Photograph of Chewbacca
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This button was released in a series of photo buttons used to promote the film, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Chewbacca, affectionately known as Chewie, is a Wookie form the planet Kashyyyk. A smuggler and co-pilot of the legendary Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca is the loyal friend to fellow smuggler, Han Solo. Originally portrayed by actor, Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca and Han Solo find themselves thrown into the war between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. Becoming a hero within the rebellion, Chewbacca is one of the main protagonists of the series. Upon the release of Return of the Jedi, Chewbacca has seen his role expanded in books, television, as well as in the series prequel and sequel trilogies.