I purchased the Jaxxon 6" figure... which makes him my 2nd 6" figure with Chewbacca being the first. I'll probably buy a Han Solo now to put with those 2 but I'm not happy about it. The idea of the Tonnika sisters coming out at all is pretty ridiculous at this point, but I thought that about Jaxxon too... Black Series is the bane of my existence waving figures I've always wanted in my face.As someone who is primarily a 3.75" collector first & foremost, I am disappointed when characters are only made in the 6" line & that's it. We've seen this numerous times since the 6" line began, and it's too bad. Though, admittedly 6" figures are more accessible/easier to find these days than the 3.75" line.
That being said, I would definitely buy the Tonnika's if they came out only in the 6" line, but I hope they come out in the 3.75" line first. A 6" two-pack of these would probably be roughly $40 - if not more, depending on whether or not it was an exclusive.
I always thought they would be an ideal SDCC exclusive or Star Wars Celebration exclusive.I feel a 3.75" and/or a 6" two-pack of The Tonnikas would do well. These have been fan-favorites for years, and IMHO are very highly desired by fans. And, I think they would sell well amongst non-hardcore SW fans/collectors due to their being interesting female figures. And, female action figures are few & far between in most toy-lines.
I'm on board again. I hope this one gets some traction. Posting in every location I can. I think a big fan push could get any figure done, but we'll see...
I can't easily describe how I was pronouncing it. In the Youtube video, Victoria was pronouncing it with an emphasis on the "O" in the name. Conversely, I was pronouncing it with an emphasis on the two "N's" in the name. Actually, who knows what the correct pronunciation is?! I guess only Lucas himself knows - LOL.How were you pronouncing it? I found that I was mispronouncing Twi'lek for quite awhile... I believe it's Tweee' lek but I was always saying Tweye' lek.
You'd think, I mean with all the people out there today doing 3D someone would have these two as an option. That said, even if they were I'd likely still wait for Hasbro to finally make official versions. It's tiresome to put so much energy and resources into a custom only for them to make said figure the next year or before my WIP is even finished, simply because I could have out it to better use on different figure if I had known. lol I several customs I had to reformat into something else because of that.
I would imagine they produced at least as many Jabba's Palace sets as they did Barges. Perhaps at that point, after it sold out, they did the second run, when combined with the first, it may have exceeded 10k. The production run was available to other countries though, right? Surely that would lead me to believe more than 10k consumers bought that set, and a good number of them that reported here bought more than one. I think the Barge is a decent benchmark for a minimum run at least, as I think anyone that bought a Barge will likely buy a new OT character release. I frankly think those buying figures alone exceeds the vehicle purchase totals.If I recall that 10K number was about ten years ago and we've seen a drastic decline in production numbers since then, just look at how each ST movie got fewer and fewer releases. And yes I probably low-balled it too much but if they were to do the Tonnikas I bet the numbers would be half and half because they would share 90% of the tooling, and Hasbro likely feel 5-10K each is way too many.
Do you think that they made 10K units of Jabba's Palace?
There used to be such a thing as a running change... Endor Commando was the last of those that I can remember. Tonnika could benefit from that were they so inclined.My lowball number was mainly a joke due to the seemingly lack of product even making it out these days, and I do feel that 10K like a more likelier number needed. And with that said that's possibly another roadblock if not the main one, convincing bean counters to loosen purse strings for the new tooling required for a one and done obscure character from a 40 year old Movie.
After all it seems Hasbro lack the "imagination" people required to think outside the box for releases and possibly re-use existing parts as a base and only needing to tool a new head and maybe a few other parts. darth sidious has already mentioned several figures that could be used for various characters across several threads. We know from the AT-ST Marauder that they are capable of these things when the want to be, so I don't understand why it's not used more often. Though maybe that was the product of Steve still being in charge when it was first conceptualized.
10K at $10 each is $100K for the run just on one figure, so if the two did share 80% of the sculpting then it would be advantageous for them as the profits on the second figure would be higher. This is why I think a 3-pk with a repack of DR. Evazan would be ideal.
If it helps, you don't have to share or donate -- the page is setup to make it seem like you have to, but after you click "Share" instead of donate, there's a "skip this step" in smaller gray font at the bottom. While it doesn't change the fact that it's annoying how they push you to doing more than just signing, just wanted to clarify that it's possible to avoid it.For me personally, it's about the Social media aspect. If I wasn't required to share/like across multiple platforms I do not use, I'd freely sign any petition for something I'd like made. And then there's the whole "donate" aspect, which I get as running something like this does have costs associated with it.
Yet you don't see people on the street who are gathering signatures asking for you to also give them Money, at least not that I've ever seen.