WED-15-I662, also known as Eye-Six-Six-Too, was a WED-15 Treadwell repair droid produced by the Cybot Galactica company. In 0 BBY, during the Galactic Civil War, I662 was aboard a Jawa sandcrawler, the owners of which later captured the Rebel droids C-3PO and R2-D2. Soon afterwards, Imperial sandtroopers boarded the vehicle in search of the Rebel droids, but when the sandtroopers were unable to find them, they destroyed the sandcrawler.


WED-15-I662, also known as Eye-Six-Six-Too,[4] was a WED-15 Treadwell repair droid manufactured by Cybot Galactica.[1] sometime before the Battle of Yavin.[5] In 0 BBY,[6] during the Galactic Civil War, I662 was aboard a Jawa sandcrawler[5] operated by Chief Nebit's clan[7] when the scavengers captured the Rebel protocol droid C-3PO and his counterpart, the astromech droid R2-D2. The next day, the sandcrawler stopped at the homestead of moisture farmer Owen Lars, where the Jawas wanted to sell some of their droids.[5] During the auction, I662 was about to leave the droid prison of the crawler and join the other droids outside when a Jawa stopped it.[3]

The Jawas' auction was successful, as both C-3PO and R2-D2 were sold to Lars.[5] Soon afterward, Imperial sandtroopers boarded the sandcrawler in search of the stolen plans of the Death Star battlestation, which were stored in R2-D2. Trooper 1023 spotted I662 while he searched the droid bay for C-3PO and R2-D2. However, the sandtroopers were unable to find the plans, and the Imperials subsequently destroyed the sandcrawler.[8]


WED-15-I662 was a standard Treadwell, typical of the thousands of such droids tasked with maintenance and repair of heavy machinery and starfighters.[4] I662 had a blue paint scheme and two rows of ten treaded wheels on its base.[3] The droid had binocular fine-focus vision, which helped it spot circuitry damage. I662's black photoreceptors were mounted on a long, extensible neck strut,[9] which also held its manipulator arms.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

John Barry's production sketch of a Treadwell droid

In 1975, production designer John Barry designed the WED-15 unit model for use in George Lucas's 1977 film, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[10] The model was used for WED-15-I662 as well as the droid WED-15-77 and another Treadwell during the filming of the movie.[1] Barry's sketch indicated that the model stood between four feet and four feet, six inches tall. Barry's notes showed that the prop had one functioning arm and housed a radio controller in its treadwell base to allow for off-screen crew members to control it. Scenes featuring the droid were shot on location in Tunisia in March 1976.[10]

I662 first appeared in the first issue of Marvel Comics' adaptation of the film, inside the Jawas' sandcrawler.[11] The comic was published on April 12, 1977,[12] prior to I662's live action appearance in the film itself.[5] The droid went unnamed until 1995, when the base set of Decipher's Star Wars Customizable Card Game identified it as "WED15-I662."[13] Later, in 2008, The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia added a second hyphen to the droid's designation, thus making it similar to the names of other Treadwell droids.[4]



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