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Offline shmashwitdaclub

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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #105 on: January 31, 2012, 02:41 PM »
I have not been collecting as long as you all have, but to me this is just another Jocasta Nu.  Hasbro plain out does not want to make them because they are certain they will just end up with all the E.T. Atari games

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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #106 on: January 31, 2012, 02:49 PM »
I think it may have started that way, but at this point, there's certainly plenty of collector demand out there, probably created by the silent treatment.  Maybe Hasbro's just brilliant like that, spending 12 years to create demand for something that otherwise would be boring.

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« Reply #107 on: January 31, 2012, 02:57 PM »
You give them too much credit.
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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #108 on: January 31, 2012, 04:20 PM »
I don't think they want to make them because they are hookers.  Al the EU/Gaming stuff says so. 

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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #109 on: January 31, 2012, 05:09 PM »
Geeze, all they needed to do was make some sort of a 2-pk of them, even reference art concepts if they have to... nearly the same sculpt for both chicks, and it would have been easy money for Hasbro... if we ever see them, I bet it's an exclusive at SDCC or something of that nature.

When I talked to Derryl Depriest at the C5 Yak/SWAN party, I brought up a similar point to him - that they could just use reference art or mock up a new likeness for the characters. His response was something along the lines of that they could not even do that to get the figures made. So assuming the whole thing revolves around likenesses, apparently Hasbro couldn't even change the Tonnika's facial features to get around the issue. If that's the case, hopefully things have changed with this new commercial coming out. In either case, I'm looking forward to the commercial and what Hasbro's next response will be.

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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #110 on: January 31, 2012, 06:01 PM »
I think it may have started that way, but at this point, there's certainly plenty of collector demand out there, probably created by the silent treatment.  Maybe Hasbro's just brilliant like that, spending 12 years to create demand for something that otherwise would be boring.


The Prequels came out 12 years ago?


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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #111 on: January 31, 2012, 07:25 PM »
I think it may have started that way, but at this point, there's certainly plenty of collector demand out there, probably created by the silent treatment.  Maybe Hasbro's just brilliant like that, spending 12 years to create demand for something that otherwise would be boring.


The Prequels came out 12 years ago?

13 years this May.
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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #112 on: January 31, 2012, 08:39 PM »
I don't think they want to make them because they are hookers.  Al the EU/Gaming stuff says so. 

Personally, I think everyone has the right to earn a living...

I don't get why hookers are demonized by Hasbro. They already make child killers, mass murderers, Ewoks, religious extremists, dictators, drunkards, thugs and gangsters. What harm could some prostitute action figures cause to kids?

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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #113 on: January 31, 2012, 10:19 PM »
I don't think they want to make them because they are hookers.  Al the EU/Gaming stuff says so. 

Personally, I think everyone has the right to earn a living...

I don't get why hookers are demonized by Hasbro. They already make child killers, mass murderers, Ewoks, religious extremists, dictators, drunkards, thugs and gangsters. What harm could some prostitute action figures cause to kids?

Depends upon its action feature.  ;)
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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #114 on: January 31, 2012, 10:47 PM »
Comes with mini ping pong balls.

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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #115 on: February 3, 2012, 12:30 PM »
The VW commerical with teh Tonnika sisters is on youtube. It starts with a dog that can't get thru a pet door to chase a VW bug. It ends with Star Wars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-9EYFJ4Clo
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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #116 on: February 3, 2012, 12:38 PM »
I am siding with the Dr. on this one - the Vader kid was better.

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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #117 on: February 4, 2012, 10:51 AM »
I think it's a real stretch to try to get figures out of these characters just because they're appearing in an advertisement, but whatever.
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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #118 on: February 4, 2012, 11:49 AM »
I think it's a real stretch to try to get figures out of these characters just because they're appearing in an advertisement, but whatever.

Is it any more of a stretch than any of the reasons some of the other 1800+ figures got made? :)
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Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« Reply #119 on: February 4, 2012, 12:47 PM »
I think it's a real stretch to try to get figures out of these characters just because they're appearing in an advertisement, but whatever.

Is it any more of a stretch than any of the reasons some of the other 1800+ figures got made? :)

Can you cite any one of them that was made coming off an appearance in an advertisement?
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