Let’s just say this outright: Watto was a slave-owning jerk. There’s absolutely nothing endearing about the Tatooine-based junk dealer that once owned young Anakin Skywalker and his mother, and that’s not even accounting for the fact that he doesn’t even take Republic Credits at his retail emporium. The guy was a little flying dirtbag, and it’s no wonder that his little piece of human “property” grew up to be Darth Vader. Watto and R2-TO are featured as today’s entry into Hasbro’s Force Friday Countdown Calendar as we move toward the September 4th release of toys from J.J. Abrams’ STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS! Additionally, it should be noted that The Jawa Organization was not pleased with Watto moving in on their turf. The last thing you want is The Jawa Mafia showing up at your shop with a thermal detonator in the middle of the night. “Utini!”
Keep your browser pointed toward THE ROCK FATHER as we continue the #ForceFridayCountdown en route to #ForceFriday, the day that new Hasbro toys for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS arrive at retail! 42 Days to Go!