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statik 07-19-2019 08:00 AM

Alopex, Pepperoni, and Ice-cream Kitty would make me pretty damn happy to see.

bwwd 07-19-2019 08:30 AM

April head needs to be redone, does anyone from here can contact Trevor and ask if this is the final version thats already in china to make metal molds ?
Her chin is too long, nose is too pinchy and lips are as well., it would just be better to copy some small barbie head instead.
Her head is most important part of the figure and IMO theres lots of these barbies out there to pick one.
https://howtobearedhead.com/wp-conte...g-GlamTeam.jpg

mikey see 07-19-2019 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Coro (Post 1813018)
I havent posted mine for pre-order yet, only because I dont know the case pack out. If there are 4 slash in the case of 14 then they should go up in single form. If hes shortpacked though? Get ready for the after market

Please post in here when you do put them up for pre-order, I'd like to grab one. I'm hoping we'll get a normal paint version at some point but since Slash is my favorite childhood figure I don't want to risk missing him if the non-pixel version never comes. A sorta ugly Slash is better than no Slash!

italianice388 07-19-2019 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by mikey see (Post 1813254)
Please post in here when you do put them up for pre-order, I'd like to grab one. I'm hoping we'll get a normal paint version at some point but since Slash is my favorite childhood figure I don't want to risk missing him if the non-pixel version never comes. A sorta ugly Slash is better than no Slash!

Exactly my thoughts as well. Can always trade up if an Archie painted Slash comes through.

Nelson 07-19-2019 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by mikey see (Post 1813254)
Please post in here when you do put them up for pre-order, I'd like to grab one. I'm hoping we'll get a normal paint version at some point but since Slash is my favorite childhood figure I don't want to risk missing him if the non-pixel version never comes. A sorta ugly Slash is better than no Slash!

You could get rid of the pixel paint with nail polish remover, a well ventilated room, and a lot of patience. It's what I plan to do, just like I did with the original videogame turtles:

https://i.imgur.com/sIGK6vJ.jpg


I really wish NECA didn't apply pixels, cel shading or black lines in their figures. Keep it simple, guys.

Coro 07-19-2019 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by mikey see (Post 1813254)
Please post in here when you do put them up for pre-order, I'd like to grab one. I'm hoping we'll get a normal paint version at some point but since Slash is my favorite childhood figure I don't want to risk missing him if the non-pixel version never comes. A sorta ugly Slash is better than no Slash!

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Originally Posted by italianice388 (Post 1813261)
Exactly my thoughts as well. Can always trade up if an Archie painted Slash comes through.


I always do. NECA hasnt responded about the case pack out yet though. Might be after SDCC. I only ordered 2 cases, but I can still up my order.



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Originally Posted by Nelson (Post 1813263)
You could get rid of the pixel paint with nail polish remover, a well ventilated room, and a lot of patience. It's what I plan to do, just like I did with the original videogame turtles:

https://i.imgur.com/sIGK6vJ.jpg


I really wish NECA didn't apply pixels, cel shading or black lines in their figures. Keep it simple, guys.


This is good to know. How much time are we talking?

Nelson 07-19-2019 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Coro (Post 1813266)
This is good to know. How much time are we talking?

It was a long time ago but I believe it took me 2 separate evenings to disassemble the figs and take the paint off, and wash the figures. Then on a diff evening after they were dry, I painted the eyes, belt, and plastrons (the latter were molded in a different color, I believe green, so nail polish alone is not enough)

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On the subject of April, I agree with almost everyone in that she needs a re-do, especially of the head, which is too big for the body. Or could it be that it's the body that is too short? She's supposed to be considerably taller than the turtles.

Personally I'd really like to see a bit more life in the face, perhaps even a smirk? The hair is a bit too bright, but I can fix that myself.

In any case, I really like that we're getting some many supporting characters! And those dioramas, chock-full of references, are fantastic!

oldmanwinters 07-19-2019 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Nelson (Post 1813263)
I really wish NECA didn't apply pixels, cel shading or black lines in their figures. Keep it simple, guys.

Indeed! Even the Toon-style NECA Turtles have that weird two-tone green paint (especially noticeable on the arms, hands, and legs), which I'm assuming is meant to be "cel shading" but it doesn't blend well and strikes me as bootleg-ish.

It reminds me of what the creators of Batman: The Animated Series tried to do with the cel shading on the green parts of Robin's costume. More often than not, the intended "darker" sections ended up looking like a weird neon-green hue on screen:
https://i.imgur.com/MCoPRcc.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/cezL8CDh.jpg

mikey0 07-19-2019 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by italianice388 (Post 1813261)
Exactly my thoughts as well. Can always trade up if an Archie painted Slash comes through.

I can definitely see a custom Archie painted Slash popping up on eBay in the near future.

oldmanwinters 07-19-2019 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Nelson (Post 1813270)
On the subject of April, I agree with almost everyone in that she needs a re-do, especially of the head, which is too big for the body. Or could it be that it's the body that is too short? She's supposed to be considerably taller than the turtles.

Personally I'd really like to see a bit more life in the face, perhaps even a smirk? The hair is a bit too bright, but I can fix that myself.

In any case, I really like that we're getting some many supporting characters! And those dioramas, chock-full of references, are fantastic!

Yes, I really hope April can receive some tweaks before her 2020 debut. Let's hope NECA is listening. I like what I've seen, but I just don't love it like I had hoped I would. April is a special character in the vintage show not because of the cool things she could do, but mostly because of how cool she was intrinsically. The Hugo and Zelu customs both understood that and communicated the sole of the character, and that makes the bland NECA head/face pale in comparison despite it's other redeeming values.

Dane E5R 07-19-2019 11:18 AM

I love the April sculpt, and honestly hope they don’t change a thing about it. Not one thing.

oldmanwinters 07-19-2019 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Dane E5R (Post 1813298)
I love the April sculpt, and honestly hope they don’t change a thing about it. Not one thing.

Despite my complaints, it's hard to argue against it being "model sheet" accurate, if that was the sculptor intent:
http://www.oafe.net/blog/2015/09/an-...-model-sheets/

mikey0 07-19-2019 11:29 AM

April’s hair could be bigger and more wild. That April sculpt looks too much like the TMNT Retro April designs from the 2000s and 2010s. That is not the FW cartoon April. Then again, the TMNT Retro April art will probably be used for the packaging of this April sculpt, so it all makes sense.

Swaynomics930 07-19-2019 11:35 AM

If the made the head sculpt a bit smaller I'll be happy. But I'm not going to lie I will def get it when it comes out regardless

Dane E5R 07-19-2019 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by mikey0 (Post 1813312)
April’s hair could be bigger and more wild. That April sculpt looks too much like the TMNT Retro April designs from the 2000s and 2010s. That is not the FW cartoon April. Then again, the TMNT Retro April art will probably be used for the packaging of this April sculpt, so it all makes sense.

HARD disagree. The sculpt, particularly the face, is very much on model, as you can see from oldmanwinters’ post.

I really think more than most characters, people idealize April. She was going to be the toughest sell no matter what.

mikey0 07-19-2019 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Dane E5R (Post 1813322)
HARD disagree. The sculpt, particularly the face, is very much on model, as you can see from oldmanwinters’ post.

I really think more than most characters, people idealize April. She was going to be the toughest sell no matter what.

Everyone will look at this new NECA Target Bundle April differently, like you’re saying. After a second look, this April sculpt reminded me more of April from Turtles Forever special than the April seen on the TMNT Retro shirts sold today.

oldmanwinters 07-19-2019 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by mikey0 (Post 1813337)
Everyone will look at this new NECA Target Bundle April differently, like you’re saying. After a second look, this April sculpt reminded me more of April from Turtles Forever special than the April seen on the TMNT Retro shirts sold today.

As I remember, the Turtles Forever crew leaned heavily on the vintage model sheets for their designs too. It's perfectly understandable, even though it wasn't the best the characters ever looked in the show, in my opinion. I don't know if the show got revised character guides once it moved to CBS Saturday mornings, but all the characters seemed to have more detail and life to them for those episodes. That's one reason why I prefer the Bandai/SH Figuarts style to the NECA style, overall.

italianice388 07-19-2019 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Dane E5R (Post 1813322)
HARD disagree. The sculpt, particularly the face, is very much on model, as you can see from oldmanwinters’ post.

I really think more than most characters, people idealize April. She was going to be the toughest sell no matter what.

Respect your opinion, but strongly disagree. I think her head (hair, face) is a bit generic and could use improvement. Body looks great though.

Honestly, I think Zelu's April face is way better than NECA's as of now.

zelu1984 07-19-2019 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Dane E5R (Post 1813322)
HARD disagree. The sculpt, particularly the face, is very much on model, as you can see from oldmanwinters’ post.

I really think more than most characters, people idealize April. She was going to be the toughest sell no matter what.

I agree they went for the model sheet look but the chin and nose are off for sure!

https://i.ibb.co/tx0rw1V/APRIL111.jpg

oldmanwinters 07-19-2019 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by zelu1984 (Post 1813341)
I agree they went for the model sheet look but the chin and nose are off for sure!

https://i.ibb.co/tx0rw1V/APRIL111.jpg

Ah, the Zelu Touch makes everything better! :tcool:

Looks to me like that's a strong case that the chin sticks out a bit too much.


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