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Imagine if R2-D2 were belligerent and made of spare parts. That’s sort of what Chopper, the newest Astromech Droid in the STAR WARS Universe, is. Chopper, aka C1-10P is a “cranky, yet goodhearted” little droid that plays an important part in Disney’s upcoming STAR WARS REBELS animated series, which takes place four years before 1977’s original STAR WARS film. The new droid just made his debut at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, and his video introduction can be seen below…

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Hey, Kids! It's Chopper!Chopper will appear on television screens this Fall when STAR WARS REBELS begins airing on Disney XD. Additionally, the crew at Hasbro will be bringing the little guy into toy aisles with an action figure (pictured left) included in the STAR WARS REBELS Saga Legends assortment. I have to say, I’m really digging this old-school aesthetic, and love that they used the artwork of Ralph McQuarrie as inspiration.

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