Watto has never seen the original trilogy in the cinema, he first saw Star Wars on VHS and grew up watching the Ewok cartoons and playing with the 'vintage' toys. His favourite being the Millennium Falcon which he received as a Christmas present, unfortunately he rather foolishly sold off his toys - forever to be regretted.
During his secondary school and college years Star Wars became forgotten. His interest in Star Wars was rekindled when he was lent the 1997 Star Wars special edition VHS tapes to watch while he was ill.
Then came The Phantom Menace in 1999.
TPM has become one of Watto's favourite films and launched his Star Wars collecting passion. His collection started with Hasbro's TPM 3.75" figures and now he concentrates on collecting Gentle Giant Statues, maquettes and mini busts. Watto also enjoys collecting Star Wars autographs and reading the books of the Expanded Universe.