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 Sarlaac From The ROTJ).
This creature-beast has to be revisited. The Saga version (albeit recently released with a skiff and figures in a battle-pack) just did not cut it.
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 a new, bigger Sarlaac from ROTJ?
I bet this one can be done for $30 or $50 if we have to push it to get Hasbro motivated (depending upon the features with the toy as well).
Pack in only 1 figure: Boba Fett. He's the obvious choice and not "a regular" anyone would complain about. [I'd prefer a new skiff guard like the Weequay Skiff Master or someone else (other than Jedi Luke) but Fett is the most obvious and recognizeable character to really interact with the Sarlaac - uh in a way everyone digested ]
This sarlaac should be the mouth, molded into a sand base - just like the previous version, only about 6 times its size or greater (the sand base).
The creature itself could be 3 times the size of the first version.
The action feature that could be worked in is a circularly rotating track inside the mouth that is spun from a thumb-wheel on an edge of the sand base. This could move a level inside the mouth (of the classic trilogy part of the sarlaac) that a row of bendy tentacles are attached to. If the tentacles were posed grabbing any action figures, the rotation and gravity would pull them into the Sarlaac's mouth. Teeth would naturally rim the maw.
In the center, a gullet could be moved by a push-in lever to swallow the figure beneath the sandbase of the playset.
You could hold open the maw and insert the beak from the Special Edition if you want to make that version of the beast (the beak part included for optional display). A lever on the back of the beak would make the mouth open and close and it's throat would also be just wide enough to insert an action figure.
The rest of the sandbase would be big enough to support two of the current desert skiffs (or two new larger ones) circling the maw with their planks over the mouth. A potential Hasbro Sailbarge vehicle could be parked next to it with part of it too hovering over the sandy base of this beast / playset.
So do you want a new, bigger and better Sarlaac made?
What other features would you want on it?
Why would you NOT want it?
The only other beast from ROTJ that has ever been made was the Rancor which saw a recent resculpt / re-release. I don't intend to poll for it as it's near perfect. The bantha could also be polled for as a ROTJ beast, else I thought some EU from certain live-action specials could be offered in ROTJ's slot for future polls. I bet you know what I'm talking about.
Anyway, how do you think a new Sarlaac From ROTJ would sell if produced?
Where do you see the retail price going with this one?