PAX BONKIK
(Rodian Podracer Mechanic)

Source:
The Phantom Menace

Collection: 7.5

Year: 2007

Number: 30-54

Assortment: Basic Figures

Retail: $6.99

Assortment Number: 87651/87500

UPC Number: 6 53569 28715 5

Weapons and Accessories:

  • Blaster Pistol
  • Vest
  • Collector Coin
  • Species: Rodian
    Status: Podracer Mechanic
    Instrument of Choice: Repair Tools
    Characteristic: Devoted to his brother
    Comments: Pax and his younger brother, Trax, are the slaves of Podracer Mars Guo and work for him as mechanics. The brothers are very close but are separated through a series of misfortunes, until freed from slavery by Podracer Teemto Pagalies.







    Points of Interest:
  • Pax Bonkik is a repaint of 2006's VTSC VTSC Greedo. This time around, the vest from Han Solo (Endor Raid) has been added.
  • Who says Hasbro doesn't try to bring us the obscure background characters? There was a strong desire to make use of the VTSC Greedo body, but every other Rodian seen onscreen in the Classic Trilogy (Thuku, Neesh, Breedo, Beedo) both in Chalmun's Cantina, Docking Bay 94, or Jabba's Palace all pretty much looked the same, except for one who isn't wearing a vest. Even if the vest was changed, that's not much of a repaint.

    However, there are two Rodian Podracer Mechanics (RPM, anyone?) wandering around in the background of The Phantom Menace, and they've been named as "Pax & Trax Bonkik" as part of StarWars.com's Hyperspace "What's the story?" feature. This is a nice nod to a character with a fan-defined history, and while the Greedo body is not an exact match for the Bonkik brothers' outfits, it's unlikely we'd ever have gotten this character otherwise.
  • Photography by Dan Curto

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