Holowan Laboratories, also known as Holowan Mechanicals, was a company active during the Clone Wars, a galaxy-wide conflict fought between the forces of the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems, that developed and manufactured weapons and battle droid models. They manufactured the IG-series of droids, which included the IG-100 MagnaGuard, the IG-86 sentinel droid, and the IG-RM bodyguard and enforcer droid, with the former being fielded extensively by the Separatist Droid Army. They also manufactured the electrostaff, a weapon often used by MagnaGuards. Following the conflict's resolution, the company was able to bypass the Galactic Empire's ban on the production of battle droids by reclassifying their products as security droids. Holowan Laboratories manufactured the rogue IG-86 assassin droid IG-88, who operated as a bounty hunter during the Galactic Civil War.
Behind the scenesEdit
Holowan Laboratories first appeared in the 1996 Star Wars Legends story Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88, written by author Kevin J. Anderson. It was introduced into Star Wars canon in Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide, a reference book written by author Adam Bray for the animated television series Star Wars Rebels, which was released in 2014. Holowan Laboratories was incorrectly identified as Halowan Laboratories in the 2014 young readers book Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head, written by Pablo Hidalgo.
- Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide (First mentioned)
- Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head (as Halowan Laboratories)
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as Holowan Mechanicals)
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded