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10 Totally Unappreciated 'Star Wars' Droids


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WA-7 (FLO)
Diner full of customers, and Dexter sits there chatting with Obi-Wan while FLO does all the work. Screen capture by HowStuffWorks
Diner full of customers, and Dexter sits there chatting with Obi-Wan while FLO does all the work. Screen capture by HowStuffWorks

You'd think a short mini-skirt would be enough to catch the eye of at least one moviegoer, or even an on-set cast member. But no, the WA-7 (also known as FLO) was swept under the proverbial "Star Wars" rug like so many other unnoticed service workers all over Coruscant (and the rest of the galaxy).

The WA-7 was a waitress droid that zipped around on a unicycle-style chassis, complete with metallic head fins worthy of a Viking warrior, as well as the sporty metallic mini-skirt. Made by GoCorp and Utilitech, the droid stayed vertical thanks to internal gyroscopic components and had a skinny wheel, all the better to zag and zig through a crowded restaurant without crushing the toes and tentacles of paying customers.