You've heard of the Rock-afire Explosion, right? No? Well, it's an 80's "band" of animatronic animal characters that used to play all sorts of cool tunes and tricks at Showbiz Pizza. If you're more of a nineties kid, you're probably more familiar with the Pizza-Time Players of Chuck E. Cheese.
In Tommy Munroe's universe, the Planet Party-plex 5 take their place of both of those "bands", with Planet Party-plex itself being only but the coolest arcade/playplace/pizza joint of all time!!
Okay, maybe not if you're some cynical adult without the heart of a child worrying about the cost of the substandard pizza and tokens and trying to block out the overwhelming noise of all the machines and screaming kids, but HEY! It's fun!!
Following the W shape from left-to-right, the PPP5 are:
Yip'zurko K'hantoo: Drummer and tenor vocal, very cool and levelheaded, but he can beat those drums like a maniac when needed.
Ello El'zahr: Keyboardist and baritone vocal, he may seem thick-skinned and grumpy at first, but underneath his exoskeleton is a soulful musical maestro. His keyboard can mimic practically any sound that he chooses.
Echo'Zoony: Bass guitarist and synthetic soprano vocals, he may seem clunky and rusty to some, but this robot sure loves the bass, and he can play it with grace and style.
Metakoral Lee: Lead guitarist and alto vocal, this girl has the grace of an acrobat and the attitude of a soccer player, but she also has the heart of a mother; good thing, too, given that it's often up to her to break up the childish quarrels of the other band members.
Iiko, Miko, and Riko: Special instruments man and special vocals, the odd-man-out of the band is actually three of them, but since they're all stuck together, they're usually referred to as one guy. They're usually called on for odder instruments like horns, woodwinds, and even bagpipes!
Tommy isn't interested in the pizza or the tokens, but rather in what antics and music the PPP5 will get into today. Some of his favorite original songs include "(That's the) Alien Rock 'n' Roll" and "Cyborgs Everywhere".