- "Leave the kid alone, or answer to me."
Muftak was orphaned on the steps of Docking Bay 12 of the Mos Eisley spaceport on Tatooine. He grew up among the cantina's regular, local customers, performing odd jobs to make a living. He always knew that he was different from almost every other race that passed through Mos Eisley, but he couldn't learn who or what he was. He searched out information from his friend, Momaw Nadon, but Nadon had never seen a Talz before.
In time, Muftak found and adopted the abandoned Chadra-Fan female named Kabe, and the two were nearly inseparable. Together they were known as pickpockets and thieves, with Muftak providing the brawn, while Kabe provided the brains.
Just after the Millennium Falcon blasted out of Mos Eisley, Muftak and Kabe decided to rob Jabba Desilijic Tiure's Mos Eisley townhouse, where Mosep Binneed had established the Hutt's treasury and financial headquarters. They were rewarded when they were able to rescue a datadot from Barid Mesoriaam, who was being tortured by Jabba for information on the Rebel Alliance. Muftak and Kabe barely escaped, but were paid 15,000 credits and a pair of travel vouchers signed by Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin. They fled Tatooine, traveling to both Alzoc III and Chad before visiting other planets.
During this time, Muftak wrote his autobiography, Sands in Winter.
Behind the scenes
According to a 1978 memo, Muftak was going to be named Cullatran in A New Hope. The name "Muftak" was given to this character in Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.
- Star Wars Galactic Spy
- Darth Vader and Son (Non-canonical appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Play It Again, Figrin D'an: The Tale of Muftak and Kabe
- The Sand Tender: The Hammerhead's Tale
- Nightlily: The Lovers' Tale
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- The Return of Tag & Bink: Special Edition (Non-canonical appearance)
- Star Wars: Chewbacca (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars Official Poster Monthly 12
- Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope (First identified as Muftak)
- Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races
- The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook
- Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races, Second Edition
- Star Wars Screen Entertainment
- Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope, Second Edition
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Premiere Limited (Card: Kabe)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Premiere Limited (Card: Talz)
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Guide to Characters
- The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
- The Essential Guide to Alien Species
- (Picture only)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 22 (CAN2, Mos Eisley Cantina Characters)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 93 (CAN19-22, Mos Eisley Cantina Characters)
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 1 (Picture only)
- The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Head-to-Head Tag Teams
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
- The Essential Reader's Companion
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Muftak)
- (Picture only)