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"You there! Can I interest you in a juicy ronto wrap? Best in this quadrant!"
―8D-J8 offers a ronto wrap to Remex Io[4]

8D-J8 was an 8D-series smelter droid who worked in the restaurant Ronto Roasters in Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, turning the spit that cooked meat under the podracer engine roaster in the middle of the restaurant.[3]


The droid was programmed by Droid Depot proprietor Mubo for restaurant owner Bakkar, who later complained about 8D-J8's constant talking. Mubo suggested Bakkar try deactivating and reactivating the droid.[5]

Sometime during 34 ABY,[6] 8D-JD offered a Ronto Wrap to Remex Io, stating it was the best in the quadrant. Remex instead took the meiloorun juice which he said looked safer.[4]

Prior to working on Batuu, 8D-J8 spent time on Tatooine with Jawas.[7]

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Behind the scenes[]

Concept art of 8D-J8

8D-J8 was announced as a character that would be present in the Ronto Roasters restaurant in the theme park land Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, which opened on May 31, 2019.[3][8] Prior to the opening, a post on the official Disney Parks Blog erroneously referred to 8D-J8 as a "former settler droid" rather than a smelter droid.[9]


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: Datapad
  2. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 DisneyParksBlog.png Building Batuu: New Details Released about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on the Disney Parks Blog (backup link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Galaxy's Edge 1
  5. Play Disney Parks.png Star Wars: Datapad – "Droid Problems" (Screenshots: 1, 2, 3)
  6. Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire begins concurrent with the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, then jumps four months ahead to the Resistance establishing its presence on Batuu, and concludes with an epilogue set several weeks later, when the First Order occupies the planet and the Battle of Batuu begins. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is also set during the occupation of Batuu and depicts the Battle of Batuu via the attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The Star Wars Book dates the Battle of Batuu to 34 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 34 ABY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary also places the Battle of Batuu six months after The Force Awakens, which Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Therefore everything within Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and any related tie-in media depicting the Battle of Batuu, or set between The Force Awakens and the battle, must also occur in 34 ABY.
  7. Play Disney Parks.png Star Wars: Datapad – "Profile: 8D-J8" (Screenshots: 1, 2)
  8. GalaxysEdgeLogoMini.png Star Wars: Galaxy's EdgeRonto Roasters
  9. DisneyParksBlog.png Foodie Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on the Disney Parks Blog (backup link)
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