This Holiday Jawa (small version) was released in an Entertainment Earth exclusive 2-pack during the 2004 Holiday season in special round "snow-globe-like" Original Trilogy Collection packaging. The set is based on a Christmas card design by Ralph McQuarrie, which was sent out by Lucasfilm in 1994. It shows several Jawas looking through presents.
The figure is based on the small POTF2 Jawa sculpt from 1996 with a few changes. For one, the small Holiday Jawa has a green "shine-through" plastic on the top of the head and the eyes, instead of a yellow one. So, when the light shines on top of the figure, the eyes will "light-up" green (the tall Jawa was given red eyes). Hasbro also changed the arms, which now hold a present, instead of hanging down. The rest of the sculpt is identical to the small POTF2 Jawa. The Holiday Jawa has 4 movable parts, including a swivel neck, two swivel arms, and a swivel lower body. Compared with the tall version, the small Jawa doesn't have a joint in the waist, but a joint in the neck. Both arms move simultaneously when moved up or down, and since the legs are a block of plastic instead of individually sculpted, the figure stands very nicely by itself. The present is molded into the Jawa's hands and can't be removed. There were no accessories included with the figure, except for the Holiday base and the Ralph McQuarrie Christmas card.
The paint application on the Holiday Jawa is very basic, but lighter than on the tall Holiday Jawa. The addition of the green eyes is nice and adds some holiday flavor to the figure (well, if you keep it in context that it's a holiday figure). The figure's sculpt is outdated with only 4 movable parts, but it's a nice tribute to Ralph McQuarrie and an overall nice looking set on display during the Christmas season.
Hasbro and Lucasfilm Ltd. are delighted to present the third in a series of Star Wars Holiday Edition commemorative sets. Inspired by the artwork of renowned artist Ralph McQuarrie, this specially designed set captures the imaginative vision of McQuarrie's art in collectible 3-+" action figure scale. Our gift to you, this piece is a distinctive addition to any Star Wars collection. May the Force be with you, and happy holidays.