So as a young Mikester in the late ’70s, I found this particular Star Wars trading card to be of interest:
…as it gave us one of the few really good glimpses as to what the Jawas looked like under their hoods:
The official (or semi-official, or “canon,” or whatever) explanation is that the Jawas are “rodent-like,” and that what we’re supposedly seeing there isn’t a Jawa’s actual face, but just more protective covering with gemstone eyepieces. But I think it’s this specific image that has me associating Jawas with more insectoid characteristics than rodential. I mean, look at it…it’s like a giant ant under there. That’s completely creepier than a rodent.
By contrast, this Battlestar Galactica sticker featuring the Cylons’ Imperious Leader could’ve used a little more mystery:
The Cockeyed Space Tyrant is puckering up…for you.