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  Droid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word "droid" originated as a contraction of "android"; in the novelization of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope the word was spelled with an apostrophe ("'droid"), a convention that has since been dropped.
It is widely believed that the hostility shown towards droids in Episodes IV-VI is a result of animosity as droids led the armies of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the group widely (but erroneously) believed to be responsible for the Clone Wars.
Battle Droid - A creation that is meant to destoy that, by the Three Laws of Robotics, is not a robot.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Droid   (915 words)

 Variable Geometry Self-Propelled Battle Droid, Mark I - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki - A Wikia wiki
Droid starfighters were launched in overwhelming numbers and excelled in both atmospheric and space combat.
Droid starfighters saw action during skirmishes with Degan pirates in the Elrood Sector and were responsible for defeating the pirate Nym's forces on Lok.
After the battle, droid starfighters as part of the Trade Federation Defense Fleet participated alongside Republic forces during the attack on the living world Zonama Sekot.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/Vulture_droid   (737 words)

 B1 battle droid - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki - A Wikia wiki
It was the successor of the hunter-killer droid.
B1 battle droids' heads were designed to imitate the shape of a dead Neimoidian's skull.
Battle droids used E-5 blaster rifles, blaster pistols, and thermal detonators in combat.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/B-1_battle_droid   (616 words)

 Battle droid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle droid commanders are droids in the Droid Army that function as the officer class.
Battle droid commanders distinguish themselves by having yellow markings on their head and abdomen; otherwise they are superficially identical to standard battle droids.
During the Battle of Muunilinst, the Gen'Dai bounty hunter, Durge, deployed a battalion of IG lancers to destroy the Republic's SPHA-T walkers.
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 Star Wars: Databank | battle droid
While critics would be quick to point out a battle droid's mindlessness as a fault, the proponents of the mechanized soldiers would counter that it is instead a virtue.
It was the invasion of Naboo by the Trade Federation that showed the galaxy not only the effectiveness of battle droids, but also the glaring oversights in their design.
Battle droid infantry is frightening in its uniformity -- only a numerical marking on the back of a comlink booster pack serves to distinguish one droid from another.
www.starwars.com /databank/droid/battledroid   (359 words)

 Battle Droid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Against a peaceful populace, the Trade Federation army of battle droids was able to quickly conquer and take control of the Naboo population centers.
Battle droids are tall, gaunt humanoids with exposed joints and bone-white metal finishes that gives them an eerie resemblance to animated skeletons.
Battle droid infantry is frightening in its uniformity — only a numerical marking on the back of a comlink booster pack serves to distinguish one droid from another.
web.ukonline.co.uk /simon.meredith2001/Battle.htm   (322 words)

 Battle droid - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki - A Wikia wiki
There have been many types of battle droids for over 25,000 years, with the earliest being the war-robots used by Xim the Despot.
Many of the best known battle droids were those used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.
By the time of the Battle of Yavin, however, battle droids were extremely rare, most likely due to the Clone Wars, or because the Empire didn't want an army that could be easily built and used against it.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/Battle_droid   (202 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on LEGO Star Wars Episode I Battle Droid at Epinions.com
The Battle Droid from Lego is constructed using the Technic line of elements.
Surprisingly, the completed droid looks a lot like the battle droid from the film and comics however you have to remember you are dealing with the Technic design so it will seem a little ‘blocky’ until you get used to looking at it.
This is also the easiest portion of the droid to see clearly in the illustrations and photos through out the instruction book – the legs and torso are in clear view so if you are having trouble assembling this according to the instructions you can always use the photos as a point of reference.
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In addition, battle droids do not learn from experience and they have poor accuracy when firing, as they rely solely on attack commands sent from the droid control ship's central computer.
The standard infantry droid is pre-programmed with basic functions, but receives virtually all commands from a droid control ship or a command officer battle droid.
Command Officer battle droids, which can be identified by yellow markings, lead other battle droids into combat by relaying messages sent to the troops from the Central Control Computer aboard the droid control ship.
home.att.net /~Sebulba89/droids.htm   (879 words)

 Galactic Hunter.com - Star Wars 2005 Revenge of the Sith Battle Droid (Separatist Army) Review
Battle Droids are an interesting beast in that army builders don't seem too giddy over them, and after the initial Episode I madness wore off, Hasbro didn't seem too big on making them in a manner I would deem "quality."
In 1999, Hasbro made a fairly neutral pose Battle Droid in four different deco jobs, one of their very first intentional army building variations.
The actual weaponry for this figure are nothing new-- the gun and red blast effect are the same basic thing you got in 2002, and the backpack has been repainted to look better than it's looked before with the serial number written on his backpack and some additional paint ops added to the backpack.
www.galactichunter.com /reviews/III17-battledroid.asp   (1170 words)

 Star Wars: Databank | super battle droid
The infantry used by the Trade Federation had several major shortcomings that were carefully revisited by the battle droids' designers.
From that research came the super battle droid, a bulkier, stronger, and more advanced version of the standard mechanical soldier.
Super battle droids, like their inferior predecessors, have very rudimentary programming and are poor at formulating attack plans.
www.starwars.com /databank/droid/superbattledroid/index.html   (150 words)

 The Battle Droid
Since battle droids are capable of wielding deadly blasters, they are designed to be incapable of independent thought.
For efficient storage, battle droids are built to fold up tightly, compressing to minimal volume.
In compresed configuration, 112 battle droids can be carried in the special dployment rack of an MTT.
members.tripod.com /~CaptainPiet/bdroid.html   (244 words)

 The Unofficial Clone Wars Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Yoda took out the battle droids with his lightsaber and the hailfire droid begun to roll towards them.
The IBC are heavy monitary and battle droid contributors to the Separatists.
The task force was completly overwhelmed by the battle droids led by General Greivous.
www.clonewarz.com /battles/4.htm   (3029 words)

 CultTVman: Carl Reinisch's Battle Droid
When I first saw the battle droids in The Phantom Menace, I thought to myself, "Now there is something I would like to see as a model!" and ERTL (bless their hearts) has released the STAP with Battle Droid kit which was the basis for my model.
Once all the droid pieces were assembled they were painted overall with a color loosely based on Radome Tan.
The droid was then mounted onto a base that had been generously donated to me by one of the members of the local hobby club.
www.culttvman.com /carl_reinisch_s_battle_droid.html   (461 words)

 Starship Modeler - Star Wars: Battle Droid
The droid body parts are supposed to be generic on all models.
I slowly came to the conclusion that the droid already had what looked like a sun-faded factory paint job, which was a good starting place for further weathering.
Some places on the droid looked like they had a surface layer of ground-in dirt on them, especially in places where the pre-shading was darkest.
www.starshipmodeler.com /starwars/ws_droid.htm   (4641 words)

 SWRPGNetwork - Garothian Battle Droid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Lord Gar-oth used his vast wealth to commission the creation of an army of battle droids that would be capable of acting as a police force to reign in the peasants of the planet he conquered.
The battle droids feature a single blaster cannon in the center of their heads (replacing a central processor) that produces a powerful blaster bolt capable of damaging small speeders and, of course, any living dissidents that challenge the authority of their lord.
The battle droids have programming that allows them to discern whether a citizen is following the laws or not, though their programming is sometimes less than effective and has been known to err on the side of violence a few times.
www.swrpgnetwork.com /entry.php?id=1592   (551 words)

 List of minor Star Wars droids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Against a peaceful population of civilians, the battle droids were easily able to take control of the main city and establish a Trade Federation presence, however during the resultant conflict, once the droid control ship had been destroyed, the entire army was rendered useless.
The battle droids are tall, standing at 1.91 meters in height and are slim, gaunt, bipedal, and humanoid in design with exposed joints and bone white finishes lending them the eerie appearance of a living skeleton.
Octuptarra Droids were sound in design, and successes in the field coupled to easily scalable equipment used in the Techno Union's manufacturing plants led to more advanced models being produced such as the towering Tri-droid, standing many metres tall and bristling with high-powered laser cannons, missile launchers and sometimes flamethrowers.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Minor_droids_in_Star_Wars   (7013 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Hasbro Star Wars Episode III Super Battle Droid Action Figure at Epinions.com
During the arena battle on Geonosis one of the Super Battle Droids bashed aside one of his smaller brethren who had gotten in the way of his shooting Jedi.
Super Battle Droid is figure number 4 and a member of the collection number 1 in the Revenge of the Sith series.
Super Battle Droid has already had an important part in Episode II but as part of the Separatist army he looks to be in the story a lot more yet.
www.epinions.com /content_180456099460   (809 words)

 Trade Federation Battle Droid
The Battle Droid is the foot soldier for the Trade Federation Droid Army.
The reason for the Battle Droid's lack of emotion is due to its lack of cognitive functions.
Battle Droids are pre-programmed with basic functions, but virtually take all commands from the Droid Control Ship or a Command Officer Battle Droid.
www.iaw.on.ca /~btaylor1/TradeFedBDroid.html   (625 words)

 Star Wars Battlefront Factions - Separatist Battle Droids.html
Resembling hulked, reinforced battle droids, super battle droids are far superior to their skeletal-looking counterparts.
A rapid-fire blaster has been mounted directly to the super battle droid's frame, reducing the risk of dropping the weapon, having it misfire, or being disabled by a Jedi Knight.
Pilot droids are adept at repairing vehicles, as well as ejecting from damaged vehicles-- an act of self-preservation highly unusual in a droid.
www.lucasarts.com /games/swbattlefront/separatist_battle_droids.html   (1001 words)

 Star Wars Action Figure Reviews
The Destroyer Droid is also scored well because it has the accuracy of the Saga version's head, without the bulky action-feature-filled body and arms.
You might say that the Battle Droid has a second feature; there is a hole in the chest section where you can insert a blast-effect to simulate the Battle Droid getting shot.
The Super Battle Droid is also decent with the fl weathering at his joints and abdomen.
starwars.carrotnetwork.com /reviews/clonewars/droidarmy   (1018 words)

 Command Level Battle Droid - D6 Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The next higher class of battle droids available to the Trade Federation are the Command level droids.
Unlike the infantry battle droid, these droids enjoy a certain level of autonomy and self-control.
Should the loss of one of the command droids occur in the field, of battle, the Sampled Movement ROMs carry the severed battle droid into range of another Command droid.
www.the-chaos-crew.com /swrpg/droids/commandd6.htm   (193 words)

 SWF Databank | Battle Droid (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
These droids would blindly obey orders spoken to them by their commanders or transmitted to them from an orbital Droid Control ship.
Droids with specialized functions have distinct colored markings on their armor.
Yellow denotes command droids, which function with increased autonomy compared to the standard infantry.
www.databank.homestead.com.cob-web.org:8888 /droid_battledroid.html   (314 words)

 Arena Battle Droid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
I used to really hate this droid design and initially passed up this AMT kit (Battle Droid / STAP) because of that.
I paused a scene on the Episode II DVD of a droid during the Arena Battle and tried to mimick some of the wear.
Since this was a Battle Droid from the Arena Battle, a sandy base was obviously in order.
www.angelfire.com /scifi2/models/bdroid.html   (627 words)

 CultTVman: Chris Marks' Battle Droid
I finally settled on the idea of a few Droids that were left abandoned after the battle for Naboo.
I then used a flat fl and Lamppost, which is a dark pewter shade on the busted Droid's battle damage.
Using tacky glue and a old paint brush I smeared the 'molding' places of the Droids and dumped a generous amount of the railroad turf onto them, I repeated this several times until the glue no longer showed, creating the moss growing on them.
www.culttvman.com /chris_marks__battle_droid.html   (422 words)

 LucasForums - WIP: Battle Droid
The destroyer droid is one of the coolest droids ever to see the light in the alltime hall of fame of droidness...
I have seen a few threads of people making battle droids, but they never seem to get past the modeling phase.
Battle Droids are structurally identical irrespective of job function..
www.lucasforums.com /showthread.php?s=&threadid=60869   (1586 words)

 Amazon.com: LEGO 8001 STAR WARS BATTLE DROID: Toys & Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Once assembled, the battle droid measures over 13 inches tall in battle position and can be folded down for easy storage.
The battle droid is a very movie accurate model, from the colorations (3 different choices you can build, a battle, security or commander droid) to the look of the folded up model.
The Battle Droid is one of my favorites out of the Technic figure series so far and holds a hallowed place atop my TV set.
www.amazon.com /LEGO-8001-STAR-BATTLE-DROID/dp/B000046Q7T   (1130 words)

 Starship Modeler - STar Wars Battle Droid Preview
The droid by itself stands 12" tall, and assuming the height of the "real" droid is eight feet, that works out to that they were going for 1/8 scale.
The best news of all is that the droid model is almost fully posable when complete and can be made as a stand alone figure with a minor amount of work.
Both the droid and the STAP are crisply molded with no flash.
www.starshipmodeler.com /starwars/rw_predroid.htm   (324 words)

 Amazon.com: LEGO 8012 STAR WARS SUPER BATTLE DROID: Toys & Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
An accurate model of the super battle droids seen in Episode II, this model kit brings the droid to life with stunning detail.
A new joint element is used in the knee and elbow joints, adding much more life to the droid than most other models of this kind.
It is now possible to make the droid stand or sit in any position you wish and make almost the same movements as a human.
www.amazon.com /LEGO-8012-SUPER-BATTLE-DROID/dp/B00005UFBA   (522 words)

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