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Why don't they make Tuvok ears?

W. T. Riker

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Report this Mar. 06 2012, 12:01 pm

Has anyone else noticed this?? this is bothering me.


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Vger23

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Report this Mar. 06 2012, 12:07 pm

Does it really "bother" you?


I'd say that it's because Spock is a cultural icon and Tuvok is a character that nobody except the hardcore fanbase would identify. Since people who make and sell collectibles prefer them to be mass-marketable, they make ears for the character who has a shot at being ideintified, not for the one who nobody would really know.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Mar. 06 2012, 12:53 pm

I did a quick search and found multple colors for Vulcan ears that are available.


Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 06 2012, 1:15 pm

Soooooo . . . paint the Spock Ears. 


You know what bothers me?  The Klingon skulls only come in one color!  Also, where the hell are the Bajoran nose prostetics!?!


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Report this Mar. 06 2012, 2:20 pm

Not something I would've noticed if no-one had pointed it out -- not without actively looking for Spock ears, which I'm never likely to do. I suppose it is a bit of an oversight, as no doubt lots of different people would like to cosplay Vulcan/s, but yeah many of the more serious cosplayers would either paint them, or make their own ears. For someone just playing kiddy dress-ups, it probably makes little difference.


V'ger makes a sound point that Spock is so much more iconic than Tuvok -- and he is the one most people think of when they picture "Vulcans". But since cosplayers come in all colours, it would be nice to see the costume companies reflecting that. Although that's not to say there are no darker pointy ears available -- even if you widen the search to include elf ears and other such. Perhaps you just haven't found them yet.


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Report this Mar. 06 2012, 5:50 pm

I'd say that it's because Spock is a cultural icon and Tuvok is a character that nobody except the hardcore fanbase would identify. Since people who make and sell collectibles prefer them to be mass-marketable, they make ears for the character who has a shot at being ideintified, not for the one who nobody would really know


 


 


Oh! so harsh!  Where's the love for Tuvok - I thought he was a great character.

W. T. Riker

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Report this Mar. 07 2012, 5:30 am

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>I've got some green ears at home

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fairly certain Tuvok isn't green.


also, they may have multicolored ears, spock ears are clearly labeled as spock ears. but no tuvok ears. that is my point.


 


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Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 07 2012, 7:05 am

Maybe she's half Orion/half Vulcan.  Don't be racist against ServalanFan.


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Report this Mar. 07 2012, 7:10 am

Where's my Andorian wig with Antenni?!?


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Report this Mar. 07 2012, 8:11 am

^ A fancy dress wearing Orian woman sounds fine in my book


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voyagerfanatic995

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Report this Mar. 07 2012, 11:03 am

I'm guessing like what other people said: Spock is a cultural icon. You don't know what the heck Star Trek is but you can recognize Spock anywhere. Tuvok, not so much.


If you can't find Vulcan ears, try looking for elf ears. They are similar, maybe a little more "curly" at the top, but you get the same idea and they're in all different colors and styles.


Also, insofar as the Bajoran nose piece goes, I'm guessing because it would be harder to come up with a quick "on-and-off-no-glue" way of wearing it than a Klingon forehead piece that can be worn attached to a wig or Vulcan ears that just slide on over your own. Also noses vary more in shape than foreheads and ears, would be hard to get a one-size-fits-all.


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Report this Mar. 08 2012, 3:26 am

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>My green ears may in fact be elf ears even though elves aren't green.

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They could be goblin ears.


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Report this Mar. 12 2012, 8:17 pm

Simple logic. If they only make Caucasian coloured Vulcan Ears, find the flesh coloured tone that is similar to Tuvok's (Southern Hemisphere Vulcans) and spray paint them in that colour. Solution to problem!

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Report this May. 19 2012, 1:12 pm

NO! The Spraypaint will ruin the plastic ears! Try a make up in your skin tone and apply it to the ears instead, that is what what I was advised to do in a class I took.


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