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Old 10-12-2015, 10:47 PM   #101
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for the record i do like the figures. It just bothers me that after almost 30 years we still can't get any that look exactly like they did in the show. I don't care if they would've been these or something else... Every 80s toyline i can think of eventually got screen-accurate figures. The fact that these aren't perfect copies doesn't detract from me that they're great-looking pieces of plastic (minus the derp eyes) but every time a new set of figures based on this series is announced that doesn't look like they did on the show, i get a bit down.
^^ this 100%
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:31 AM   #102
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HahahaHahaHa. Beaten. Anyway, I was just saying that the toys predates the cartoon. But, all that aside, these figure look pretty neat and I would like to see the ot designs, as much as I love the original figures.
Yeah I wish these were the original cartoon designs all together. It's really pretty nuts that we've never gotten the correct representation of the original cartoon turtles for all of these years. These look good from a stock art perspective, obviously, but I think I'm going to pass on these unless they have tons of interesting accessories or come with something really great we haven't seen yet.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:06 AM   #103
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No they don't, they look exactly like the stock art.
Not exactly, the stock art typically had little to now shading, we're not 3D and had a black outline around their bodies.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:38 AM   #104
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Not exactly, the stock art typically had little to now shading, we're not 3D and had a black outline around their bodies.
That's because the retro art is drawn artworks and SH Figuarts figures are physical figures. Are you even for real?
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:56 AM   #105
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Not exactly, the stock art typically had little to now shading, we're not 3D and had a black outline around their bodies.
That's because the retro art is drawn artworks and SH Figuarts figures are physical figures. Are you even for real?
This can't be serious XD
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:39 AM   #106
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Anyone who thinks Bluefin made a creative choice to base these off promotional art is kidding themselves. Even if you throw logic out of the window, they've already acknowledged they're meant to be based on the cartoon (info posted on Fwoosh):



But yeh, keep telling yourself life is fair and everyone does their job properly... keep desperately scratching around for theoretical technicalities...

The cartoon-inaccuracies on these figures are a mistake stemming from poor research. Period.

Virtually nobody was asking for promotional-art based figures, and 99% of the people who are happy these figures look like the promo art are just easy-going-types who would have been equally happy with 100% cartoon accurate versions had they been shown instead. People like that just don't like people raining on the "these figures are perfect" parade so pathetically stick up for companies mistakes and mock the hardcore fans for daring to dream bigger and better. CARTOON-ACCURATE figures is what the vast majority want, and these are so close. Why not make those minor tweaks to take them to the next level?

Unfortunately like many other toy giants, BlueFin doesn't seem to have any clear way for fans to contact them, giving the clear message that fan feedback or interaction is not really wanted, besides empty claims in interviews to boost PR. "Send your suggestions, we care about the fans, we want these to be the best figures ever, blah blah blah...". Yet no contact us forms on their websites, questions to social media pages get ignored... and they likely adopt the famous MattyCollector attitude of "it's too late to change anything" the moment the first protos are shown. Basically "lol, nerds...".
If Bluefin were able to make 100% accurate OT figures, I'm sure they would have - as others have speculated, it's likely Nick dictating that the figures match the retro art. It's probably in their official style guide, which is why everything that's based on the classic cartoon essentially uses the same style, from T-shirts to the Playmates figures to other ancillary merch.

Either way, not interested in anything to do with the OT, but if this opens the door for other incarnations of the Turtles, then I hope they sell like gangbusters...
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:01 PM   #107
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Not exactly, the stock art typically had little to now shading, we're not 3D and had a black outline around their bodies.
No matter your intention, I'm impressed.
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Old 10-13-2015, 04:37 PM   #108
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My store has these guys as a direct supplier. If there is enough interest I can make a large order and get a decent discount.
I would be interested.
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Old 10-13-2015, 04:57 PM   #109
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I would be interested.


I will report back when they send out solicitations. I can order a case of these for each turtle and probably still move theses just fine. If they are the same size as the Megaman X/Zero stuff or Iron-man stuff they will be 20-24 per case. I should be able to swing that and carry these.

Will post in this thread again when I am able to order with pricing, etc.
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Old 10-13-2015, 04:59 PM   #110
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No matter your intention, I'm impressed.
I was being sarcastic. They aren't EXACTLY like the art. I know they're 3d figures.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:08 PM   #111
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Their cross eyed.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:19 PM   #112
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I could cry tears of joy.

Guys, I am so happy to report that they've listened to us! They actually listened to us!

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Old 01-27-2016, 05:38 PM   #113
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MUCH better. Hopefully they eventually do a 90's movie set
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:41 PM   #114
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Wow. Those just went from "Maybe if I have some extra cash" to "I've gotta get those".
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:51 PM   #115
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I could cry tears of joy.

Guys, I am so happy to report that they've listened to us! They actually listened to us!
http://i68.tinypic.com/2dsp84k.jpg
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[SCREAMING]

These are seriously testing my "no more Fred Wolf merchandise" policy.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:54 PM   #116
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If you need me, I'll be camping out at the nearest Barnes and Noble waiting for these to show up
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:21 PM   #117
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What's the scale of these?
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:21 PM   #118
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They look a bit odd, I'll definitely get at least one of them though, probably Mikey.
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:29 PM   #119
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Welp, glad I never got around to getting any of Playmates' Classic Collection figures now! These look WAY more show-accurate! Hope these do well enough so we could possibly see a Shredder with this much care put into it!
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:50 PM   #120
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Does anywhere have preorders for these up yet?
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