Lucasfilm has unveiled Chopper, the newest droid and a character in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series on Disney XD.

Here’s how the character is described:

“Copper is an essential crew member of the Ghost, tasked with keeping the starship running and operational for its band of heroes.

In reality, thanks to his many ‘unique’ upgrade and customizations, no other alien, human, or droid could handle the job.”

The design of Chopper, a.k.a. C1-10P, takes cues from early Ralph McQuarrie concept art for R2-D2, especially the expressive arms that fold out of his head.

As Star Wars Rebels takes place will years prior to the event’s of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Chopper’s retro look creates an aesthetic continuity with droids of the original trilogy.

Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel and will be followed by a series on Disney XD.


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