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."

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. (CAS 80)

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.
 The Jawas were recently graded by CAS and I am simply blown away how good they look. They did a superb job in preserving the figures. The clear case really brings out the hand painted elements in each figure and makes them look even better.

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.