A Bith alien from the planet Clak'dor VII, Figrin D'an is the Kloo Horn playing front man of the Mos Eisley Cantina band the Modal Nodes, commonly nicknamed the Bith Band. Figrinis an avid gambler, and he pays off his debts by playing gigs, while trying to keep his band mates out of trouble. Like most of his alien race, Figrinremains neutral in the politically complex Republic, preferring to stay outside the conflict between the Rebels and the Imperials.
Before their days playing at the cantina, the Modal Nodes, like so many bands, had their ups and downs as their front man, Figrin D'an, struggled to master his demons. The band accepted a contract to be the house musicians for Jabba the Hutt, but once they realized Jabba's reputation for executing "employees" who displeased him, they began to regret taking the job. Breaching their contract, Figrin D'an took a lucrative offer to play at a wedding, knowing that the job would give them enough money to escape from Jabba's Palace. On the night of the wedding, Figrin's penchant for gambling had him placing their payment on a game, much to the chagrin of his band mates. Luckily for them, Jabba had heard of their breach of contract and came after the band just as a troop of Stormtroopers raided the casino, creating a distracting fight that allowed the band to escape. Soon after the Modal Nodes reached safety, Figrin D'an lost control of his gambling again, this time wagering the band's instruments. He lost. At the band's insistence, Figrinplayed another hand in hopes of winning back their equipment and was finally successful. After the incident, Figrincleaned up his act, and the band played throughout the galaxy before landing their regular gig in the Mos Eisley Cantina.
Sideshow's Figrin D'an (and the rest of the Modal Nodes band for that matter) were originally revealed through a published image of the head and hands sculpted by Tim Miller on December 24th, 2010. Months later, on May 5th, 2011, Sideshow published the first official preview image of the full band. FigrinD'an went up for pre-order on May 12th, 2011, and began shipping in December of the same year.
Photography & Text by D. Martin Myatt
Original Retail: $99.99
Item Number: 100085
Exclusive Edition Size: 500
What's In The Box?
- Prometheus 1.2 Body w/ Bith Forearms & Neck
- 2x Sets of Hands
- Kloo Horn
- Star Wars Display Stand
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