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"With the blast shield down, I can't even see. How am I supposed to fight?"
Luke Skywalker[2]

Blast shields were a type of shield.[1] The term blast shield could refer to a large, handheld shield, such as the M3 Bulwark Blast Shield used by the clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic,[3] or the blast shield on a helmet that covered the wearer's face.[2]

During the Clone Wars, clone troopers used M3 Bulwark Blast Shields at the Battle of Ringo Vinda[3] in 19 BBY.[4] By 34 ABY,[5] the EGL power droid B0-LT had illegally modified itself with a blast shield which, along with the droid's reprogramming and evasion of arrest, resulted in a 525 credit bounty being placed on its head while it hid on the planet Batuu.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Play Disney Parks Star Wars: DatapadStar Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters (Screenshots: 1)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  3. 3.0 3.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "The Unknown"
  4. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the trial of Ahsoka Tano and the mission to Utapau to 19 BBY. As the episode this event takes place within takes place between the events of the episodes the other events are attached to according to StarWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link), this event must take place in 19 BBY.
  5. The Star Wars Book dates the Battle of Batuu, which is depicted in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge via the attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, to 34 years after Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of A New Hope to 0 BBY, so the events of Galaxy's Edge, including Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters, must take place in 34 ABY.
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