Another major variation in the star wars line is the jawa. The jawa was issued in 1978 as one of the first 12 figures (12 back). The jawa first came out with a vinyl cape and is pretty rare today. There have been so many reproductions and fakes that it is hard to find any genuine figures today. The Jawa's cape was quickly traded though for the cloth cape that is the most popular. Personaly the Jawa is one of my favorite star wars characters and figures but I have yet to find the elusive vinyl caped jawa. Happy hunting!!
A perfect example of a vinyl cape Jawa.
An example of the more popular cloth caped Jawa.
Don't forget to check out this great website for more information and where I got my data from: http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtJawa.asp