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Updated on November 29, 2009

The Jawas

The Jawas are desert living creatures that live a life of being nomadic scavengers and traders on the planet of Tatooine.  They were made famous in the Star Wars movie, A New Hope.

Jawas stand approximately one meter and are known for wearing brown robes covering their faces, with only their glowing eyes gleaming out.

Jawas Wookiepedia

"I can't abide those Jawas! Disgusting creatures!"


Jawas were typically short humanoid natives of Tatooine. They were often scavengers, seeking out technology for sale or trade in the deep deserts in their huge sandcrawler transports. A band of Jawas was responsible for locating C-3PO and R2-D2 and selling them to Luke Skywalker's uncle Owen Lars. Another tribe of Jawas, led by Tteel Kkak, found Jabba the Hutt's rancor. They had a reputation for swindling, as they had a penchant for selling old equipment such as outdated droids to moisture farmers, but they were passive beings, and hardly put up any resistance to colonists of their planet unlike the other natives the Sand People, instead seeing them as an excellent business opportunity.

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Star Wars Holiday Jawa Mini Bobble Head

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Star Wars Holiday Jawa Mini Bobble Head

Based on the art of Ralph McQuarrie, this mini bobbler stands about 5-inches tall and features detail from the movies as well as McQuarrie's holiday card paintings. This one shows a training remote inside a red and green gift box, and the Jawa sports reflective eyes. He's awesome!

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Star Wars Jawa Super Deformed Plush

Star Wars Jawa Super Deformed Plush

From the deserts of Tatooine to your couch, bed, or car, they're the most recognized species of diminutive, no-face creatures in the galaxy. Featuring glow-in-the-dark eyes, these are awfully cute little scavengers. Take a plush Jawa or two home with you, but be careful not to let them too near your electronic devices or they may claim them for their own! Stands about 7-inches tall.

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Drawing a Jawa

Ever wanted to draw Star Wars characters and vehicles just like the professional comic book artists? In this step-by-step series, Star Wars artists and illustrators show you how to draw a Jawa.

Jawas Star Wars Databank

Maker defend the droid that has wandered away from its masters on the desert world of Tatooine. Of the many dangers that travel the dunes and crags of the arid world, few can send a droid's behavioral matrix circuitry into a tizzy like the Jawas...

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      costumediva 5 years ago

      Jawas rule!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      jawas are my heros there so cute i want a pet one

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      nickupton lm 8 years ago

      Drawing a Jawa???? That's cool.

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      Patricia 9 years ago

      I don't know why, but I always liked these guys.