Friday, December 30, 2011

Rebel Reviews – VC82: Daultay Dofine

Today we examine the latest Nemoidian, Daultay Dofine. Should you add this "stunted slime" to your collection? Read on to find out!

Daultay Dofine
Accessories: blaster, hat
Articulation: ball jointed head, shoulders, elbows, knees, and ankles; swivel wrists, waist, and hips

Typically Nemoidian action figures do not do well at retail, and I am sure Daultay Dofine will be no exception. Despite the Nemoidian track record, I am hoping that Daultay Dofine does extremely well. Hasbro crafted a very high quality toy for arguably one of the most boring characters from the Star Wars films.

There are a lot of nice thing to appreciate about the Daultay Dofine action figure. To start with, the figure has a bunch of articulation. Unlike some figures with extravagant outfits, a mix of plastic and soft goods are incorporated into the figure’s outfit so the articulation is not hindered. The sculpting on Daultay Dofine is very good, with the level of detail on the wrinkled head (which has an absolutely perfect expression) and “fur” robe being especially noteworthy. The weakest part of the figure is the accessory compliment, which consists only of a blaster and a hat. While that is on par with many other figures in the Vintage Collection, it is still disappointing.

I won’t try to embellish Daultay Dofine any more than I have. Dofine is a relatively boring character, and the figure is ultimately no different. Hasbro did make a very solid toy that looks like it walked right out of the movie, but I doubt that will save this Nemoidian from a similar fate as his brethren. I highly recommend this figure to anyone who appreciates the background figures, but I doubt it will appeal to anyone else.

Review by Greg Bridgeman.

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