Pax Bonkik

December 7, 2013 | By | Reply More


Pax Bonkik (12)

 

Well, it’s been some time since this action figure was released in the Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection, but it was only recently that I finally got hold of it at a local convention.

 

Pax Bonkik (4)Pax Bonkik is, basically, a re-paint of the VTSC Greedo, attired with a rubber vest and lacking the belt with holster piece. Being this the case, articulation remains pretty much the same as the VTSC figure, consisting of:

 

• Ball jointed head.

• Pegged hinge shoulders.

• Pegged hinge elbows.

• Swivel wrists.

• Swivel waist.

• Swivel hips.

• Pegged hinge knees.

• Pegged hinge ankles.

 

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While the articulation design is good, the new rubber vest does impair his ability to let his arms hang close to the torso, which is a very minor issue.
What makes Pax Bonkik really special is his paintjob. Not that there is a lot on his clothes mind you (other than a few color accents at the belt and darker hued shoes), but I think the color scheme alone is a nice variation to have.

 

The jumpsuit was simply molded in a green plastic that is duller than Greedo’s and lacks the pastel yellow panels running along the limbs. A shading wash was applied over the clothes, providing a nice, muted appearance.

 

Pax Bonkik (7)The vest is made from bright blue rubber and uses the same mold as an old Han Solo from the 2006 Saga line. It does not have a wash or anything, but it does go well with the jumpsuit.

 

The really striking aspect about Pax here is the paint application on his face. It consists on a not-too-subtle gradient that goes from very light green on the tip of the snout up to a dark olive green color towards the back of the head. The paint application is extremely effective and really puts to good use the skin texture sculpted onto the rodian head to mask the color transitions.

 

Pax Bonkik (9)The hands lack a similar application, but it makes sense since in these pieces the paint would chip away more easily with normal accessory usage.

 

Speaking of which, Pax Bonkik ships with the same blaster pistol VTSC Greedo had, which isn’t bad, but it would have made much more sense for him to have a hydrospanner or a simple toolbox instead, considering he’s supposed to be a racing-pod mechanic and an indentured servant (slave) to one of the Boonta Eve racers.

 

Other than the pistol, Pax also comes with a numbered aluminum coin minted with Episode I images on each side, including a portrait of him.

 

Sadly, Pax was part of the final wave of the 30th Anniversary figures, which meant he was fairly hard to find, but as a fan of rodians and considering that the VTSC Greedo mold is one of my all-time favorites, I’d say Pax Bonkik is well worth the effort to track down.

 Pax Bonkik (11)

Errex Score: 92/100

Pax Bonkik in Mos Espa

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I've been collecting action figures since the original Kenner Star Wars days. Nowadays, I still collect pretty much anything that catches my eye.

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