Jawa

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Early days, some of the figures suffered from sloppy manufacturing in the Hong Kong factories. Jawa is certainly one of those characters with hit-and-miss paint apps and mixed up torso moulds. As the line went one and production was moved to China, the quality and consistency of the manufacturing improved.

Family I

Kader HK

Refer to comparison graphics below

Left leg: “HONG KONG”
 
Early version
  • Sharp bandolier torso mould
  • Initially released with the light brown vinyl cape, but quickly upgraded to the cloth cape while still on the 12 back release wave
  • Often features a light spray paint application
  • Translucent eye paint with the “alien” eye spray mask
Later version
  • Sharp bandolier torso mould
  • Improved thicker and more accurate paint app, particularly to the eyes and bandolier
  • Released with the cloth cape
  • Alien eye spray mask

Family II

2.1: Kader HK / POCH

2.2: Kader (Made in China)

Left leg: “HONG KONG”
 
  • The figure was altered again with a new rounded bandolier sculpt and completely new limbs (I believe from the 41 bks onwards, the first ESB Kader release I could find)
  • Alien eye spray mask
  • A mix of Kader F1 & F2.1 Jawa parts were sent overseas to Poch, with the paint application, assembly and packaging occurring in Spain.
  • A mix of Kader F1 & F2.1 Jawa parts were used to produce the Toltoys jawa which was released with the darker vinyl cape on 41 back Kader cards. I don’t know why the limbs on this specific release are susceptible to discolouration.
  • The last Kader HK made card I could find was the ROTJ 65 back before Jawa production moved to China.
Left leg: No Coo (HONG KONG removed)
 
  • This figure debuted on the ROTJ 65bks and carried through to the POTF 92 back release
  • The Family 1 sharp bandolier sculpt returns for this COO
  • New unique limb sculpts
  • Distinct large round eyes

FAMILY III

UNITOY / POCH / LILI LEDY

Left leg: “HONG KONG”
 
  • Shot in darker brown plastic than the Kader F1 & F2 versions
  • Both sharp and rounded bandolier torso moulds. Sharp is identical to the Kader mould and rounded is unique to Unitoy
  • Released with a cloth cape
  • Pin dot eyes can be spaced close or further apart. These two eyes masks feature all through the Unitoy production
  • Often has mixed up rounded & sharp front & back torso moulds which don’t fit snugly together
  • A crease appears on the right arm in one of the two mould cavities
  • Hong Kong Unitoy Jawa pieces were sent overseas to Poch, with the paint application, assembly and packaging occurring in Spain.
  • The Unitoys sharp sculpt moulds were sent to Lili Ledy in Mexico to produce their Jawa figure.
  • The last Unitoy produced card I could find was the ESB 47 back.