Post-Original Trilogy Collection
Item No.: Asst. 85172 No. 85323
Includes: Stand, blaster pistol, glass
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: March 2005
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: Feltipern Trevagg is a bounty hunter who tracks Obi-Wan Kenobi to Tatooine after the Clone Wars but loses him. Trevagg stays on the planet and becomes a corrupt tax collector in Mos Eisley. His species is called the Gotal, who can sense emotions and energy waves that many speices can’t, a trait that comes in handy for tracking. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: The toy shelves of Adam Pawlus.
Commentary: Look at him, he's perfect. He's got a sneer, he's drinking, and he has that not-so-wide-stance that fans demand. Feltipern Trevagg (or "Gotal") is one of the three infamous (and awesome) 2005 Cantina aliens that Hasbro made with collectors in mind. Along with Myo and Dannik Jerriko, these figures have enhanced articulation, great poses, and they're all drinking or smoking and have guns to boot! The only thing Trevagg is missing, which his compatriots do have, is a holster for his gun. Which, by the way, is a nicely painted reuse of the Bespin Guard's gun.
The figure's sculpt is one of Hasbro's best, and the articulation is excellent. There's 12 points of articulation, but as the knee joints can rotate as well as bend, you might want to count those twice. The face is perfect, the costume is nicely detailed without overdoing the texture, and the paint seems to match the character photography about as perfectly as one can hope for. If you see one, you'd probably want to buy one-- Cantina figures don't come a lot better than this.
Collector's Notes: This hard-to-find alien was available for a very brief time in early 2005. In some areas, he sold out immediately. In others, he didn't sell at all, so depending on how many stores you visit or where you live, your stories on how much you like/dislike the figure and its availability are subject to change. According to eBay, though, the figure is somewhat in demand and will cost you double (or more) its original price if you want to add one to your collection. No plans are known for Hasbro to reissue this one yet, and it probably wouldn't be a bad idea if they wanted to do it.
Day 240: January 1, 2007