Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Droids
June 2006
199ppg

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Publisher: Del Rey
Author: Daniel Wallace
Cover Artist: Steven D. Anderson

Cover Price: $24.95
Media: Softcover
ISBN: 0-345-47759-6 - 1st

NOTES
Features all new art by Ian Fullwood.

Author Dan Wallace provides endnotes for the book on his StarWars.com blog, here, here and here.

The following is a list of entries for this edition. Asterisks (*) indicate an entry that was in the previous edition. Reference notes follow for the main appearance of the droid.

Class One Droids
*2-1B Surgical Droid [ESB]
BRT Supercomputer [comic-Russ Manning]
DD-13 Galactic Chopper [ROTS]
*FX Medical Assistant [ESB]
GH-7 Medical Droid [ROTS]
Master-Com [comic-Marvel]
Polis Massan Midwife Droid [ROTS]
SP-4 and JN-66 [AOTC]

Class Two Droids
*Arakyd Probot Series [ESB]
G0-T0 Planning Droid [game-KOTOR II]
G2 "Goose Droid" [Star Tours]
*R1 Astromech [ANH]
*R2-R9 Astromech [films,books,comics]
T3 Utility Droid [game-KOTOR]
*Vuffi Raa [book-LCA]
Wee Gee [game-DF2:JK]

Class Three Droids
2JTJ Personal Navigation Droid [book-JA]
*3PO Protocol Droid (includes TC series) [films,books]
*C-3PO [ANH]
BD-3000 Luxury Droid [ROTS]
C-3PX [comic-Droids]
*CZ Secretary Droid [ANH]
*Death Star Droid [ANH]
*EV Supervisor Droid [ROTJ]
I-5YQ (I-Five) [book-DMSH]
*J9 Worker Drone [ROTj]
LE Manifest Droid [comic-Marvel]
*LOM Protocol Droid [ESB]
Tac-Spec Footman [book-YDR]
WA-7 Waitress Droid [AOTC]

Class Four Droids
ASN-121 Assassin Droid [AOTC]
B1 Battle Droid [TPM]
B2 Super Battle Droid [AOTC]
B3 Ultra Battle Droid [comic-CWA#1]
Baron Droid [game-GB,OW]
*Basilisk War Droid [comic-TOTJ]
Buzz Droid [ROTS]
Chameleon Droid [Clone Wars]
Colicoid Annihilator Droid
Cortosis Battle Droid [game-NDA]
Crab Droid [ROTS]
*Dark Trooper [game-DF]
Droideka [TPM]
Dwarf Spider Droid [AOTC]
The Great Heep [DROIDS]
HK Assassin Droid [game-KOTOR]
*Human Replica Droid [book-SOTE]
IG-100 MagnaGuard [ROTS]
*IG Assassin Droid [ESB]
IG Lancer Droid [Clone Wars]
*IT-O Interrogator [ANH]
JK Bio-Droid [book-CD]
Juggernaut War Droid [game-WEG]
L8-L9 Combat Droid [Clone Wars]
Mandalorian Battle Legionnaire [DROIDS,mag-Insider]
Manta Droid Subfighter [Clone Wars]
Octuptarra Droid [ROTS]
Pollux Assassin Droid [comic-Republic]
Sith Probe Droid [TPM]
*Xim's War-Robot [book-HSLL]
YVH 1 Yuuzhan Vong Hunter [book-NJO]
Z-X3 Droid Trooper [comic-Marvel]

Class Five Droids
*8D8 Smelting Operator [ROTJ]
*ASP Droid [ANH-SE]
*Binary Loadlifter [ROTS]
BLX Labor Droid [book-HSR]
Cam Droid [TPM]
COO Cook Droid [AOTC]
FA-4 and FA-5 Droids [AOTC]
Homing Droid [comic-Marvel Droids]
*Imperial Mark IV [ANH-SE]
INS-444 and CLE-004 [AOTC]
*LIN Demolitionmech [ANH]
Monster Droid [toy-Droid Factory]
*Mouse Droid [ANH]
Mustafar Panning Droid [ROTS]
Otoga-222 Droid [TPM]
P-100 Salvage Droid [TPM]
Pit Droid [TPM]
PK Worker Droid [TPM]
*Power Droid [ANH]
Prowler 1000 [ROTS]
Rickshaw Droid [AOTC]
SRT Droid [AOTC]
*TT-8L Tattletale [ROTJ]
*WED Treadwell [ANH]

Cyborgs
*B'omarr Brain Walker [ROTJ]
Dark Side Technobeasts [mag-VaderGuide]
General Grievous [ROTS]
Iron Knight [web-SW.com]

SYNOPSIS
A different kind of Heavy-Metal superstar

Whether they’re doctors or diplomats, soldiers or secretaries, translators or nightclub waiters, the myriad mechanical marvels known as droids are an indispensable part of what keeps the Star Wars galaxy humming. The varieties and classes of droids are nearly as infinite as their designated specialties. In this updated and expanded nuts-to-bolts survey, each and every droid receives its due—from the simplest drones to the most sophisticated automatons, from heroic protocol model, C-3PO, and his multitasking sidekick, R2-D2, to the insidious Separatist leader General Grievous. Inside you’ll discover:

• All the newest droids: from The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith to the Knights of the Old Republic video games and the Clone Wars animated TV series, plus the bestselling multinovel series Star Wars: The New Jedi Order—all catalogued here for the first time

• Detailed histories and capabilities of nearly one hundred droids along with full-color computer-generated illustrations and schematics of their construction highlights

• Special sections, including “A Layperson’s Guide to Droids,” “Major Manufacturers,” and “A Short History of Droids”

• An easy reference at your fingertips—each entry is arranged by Droid Type, including medics and scientists, repair units, battle units, and cyborgs–plus special expanded entries for R-series astromechs, the 3PO protocol series, and battle droids

For the definitive debriefing on droids, there’s only one official, authoritative, and absolutely essential technical guide!


Original Printing
Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Droids (softcover)
March, 1999; ISBN: 0-345-42067-5 - 1st


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