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The B1 grapple droid was a type of B1-series battle droid used by the Separatist Droid Army during the Clone Wars, a galactic conflict between the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Galactic Republic. Like its B2 counterpart, the B1 grapple droid was armed with grapple claws for hand-to-hand combat.[3]

B1 grapple droids were fourth-class droids[4] crafted in the likeness of their Geonosian designers.[1] The droid troopers stood at a height of 1.93 meters[5] and possessed white-and-green plating, black photoreceptors,[3] comlink booster packs,[2] and a simple vocabulator. They were manufactured by Baktoid Armor Workshop[1] and Baktoid Combat Automata.[2]

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"Call in Melee troops to intercept the enemy."
―Description of melee units in Star Wars: Galactic Defense[src]

In Star Wars: Galactic Defense, B1 grapple droids resembled plasma battle droids from the Star Wars Legends continuity.

In the new Star Wars canon, B1 grapple droids appeared in the mobile game Star Wars: Galactic Defense, which was released in 2014 and retired in 2016.[3] In the Star Wars Legends continuity, B1 grapple droids first appeared in the 2000 video game Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles.[6] While Star Wars: Galactic Defense only referred to B1 grapple droids as "Melee troops,"[3] and the plating colors of the droids resembled those of the plasma battle droids from Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles,[6] the units were identified as B1 grapple droids in the Star Wars: Galactic Defense launch trailer, although the trailer mislabeled a graphic of an Imperial Heavy Trooper as such.[7]

In Star Wars: Galactic Defense, B1 grapple droids were a type of melee unit that appeared in the "Dark Side" missions. Players could deploy them to defend against waves of enemy units, such as clone troopers and Jedi. The droids would be deployed in groups of three, and they could be upgraded into B2 grapple droids.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded states that B1-series battle droids were created by Geonosians in their likeness, manufactured by Baktoid Armor Workshop, and equipped with a simple vocabulator. Since Star Wars: Galactic Defense depicted B1 grapple droids as a type of B1-series battle droid, this article assumes that they shared these traits.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ultimate Star Wars states that B1-series battle droids were manufactured by Baktoid Combat Automata and equipped with a comlink booster pack. Since Star Wars: Galactic Defense depicted B1 grapple droids as a type of B1-series battle droid, this article assumes that they shared these traits.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Star Wars: Galactic Defense (shutdown date)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia states that B1-series battle droids were fourth class droids. Since Star Wars: Galactic Defense depicted B1 grapple droids as a type of B1-series battle droid, this article assumes that they were also fourth-class droids.
  5. 5.0 5.1 StarWars-DatabankII.png Battle Droid in the Databank (backup link) states that B1-series battle droids stood at a height of 1.93 meters. Since Star Wars: Galactic Defense depicted the B1 grapple droid trooper as a type of B1-series battle droid, this article assumes that they similarly stood at that height.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles
  7. StarWars.com Star Wars: Galactic Defense - Launch Trailer on StarWars.com (backup link)
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