Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Figure of the Day: Day 966: Jawa

JAWA & WED Treadwell Droid
The Legacy Collection Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 87535 No. 87837
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #BD33
Includes: Jawa, WED Septoid Treadwell Droid, blaster, bandolier, droid caller
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $7.99
Availability: January 2009
Appearances: Star Wars

Bio: The Jawas come to the Lars homestead to offer droids for sale. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' TV tray.

Commentary: The original Star Wars is a well Hasbro goes back to constantly for new old figures. For example, there have been a great many Jawa releases. At least 5 distinct molds have been created, many of which have been repainted or tweaked and reissued-- like this one, which is based on the 2007 Jawa action figure. There were so many variations on the basic Jawa design in the original Star Wars film that it's not surprising that we're on, by my count, #8. The core figure is essentially identical to the 2007 release, which is a good one to build off of if you're looking to do a good job. Our new friend here has ball-jointed shoulders and elbows, a ball head, plus standard wrist joints and an articulated waist. It's pretty good, really, but you know what to expect if you got last year's version. The big difference here is that the vest now matches the rest of his rags, and there's a new blaster with a bandolier attached to it. Oh, and there's a little droid caller thing with it too. This figure is darker and less toy-like than its previous incarnation, and I dare use the phrase "more realistic." Unlike most other Jawa molds, he doesn't have the light-up eyeport. (I see this as an improvement. Your mileage may vary.) If you're a fan that owns a Sandcrawler or the Lars Homestead environment, you owe it to yourself to pick up this figure set. I'll talk about the droid later, but really, either of the two figures is enough to warrant its purchase.

Collector's Notes: The first shipments of this figure come with the torso of R5-A2. As to the future, who knows.

Day 966: February 25, 2008

1 comment:

A T T S said...

The missing light vent on the hood and tilt of the head make me say Utinni.

Always loved the Jawa, and skipped the plastic caped version on the pegs as a kid because it looked ridiculous.