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Tycho
07-01-2010, 02:55 PM
I have started a new thread series!

This series will now ONLY discuss the beast in the title of the thread (in this case The Krayyt Dragon From ANH).

It is time Hasbro returned to making a standard beast assortment for the toys for the 3 3/4" action figure line!

I will cover several unmade beasts for the toy line per week, choosing them from a rotating schedule through anything from the movies that still has not yet been polled for and a few from the Expanded Universe.

I'll order it ANH, ESB, ROTJ, TPM, AOTC, ROTS, and the EU, and then keep going back through the order in that manner. (Caveat: right now the focus will be on the OT because there are still some vehicles I haven't covered from the PT and those films have selections you can vote on).

So here I'm only asking you if you'd buy The Krayyt Dragon From ANH?

This beast is going to be complicated.

For one: only the skeleton appeared in the actual movie (see image with C-3PO below). And for that reason, the skeleton must be included in the package. Now you can post that you'd prefer just the skeleton with some sort of battlepack with perhaps a bantha and a landspeeder, the escape pod, etc. - but please be specific. Also make sure you comment about whether you want the EU expansion on the beast also pictured below.

The EU version that expands upon this beast is going to be large. The box, though smaller width-wise and height-wise, could be as long as the TurboTank's, or an even better comparison might be the Hasbro Electronic Lightsaber line's shipping carton size (the ones you actually see stocked on the shelves in the store).

The EU is not very consistant on the length of the tail for a Krayyt Dragon.

In my mind, and by judging by the skeleton seen in the movie, I think this creature could resemble a carnivorous brontosaurus. A fault I find with the skeleton in the 1977 movie is that there is no evidence of legs on this creature. That skeleton might have well have been from a giant snake or "sand eel." But all the EU pictures show a Krayyt Dragon has legs.

OK - so articulate the legs at the hip joints. That's all that's necessary. However, some pictures show up to 6 pairs of legs on the Krayt Dragon!!! Actually, this is awesome (eat that Avatar!). I'd prefer that version: "the Greater Krayt Dragon." Now there are 4 legged versions that have been drawn. Please specify which you'd want.

A bendy-style tail might work well here.

The opening / snapping jaw should be offered as it was with Boga or the acklay beast.

A Tusken Raider would be the most appropriate pack-in figure, though C-3PO has a good (if boring) case for why he should be there.

I'm not sure what the MSRP for this beasts should be - but I think $30 at the most could still be fair. Add $5 more for a pack-in figure like a re-release of the 2003 Campfire Tusken Raider (I always liked that one and softgoods cost more, so I'm not going to campaign for the VOTC Raider). But I don't think this needs a pack-in. You either want it or you don't.

So do you want The Krayyt Dragon From ANH to be made?

How do you want it to be offered? (and PLEASE answer by including your thoughts on the actual "fleshed-out beast," whether you want it or not.) I would insist any fleshed-out "live beast" would also include the skeleton seen in the movie. Having the beast and no way to get the skeleton is NOT an option!

Why would you NOT want this?

How do you think it would sell if produced?

Since a live Krayyt Dragon is appearing in the Clone Wars cartoon, do you think it will help this creature's chances?

BTW - I suppose you can post if you would like this to be an animated version of the beast, but it still must come with the movie version of the skeleton EXCEPT if Hasbro is offering the movie skeleton in some other format. Remember, this poll is a submission for the ANH category.

Since ANH traditionally only has a few beasts:

Jabba
Dewback
Ronto
Dianoga
Womprats / Desert Scurriers

I need to get creative to find movie offerings for these polls. There are actually a few more I could do that are not mentioned above. Maybe I'll surprise you?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-01-2010, 03:33 PM
Naw, I don't really want this. The skeleton itself would be huge, expensive, and boring. And I have no need for an EU version, either.

Maerj2000
07-01-2010, 06:34 PM
I'd love to have one, I'm a big creature fan so the more the merrier as far as I'm concerned. I'd like both the living and skeletal versions.

I'd love to see a big creature line of figures for not just Star Wars but other films as well. Godzilla, Zillo Beast, Cloverfield creature, etc. Don't know if they'd ever do it but I'd buy them if they did.

I think that the Clone Wars appearance would help the chances for this getting made. Pretty much anything in Clone Wars has a good chance of getting made.

I wouldn't want/need a pack in figure to raise the price. It wouldn't deter me from buying it but I don't need one either.

I'd love to have a Jerba creature from ANH as well, you should add that to the ANH list at the bottom of your post.

El Chuxter
07-01-2010, 06:51 PM
Greater Krayyt would never happen. Those things are Sando Aqua Monster big. They require financing over a 30 year term.

I wouldn't mind having a Lesser Krayyt, though. Count me as a yes for that. For the skeleton by itself, though.... If I have to include it, can the rest of the Krayyt maybe snap around it if they can pull it off so it doesn't look like an oversized Happy Meal toy?

Devo
07-01-2010, 06:55 PM
Bottom of the barrell here. Uhhh...the only thing I'd come close to wanting is the skeleton but then I'd really need an actual sand diorama to put it in. Just meh really. Wouldn't be bothered.

Tycho
07-01-2010, 07:18 PM
I'd love to have a Jerba creature from ANH as well, you should add that to the ANH list at the bottom of your post.

I'll have to look up the jerba. It might be one of the ones I'm already thinking of for ANH's creature polls.

You didn't mean "gerbil," right? I'm not aware of Richard Gere making any cameo appearances in Star Wars.

Maerj2000
07-01-2010, 07:40 PM
I'll have to look up the jerba. It might be one of the ones I'm already thinking of for ANH's creature polls.

You didn't mean "gerbil," right? I'm not aware of Richard Gere making any cameo appearances in Star Wars.

Didn't say Richard just his lil friend! :thumbsup:

Anyway, for more jerba info:

http://www.starwarsaficionado.com/f/THE_MISSING_RESIDENT_OF_TATOOINE.pdf


http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jerba

Darth Metalmute
07-01-2010, 08:24 PM
I'm torn on this one. On one side, I would love to have the chance to buy one, but I'm not sure I would. I would only want the skeleton version. I want one in a battle pack and I don't care if it's an ultimate battle pack or a smaller version. However, it would have to have a great pack in. Something like a landspeeder, a Sandcrawler, a ronto, and a dewback.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-01-2010, 08:40 PM
The skeleton could come like the Build-A-Droid or mini holograms as pack-ins. From an entire line of figs, though.

bigbarada
07-02-2010, 01:09 AM
Those Krayyt Dragon designs don't look very Star Wars like, I think this would only work as a pile of bones. Even then, I doubt I would buy it.

Tycho
07-02-2010, 02:53 AM
The 12 legged (in 6 pairs) "Greater" Krayyt looks like the only design that might match the length of the skeleton C-3PO walks by in the movie.

If they did a battle-pack, screen-scene, the skeleton need only be molded into the plastic play base like I think one of those diorama stand sets by that one British company offered.

You guys could vote for that if you want it that way - with a landspeeder or whatever else is appropriate for a Tatooine battlepack set.

I will HAVE TO poll for the jerba one of the next times around that ANH is up for a creature poll.

Darth Jax
07-02-2010, 07:34 AM
NO. i don't need a massive skeleton to go with my figures. since we never see the creature on film, i'll stick with my childhood assumption that it was a huge snake creature since it's not apparent from the skeleton that the beast had limbs.

Tycho
07-02-2010, 11:20 AM
NO. i don't need a massive skeleton to go with my figures. since we never see the creature on film, i'll stick with my childhood assumption that it was a huge snake creature since it's not apparent from the skeleton that the beast had limbs.

I had always assumed the same until the EU came out with 4 and 12 limbed versions.

Now while I like a lot of EU, I don't know why they had to be inconsistent on this one.

Star Wars is an ALIEN galaxy and they could have gone with the 12 limbed beast (shown in the EU as the greater krayyt) but they should have at least been consistent.

Later we have Boga (I forget what species he or she is) from Utapau and this one (as well as dewbacks) could have 4 limbs - so why not be consistent and have something rumored to be so great as a krayyt dragon, to be really alien - but look like it supports the skeleton seen in the movie.

What would I do with a fleshed-out krayyt?

You could make the scene from Outlander where Ki-Adi Mundi discovers A'Sharad Hett and his father's Tusken tribe fighting a dragon (Lesser Krayyt in that case).

I may have missed the Clone Wars episode where a krayyt appeared - or that's coming next season (?).

Hmm-hmm. I'll support a krayyt if only to add another cool offering to rejuvenating a beast line for the 3 3/4" Star Wars collection but when I get to PT movie beasts, something like the sando aqua monster or colo claw fish could fill "a void where a giant, extra-length creature is lacking."

So my support for a krayyt isn't too enthusiastic - but yes I would buy it and set up a scene with some banthas, wild dewbacks maybe, and a Tusken tribe fighting the krayyt with A'Sharad, Sharad, and Ki-Adi Mundi all in the thick of things - and perhaps Jabba's goons off on a skiff, hunting them all down (some Weequays, Rodians, Klatoonians, Nikto, etc).

DarkJedi5
07-02-2010, 10:04 PM
I would only buy one if it was huge. I mean, AT-TE sized. But at the same time, a $100 creature would be too big and kids wouldn't buy it.

DarkArtist
07-07-2010, 02:41 PM
i think a Krayt Dragon would be an easy pass for me since it's not present in any of the films with the exception of a skelton in ANH..

now if they make a Jundland Wastes battlepack with perhaps 2 VOTC Tusken Raiders, 2 Jawas, a few scurries and perhaps a womprat and a Krayt Dragon Skeleton then count me in