Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,241: Trinto Duaba

TRINTO DUABA & Dice Ibegon
The Legacy Collection Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 87535 No. 87841
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #BD37
Includes: Blaster, scarf, Dice Ibegon figure
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $7.99
Availability: January 2009
Appearances: Star Wars

Bio: Trinto Duaba is a Stennes Shifter, a species that can blend unnoticed into crowds; he makes a living by turning lawbreakers over to Imperial authorities. (From the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' desk.

Commentary: Hasbro has been changing up how it does a figure these days, and in 2009 we saw quite a range of deco and articulation. Trinto Duaba slides toward the middle of figure development, but it's still astonishingly better than your average 2006 Cantina patron. Except for the elbows, which are cut joints rather than ball joints, the figure is basically super-articulated. He has top-notch deco on his face, a scarf that fits perfectly and is easy to remove and replace, and to make things even better he has a blaster with a holster. As some dude who will stand around in a cardboard diorama, he's great. You really don't need too much out of these minor Cantina aliens other than a pretty face, good deco, and maybe the ability to sit. This one isn't exactly a great sitter, and he has one really bizarre deco feature in that his forearms don't match the rest of his torso. Hasbro's decision to decorate these in two different shades is really distracting on an otherwise great figure, which I was initially going to knock until I really saw that it's otherwise pretty great. It's just a bizarre flaw to have on an otherwise fantastic little toy.

Collector's Notes: Some complain the set was too common, others too scarce. It's basically gone now, and a pretty good deal even at $8 considering you basically get two decent-ish figures for the money.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,241: March 17, 2010

1 comment:

Bravo said...

Why do they think everyone at the cantina had a holster? Even the big head pink girl has an ankle holster.

Nice figure except for the cut elbows and lower arm color. Seemed to be a random range of paint deco on the face...cleaner or dirtier.