"It was love at first 'Gonk' you might say."
―Emil Graf, on EG-30 and Jitt[src]

EG-30 was a GNK-series power droid who befriended the Jawa mechanic Jitt on the planet Tatooine. The two maintained a close friendship until the droid was sold to a family of moisture farmers in 0 BBY. Decades later, EG-30 worked at the edge of Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, in an area controlled by the Resistance. He worked alongside fellow power droid EG-127.

Biography[edit | edit source]

"Jitt and EG-30 were inseparable. They were never apart…work time…play time…nap time…free time…vacation time…and sometimes…just time."
―Emil Graf[src]

EG-30 and Jitt nap together.

EG-30 was a GNK-series power droid who was captured by a tribe of Jawas[2] on the Outer Rim desert planet Tatooine.[5] Several months prior to the Battle of Yavin[6] in 0 BBY,[7] he was brought aboard their sandcrawler, where he met the Jawa's chief mechanic, Jitt. The two instantly formed a connection, and would spend the coming months sharing nearly all their time together.[2]

Knowing that her fellow Jawas would eventually want to sell EG-30, Jitt installed a device inside her friend that would blow his primary motivator, as no one would desire to buy a faulty droid. When the Jawas put EG-30 up for sale to a moisture farmer, Jitt was prepared to activate the device, but had a change of heart when she saw the farmer's daughter embrace the droid with a hug. She allowed the Jawas to sell the droid, wanting her friend to be a part of a family.[2]

Decades later, during the time of the war between the First Order and the Resistance,[8] the cartographer Emil Graf would tell the story of the droid and the Jawa to his companions aboard the Star Herald.[2] EG-30 himself would eventually find his way to Black Spire Outpost on the Outer Rim world Batuu. A few months after the Hosnian Cataclysm[9] in 34 ABY,[7] he operated in an area controlled by the Resistance alongside another GNK power droid, EG-127, a veteran of the Galactic Civil War.[3]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

EG-30 shared a close relationship with his companion Jitt, working alongside the Jawa in both her work duties and her leisure hours. The droid partook in activities not often seen among GNK units; he was known to play against his friend in dejarik as well as compete in sledding races on the dunes of Tatooine.[2]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

A third droids stands with EG-30 and EG-127 in Hollywood Studios.

EG-30 first appeared in "Tales from Wild Space: Gonk!," the secondary story of Star Wars Adventures 8. The story was written and illustrated by Otis Frampton and published by IDW Publishing[2] on March 28, 2018.[10] The issue erroneously refers to the droid as "RM-30" on two occasions.[2]

The droid later appeared as a prop within the themed land Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge,[11] which opened to guests at Disneyland Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios Park in 2019.[12] The prop is capable of emitting various sound effects.[11] The droid simultaneously appeared in the Star Wars: Datapad application launched alongside the themed land, where it was identified as EG-30,[4] although Galaxy's Edge staff were told to refer to it as A4-30. No source has stated which of the two power droids by the X-wing starfighter is EG-30 and which is EG-127.[13] In Disney's Hollywood Studios, a third unnamed GNK-series power droid stands with the pair.[11]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller.png "Tales from Wild Space: Gonk!"—Star Wars Adventures 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
  4. 4.0 4.1 Play Disney Parks.png Star Wars: Datapad – "EG-30 and EG-16" (Screenshots: 1)
  5. StarWars-DatabankII.png Tatooine in the Databank (backup link)
  6. Tales from Wild Space: Gonk! partially depicts the auction of C-3PO and R2-D2, which occurs shortly before the Battle of Yavin. As "Gonk" states that Jitt and EG-30 had spent a few months with each other prior to this, their time together must happen before this event.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  8. "The Lost Stories, Part 1" establishes that the frame narrative of Tales from Wild Space takes place some time during the events of the First Order–Resistance war.
  9. Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire
  10. STAR WARS ADVENTURES #8 CVR A GALLOWAY. PREVIEWSworld. Archived from the original on September 11, 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 GalaxysEdgeLogoMini.png Star Wars: Galaxy's EdgeResistance Supply
  12. D23 logo.png Creatures, Droids, and Aliens: Meet the Fantastical Figures of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on D23.com (backup link)
  13. Resistance Supply has official backstory elements that, while not directly published for the public, are officially canon details that can be obtained verbally from cast members working in the store.
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