This week we start with the playsets again, and we'll begin with one of my favorites of this era, the Land of the Jawas. For a rather small playset it's packed with action features. It has a small cave for R2 to hid in (or the Jawas), an action level for the Jawas to attack R2 (or other figures) with, an elevator to lift a stunned R2 in a cardboard Sandcrawler and a small escape pod. Just about everything you could ask for (ok I could think of a few things). The playset was available from 1979 to 1980. The minor US variation is a yellow rebate sticker on the box. The Palitoy version is very different however. First off there is no escape pod. And the base was made from a completely different mold, notably it's missing the escape pod's divot.