By now you’ll notice the running theme here with Tatooine, but it’s one of the most precarious places in the galaxy for a reason. Partially because of the Jawas. While they attempt to make their living on the planet through trade and hospitality, the Jawas are very sneaky. Often selling damaged or malfunctioning goods and taking advantage of those who do not know the area. R5-D4’s quick burnout due to a bad motivator is just one example.
They may seem harmless on the outside, but Jawas often wield ion blasters that could knock out your droid companion as well. If you think they can’t do any damage to humans, remember what happened to Din Djarin after an off-world herd tore apart the Razor Crest.
While they have survived on other planets, Jawas are highly adapted to Tatooine, with heavy robes and the massive Sandcrawler to navigate the planet’s rough sands. They’ve also shown an ability to tolerate the planet’s people, becoming hospitable with the Tusken Raiders and moisture farmers out of necessity. So it seems best to leave the Jawas to their own devices.
And if you get them as your secret Santa, don’t expect very much.