The Jawa guide is soon to be reworked to include a recently discovered mould family 4. The information shown below was made prior to this discovery and will be completely updated soon. Chihuahua

DON’T RELY ON JUST THE COO TO IDENTIFY A FIGURE. Mould, paint colour, plastic colour and figure assembly traits are also needed to confirm your figure’s origins.




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


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 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



(Work in progress)

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 Unitoy rounded torso 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.



The Jawa guide is soon to be reworked to include a recently discovered mould family 4.
The Lili Ledy information above will be relocated here.

The LL Jawa was also produced in many variations. You can already spot two different stitching colours on the ones pictured above: a light one and a dark one. There should be also a version with an attached (sewn on) hood. If it is real it must be very rare and maybe a very early version.

To the right you can see the main variant on the eyes. There is duller, darker sprayed eyes, as well as very bright yellow sprayed eyes existing.

On the bandolier three main colours are known to exist: A grey, a brown and a reddish one. The brown one always is very glossy and seems always to go with the very bright sprayed eyes. The reddish one is the rarest of all those.

Poch Guide

The figure shown in the middle above is assumed to be the Poch variant of the Jawa. It is compared to his Kenner COO counterparts (left and right). The most obvious difference, with the cloth cape on, is the very unique sprayed eyes. Compared to the carded one this is a total match. I would also say that the cloth cape found with this loose one is the correct one. There is very less differences to a Kenner one, but it seems that the stitching is a bit wider especially on the hem below, not much, but maybe a hint.

Shown above is the Poch Jawa without cloth cape compared to its HK counterparts. What can be noticed first is the darker paint on the strap. If you have a closer look you will notice that the mould of the strap is different too. This is a mould from another HK-family/series and got probably mixed up in the PBP factory. The black paint applied on face and hands is much glossier and there is some sort of “irregularity” in the mould of the right arm. It looks like an additional “pleat” but it’s from a damaged steel-mould. The “flashing” on the legs seems also typical for this variant.

So this figure has a lot of identification points: strap-mould, eyes, right arm, paint and of course there can be also dents on the back. I have pictures of a second one which I’m not allowed to show, but I can tell you that all “identifications points” can be also found on this one. To me this variant is confirmed.