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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,[5] the astromech droid was on board the Death Star superweapon while it was in the Alderaan system, and rolled down one of the battle station's corridors as the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi snuck across the corridor in order to reach the Death Star's tractor beam controls.[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.[6]

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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: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope to 0 BBY.
  6. HasbroInverted.png Star Wars: The Legacy Collection (Pack: R3-M3) (backup link)
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