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. Dice Ibegon is a female Florn Lamproid who believes in the Rebellion and is attuned to the Force.
Background Chalmun’s Cantina denizens periodically released into the main line provide supplemental fun and variety into the collecting hobby as well as your collections. The characters may not necessarily be your first choice, but there is no denying that they bring girth and distinction to your ever growing action figure collection and dioramas. Both Trinto Duaba and Dice Ibegon provide all of this (and more). They are two very distinct characters and have been wanted by collectors for years now. Not only desired by collectors, but it is also Hasbro's unofficial goal to complete all of the aliens found in Chalmun's Cantina. And Hasbro is certainly reaching this summit by making wonderful action figures like this beautiful two-pack of scum and villainy. Proving that this dream goal can indeed become a reality, Hasbro is nearly assuring us it may happen quicker than we all realize. Trinto Duaba & Dice Ibegon are works of art, and to be honest, we never expected that they would have come out so well. Although their roles in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope merely consist of one hiding in the background somewhere and the other hissing across the table at yet another patron, they are both high ranking “collector-focused” characters that most of us wanted (and finally received) in action figure form! To top it off, their designs are very well executed and are worthy and wonderful additions to the line. Trinto Duaba (AKA "Terminal Man") is sculpted beautifully (as ugly as he is). He suffers a bit from being unable to stand upright without falling over. And to be honest, it is a bit frustrating that he doesn't stand up that well despite having near perfect super-articulation, but his center of gravity is not evenly balanced. The joints don’t really aid to keep him upright. Some of that extra articulation should have helped to prevent him from continuing to fall over repeatedly, but it doesn't. He is an action figure that will likely always need a stand. You can certainly "force" him to stand unassisted, but he will look a little odd if you do.
We will however compliment Trinto on how well the portrait and costume came out. Not only are they painted beautifully, but every painstaking detail has clearly been captured. Very rarely do we get a figure with this much painted detail. The fine lines and other nuances have been hit home effortlessly and were it not for the balance issues, the figure would be a flawless gem. Every vein in his head to every mark or crevice on his face has been faithfully replicated and we cannot provide more glorious praise to this figure than we already have. Dice Ibegon, likely to be considered the ‘accessory’ in this two-pack, is another fabulous sculpt. While you may initially think she is just another hunk of plastic, she has multiple points of articulation. She has more features than expected for an “action figure” that was really intended to be the secondary pack-in of the main figure (Trinto Duaba). But let us state that Dice Ibegon holds its own and is itself perhaps reason enough to purchase this set. Dice is clearly a very welcome addition to the Star Wars basic figure line and we suppose that due to the size, Hasbro has waited some time just to find the perfect spot to include in the basic figure line. It is important to note that Dice Ibegon is not the "accessory" for Trinto Duaba in this pack, but rather the second figure in the set. Just as Hasbro has gone "all out" to make the 'accessories' superior, Dice Ibegon is constructed beyond what some of the best accessories have included. Dice is authentic to the film and sports a brilliant seven points of articulation. Accessories typically do not have seven points of articulation, so we will claim that she is indeed not an accessory. Dice has a great paint job and her coloring is spot on - it was a fantastic first take (and probably the last we'll ever see). There are so many details which we know will go unnoticed with a cursory review of the figure, so we recommend for you to go back and check out all the details you may have missed! And she is certainly a figure not be enjoyed from behind a plastic bubble. This is one figure that you must play with in your hands. There are definitely some impressive details that can only be fully enjoyed outside of the package. Simply stated, this is a two-pack not to pass over and it would be detrimental to your collecting health to do so!
Although Dice Ibegon and Trinto Duaba were not sitting near each other in Chalmun's Catina as misrepresented by the packaging, they certainly look good when placed together. It would be silly to hold Hasbro accountable to packaging two figures together that were only near each other in the cantina. We hear Hasbro talk a great deal about their tooling costs. And while we don’t meant to ruffle your feathers here, we would have recommended for Hasbro to package both Trinto Duaba and Dice Ibegon separately. Both could have come with table accessories from the cantina in place of each other, and it would have given kids and collectors more options to purchase or pass on these figures. Two packs are great, but if it would have meant Hasbro could have amortized costs over another figure, we think it could have helped with the accessory inclusions of other figures. We could be wrong here, but we think it would have at least helped even with the dirty paint applications on our military action figures too. Despite our own personal thoughts about this, this set of figures is more than worth your money. Clearly, two figures that have an MSRP of $7.99 come to less than $4.00 each. In our modern collecting lifetime, we have never seen figures cost below this during the entire neo-classic period. This IS a deal! There is no other way to say it. For $7.99, you get two beautifully sculpted figures with plenty of accessories. And they are up to the modern day standards of scale and articulation. Sometimes we as collectors needs to evaluate what true value is. Trinto Duaba & Dice Ibegon are the definition of quality and value. And they are the definitive action figures of these characters. They will likely never be revisited again nor do they need to be. And if you are a fan of the Chalmun’s Cantina scene, what are you waiting for? All of the cantina/Mos Eisley aliens from wave 5 of The Legacy Collection are done phenomenally well and it would be a travesty to omit these figures from your collection. Don’t delay, get them today!
Trinto Duaba & Dice Ibegon
Assortment Number: 87841/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on listings.
Status: Trinto Duaba is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 20 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), swivel left elbow (1), swivel right elbow (1), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable head scarf, blaster pistol
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: R2-L3 body
Date Stamp: 2008
Status: Dice Ibegon is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 9 points (9 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: 8 swivel shoulders (8), swivel waist (1)
Accessory Count: None
Accessory Details: None
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: R2-L3 body
Date Stamp: 2008