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, 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 (Bottom to Top), the bagged Jawas are:

SW-B: Vertical Made in Hong Kong (Heat Sealed) (AFA 80)
SW-D: Horizontal Made in Hong Kong (Heat Sealed)
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)
Kenner Euro G: Horizontal Kenner logo (Heat Sealed/Smooth)
Palitoy (I) Land of the Jawas: Horizontal Made in Hong Kong (Tape sealed/Smooth)

SW-F (Heat Sealed/Smooth)  (UKG 90)
Woolsworth 8 Pack (Sealed baggies) (UKG 90)
European/Meccano (No COO) (Heat Sealed/Smooth)

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 SW-F Baggie resembles a SW-B with the difference being the font of the text. 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 (Euro G) baggies were possibly a European mail-away in the mid-80's.
For more information on Kenner Baggies (Domestic), please read this great article written by Bill Wills and Todd DeMartino:Kenner Baggies. Frank Mewes has put together a very informative thread concerning Foreign released baggies.

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 16" Plush Jawa Dolls (Japan)

Pictured are two 16" Plush Jawa Dolls, produced by Tomy. These beautiful Plush figures were 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 one of the original bags.

Here is a close-up of one of the Plush Dolls. 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..