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Boomas, also known as boomers,[1] energy balls,[4] or Gungan grenades,[5] were spherical, grenade-like energy weapons used by the Gungans. They were manufactured by the Otoh Gunga Defense League with the exotic plasma[1] that was naturally present in the porous crust of Naboo,[6] They came in different sizes, and could be thrown by hand, sling, atlatl, cesta or falumpaset-towed catapult.[1] Boomas were used by the Gungan Grand Army, notably during the Battle of Naboo.[2]

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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.[7]

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