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Donatello19
06-09-2014, 03:38 PM
I noticed Zulithe and LH talking about this in the 2014 figures thread...and since that thread is pretty busy right now with the latest Nick wave and the 2014 movie wave, and that these repaints AREN'T 2014 figures (just repaints)...I figured I'd make a new thread. According to LH in the 2014 figures thread, his friend (Combi101, he has a TMNT youtube account) has found repainted versions of Cockroach Terminator, Dogpound, Snakeweed and Leatherhead at Target. He even took a pic of the new version of CT:

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/NostalgiaGeek/newterminator_zps0db346c1.jpg

(original release)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-662l5tza9CE/UkZAainFDvI/AAAAAAAASSs/alwpQczBG-A/s1600/cockroach6.jpg


I think he looks great, a lot better than the first version. So, I guess you can say we now officially have paint variants. I can't wait to see what they do with Dogpound, which figure would you like to see get a repaint? And why do you think Playmates is doing this all of a sudden?

rickwj324
06-09-2014, 03:55 PM
Dang... have they been reading our forums???!!!

As happy as I am to see this happening, it kinda pi$$es me off as it makes me want to rebuy some figures (if the paint app justifies it).

It's nice to see them stepping up, but they should've been doing this all along!

LH
06-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Thanks for making a thread Don! I'm going to be looking diligently for this Leatherhead repaint...

rickwj324
06-09-2014, 04:22 PM
Hopefully they will add some details to Casey, Newtralizer, and Slash. While they are at it, put a lighter colored glass in the Mutagen Man figure so you can actually see inside him!!

LH
06-09-2014, 05:25 PM
I've just received official word from Playmates Toys... Leatherhead has NOT been given a repaint as previously reported... I asked Combi101 about this and it appears he was mistaken... Major bummer... :tsad:

Redemption
06-09-2014, 05:53 PM
Has playmates confirmed which ones received repaints?

T-U-R-T-L-E POWA!
06-09-2014, 06:24 PM
I wish they would make a Casey figure with an actual face. I don't see the point of giving him a painted face and a painted mask.

boywonder26
06-09-2014, 06:51 PM
I wish they would make a Casey figure with an actual face. I don't see the point of giving him a painted face and a painted mask.

Agreed..makes absolutely no sence to me

Donatello19
06-09-2014, 08:26 PM
I've just received official word from Playmates Toys... Leatherhead has NOT been given a repaint as previously reported... I asked Combi101 about this and it appears he was mistaken... Major bummer... :tsad:

Aw man, that does stink. They might do him eventually though, since they're doing some other older figures. Did they happen to say who was getting repaints, by any chance?

T-U-R-T-L-E POWA!
06-10-2014, 12:23 AM
Aw man, that does stink. They might do him eventually though, since they're doing some other older figures. Did they happen to say who was getting repaints, by any chance?

I personally don't have a problem with Leatherhead's paint job at all. I just wish he was bigger in scale. I really think Dogpound could use a repaint to make him look more like a villain. I honestly feel like he looks like he's smiling and doesn't appear menacing to me at all. I doubt he gets a repaint though since technically his character doesn't even exist anymore. He is my least favorite of all the new figures. I still have them all though.

dizcoduck
06-10-2014, 12:41 AM
Repaint looks nice, but that ticks me off that they're redoing them when we've already bought the other one's. I'm not sure if I'll cough up the funds to get the new ones or not.

Hero
06-10-2014, 09:51 AM
Looks more like touch-ups than repaints.

IMJ
06-10-2014, 09:53 AM
This thread really needs more side-by-side comparisons. The new Terminator definitely looks better with the paint apps, but it's still a scrub toy (cmon guys, it has a giant hole in it's body to fit a completely out of scale circular saw).

Playmates would practically need to reboot the line to fit with modern standards to fix what they have done here. The free market commands what these companies do, so unless you see a figure with one helluva makeover repaint that you have to have, don't reward Playmates by buying the same stuff all over again.

Just my two cents on the reality of capitalism. We complain, but then we reward for the same material.

VaughnMichael
06-10-2014, 10:41 AM
I'd love to see more pics of the other new painted versions.

Shogun26
06-10-2014, 10:47 AM
So does this mean if I like the repaints better playmates will exchange the old for the new for me? Or would I need to re-purchase the same toy aka variant because they got lazy?

LH
06-10-2014, 12:20 PM
Aw man, that does stink. They might do him eventually though, since they're doing some other older figures. Did they happen to say who was getting repaints, by any chance?

I asked her about that... Her response was the the reason Cockroach Terminator received a repaint was because a new factory was doing them... I assume that means just him...

I personally don't have a problem with Leatherhead's paint job at all. I just wish he was bigger in scale.

Yeah... Bigger scale is a must... LH's paint job isn't bad, it's just that adding that little bit of silver makes a huge difference... Of course it can be done with a sharpie, but the idea of having Playmates do it from the get go was very exciting to me...

rickwj324
06-10-2014, 12:38 PM
I asked her about that... Her response was the the reason Cockroach Terminator received a repaint was because a new factory was doing them... I assume that means just him...

Then lets hope that all of the figures get done by this "new factory"!! ;)

Ugagerman
06-10-2014, 10:43 PM
Picked up the new Cockroach Terminator today at Target. I've noticed Walmart had him as well. Also April was back in stock at both stores, although each store I went to only had one April and one Cockroach. Here are a couple pics I took comparing the orginal CT to the new one.

Spidergreg
06-10-2014, 11:09 PM
Picked up the new Cockroach Terminator today at Target. I've noticed Walmart had him as well. Also April was back in stock at both stores, although each store I went to only had one April and one Cockroach. Here are a couple pics I took comparing the orginal CT to the new one.

What?? They painted the front but not the back???
Dammit, both are flawed !!!

Powder
06-10-2014, 11:11 PM
What?? They painted the front but not the back???
Dammit, both are flawed !!!

Just when you think they've finally gotten something right... :ohwell:

VaughnMichael
06-11-2014, 07:02 AM
Just when you think they've finally gotten something right... :ohwell:
I know seriously! This has got to be one of the cheapest toy companies around.

Donatello19
06-12-2014, 05:03 PM
http://thats-normal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/headdesk-miss-piggy.gif

Crap, I was actually really excited to get these! Unfortunately it seems like Playmates is just thinking "let's get rid of one of these less obvious paint apps and paint one of the more obvious ones". Wow, pretty disappointing...

Rukitron
06-13-2014, 04:07 AM
Playmates sure has some weird ghetto practices...
To name a few:
- they make their figures in multiple factories but the parts of the same character aren't even standardized
- decreasing paint apps
- kraangs that fall apart even mosc

Slash32
06-14-2014, 08:38 PM
Not really changes just more like different paint applied the new Metalhead shipping is a darker grey
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2909/14400355056_9afa21e5a7.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_real_slash/14400355056/) IMAG0319 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_real_slash/14400355056/) by the_real_slash (https://www.flickr.com/people/the_real_slash/), on Flickr
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2940/14236889630_da043ea4df.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_real_slash/14236889630/) IMAG0320 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_real_slash/14236889630/) by the_real_slash (https://www.flickr.com/people/the_real_slash/), on Flickr

Another thing I noticed was mutagen man, it might no be a big difference but if you look close at the arms the new mutagen mans arms are more clear almost like the production sample we first saw.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3888/14422344024_9b869726f3.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_real_slash/14422344024/) IMAG0317 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_real_slash/14422344024/) by the_real_slash (https://www.flickr.com/people/the_real_slash/), on Flickr
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2939/14400347716_7c38364d80.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_real_slash/14400347716/) IMAG0316 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_real_slash/14400347716/) by the_real_slash (https://www.flickr.com/people/the_real_slash/), on Flickr

These both were in the case that has the new cockroach variant.

DVD
06-14-2014, 08:42 PM
I saw the cockroach and Dog Pound on Friday. I thought both looked pretty near, but opted not to get them. Of course I am convinced I will get em next week!!

darthwahl56
06-15-2014, 02:15 PM
I wish they would make a Casey figure with an actual face. I don't see the point of giving him a painted face and a painted mask.

That would be a nice variant, but he did show up like that on the show.

I didn't notice anything new about the dogpound figure I found but didn't buy

ShredderX633
06-18-2014, 06:46 PM
I saw the better painted Cockroach terminator lately, but it had one major problem, the battery on his back isn't painted. Talk about a nasty trade off there.

dizcoduck
06-18-2014, 07:49 PM
Target finally got some of these in today. Cochroach is the only 1 that really looked different to me. I took pics and tried to compare with what I already have of the others of rat king, spider bites, squirrelnoid, splinter, shredder, dog pound, Casey ect. I guess the orange back of Fishface is really bright compared to mine maybe? But that's about it. I opted not to get the new Cochroach. With all the movie stuff and new wave of 4 nick toon figures coming out I didn't think these warranted a double dip from me.

miru
06-18-2014, 10:49 PM
Repainting is not enough. Some need to be remolded outright or replaced with other, more important characters

Powder
06-19-2014, 12:37 AM
I would really like to see this repainted Dogpound figure. Did they paint the straps on his chest? Toenails?

Wretched Reptile
06-19-2014, 03:14 AM
Interesting. I don't really want to re-buy anything I already have, but I might be tempted nonetheless once seeing these in person. Cockroach already looks pretty nifty with the extra details. I still don't have a Metalhead yet so I'd love to find that new darker grey version.

rickwj324
06-24-2014, 02:12 PM
I saw Cockroach Terminator at Target with the new paint app. There was also a Mutagen Man that had Dark yellow accents painted on his arms and legs. Looked much different from all the others I've seen. Sorry I couldn't take a pic of him.

snake
06-24-2014, 03:41 PM
I saw the cockroach and Dog Pound on Friday. I thought both looked pretty near, but opted not to get them. Of course I am convinced I will get em next week!!

What did Dogpound look like?

rickwj324
06-24-2014, 05:47 PM
What did Dogpound look like?

In the new assortments that I saw, I didn't notice any differences in Dogpound to be quite honest. Cockroach Terminator and Mutagen Man were definitely different though.

Sighphi
06-27-2014, 02:25 PM
I saw the better painted Cockroach terminator lately, but it had one major problem, the battery on his back isn't painted. Talk about a nasty trade off there.

Come on, just buy a silver sharpie and get to painting.
It's not like it's a small difficult to get area.
I know it sucks but at least you dont have to do shading like in the front.

snake
06-27-2014, 02:33 PM
In the new assortments that I saw, I didn't notice any differences in Dogpound to be quite honest. Cockroach Terminator and Mutagen Man were definitely different though.

S just at Walmart and I saw a Dogpound with all tthe paint on his face taken off. His face was all white and he had his eyes. That was it.

Spidergreg
07-21-2014, 08:53 AM
Just got the stealth tech with ropes from a trade with doomsword.
And i also just noticed, is my no-rope Raphael an error? 'cos he doesn't have the words stealth tech on the side.

I'll have to check when i get to TRU later.

http://i.imgur.com/HIYihY9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ezqEUV0.jpg

kidvid20
08-11-2014, 07:18 PM
Damn more variants I gotta get now

Venom
08-12-2014, 04:41 PM
Just got the stealth tech with ropes from a trade with doomsword.
And i also just noticed, is my no-rope Raphael an error? 'cos he doesn't have the words stealth tech on the side.

I'll have to check when i get to TRU later.

http://i.imgur.com/HIYihY9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ezqEUV0.jpg

Why do those TRU stickers read 39.90?! :teek:

Spidergreg
08-14-2014, 07:05 AM
Why do those TRU stickers read 39.90?! :teek:

It's in Ringgit Malaysia.
Roughly $12, $13 bucks.

Of course it's not gonna be cheaper than North America, the turtles' origin.

Redemption
08-19-2014, 06:35 PM
Do we have a full list of what figures have new paint apps?