Hi Jon - oh I totally get people being leery. My issue is that we're enabling Mattel's leeriness regarding something none of us should be leery about. Mattel is one of the biggest toy companies in the world. Now, I don't know what materials cost and what's available now...but cheap, copy-cat companies have been making toys that sell for a DOLLAR that have bendy parts that work nothing like Snout Spout's trunk for decades now.
The point isn't whether it should be technically possible for Mattel to give Octavia tentacles. Of course it should be.
As someone up-thread mentioned, Doc Ock had some really wonderful tentacles and that was years ago...but at the same time even I'm a bit leery of their track record of late. That's all I'm saying. I understand it's not so easy an issue for some of you.
If you mean joints along the tentacles, I'm going to have to say "no". That would ruin the look and make them resemble robotic attachments, which they're clearly not.
I do wonder about doing cut joints as someone suggested on the last page. That could work out and would allow for some more movement. I guess it might be a little bit more expensive, but it could be worth it as long as they kept the joints tight.