40th Anniversary Collection / The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Debut
Item No.: Asst. C1688 No. C2718
Includes: 2 blasters
Action Feature: Glow in the dark green eyes
Availability: May 2017
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: What Jawas hid underneath their heavy robes was subject to much speculation from the colonists who settled on Tatooine, with rumors claiming they were giant rodents or devolved humans. Although Jawas were typically small, measuring only one meter, some of them were significantly taller than that. One of those abnormally gangly Jawas was almost as tall as a 3PO unit, a model of protocol droid measuring 1.71 meters. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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He has two blasters, plus on-belt storage for the wired one. One is wired to a power source, and the other is easily held in his hand. There's a little bit of deco here, but nothing too mind-blowing.
I've mentioned in the past that some 6-inch figures don't benefit at all from super-articulation and this is one of them. It's a Jawa - a fan favorite, an essential thing in any group of action figures based on the saga. But it's not great. We're used to getting a droid, or a second Jawa, in most packs - at $20 we really need something meatier in the box. Swappable robes would have been a huge bonus, but like the Yoda I don't see how this figure is in any way better than a $13 3 3/4-inch super-articulated figure. It's basically sized similarly to the 3 3/4-inch-ish Chewbacca, and it's not exactly massive. Nobody is fleecing us here, Hasbro is delivering the kind of product we expect (and in some cases demand) but from where I sit, it's kind of a bore. It's just like the smaller cheaper Jawas - which included droid accessories - for a much higher price and much lower value proposition. Aside from the useless leg articulation, the execution is absolutely spot-in - it's just not meaty as Lando or Obi-Wan or other recent releases. Obviously get it on sale (lots of them), and at full price you'll probably still want to buy one to finish the collection. Just don't anticipate being impressed.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,380: June 21, 2017