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."

Friday, September 3, 2010

Action Collection Jawa Hardcopy (Incomplete)

Pictured is an Action Collection Jawa Hardcopy. Though incomplete, this is one super cool piece. The parts are pale yellowish in color with metal pins on the bottom torso where the legs would be placed. The arms were glued to the torso at one time, but are no longer held together.

Here is a picture of the figure taken apart.This is the only known hardcopy Action Collection Jawa and I am very excited to add it to my modern pre-production Jawa collection.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Non-Sonic Welded Kenner Jawas

Pictured are two non-sonic welded Kenner Jawas. The figures are similar to production figures with copyright information, but for some unknown reason escaped the "bonding" process or simply fell apart. I placed the figures legs on the right backwards, so the copyright information can be displayed. 

Here is a picture of the figures "taken apart" for display. While I would not consider these "pre-production" pieces, they provide a look at what figures look like, before they are sonic welded.

LA GUERRA DE LAS GALAXIAS Jawa Card


Pictured is a cool "LA GUERRA DE LAS GALAXIAS" Jawa Card.Similar to Topps cards, produced in the late-70's and 80's, these feature a quite familiar background of the Jawas carrying R2D2 to their "dreaded" Sandcrawler. Based on information from the seller, these were produced in Argentina and were supposed to be glued to various sticker books.
 

Here is a picture of the back of the card. Fortunately, this card escaped the gluing process and is in fairly good condition. I purchased this card at Celebration V. Thanks to my cool roomie, Trevor for this nice card.

Painted Heritage Jawas



Pictured are Heritage Pewter Jawas. Produced by the Heritage company in the mid-80's, these "bootlegs" can be found unpainted, black and brown. They could also be found attached to pendants for various necklaces. The painted versions are much tougher to find than unpainted. These make a nice addition to my Vintage Jawa Collection.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sample Red and Black MADBROWNZ Patches


Pictured are "sample" Red and Black patches. These were handed out during the most recent Celebration event. The samples differ from the production version with a more vibrant Red, Black and Brown color on the patch. These are the only "samples" that exist and were used in the production of the Red and Black Patch.


Friday, March 26, 2010

POTF Ronto Jawa Bagged Sample with Sign-Off Sheet


Pictured is a bagged sample of the Ronto Jawa. It is complete with sign-off tag from the Factory. The sample includes two heads, two bottom-half torsos, two right arms and two left arms. Both bottom-half torsos contain copyright information (1997 LFL Kenner China). All of the sample pieces are unpainted.


The sign-off sheet is written in Mandarin and reads:
“Here is the Jawa unpainted prototype parts on tree (some of them were came off) - 2 head, 2 left hands, 2 right hands and 2 feet (Copyright markings - Kenner 1997). The plastic bag has been sealed with a sample card stapled to it".

Factory: Forward Winsome Industries Ltd.

Item No. : 69728
Name: Jawa

Part No. : 69728 - 1315, 1316, 1317, 1324
Name: Jawa heads, feet, left hand, right hand

Signed by: Mr. Lee (Project Manager)
Date: 21 Aug 1997

POTF2 Mock-up Holiday Edition Jawas

Pictured is a Mock-up of the Holiday Edition Jawas. The figures are production Jawas, but the hands have been glued on. The base appears to be hand painted and differs from the production version, but contains copyright information (2004 LFL). The gold tones are more vibrant and the black has a more matte finish.

 
Here is a close-up of the hands. Though the glue has dried a bit over the years, this is very different than the production version. 

Sunday, March 21, 2010

POTF2 Mock-up Legacy Jawa with First Shot WED Treadwell Droid

Pictured is a Mock-up Legacy Jawa with First Shot WED Treadwell Droid. The figure is a production 30th Anniversary Jawa, but has a pre-production bandolier that is molded in white plastic. The weapon is molded in black plastic and is very flexible. The WED Treadwell Droid is molded in green (base) and white (accessories) plastic and is devoid of any copyright information.

POTF2 Attacktix "Jawa Warlord" First Shot

Pictured is a POTF2 Attacktix "Jawa Warlord" First Shot. The figure is unpainted, but contains copyright information (2005 LFL Hasbro China). It is molded in white and light brown plastic. The figure has been placed on an alternate base (Droids) and the molded base differs from the produced version.

POTF2 Saga 8" Jawa First Shots (Alternate Design)


Pictured is a pair of Saga 8" Jawa First Shots. Both figures are molded in a lighter plastic than the production figures and are sonic welded, so they cannot be taken apart. They are devoid of any copyright information. They differ from the production figures, as the arms have been placed on the alternate figure. The bandoliers are included, but are broken on each end. More than likely these were used to test the design for each figure. Pre-production figures from the 12" line are much harder to find than 3 3/4" figures. These are the only Saga Jawa First Shots to have surfaced. 


Here are some individual pictures of each figure. Though I have the Production version of these figures, I have not removed them from the package. This makes comparing each figure rather challenge. 

POTF2 Animated Clone Wars Jawa First Shots

Pictured is a nice pair of First Shot Jawas from the Animated Clone Wars line. The "Tall" Jawa is unpainted and molded in dark and light brown plastic. The weapon is molded in dark brown plastic and differs from the production version. The "Short" Jawa is unpainted and molded in white and beige plastic. Both figures are devoid of any copyright information.
Here is a profile picture of both figures. The letters "HFE" are etched in the side of their head. Animated Clone Wars related prototypes are fairly hard to find and these are the first Jawas to surface.

POTF2 Commtech Jawa First Shot

Pictured is a POTF2 Commtech Jawa First Shot. The figure is unpainted and sonic welded, so it cannot be taken apart. It is molded in light and dark brown plastic and is devoid of any copyright information. This is one of two different prototype versions of the Commtech Jawa that I have obtained.

POTF2 "Short" First Shot Jawa (Paint Sample)

Pictured is a POTF2 "Short" First Shot Jawa. The figure sonic welded, so it cannot be taken apart. It is molded in a similar color as the production figure and is devoid of any copyright information. The figure had been used as a paint sample with subtle differences in scheme and color as the production figure.

POTF2 "Short" First Shot Jawa

Pictured is a POTF2 "Short" First Shot Jawa. The figure is unpainted and sonic welded, so it cannot be taken apart. It is molded in a similar color plastic as the production figure and is devoid of any copyright information.

POTF2 "Short" First Shot Jawa (Non-Sonic Welded)

Pictured is a POTF2 "Short" First Shot Jawa. The figure is unpainted and non-sonic welded, so it can be taken apart. It is molded in a lighter plastic than the production figure and is devoid of any copyright information.

Here is another picture with the front torso removed. This shows the "inner workings" of the figure and how it is held together. This is another nice addition to my ongoing modern Jawa Two-Pack Prototype run.

POTF2 "Short" Hardcopy Jawa

 
Pictured is a POTF2 "Short" Hardcopy Jawa. The figure is hand painted and more than likely used as a paint master. The head and arms are held together by pins (metal and plastic). The figure is slightly larger and differs from the production version. The figure is also pictured with two unpainted Hardcopy heads that I acquired in a separate deal.

Here is a picture of the figure with one of the Hardcopy heads placed on top.The heads are cast in a blue resin material and have some "extra" stuff on their faces. They fit the figure nicely and are a compliment to my run of  POTF2 Pre-production Jawas..

POTF2 "Tall" First Shot Jawa (Paint Sample)

Pictured is a POTF2 "Tall" First Shot Jawa. The figure is sonic welded, so it cannot be taken apart. It is molded in a similar color as the production figure and is devoid of any copyright information. The figure had been used as a paint sample with subtle differences in scheme and color as the production figure.

POTF2 "Tall" First Shot Jawa with Prototype Blaster


Pictured is a POTF2 "Tall" First Shot Jawa with a prototype blaster. The figure is unpainted and sonic welded, so it cannot be taken apart. It is molded in a similar color as the production figure and is devoid of any copyright information. The blaster is molded in a light blue plastic and more flexible than the production version.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

POTF2 30th Anniversary Collection Jawa Carded Sample


Pictured is a carded sample for the 30th Anniversary Collection Jawa. The Jawa and LIN Droid appear to be production figures and the bubble is heat sealed. The inner package is missing a insert, coin and differs slightly than the produced version. The letters "HFE" are branded on the Jawa's vest.


Here is a close-up of the Jawa, where the letters "HFE" can be seen more clearly. Though not pictured, the card back contains an earlier date stamp than the produced version.

Friday, March 19, 2010

POTF2 "Green" Jawas Proof Card


Pictured is a POTF2 "Green" Jawas Proof Card. The card is similar to the production card back with rounded corners. Though identified as a Proof Card, this can also be considered a unused card back.


Here is a picture of the back of the proof. There are no differences between the card back and the produced version.

1977 Topps Star Wars Jawa Sticker Color Key Set (#41)


Pictured is a Star Wars Jawa Sticker Color Key set from Topps. The sticker had been used to test different colors (yellow, cyan, magenta and black) for the production Topps sticker. There are four different layers to the sticker that have been laid on top of each other. The back of the sticker is blank.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Celebration IV and Celebration Europe Jawa Medallions


Pictured are the Celebration IV and Celebration Europe Exclusive Jawa Medallions. These beautiful Medallions were given to attendees, during various Collecting Panels. They are made of pewter and pay homage to the Vintage Line.

 

Here is a picture of the back of the Medallions. The name of each sponsor (Chris Nichols and Henrik Rasmussen) are highlighted as well. These were very popular during each Celebration Event.


In addition to Medallions, stickers and posters (not pictured) were created to publicize the giveaway during each Collecting Panel

Monday, March 8, 2010

Power of the Force 92 Back Jawa

 
Pictured is a Power of the Force 92 Back Jawa. I must say that Kenner saved the best for last. This is a dramatic change from the previous released card backs. The artwork is incredible. The character photo is nicely styled inside the area of the card. Of course, the collector coin is a nice addition as well. The real challenge for most Power of the Force collectors is finding a clear bubble. I do not remember seeing a Jawa with a clear bubble.


 
The Collector Coin offer is simple, but very nice. Though "Collect all 92" is noted, Ninety-Three figures were released. Yak Face is not listed or pictured on the back of the card. Sadly, this is the last domestic Vintage card back the Jawa had been released on. The Jawa is fairly common on Power of the Force card backs.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Star Wars 12 Back Jawa

 

Though a minor character to most, the Jawa, along with the Tusken Raider and Death Squad Commander were the last of the "first twelve" figures to be released. Initially released with a vinyl cape, this was changed to a more "authentic" cloth cape. The Jawa is also the shortest of the initial figures to be released, measuring 2 3/4" tall.



Here is a picture of the back of the card. Each character is identified by name, height and a brief description. The "scary" Jawa came with shiny eyes and a laser gun. The layout of the card back is very appealing, mainly due to the use of drawings to detail each character.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Jawa Prototype Samples (Hand Painted Alternate Deco)

Before switching from a vinyl cape to a more realistic cloth version, an idea was introduced to simply paint the Jawa figures with a darker color instead of using a cape for the figure. First a brown marker was used to paint a production Jawa with a dark color to test the idea. When finished, two other production jawa figures were painted with liquatex, a water based acrylic based paint to give the figures a darker color. When suggested to Kenner as a way to save money, the idea was rejected
 
Though the idea had been rejected, the figures serve as an idea that never went forward. These figures are the only ones produced for mock-up purposes and give a glimpse of the early days surrounding Star Wars and Kenner. The figures have been featured on the Star Wars Collector's Archive.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Star Wars 8" Jawa Doll (MISB)

 

One figure that I begged my parents for while growing up.Unfortunately, this never landed under my Christmas tree. Kenner's 12" line had been pretty extensive, with characters like Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Han Solo. So why did I want a Jawa? Well, I just love the little guys.The Jawa featured a blaster rifle, hooded cloak and ammunition belt. Probably not the best toy to play with, but a favorite of mine from the very beginning.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Evolution of MADBROWNZ

From the start, I wanted a site different than others. While there are some outstanding websites on the internet that showcase some outstanding collections, I wanted something special.

Why the name "MADBROWNZ"? Well, the name is unique and it seems to describe the character perfectly. I have always imagined the Jawa as this crazy character, with a mean streak. Featured is original art by Bill Cable, that had been nice enough to put my imagination into art form.


I hope to update this site on a daily or weekly basis. Enjoy the site and let me know what you think.