25 Jun 2016

Sideshow Collectibles Jawas

A few weeks ago I got the new Sideshow Jawas 2-figure set, and overall was pretty happy with them. The outfits and accessories are pretty nice, but it's the underlying bodies that let it down with some very loose joints.

Here's my full video review up on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel. I go through everything, so hopefully you can check it out! More pics and thoughts below too.



The packaging is the same simple style for these more expensive figures.



Comes with an array of hands and weapons for accessories. Overall the paint app and detailing is pretty nice. One major thing to look out for is taking the ion blaster out of the holster. In the factory they have shoved the large tip in so far into the holster it is extremely difficult to get out. The tip does separate from the the rest of the blaster to be careful to not snap it!



The lightup eyes are a nice touch. The switch on the back of the head is easily accessible and they are bright. Luckily there is enough reflectiveness that they still look OK when switched off. The Jawas do look pretty hilarious without their hoods on! Interesting to see that for the first time lol!



The fake leather pouches are all nicely done and weathered. Everything on mine seems sturdy and not overly delicate, but as always with these small parts, just be careful how you handle it.

The material of the outer cloaks is a cotton type material that is not overly delicate, which helps when handling the figure. There is weathering, especially on the hems which adds some nice detail. The hoods themselves are separate pieces and fairly nicely tailored. You can wrap them in two different styles for slightly different looks.



Wrapping the hoods does create these tentacle like pieces at the rear. But I have seen some other collectors really nicely hide these behind the leather straps and pouches. With a bit of futzing, they do end up looking great though. I'm just too lazy to do it properly lol!



With a bit of decent posing, they end up looking pretty good, especially with droids. But as I mentioned before, the bodies are very loose. They come with small stands, which are a must to keep these guys standing. Even then it gets difficult trying to pose the figures on the stands.



Along with the other Sideshow figures, they do make great little display pieces in the Star Wars collection!



If you're a fan of the original movie, then these are probably the best Jawas out there at the moment. A few nits to pick, but overall I'm pretty happy with them.