Type: Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
Number: Item No. 80179
Edition Size: 1380
Source: A New Hope
Availability: September 2011
License: Gentle Giant Ltd.
When the Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures line was announced, speculation instantly ran rampant and collectors wondered how Gentle Giant Ltd.. would deal with the running changes from the classic Kenner line. They wasted little time exploring candidates that fit this bill and quickly issued both the vinyl cape Jawa and cloth cape Jawa (the former is a PGM exclusive). Collectors knew that they were in store from some serious homage paying in this line and we continue to wait with bated breath to see just how far Gentle Giant Ltd. plans to take this very exciting high-end collectibles line. (It seems as if there is no limit in sight.) The Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures line is not for everyone. But we’re surprised by the lack of interest from old-school collectors who grew up with these characters in 3.75” scale. Yes, they are astronomically priced and take up a great deal of space, but their tug of collectors’ heartstrings seems to be the driver that makes us cave.
Gentle Giant Ltd cleverly killed two birds with one stone when it came to the Jawa. Both the Jawa [Vinyl Cape] and the standard Jawa with the soft-goods cape were released at the same time with the vinyl cape flavor a special option for Premier Guild Members. We have to admit that we’re especially partial to the version with the soft-goods. The vintage Jawa action figure (with the brown woven material cape) still holds up incredibly well. It’s so good that it some argue it’s still the best version of a Jawa we have. We have to echo the spirit of that. Obviously better sculpting has come into play with the modern line, but the clever marriage of cloth and plastic makes this Jawa a prized possession. And we’re all waiting for Hasbro to top it. Each Hasbro succession gets better and better, but they haven’t released a definitive version of this classic action figure. So we continue to wait for it.
Status: Jawa is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 4
Articulation Details: 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable cloth cape, blaster
Date Stamp: 2011
Retail: $79.99 USD
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