I am starting a new thread series!
This series will now ONLY discuss the beast in the title of the thread (in this case the dianoga trash compactor monster 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.
So here I'm only asking you if you'd buy Dianoga Trash Compactor Monster From ANH?
I'm not sure what the MSRP for the beasts should be - but I think there might very well be cause for there to be several price points.
Do you think the beasts should include a figure to interact with them?
I want to say "No" myself, as most of us collectors already have the figures that go with these unmade beasts.
The dianoga creature could be made for the $24 price range, similar to the starfighter assortment's price.
A good trash compactor monster figure should be larger in size.
The body or "plant bulb" of this thing should be large enough to swallow a figure whole. I think sticky-bendy-gummi tentacles should encircle it and the eye stalks should be presented that way as well.
I don't think the beast needs any more features - so maybe it could even retail at a lower price - say $17?
So do you want a trash compactor monster from ANH to be made?
What other features would you want on it?
Why would you NOT want it?
How do you think it would sell if produced?
Should this be expanded to a playset of the trash compactor itself - similar to the removeable one that came with the vintage Death Star playset but colored like the later Wal-Mart exclusive box sets?
Then where do you see the retail price going?
I really don't want to see pack-in figures. Chewie, Han, Luke, and Leia are the only figures that really belong with this set - but I seriously doubt anyone here reading this thread doesn't already have several versions of them already, and we all know that exclusive pack-in figures never measure up to what Hasbro could push out as carded figures.
Below is what a dianoga-out-of-water look like