DUM-4 was a DUM-series pit droid that was allocated to pit crew of podracer Ody Mandrell during the Boonta Eve Classic podrace at the Mos Espa Grand Arena on the planet Tatooine in 32 BBY. During the race, Mandrell pulled over in the arena for maintenance and shouted orders to the pit droids in his crew causing one to race round the vehicle and give orders to DUM-4.
DUM-4 then responded by marching toward the other pit droid in front of the podracer's engines, which immediately sucked in the droid. The engine was completely destroyed, knocking Mandrell out of the race, but DUM-4 survived and was ejected out of the other side of the engine where it wailed in surprise. Like all DUM-series pit droids, DUM-4 was a repair droid manufactured by Serv-O-Droid, Inc. and stood 1.19 meters tall. It had brown plating and a black sensor.
Behind the scenes
DUM-4 first appeared in the 1999 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. The character was first named in the current canon in the 2018 reference book Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z (First identified as DUM-4)
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu (as Pit droid)
Notes and references
- Ultimate Star Wars states that all DUM-series pit droids are repair droids manufactured by Serv-O-Droid, Inc.. As DUM-4 is shown to be a DUM-series pit droid in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace it must share these characteristics.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- DUM-series pit droids stand 1.19 meters tall. As DUM-4 is shown to be a DUM-series pit droid in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace it must also be this height.<\ref> states that all
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Boonta Eve Classic to 32 BBY.