Fighting droids were small and colored spherical entertainment droids that were made to fight each other for amusement and gambling purposes in a game known as droid ball fighting. Spheres of the same color could to clump together in order to form fiercer fighters. Around 30 years after the Battle of Endor, several patrons of the pirate Maz Kanata's castle on the planet Takodana were watching a fight between several fighting droids on one of the venue's tables.
Behind the scenes
Fighting droids first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which was released in 2015. They were not identified in the film, but received a name in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, a reference book written by Pablo Hidalgo and released to coincide with the film.
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary (First identified as Fighting droid)