Name: Speeder Bike With Plo Koon
Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: N/A (Deluxe)
Source: The Clone Wars
Availability: August 2010
Plo Koon rides a speeder bike into battle against the forces of the Separatist Droid Army. This stern and imposing Jedi sits on the High Council and comes from a long line of Jedi who have all been strong in the Force. His customized speeder has additional weapons to create a swift, maneuverable and heavily armed vehicle for intense combat situations.
Just like Cad Bane, Plo Koon gets updated with a little bit more articulation, although he had to wait a lot longer to get this treatment unlike Cad Bane. Plo Koon is a favorite Jedi not only by collectors, but by Dave Filoni too. So we assume Plo Koon has some clout when Hasbro determines which types of toys make it into the main line. Plo Koon get “almost” royal treatment with his release in the Deluxe line and fans of the carded figure, 2008's TCW Plo Koon (No. 14), have a lot to get excited about this figure. The original basic figure had a wonderful base sculpt from which Hasbro could build upon to make him eventually better and that time is finally here. With increased articulation and the inclusion of soft-goods, Speeder Bike With Plo Koon is a worthy addition to the ever-growing line. There are some other things Hasbro has done to enhance this new version of Plo Koon, but likely you’ll be more excited by the enhanced articulation before any other upgrade. The Deluxe line is really coming through for collectors and we bet that it will continue on this successful path. But maybe it would be wiser for Hasbro to include the updated versions of these characters in the basic figure line first. Or maybe this is exactly what they are hoping for that collectors will buy the less –articulated style in the basic line first and then the more-articulated version with the vehicle second.
Plo Koon has been given a much darker paint job. He looks unique from both the 2008 TCW Plo Koon (No. 14) basic figure (which is much lighter in skin tone) and the figure included with the Ambush At Abregado TARGET exclusive Battle Packs set (which is much more orange in color). So Plo Koon is really getting around the color spectrum when it comes to the color of his melanin. Apparently this is what Hasbro decides to do to Plo Koon as the realistic line has given him multiple shades of skin color as well. But believe it or not, the figure included in this Deluxe set may just be the closest to the way he actually appears in The Clone Wars television series. This may be puzzling because the figure is definitely dark, but if you compare it to a still from the TV show, you will see the dark colors encompassing the tan skin color below. Plo Koon also comes with a nicely cut soft-goods skirt that is necessary for him to straddle his speeder, but also looks great when posing him standing up off of the bike. Hasbro ensured that they cut a very nice diamond shape out of the fabric they used and it really does a lot for the aesthetics of the figure. Counting all of his points of movement, Plo Koon is indeed super-articulated and call us snobs, but we think all Jedi should be blessed with 14 points of articulation.
Assortment Number: 94826/94737
Retail: $16.99 USD
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Status: Speeder Bike is a slight retool of the vehicle from 2002's SW Clone Trooper With Speeder Bike Deluxe set.
Articulation Count: 6
Articulation Details: 2 swivel landing gear legs, 2 hing-jointed exhaust ports, 2 swivel handlebars
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable cannon, projectile
Date Stamp: 2010
Status: Plo Koon is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes the upper body of 2008's TCW Plo Koon (No. 14) figure with all-new legs. A soft-goods skirt has been added and the figure has also been repainted. Plo Koon is now super-articulated.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 ball-jointed hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: lightsaber, removable hood (up), removable hood (down)
Date Stamp: 2010
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