Jawa Painted First Shot
First shots of the original twelve figures are probably the most challenging to find for any collector and this piece certainly fits nicely in Jason West's collection given his focus on the character.

The hand painted Jawa first shot is devoid of copyright information and is accompanied by particularly notable cape that varies in both material and coloration from its production counterpart. The cape is also hand-cut.

The hand-painted nature truly allows the bandolier details to stand out in striking fashion. Notice the bandolier is fuller in size, while the hands are thinner compared to production examples. The two torso halves are hand glued as opposed sonic-welded (the process used on production figures to join the torso together as a single piece.

The Jawa action figure featured on page 2 of the 1978 Retailer Catalog shares the same style cape as the first shot featured in this entry.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger, Jason West
Photo: Jason West
From the collection of: Jason West
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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