Name: Daultay Dofine
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: The Phantom Menace
Availability: January 2012
“Viceroy, I don’t want this stunted slime in my sight again!” But you’ll definitely want him in your line of sight for your collection! Trust us on this one! After years of giving us one statuesque Neimoidian “action” figure after another for over a decade, Hasbro steps up to the plate big time and produces an amazing body sculpt for this humanoid species. The first figure to get this treatment in the basic figure line is Daultay Dofine, a character that has been on wish lists for years and is now here for Star Wars fans in full glory. He had a healthy dose of dialogue in Episode I and was prominent throughout the film, yet Hasbro for one reason or another kept passing him over in favor of other Star Wars characters. But just as with any action figure created in this day and age, Daultay Dofine arrives with the best of intentions from and with excellent articulation and sculpting that Hasbro can provide to collectors. As a result, the final product is just shy of stunning. The action figure has one or two small flaws, as do most nearly perfect action figures, but there is a ton more of positive than negative here. But how incredible is it to finally have a Neimoidian leader with some decent articulation? It was a very long time coming!
Daultay Dofine is fully loaded with 14 points of articulation. All the standard joints are here. No ball-jointed hips, but plenty of ball-jointed articulation elsewhere. His body is extraordinarily thin. It’s so thin that it’s noticeable when compared against any other “normal” sized action figure. But there is a reason he is so thin and we think Hasbro was brilliant for including it in the equation. The figure has a heavy reliance on soft-goods to make its costume. A soft-goods full length skirt and two extra long sleeves are made from the same fabric. Then these soft-goods portions are then bound closely to the body via the ornate “vest” (for lack of a better term) that goes on top of them. With all of these “layers” the body would become too thick and the look of the species would be compromised. (For your information, the skirt is removable, but we don't suggest removing it because you probably won't get it to look the same way again putting it back on the figure.) This approach works extremely well and we’re actually quite impressed that Hasbro went in this direction. This is absolutely the correct way to design Separatists (especially those of the Neimoidian persuasion) and we are praying that future ones are designed similarly. If Hasbro can update both Rune Haako and Nute Gunray in the same fashion, those who love Separatists will be inordinately happy.
Status: Daultay Dofine is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 ball-jointed hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 3*
Accessory Details: decorative vest, droid blaster, removable hat (* the skirt is technically removable too but you'll never get it back the way it was because it locks in place under plastic shirt)
Date Stamp: 2011
Assortment Number: 37502/37499
Retail: $8.99 USD
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