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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Action Figure Review: Jawa from Star Wars: The 40th Anniversary Collection by Hasbro
Height: 4 1/4 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, swivel hinged knees, ball jointed hips, ball jointed abdomen, swivel/ hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, a hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Ion blaster, non-removable ion blaster.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* The decision had to be made whether to go with a sculpted cloak or a soft goods cloak and it seems the winner was a sculpted cloak. Overall I think Hasbro has had good success with using soft goods, but the sculpted cloak here looks good and fits the figure well. The texturing on this guy is excellent, as is the paint work. Yeah, he could look a bit more rough and weathered, but he fits in with everyone else just fine. I like the fine dusting of sand along the hem of his robe, too. It nicely gives him that "fresh out of the Jundland Wastes" look that all of the hipster Jawas are always trying to imitate. The lower legs are wrapped in various strands of cloth, kind of like a Tusken Raider, but it's pretty tough to see underneath the Jawa's robe.
*By the way, I mean that literally: The eyes are yellow and painted with a glow in the dark paint. It's not a very strong glow effect but it is noticeable.
* The Jawa comes with two ion blasters. The first is the model you see on your left. It's the model I always think of first (probably because the POTF2 version included one like it) and it's always been my favorite. The paintwork is nice; it looks rather distressed and rugged.
* The second ion rifle looks like the one used to shoot R2-D2. It also has a nice sculpt and a variety of paint applications to call attention to all of the details on it. It is attached to a cord that is attached to a battery pack on the Jawa's bandolier, meaning it is not removable. More on that in a moment.
* First things first, I do want to point out that the Jawa's leg articulation is not only hindered by the stiff plastic robe (he has balljointed hips, swivel/hinge knees, and swivel/hinge ankles underneath the robe) but his arm articulation is also pretty rigid. Sadly, it's tough to get him into good firing poses using one of his ionization rifles. Sad Jawa, sad Utinni.
* I really do not like the attached blaster. It might be film accurate, but it definitely gets in the way. Surely there's no reason that the battery pack could not have been removable. Then this wouldn't have been an issue at all.
This is actually the first Jawa figure I've reviewed on Action Figure Barbecue. If you're looking for more figures from the 40th Anniversary Collection, check out the following:
Death Squad Commander
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With this I was really hoping for a 2 pack. And I hate to say it but Im a sucker for the light piping effect on older versions and really hoped it would be here as well.ReplyDelete
I really wish they would have gone for LED eyes, considering the size and the price of this figure. I think it might have worked. I like the light piping features but it definitely hurts the aesthetic of the headsculpt.Delete
Wow, glad I skipped him! I saw him the other day, along with C-3PO, but left the Jawa due to his articulation. Didn't look like I would be able to do much with him, and it looks like I was right! The attached ion blaster would have irritated me to no end.ReplyDelete
Yeah, he's definitely more for show than for play.Delete