Name: Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter
Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: N/A (Vehicles)
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 1 Episode 3: Shadow Of Malevolence)
Availability: November 2010
A Delta-7B starfighter is one of the ships flown by Jedi Master Plo Koon during the Clone Wars. Jedi starfighters are modified throughout the conflict to adapt them to changing needs. The Delta-7B's chief modification is a centralized socket that can hold a separate astromech droid. Plo Koon flies a Delta-7B fighter during the mission to destroy the Separatist warship Malevolence.
If you read our Research Droids Reviews column with any regularity, you know how meaningful it is to us when Filoni connects the dots to previously established alternate Clone Wars sources or the Star Wars films. Connecting the stories together is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a Star Wars fan. When we see recognizable stuff, it burns that â€śhappinessâ€ť in our brains and from that we are able to appreciate The Clone Wars at new and more exciting levels. In one of the very earliest episodes of The Clone Wars, Filoni ensured this by entering an early model of Plo Koonâ€™s Jedi Starfighter into the storyline. The color scheme and pattern of it looked exactly the same to what was seen in Tartakovskyâ€™s Clone Wars micro-series in addition to the live action version seen by all in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. Of course, the one that appeared in Filoniâ€™s The Clone Wars was unique. Modeled after Obi-Wanâ€™s Jedi Starfighter (that came in the 2008 The Clone Wars toy line), it has been repainted in the immediately recognizable blue and white striped patterns that weâ€™ve identified as belonging to Plo Koon.
What you may not know is that Plo Koonâ€™s Jedi Starfighter actually has a name, the Blade of Dorin. The Blade of Dorin was a Delta-7B Aethersprite-class light interceptor named after the native planet of Kel Dor Jedi Master Plo Koon. It has a droid socket in the center right below the cockpit and can fit the various astromech droids that Hasbro has released in The Clone Wars line. (Editorâ€™s Note: Collectors can rejoice because R7-D4 was finally released in the basic figure line almost a year later from the release of the vehicle.) First seen in the â€śMalevolenceâ€ť story arc in the first season of The Clone Wars television show, Plo Koon and his astromech witnessed some of the toughest battle during the Clone Wars and thankfully his Jedi Starfighter was able to get him out of some very sticky situations. Plo Koon played another important role in a battle on Felucia where he came to the rescue of Warthog. (Editorâ€™s Note: Clone Trooper Pilot Warthog was released in the 2011 TCW Deluxe line as part of the Y-wing Scout Bomber With Clone Trooper Pilot set.)
Status: Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter is a rework of 2008's TCW Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter vehicle.
Articulation Count: 6
Articulation Details: opening cockpit, opening droid socket, slide out hull (creates two separate vehicles in this mode), 2 swivel tucked under wings, slide out firing underside cannon
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: 2 missile projectiles, cannon projectile
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 94083/94804
Retail: $24.99 USD
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