sunday, November 18, 2012
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
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.
Pictured are Green and Orange Rubber Jawas. Produced by the Japanese Company Takara in the late 1970's or early 1980's these Jawas were produced in at least nine different colors; Green, Yellow, Black, Blue, Orange, Red, White, Translucent Blue and Translucent Green. They are made of rubber and are flexible enough to be squeezed in ones hand.
Here is a picture of the back of the Jawas. They were distributed/sold in vending machines and came carded with other rubber figures. The letters GMFGI are stamped on the back of each figure and measure 1" tall. I only recently became aware of the figures existence at Celebration VI, when my friend Andy Looney showed me two similar color figures and a blue one. Now my hunt begins for the other seven.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Pictured is a Vintage Power Of The Force Jawas Coin. Unlike most coins that are sold loose, this one is still sealed in a white sleeve with a clear cello plastic cover, The front of the Coin displays Jawas and Desert Scavengers with the Sandcrawler and Jawas in the background.
Here is a picture of the back of the coin. The Jawas are described as "Furry, cloaked inhabitant of Tatooine who captured R2D2 and C3PO and sold them to Luke Skywalker's Uncle." The Star Wars Logo is visible above the description and "May The Force Be With You" below. The Jawas coin is classified as a Category II and is fairly easy to find loose.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Pictured is a Revenge of the Jedi 48 Back Jawa proof card. As most collectors know, the original title of the Third film had been Revenge of the Jedi. Unfortunately, this had been cancelled and replaced with Return of the Jedi. The top has rounded corners and the bottom corners are squared, which is common for most proofs. The front of the proof has an offer a free Nien Nunb action figure.
Here is a picture of the back of the proof card showing 48 figures. Since 48 Backs were a transition from the former movie Empire Strikes Back to the newer title, no new figures would be pictured. Revenge of the Jedi 48 Back proofs are the most common proof cards available to collectors. This makes a nice addition to my focus.