Hake’s first premier auction of 2023 is now open for bids, with 1,938 lots of pop culture and historical memorabilia. As has become a signature in their premier auctions, Hake’s is selling an impressive selection of Star Wars toys.

Leading the charge for Star Wars toys is the Toltoys Australian release Empire Strikes Back Jawa 41-back-E AFA 50 with the vinyl cape. This version of the Jawa figure was originally only available for a short time before Kenner switched the vinyl cape to one made from cloth. The short-lived US version was part of the first 12 action figures released by Kenner, and as such, was only available on the Star Wars card.

Part of what makes this piece so extraordinary, is that it is the only vinyl cape Jawa on an Empire Strikes Back card. It was made from a small batch and very few were released by Toltoys, making it the rarest production version of the vinyl cape Jawa. The rarity of this 2-1/4” tall figure is further established by the fact that it is one of only five that have been graded on the card.

Collectors can bid on this special piece and thousands of other collectibles at hakes.com.