M5-R3 was an R-series astromech droid[2] manufactured by Industrial Automaton.[1] It had red, black and white paneling and an R5 dome with a black sensor.[3] In 34 ABY[4] during the occupation of the planet Batuu by the First Order, M5-R3 was present in Black Spire Outpost. The droid spent time waiting for an oil bath in the Service Yard droid repair station of the outpost's Droid Depot while the astromech droid[3] S2-M8 used the bath.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

M5-R3 appeared as a prop within the themed land Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge,[3] which opened to guests at Disneyland Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2019.[5]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded states that all R-series astromech droids are manufactured by Industrial Automaton. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia states that all astromech droids are second class droids. As Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge establishes that M5-R3 is an R-series astromech droid, these characteristics must also apply to it.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Service Yard 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 area.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 GalaxysEdgeLogo icon Star Wars: Galaxy's EdgeService Yard
  4. Star Wars: Timelines dates the events of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to 34 ABY.
  5. D23 logo Creatures, Droids, and Aliens: Meet the Fantastical Figures of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on D23.com (backup link)