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R3-M3 was an R3-series astromech droid[3] manufactured by Industrial Automaton[1] that stood 1.09 meters tall[2] and had blue plating and a transparent dome. It served the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War against the Alliance to Restore the Republic.[4] In 0 BBY,[6] the astromech droid was on board the Death Star superweapon while it was in the Yavin system. The Death Star was then destroyed during the Battle of Yavin.[4]

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R3-M3 first appeared in the 1977 original trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[4] It was first identified in the new Star Wars canon in the 2017 reference book Ultimate LEGO Star Wars.[3] The name originated with a wave of Star Wars: The Legacy Collection figures produced by Hasbro Inc. and released in 2009.[7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide states that all R3-series astromech droids are manufactured by Industrial Automaton. As R3-M3 is shown to be an R3-series astromech droid in Ultimate LEGO Star Wars, it must also be manufactured by Industrial Automaton.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 StarWars.com Encyclopedia R3-S6 in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link) establishes that R3-series astromech droids are part of the R-series and stand 1.09 meters tall. As Ultimate LEGO Star Wars establishes that R3-M3 is an R3-series astromech droid, it must share these characteristics.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ultimate LEGO Star Wars
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  5. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia establishes that all astromech droids are second class droids. As Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope depicts R3-M3 as an astromech droid, it must also be a second class droid.
  6. [[Star Wars: Galactic Atlas"
  7. HasbroInverted.png Star Wars: The Legacy Collection (Pack: R3-M3) (backup link)
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