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- "But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!"
"You can waste time with your friends when your chores are done."
- ―Luke Skywalker and Owen Lars
Tosche Station was a power and distribution station located outside the town of Anchorhead on Tatooine. It was the power source of a number of surrounding cities, via dozens of sturdy underground cables. It stocked useful supplies for the local moisture farmers such as power converters. The station also provided services such as vehicle repairs and equipment recharging.
The station was named after its owner Merl Tosche, who rarely visited. Tosche's frequent absence meant that the station was usually managed by Laze "Fixer" Loneozner. As a result, it became a popular gathering place for local youths such as Luke Skywalker and Biggs Darklighter.
Fixer spent most of his time at Tosche Station working on building an illegal podracer from spare parts, which he then planned to sell in Mos Espa to earn money for his wedding with his girlfriend Camie.
In 1 ABY, wild creatures dug up and damaged the underground power cables, causing a blackout in the city of Bestine. Fixer was forced to hire hunters to destroy the creatures in the area to make way for repairs.
Behind the scenesEdit
Tosche Station was supposed to appear in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, but was cut from the film. The scene was, however, released in the deleted scenes of the special features of the Blu-Ray release of the original trilogy. The scene shows Luke Skywalker telling his friends, including Biggs Darklighter and Fixer, about a space battle he saw above the planet.
The filming location is locally known as Sidi Jemour, on the Island of Djerba, Tunisia.
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