Type: Vinyl Collectible Dolls (Realistic Style)
Source: A New Hope
License: Medicom Toy
Of the many dangers that travel the dunes and crags of the arid world, few can send a droid's behavioral matrix circuitry into a tizzy like the Jawas.
There have been many surprises in 2009, but perhaps one of the more pleasant ones was the Medicom VCD realistic style Jawa. For those of you who need a quick overview on these fine Japanese collectibles, there are two types: realistic and super-deformed. The realistic style sometimes gets mistaken for a 12" scale figure, but this isn't correct. The VCD line is very limited in articulation whereas the 12" scale is hyper-articulated utilizing the Real Action Heroes body type. The Jawa is obviously realistic style. Articulation aficionados likely won't be impressed with this brand of collectible because since these aren't 12" scaled figures, but rather a statue with soft-goods that can move in a few spots, it just doesn't have the universal appeal like so many other Star Wars collectibles. (But we would like to state that these VCDs really have all the movement they need.) If you can accept a VCD for what it is then you will be thoroughly able to appreciate the craftsmanship of the sculpt and the workmanship of the cloth pieces and accessories which in turn will truly become a beloved piece in your Star Wars collections. Not a cheap collectible, we understand why the pocketbook will be emptied after one purchase. First, they are Japanese imported collectibles. And, they are without a doubt extremely faithful scaled replicas of the characters we saw in the films. We don't deny that $79.99 is quite a steep price to pay (especially since this figure doesn't exceed seven inches), but we can assure you that if you are able to look past the price, you will enjoy a very fine high-end Star Wars collectible.
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