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How valuable are C-3PO and R2-D2?

The wealth of a farmer is noteworthy Wealth is relative to your point of view. While we can look at Tatooine and see it as a poor locale compared to the rest of the civilized galaxy, on the local ...
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How valuable are C-3PO and R2-D2?

Luke doesn't say that they're "valuable", he vouchsafes that they're hardworking, and that they're a token of how serious he is to begin negotiations for Han's life. I seek an audience with Your ...
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Can droids be shut down manually?

Leia switched off C3PO in "The Empire Strikes Back". This is a transcription: C-3PO: "Surrender is a perfectly acceptable alternative in extreme circumstances. The Empire may be gracious enough to—...
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Why are there no Imperial KX-series Security Droids in the original trilogy?

Most of the answers here so far have not focused much specifically on the class of droid that K-2SO belongs to, the KX-series Security Droid (also known as "Imperial enforcer droids"), which is what ...
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Why are there no Imperial KX-series Security Droids in the original trilogy?

According to the story, why are there no Imperial Droids like the K-2SO's in the original trilogy? Why did they all disappear all of a sudden after Rogue 1? Because they weren't necessary for the ...
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What does 'E chu ta' mean?

We don't know, but it's very (very) rude. “E chu ta!” replies the droid. C-3PO stops, stunned. “How rude!” (“E chu ta,” is, of course, Huttese. It is absolutely not appropriate to translate. ...
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How valuable are C-3PO and R2-D2?

In addition to what others have said, I'd also like to point out that there is a difference between personal wealth and business capital. While Uncle Owen may not make enough on his farm to have ...
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Why are there no Imperial KX-series Security Droids in the original trilogy?

There are Imperial droids. Most notably the MSE droids, the probe droids, and Imperial R type droids. The droid that runs the droid prison in Jabbas palace was an imperial droid that ran away, ...
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Who this large blue droid seen behind Anakin Skywalker in Episode 1?

According to the Ultimate Star Wars factbook, that droid (an R1-series shopkeeping drone) helps to run Watto's shop. It doesn't appear to have a canonical name. "An R1 Type shopkeeping drone ...
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Are R-series astromech units obsolete?

There are multiple R-series units in the foreground of this shot from The Force Awakens. It would appear that they're not obsolete, at least within the structure of the Resistance (which appears to be ...
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Why are there no Imperial KX-series Security Droids in the original trilogy?

First, since this question implies it’s about K-2SO, I’d like to address K-2SO’s role in Rogue One (2016). Simply put there are tons of droids of all kinds in the Star Wars universe, but few have ...
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Who is this blue headed droid in "A New Hope"?

This is WED-9-M1. He was first identified in the Star Wars collectible card game (as a "WED-9-M1 'Bantha' Droid") and officially canonised in the video below. ...
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Why does C-3PO have a red arm in “The Force Awakens?”

This was revealed in Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1 He loses the arm to a sea creature, which rips his arm off. The droid OMRI (whose coloring/paint-job is black) is destroyed by acid rain. The acid ...
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Why are there no Imperial KX-series Security Droids in the original trilogy?

Remember when Chewbacca growled at the Imperial mouse droid on the Death Star in A New Hope? It was when Han and Luke were leading their "prisoner" to the detention center. It's official name is the ...
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How valuable are C-3PO and R2-D2?

There is a lot of great evidence and reasoning in the other answers. Let me also offer this hypothesis: The droids actually are very valuable. but The Jawas actually don't know the value of the droids....
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Can Droidekas speak?

You can hear them talking at 0:44. They appear to vocalise in Binary. This ties in with their profile in the RPG core rulebook. They can understand Basic and speak ...
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Which droid lost a part that was discovered by Davin Felth on Tatooine?

The Legends short story When the Desert Wind Turns: The Stormtrooper's Tale from Tales From the Mos Eisley Cantina about Davin Felth identifies that it belonged to an "R2 unit". As such it ...
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How does BB-8 move in the sand without skidding?

TL;DR: He was able to move in sand without skidding because there was much more to some versions of BB-8 than we see onscreen. One version of BB-8 has a trolley attached to give him traction, and ...
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Why does a protocol droid know odds and statistics so well?

C-3PO is a pretty sophisticated piece of kit. Not only does he know six-million forms of communication and act very convincingly like a nervous butler, but he seems to be a tactical statistician too. ...
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Are droids sentient or not?

TL;DR In my opinion, based on the evidence we are given: Are droids sentient? Yes. Are droids sapient? Also, yes. Are droids conscious/self-aware? Again, I say yes. FULL EXPLANATION/BREAKDOWN ARE ...
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Does the Star Wars universe have sex droids?

In Legends, yes. Sex droids are mentioned in the novel Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly as part of The Callista Trilogy. Yarbolk sniffed and jabbed one short finger at the protocol droid for ...
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Is it common for protocol droids to be disallowed to translate the Sith language?

As per an article from The Verge, C-3PO states that the Old Republic's Senate passed laws banning droids from translating the Sith language. That would indicate it's a widespread restriction, not ...
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How did this character fly this ship?

Although it's been confirmed (repeatedly) that the T-65B X-Wing Starfighter has no built-in Navicomp capability, we do know that Luke somehow managed to travel to Ahch-To without an Astromech droid ...
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Are Gatekeeper droids from Star Wars capable of movement?

According to Star Wars: Droidography it would seem that no, they cannot walk or move around as they are simply just the stalk and eye. TT-8L Gatekeeper The TT-8L Gatekeeper is a surveillance droid ...
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Can droids be shut down manually?

You agreed to include "via a remote" option. Therefore, we can count Invasion of Naboo mass turn-off as young Anakin Skywalker turned off droids because he destroyed the orbital command center. ...
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How valuable are C-3PO and R2-D2?

Droids could be of low value to moisture farmer, but very valuable to powerful crime lord. Imagine having luxury sports car in impoverished country with only dirt or otherwise poor roads. Now imagine ...
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Why doesn't the Separatist Army use more non-droid soldiers?

In-universe, you do see other species fighting for the CIS in the Clone Wars, but just in their homeworlds: Genosians and Umbarans are the two who come to mind. However, from a logistical standpoint ...
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Are droids sentient or not?

Technically, droids are sentient beings. There is a droid torture area in Jabba's ship, used to give "pain" to droids. R2-D2 reacts with an alarmed noise, so it means that they have sensors for "...
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How do restraining bolts work?

Restraining bolts seem to limit the function of a driod and control their actions A restraining bolt is a small cylindrical device that restricts a droid’s actions when connected to its systems. ...
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What's the model of the droids In Star Wars Episode 3 in Mustafar?

They are the MSE-4 droid, the predecessors of the MSE-6 used on the Deathstar by The Galactic Empire
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