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Booma
Production information
Model

Energy ball[1]

Culture

Gungans[2]

Physical and technical specifications
Shape

Spherical[2]

Color(s)

Blue, with swirling bits of white[2]

Usage and history
Purpose

Warfare[2]

Affiliation

Gungan Grand Army[1]

A boomer, also known as a booma, was a grenade-type weapon used by the Gungans of Naboo. It consisted of a spherical protective shell that contained a quantity of liquid-like plasma. Those boomers could be thrown by hand, sling, atalatl, cesta or catapult. Upon impact, the shell would burst, releasing the plasma with a powerful electric shock.[1] They came in different sizes, from boomers that could be hold in the palm to much larger models that had to be transported in carts.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Boomers first appeared in the 1999 movie Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the first installment in the prequel trilogy of Star Wars.[2] Industrial Light & Magic created them using the Sabre digital compositing system, which was also used to give the Gungan energy shield its glow, and illuminate the lightsaber blades of the Jedi.[3]

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