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oldmanwinters 02-14-2020 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 (Post 1835535)
That was why I held onto my money until it was more official. Just glad Forever War got the clear.

I tend to weigh the risk/reward ration on these things. If an actual creator is involved in a crowdfund (Andrew's TMNT stories, Doug TenNapel's Earthworm Jim, etc.), I'm more willing to pay more money, but if it's just some ambitious people without a track record, I usually won't go more than $30 for a project.

EddieNES 02-14-2020 08:56 AM

Wouldn’t TMNTman have some sort of contact info? I thought he actually had a part in the book.

tmntman 02-14-2020 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by EddieNES (Post 1835540)
Wouldn’t TMNTman have some sort of contact info? I thought he actually had a part in the book.

I do have contact information for him from before the Kickstarter when I was providing him photos to use. And he was in touch with me with updates through roughly the first year after the Kickstarter. But he stopped responding me at about the same time as he stopped updating the Kickstarter.

TheCanadiandrome 02-17-2020 04:35 PM

so i should be happy i didn't back this thing then

mikey0 02-17-2020 05:37 PM

To this day, I’m surprised there was not A Guide to Collecting TMNT Merchandise from the 80s and 90s in the late 90s or very early 2000s like Collecting Simpsons! An Unofficial Guide to Merchandise from 'The Simpsons' (1999) and The Simpsons’ Collectibles A Handbook and Price Guide (1998 ).

Turtlemania was one of the first biggest events of the 1990s and the only item fans have to show for it is the The Official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Treasury (1991). TMNT fans deserve more, in my honest opinion.

Also, there is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collectibles by Matt MacNabb and Robert Barbieri from 2017, but I do not believe it made it to brick and mortar stores like The Official TMNT Treasury did in early 1991.

tmntman 02-17-2020 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by mikey0 (Post 1835916)
To this day, I’m surprised there was not A Guide to Collecting TMNT Merchandise from the 80s and 90s in the late 90s or very early 2000s like Collecting Simpsons! An Unofficial Guide to Merchandise from 'The Simpsons' (1999) and The Simpsons’ Collectibles A Handbook and Price Guide (1998 ).

I suspect the issue is finding all the materials. There are a few collectors who could put together a complete guide for the vintage line. But the only sources for all the lines through the years would likely have been Playmates or Mirage. Playmates didn't really save much from what I understand. Mirage started with their toyline guide. But that's gone now and would be missing everything post sale anyway.

Actually, I may to be to blame as well. I started tmnttoys.com because there weren't any other guides available. For all its faults and oversights, the site has enough information that most who might likewise be inspired to do the same may look at it and decide that there isn't really that much of a need or market for it. Or that replicating everything there is just too much work.

RaphaelinSTL 02-22-2020 11:06 AM

Thinking about the money lost from this project still pisses me off. Oh well.

Raptor86 04-14-2020 06:44 AM

Well, I am not falling for this AGAIN. And good luck in selling this with those international shipping costs.

http://radplastic.com/

mikey0 04-14-2020 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Raptor86 (Post 1842791)
Well, I am not falling for this AGAIN. And good luck in selling this with those international shipping costs.

http://radplastic.com/

I like the cover art.

Redrumh2o 04-14-2020 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by mikey0 (Post 1842800)
I like the cover art.

Me too!!

Is this from the same person? Won't LiveJournal catch up to them as well? I'll buy one maybe once they are published, no pre-orders

Lordmylar06 04-14-2020 11:50 AM

Different person. This is worthy of it's own thread. Hopefully with better final results.

Redrumh2o 04-14-2020 11:51 AM

Agreed!.....I'll be keeping an eye on it

oldmanwinters 04-14-2020 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Raptor86 (Post 1842791)
Well, I am not falling for this AGAIN. And good luck in selling this with those international shipping costs.

http://radplastic.com/

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Originally Posted by mikey0 (Post 1842800)
I like the cover art.

I can vouch for Chris as a legit guy with a truly astounding collection. He's the admin of a number of TMNT prototype collector groups on Facebook, and has connections with the communities. He's already contributed some of his images to another book that came out earlier this year, and I have already pre-ordered my Rad Plastic copy!

italianice388 04-14-2020 12:14 PM

Looks cool! Needs a new logo desperately, though!

Powder 04-14-2020 02:21 PM

Yeah, I can vouch, too. Chris is a member here, too, but in many other outside groups is a trusted & invaluable source of vintage Playmates info, materials, images, & much more.

Raptor86 04-14-2020 03:25 PM

Does he need Nickelodeon/Viacom approval, though?

oldmanwinters 04-14-2020 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Raptor86 (Post 1842831)
Does he need Nickelodeon/Viacom approval, though?

It's not officially licensed and doesn't use the corporate names in the title. Chris will be using scans and photographs from items in his personal collection to talk about prototypes and the general history of the toyline, so that makes it comparable to a number of other books already released. So far as I know, it won't be sold through major bookstores, and will have a limited print-run, first come, first serve.

Raptor86 04-14-2020 04:33 PM

That's good. Too bad it would cost $135+, so I am out for this one

d_osborn 04-14-2020 06:19 PM

The design looks fantastic!

I get the photos, but would the design art not be under copyright?

wpugh2424 04-14-2020 06:52 PM

I’m gonna have to get this. I think it looks amazing


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