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 Dagobah Dragon Snake From The ESB - PICTURES BELOW).
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 The Dagobah Dragon Snake From The ESB?
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.
The Dragon Snake could run in the $24 range, but isn't that complicated that it should cost any more. The Gelagrub Battle Pack actually features a creature that might be smaller though.
Do you think the beasts should include a figure to interact with them?
In the case of the Dagobah Dragon Snake, I'd recommend the muddy R2D2 from 2004 OTC be re-released if anything. Making a Dagobah Luke as seen in one of the pictures below could be a good selling point for some (but I don't count myself amongst this group unless it was a new Bespin-jacket-open-Dagobah Luke - a figure that ought to be carded in the first place).
However, I really want to say "No" to any pack-in figure myself, as most of us collectors already have the figures that go with these unmade beasts.
This beast should be large from head to tail - definitely longer than the Gelagrub. Maybe this one should be 2 whole feet in length. It could come unassembled in a window box that's divided so you can only see the front half of the body and the rest looks like it's below murky waters.
The forward arms with their clawed hands with webbed fingers ought to be articulated. The jaws should open and close. I'm afraid that making this beast to a scale that could swallow R2D2 might be difficult, but not impossible. Maybe it wouldn't be able to swallow R2, but rather hold him in its jaws?
The neck should be bendy material that's somehow poseable.
I don't think the beast needs any more features.
So do you want The Dagobah Dragon Snake From The ESB made?
What other features would you want on it?
Why would you NOT want it?
Other beasts from The ESB that we will not poll for have traditionally included Han and Luke's TaunTauns, and the Wampa Snow Monster.
There are at least two other beasts I can offer in polls from ESB, but the giant space slug will not be one of them I'm fairly sure. (Although one of those toddler exercise tunnels could work, as you could package it scrunched together and then expand it to swallow the BMF - but it's just not to my taste as far as quality control.)
Anyway, how do you think The Dagobah Dragon Snake From The ESB would sell if produced?
Where do you see the retail price going?
Below is what a Dagobah Dragon Snake looks like:
Please comment about any ESB beast discussed here, but especially the Dragon Snake.