That George Hamilton-like leathery skin and tan? It must be a Weequay! Seriously, no other figure so epitomizes a Hutt guard. Except maybe a Barada. Or a Nikto. Well, a Klaatu too. Oh yeah, Gamorrean Guard has “guard” in the name. Okay, so that theory is shot to hell.
Weequay is another Jabba palace regular, and more fodder for Luke and the gang’s escape from Jabba’s clutches. It comes with a force pike, the same one used to prod Luke off the end of the gangplank on the skiff. That was Weequay’s shining moment. Well, that, and screaming on the way down to the Sarlacc pit. Weequay only came on a ROTJ card.
Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:
1. When you make your Sarlacc pit, you’re going to need a lot of figure fodder.
2. That tan wrinkled skin, the raggedy braids. Clearly this figure is vying for your attention.
3. If you were one of the lucky few to actually own a toy Skiff, you needed Weequay just for that gangplank moment.
4. No Jabba diorama would be complete without him.
5. Your chance to practice getting that Sarlacc-plunge-scream juuuuuuuust right.
Weequays comes from the planet or Sriluur, a hostile desert planet, explaining their leathery skin and more hooded eyes. Because of Sriluur’s proximity to Hutt space, many Weequays hire themselves out as mercenaries to Hutt factions.
Weequay society is very tribal, and members can communicate through pheromones, but not to members of a different tribe. Members are often so into the tribe they simply refer to themselves as their race rather than by name. Males have hair, which they braid for every year they are off-planet, and females are usually bald. They had two gods, one of which was Quay the moon god. Their race’s name literally means “follower of Quay.”
Weequays are found throughout the galaxy – working for Hutts, as bounty hunters, or even as Jedi in the Clone Wars.
Want more? His Wookieepedia entry.
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Friday, November 21, 2008
Posted by Ben at 4:16 AM