Not much is known about the scavengers who most recently appeared in The Mandalorian, but according to Wookiepedia, the Star Wars Wiki, the humanoids were rumoured to be giant rodents or devolved humans.
One thing that was for certain was that their glowing eyes made them seem pretty creepy and no one knew what they looked like under their hoods, until now. Sort of.
Lucasfilm has yet to unmask a Jawa on screen, but a new toy has given fans an idea of what’s hiding underneath.
Twitter user @ThomasLHarper has shared a photo of a Jawa action figure that has removable clothing, and it’s horrifying.
I have to agree with Harper, who wrote, “The toy designer who thought it was a good idea to give Jawas removable clothing should be imprisoned for not less than 10 years,” alongside the photo.
Seriously, why would anyone need to undress a Jawa?
Many fans replied to the tweet sharing disgusted gifs and wrote about how they can’t “unsee” the photo.
One fan joked that the unmasked Jawa looked like Chucky after he was burned by Andy in Child’s Play (in case you need a reminder, you can watch the scene here).
Another responded, “I want to hate this because I love Jawas… But this is better than what I thought they would look like, and it gives me 80s horror vibes.”
Considering Lucasfilm haven’t provided any details on what the Jawas look like it’s difficult to know just how accurate this depiction is, but what we do know is that it’s terrifying.
Wookiepedia reports a behind-the-scenes shot from Return of the Jedi, the Jawas appear to have squarish heads covered in black cloth with large yellow eyes, however, this is just the costume and might not represent their canonical appearance.