- Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:14 pm
Nobot (The Phantom Menace)
"Nobot," also known as "Ghost Droid," was a 3PO-series protocol droid that constantly walked the streets of Mos Espa, Tatooine. The droid appeared to have no aim or function as it wandered across the desert wasteland of Tatooine, and the only thing truly known about it was that it was a resilient unit—despite its travels, it would always find its way back to Mos Espa. The droid became the subject of several tales and anecdotes, most notably from the aging marketplace vendor Jira.
For two peggats, the old vendor would tell her story. Jira claimed that Nobot had been witness to the murder of a young pregnant girl, and that rumors persisted labeling the 3PO unit as the killer. Apparently, Nobot would play back an audio recording of the incident, featuring the young woman pleading for her life and screaming in horror as the deed was done. Beyond that, rumors persisted, claiming that the droid was surrounded by the dark side of the Force. Repeated attempts to destroy Nobot apparently failed, as the protocol droid would always find its way back to Mos Espa. Jira's fellow vendors, listening in on her repeated tellings of the story, would eventually develop their own versions while trying to compete with the aging woman.
Another Disney build a droid repaint of one of the more interesting (in my opinion) background characters in The Phantom Menace. Nobot was difficult to do with the lack of reference photos. In one photo, it appears he is heavily scored, especially in the head but in another it looks like it still is gold and that the dark look on the right side of his face appears to be shadow. I just did my own interpretation. Hope you like it.
- Gold Disney Build-a Droid all parts
- Testors Metallic Gold
- Testors Flat Black
- Testors Flat Dark Gull Gray
- Testors Flat Light Ghost Gray
- Testors Flat White