View Full Version : Unmade Beasts: Who wants a Sando Aqua Monster?
06-22-2002, 09:12 PM
Do you think Hasbro should make
o - the Sando Aqua Monster?
o - the Colo Claw Fish?
I just got my Acklay the other day and it is awesome. I fondly remember buying my Bantha and my Rancor!
Do you guys want more of Star Wars' beasties?
06-22-2002, 09:15 PM
The sando aqua monster could never be made, at least not to scale.
How about a krayt dragon? Or a sarlacc with spring-loaded beak? :D
06-22-2002, 09:19 PM
Wouldn't these require a bongo first? But then the Opee would be out of scale. (I like the concept Sando, though. When it more like an otter from hell.)
There's one redeeming answer for this, though...Action Fleet. :D
06-22-2002, 09:57 PM
Colo Claw Fish would be easier to make, maybe one day we'll get a correct Opee.
06-22-2002, 10:01 PM
The Sando I'd want would be a little off scale to the Opee we already have (mabye just over 3/4 of the size the Sando should be to the Opee).
It'd be the size of Ultimate Godzilla.
The Colo Claw Fish could also be made on that scale.
Use the Action Fleet Bongo. It's perfect for this.
As to a "real Gungan Sub" for the figures. I really want this even more. But they won't make an Opee big enough to "eat it." :)
06-22-2002, 10:28 PM
Imagine if they made a "real" star destroyer for the figures! It'd be the size of a room, at least!
06-23-2002, 12:32 AM
A Star Destroyer is a mile long, so scale that down to 3 3/4"... and I dunno what it is. :D
The Sando would be a great $45 if they did enough with it, but the thing that would make this more exciting if they did stuff right. Make the arms and legs articulated with several joints (including the fingers, which would be about the size of a figure's arm so it's possible) and a ball joint for the tail plus an opening mouth that has something along the lines of what the Action Fleet rancor did: You put figures in it's mouth, then you lift it's tail up and you could get the figures back. :cool: They could make it while not to scale, at least big enough to be fun to play with, wether or not you're using figures and/or the Opee. :D
06-23-2002, 06:42 AM
Lets see. There are 5280 feet in a mile. Lets assume the average person is 6 feet tall. That is 72 inches. Divide 72" by 3.75" is 19.2. Divide 5280 by 19.2 is 275 feet. THAT IS HUGE.
06-23-2002, 07:53 AM
Indeed....much bigger than a mere room.
06-23-2002, 08:58 AM
But it would be nice to see!
06-23-2002, 09:59 AM
If we are talking about a Star Destroyer (standard - not Vader's),
I'm going to assume you are right, and that it is a mile long in SW fiction.
I planned on building a nice one for my figures one day, sort of like I constructed my 5 foot Blockade Runner (http://www.figures.com/databases/action.cgi?setup_file=sscollections2.setup&category=starwars&topic=32&post_num=1&search_and_display_db_button=yes) but this Star Destroyer could still not be in scale even to my Tantive IV.
I think I estimated my plans for the Destroyer to come out to being about 10 feet long, and 6 'action figure floor levels high.'
In the base of the main body of the ship, I wanted 2 levels and enough room for 1 TIE Bomber to be docked in there and launch out the bottom. The 2 level room there is to fit the height of the TIE and have a boarding platform for the action figure to naturally walk aboard the smaller ship.
The command tower would have an elevator in the vintage Death Star Playset sense, and contain a bridge at the top, then a briefing room, interrogation / torture chamber (Bespin Style) detention cell, trash compactor (which ejects behind the destroyer like in ESB), and closer to the base, external hatches to launch maybe 4 duplicates of the Probe Droid toy in little "escape pod capsules." Most of the Imperial Stuff would be done very Death Star style since I have little else to go on, and don't know what other features to make for the ship.
I mainly do dioramas, and there's never been THAT much action aboard a Star Destroyer. I might incorporate an EU scene I did with Luke and Mara as TIE pilots on Thrawn's ship the Chimera but I still need an EU Noghri and an EU Captain Palleon to command it.
Meanwhile, building a Jabba's Sailbarge seems more practical, a chance to be more authentic, plus a lot smaller and cheaper! A custom Sailbarge I'd do would be approximately 3.5 feet long and 3 decks (inside, outside upper deck, and a "state house" on the back near the cannon in which inside I can have an excuse for another Amanaman, Herme Odel (one day I hope) and other larger figures not actually seen on the Sailbarge but only Jabba's Palace during the movie). But in any case, Ephont Mon was too smart to go. He never left for the Pit of Carkoon and patiently awaited Jabba's return before leaving Tatooine once it was clear the Hutt wasn't ever coming back).
Anyway, what was this thread about? Oh yeah - making a Sando Aqua Monster a little off-scale on the small side, but reasonably sized to fight the Opee.
06-23-2002, 01:28 PM
I think Hasbro would be incapable of doing the Aqua Monster justice with the way they make beasts now. Either it would be an inarticulate giant statue like the Faambaa or a "real-feel" dead fish that just lays on your shelf like the 12" Dewback.
Here's my idea, make it a puppet that goes up to a kid's elbow. You put your hand in it's back to control it's mouth and neck and some body movements, plus give it well articulated arms. Sure it wouldn't look so great on display; but it sure would be fun to play with and that's really all that matters.:happy:
06-23-2002, 06:56 PM
i'd like a Krayt Dragon, it would be Awsome.
P.S=300th Post oh yea.
06-23-2002, 07:12 PM
Big Barad just gave us the perfect answer to this. It's really the only way hasbro would ever give us a beast as big as the Sando Aqua monster.
I started a thread in the dear hasbro section asking for beasts. This should really be in that section too tycho. you of all people should know better. :rolleyes: Anyways, the beast thread in dear hasbro could use some input or support. I tried to cover as many beasts as possible but the more people asking for beasts the more hasbro will see that and make them. :)
06-23-2002, 07:28 PM
How do you pronounce "acklay"?
06-24-2002, 08:35 AM
I would say ACK-LAY. But then I'm British and we say things diferently. How does George say it? I'd reckon on the correct pronunciation being whatever George says. :)
06-24-2002, 08:38 AM
I've been using Ack-Lay, 'course I'm in Oklahoma so it's mostly pronounced Ack-ler here. ;)
06-24-2002, 08:47 AM
I always thought it was ACK-LAY too.
06-24-2002, 09:22 AM
Being from Michigan, I thought it was Ack-lay as well.
06-24-2002, 04:18 PM
for big ships and creatures, i was thinking that it comes in separte pieces like for a sando a head to the shoulder, the body to the legs and legs to the end of the tail. So it should be like Sando Aqua Monster Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 in seprate boxes.
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