JB-9[3] was a BB-series astromech droid,[2] manufactured by Industrial Automaton,[1] that belonged to the Droid Depot in Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu. During the First Order's occupation of Batuu[2] in 34 ABY,[4] JB-9 was displayed alongside fellow astromech droids[2] MB-12[5] and J1-B2[6] in an alcove behind one of the counters in the depot.[2] Standing 0.67 meters tall,[1] it had black and yellow paneling and a black sensor.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

JB-9 appeared as a prop within the themed land Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge,[2] which opened to guests at Disneyland Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios Park in 2019.[7]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition states that BB-series astromech droids are manufactured by Industrial Automaton and stand 0.67 meters tall. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia states that all astromech droids are second class droids. As JB-9 is shown to be a BB-series astromech droid in GalaxysEdgeLogoMini.png Star Wars: Galaxy's EdgeDroid Depot, these characteristics must apply to it as well.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 GalaxysEdgeLogo icon.png Star Wars: Galaxy's EdgeDroid Depot
  3. Droid Depot has official backstory elements that, while not directly published for the public, are officially canon details that can be obtained verbally from cast members working in the store.
  4. 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, therefore the events of Galaxy's Edge, including JB-9's appearance, must take place in 34 ABY.
  5. Play Disney Parks.png Star Wars: Datapad – "MB-12" (Screenshots: 1, 2, 3)
  6. Play Disney Parks.png Star Wars: Datapad – "J1-B2" (Screenshots: 1, 2, 3)
  7. D23 logo.png Creatures, Droids, and Aliens: Meet the Fantastical Figures of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on D23.com (backup link)