The 10 or so twisties that goe all the way back are about 8" long. The single short ones are only 3-4". That's 4" that Hasbro saves on twisties each package. Multiply that by 100,000 packages in a run, 20 figures (run) a year, 0.05 cents per 1"and they're saving $4,000 a year. How dare you question Hasbro logic!!!!!!