This R5 unit was owned by a Jawa clan who had presumably salvaged it. The droid was defective, and despite hours of long work clan's mechanic failed to completely repair it. The frustrated Jawa angrily kicked the droid causing it to topple over. As the Jawa mechanic angrily chased away fellow clan members who had been mocking the mechanic, the droid suddenly reactivated, apparently functioning perfectly.
Behind the scenesEdit
This droid only appears in the story Oh!! Jawajawa, published in Star Wars Manga: Silver issue of Tokyopop's Star Wars Manga. Originally published in Japan, those stories were considered to be of "fuzzy" continuity by Lucasfilm. Since then, they have been republished in English in the United Kingdom under Infinities label, which established the material in them as non-canonical.