Name: Tedn Dahai
Type: Mini Busts
Number: No. 80199
Edition Size: 1050
Source: A New Hope
Availability: July 2012
License: Gentle Giant Ltd.
A former scout for the Imperial Navy and card-carrying member of the Intergalactic Federation of Musicians, Tedn Dahai is the backup fanfar player in the all-Bith Jizz band Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes (better known as the Cantina Band). This band of Bith musicians have been the entertainment for many rough and tumble bars across the galaxy.
Is it really going to come down to reviewing every member of the Modal Nodes as Mini Busts, 1:6 Scale Figures and other collectible formats? Yikes, it’s going to be impossible to write about seven Bith musicians from the same band and try to present a different perspective on each one! Tedn Dahai is the backup fanfar player in Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes. And that’s about all we can tell you. In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope he is seen to the right of Figrin D’an, the leader of the Modal Nodes. His instrument is reminiscent of the woodwinds we see in various orchestras in this world. But other than their unique instruments, it’s physically impossible to tell the members of the Modal Nodes apart from each other. Maybe that concerns you, but likely it doesn’t. We never thought that we would lose some of our interest in these characters, but we have. Perhaps they have been “done to death” in other formats.
Gentle Giant Ltd.. has really dillydallied bringing the Modal Nodes into the Mini Bust format. They did however release the “almost” complete band in their very popular Bust-Ups line (and there were even chase Bust-Ups to try to collect – it was maddening to find them all). So now it’s time for the high-end Mini Bust line to start bringing us these characters but it seems that Gentle Giant is intent on bringing them to us one by one. (This too is going to be maddening.) In our opinion, Gentle Giant Ltd.. should have just made a boxed-set of the entire Modal Nodes Mini Busts. Just bang them all out at once for a discounted price, let’s be done with it and move on already. One of the most popular characters that collectors wanted to see released by Kenner in the original vintage lineup, it appears as if they have overstayed their welcome in recent years. We’re not so sure what happened.
Status: This highly detailed mini bust, based on the original Lucasfilm costumes and props, was sculpted and painted by Gentle Giant Ltd. We hope you enjoy it.
Date Stamp: 2012
Retail: $59.99 USD
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