Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Monday, November 30, 2020
Pictured is a set of five Archive Miniatures Bootleg pewter Jawas. Produced around 1977 or possibly 1978, these are essentially the first pewter rendition of characters from Star Wars. Unfortunately and due to the license for Star Wars being owned by Kenner, they were never approved for production, thus making them only available as bootlegs. Also, note the Grocery price sticker ($2.95) on the front of the pack, as these were sold in Hobby shops and Novelty Stores.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Fortunately or unfortunately, there are very few things I take personal for this hobby. Though I truly love collecting, in the end, these are merely items residing in my home to be shared with friends who share a common passion and family, who in the end allow us the time to pursue them. The pictured patch came from my dear friend Bob Martinazzi, who we tragically lost in 2018. He was a good man, a devoted Father and a fellow "Vintage Snob" as we had a small clique of friends who focused primarily on Vintage Star Wars. Bob focused on Luke Jedi and amassed an impressive collection over many years. I initially made a deal with Bob around September 2017 for this vary Patch, but we never "officially" completed the deal before he passed. I am very thankful for his wife, Allison who allowed me to complete the longest deal in my collecting journey. This patch means a lot to me and will always be proudly displayed in my collection.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
I am proud to announce my Celebration Chicago (CIX) Exclusive MADBROWNZ Jawa Lapel pins and buttons. These beautiful pins and buttons showcase a Jedi Jawa with his "Cancer Saber" ready to do some damage. They also note "RIP Luke Jedi" as I personally pay tribute to my good friend Bob Martinazzi (http://www.lukejedi.info/), who we lost in 2018.
These pins and buttons will be handed out at Star Wars Celebration CVIII from April 11-15, 2019. However, ten sets (Pins and Buttons) have been set aside and are being sold with 100% of the benefits going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to aid in their quest to find a cure for children's catastrophic diseases. For more information St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, please visit https://www.stjude.org/.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a pin and button set. Based on your generosity, we donated $355.00 to St. Jude, so they can continue to break down the barriers and end Child Cancer for good. Again, thank you for your kindness and good will.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Here is a picture of the Jawa in the dark with "glowing eyes". A very nice addition to my ongoing modern pre-production run.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
I am proud to announce my Celebration VIII Exclusive MADBROWNZ "Team Tonia" Lapel Pins. These beautiful pins showcase a menacing Jawa holding a blaster. They also note "Team Tonia" in purple, as I have once again partnered with Team Tonia to benefit Run 4 Project Purple, in their fight to beat Pancreatic Cancer.
These pins will be handed out at Star Wars Celebration CVIII from April 13 - 16, 2017. However, fifteen pins have been set aside and are being sold with 100% of the benefits going to Run 4 Project Purple, as they help in the search for a cure to Pancreatic Cancer. For more information on Pancreatic Cancer, please visit CurePC.
We were able to raise $260.00, which were proudly donated to Project Purple. A HUGE thank you to everyone who purchased a pin and contributed to this Charity Drive.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
The figure is molded in yellow (Back and Front Torso) and Black (Head, Arms and Bottom Torso) and is absolutely gorgeous. The figure is devoid of any copyright information and is sonic welded, so it cannot be taken apart. I doubted the figures existence for a long time, until a random picture showed up of this very figure being displayed in of all places, a Japanese Clothing Store where the owner displayed this amazing run of POTF2 prototypes. I am very happy to finally add this figure to my collection.