R5-PHT was a black and silver plated R5 series astromech droid that served the Galactic Empire. It was equipped with a kernel optical holographic projector and had black sensors.[2] Like all R5 astromech droids, it was manufactured by Industrial Automaton and stood ninety-seven centimeters tall.[1]

In 13 BBY,[3] the droid was stationed in Coronet Spaceport in Coronet City on the planet Corellia. It stood by an Imperial officer in front of an elevated duty station while the scrumrats Han Solo and Qi'ra tried to sneak through the spaceport's Imperial customs gates. It remained stationary when a group of stormtroopers and members of the White Worms gang rushed past it with two Corellian hounds in pursuit of the fugitives.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

R5-PHT was created for the 2018 Anthology film, Solo: A Star Wars Story.[4] The droid was first revealed prior to the film's release as part of a Star Wars: Droid Factory toy set produced by Hasbro Inc. earlier in 2018.[5]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded states that all R5 series astromech droids are manufactured by Industrial Automaton and stand ninety-seven centimeters tall. As R5-PHT is shown to be an R5 unit in Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide, it must share these characteristics.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
  3. Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide dates the events on Corellia in Solo: A Star Wars Story, which includes R5-PHT's appearance, to six years after the formation of the Galactic Empire. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the formation of the Empire to 19 BBY, therefore the events on Corellia must take place in 13 BBY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Solo: A Star Wars Story
  5. David Martin: New Disney Parks Droid Factory Astromech Set Is Out (2018-04-04). rebelscum.com. Rebelscum.com. Archived from the original on September 16, 2018.