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R3-T2 was an R3-series astromech droid that was a resident of the spaceport of Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine during the Imperial Era.[1] In 0 BBY,[4] R3-T2 was rolling down[3] Corporations Road[5] in Mos Eisley when it was passed by an X-34 landspeeder carrying the locals Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi and Skywalker's droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. A recklessly piloted Flare-S swoop[5] then caused a ronto to rear up infront of R3-T2, causing a Jawa to fall from the ronto's back in front of the droid.[3]

The astromech droid later passed by the same landspeeder again outside Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina.[3] Standing 1.09 meters tall,[2] R3-T2 had a black sensor on its red dome and white and blue panelling on its chassis.[3] It was part of the R-series manufactured by Industrial Automaton.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

R3-T2 first appeared in the 1977 original trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[3] The droid's scene was shot between April 2 and April 4, 1976 on location in Djerba, Tunisia.[6]

In the new Star Wars canon, the droid was first identified in the 2016 reference book written by Michael Kogge included in the Star Wars: R2-D2 Deluxe Book and Model Set.[1] The designation originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity, where it was first used on a "R3-T2 (Arthree-Teetoo)" card in the Special Edition Limited expansion set of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game, which was released by Decipher, Inc. in 1998.[7]


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