A remote control BD unit has rolled into Droid Depot on the planet of Batuu, a.ka. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The BD unit was first introduced in the form of BD-1, the trusted companion of Cal Kestis in the 2019 video game “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.”
Deluxe Remote Control BD Unit – $109.99
The yellow and black Remote Control BD Unit comes with a light-up controller and has authentic movements. It features one visual sensor and one floodlight on its face. These units are also equipped with scanners, a scomp link, and a holoprojector.
BD Units are meant to make life easier for those in the galaxy far, far away. The back of the box reads:
“BD Units are designed to be the ideal assistant droid to a researcher or explorer operating alone in the field with its capacity for data collection and ability to traverse all types of terrain”.
The original BD-1 unit in the game and its upcoming sequel “Jedi: Survivor” is white and red with black sensors. He began his journey assisting Jedi Master Eno Cordova in researching the ancient Zeffo people, a culture long extinct by the time of the Galactic Empire. After having a vision of the Jedi’s extinction, Cordova hid a holocron — which holds data in the Star Wars universe — of every child in the galaxy sensitive to the Force and potentially able to become Jedi. Cordova wipes BD-1’s memories and leaves him behind for the one who will rebuild the order — Jedi Knight Cal Kestis, the game’s protagonist.
Throughout the game, BD-1 acts as a companion for Kestis, providing him with hints, getting him past obstacles, and giving him “stims” to boost the player’s health.
You may also remember Peli Motto’s BD-72 on the fifth episode of the Disney + Series “The Book of Boba Fett.”
If the remote control droid isn’t your type, there was also a LEGO Star Wars BD-1 figure released last summer.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” was released in 2019 to critical success, prompting immediate consideration for a sequel. The original game follows a fallen Padawan named Cal Kestis, whose training was never completed due to the Jedi Purge as depicted in “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” While knowledgeable in the Force and with a lightsaber, he was never officially granted the rank of Jedi Knight. Kestis journeys throughout the galaxy to protect a holocron filled with a list of Force-sensitive children from falling into the hands of the Inquisitors and the Empire, both out to destroy the last remnants of the Jedi Order.
“Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” follows protagonist Cal Kestis five years after the events of Fallen Order. Cal must stay one step ahead of the Empire’s constant pursuit as he continues to feel the weight of being one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy. With new abilities and a new storyline, the more experienced Jedi is expected to offer a great sequel game experience. “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” will be available exclusively on current-generation platforms — PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC — starting in April. Fans can preorder the game on its official website or through their console’s game shops.
Droid Depot is a merchandise location on Batuu in Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Not only can you purchase Star Wars-related merchandise here, but you can also build your very own droid. Watch us build a BB-Unit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in our video below.