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Old 09-03-2020, 03:19 PM   #1
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World's Smallest Toys

Is anyone else disappointed with the World?s Smallest Toys TMNT figures? I feel like the blame falls on Nickelodeon more than Super Impulse (the company behind World?s Smallest Toys). I wish the WST TMNT figures were more like the WST Masters of the Universe and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers figures (smaller reproductions of the original action figures from the 80s and 90s). Anyone else feeling this way?

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Old 09-03-2020, 04:33 PM   #2
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wouldn't know, haven't seen anything about these figures tbh
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Old 09-03-2020, 04:52 PM   #3
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Fred Wolf Cartoon vs Original Playmates Toyline

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wouldn't know, haven't seen anything about these figures tbh
Here they are: https://toywiz.com/worlds-smallest-t...micro-figures/

The WST TMNT are coming out soon.

This whole micro figure discussion has me wondering if the classic Fred Wolf cartoon is more important to the general population than the original Playmates toyline. What are your beliefs on the subject?
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Old 09-03-2020, 08:50 PM   #4
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None of the WST micro figures appeal to me. They're really not small enough for my liking, and they lack articulation that similar figures had decades ago. Playmates already did great versions in the 90s.
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None of the WST micro figures appeal to me. They're really not small enough for my liking, and they lack articulation that similar figures had decades ago. Playmates already did great versions in the 90s.
The Mini Mutants and Fred Wolf Season 7 DVD mini figures are the best micro figures for TMNT fans. My gripe with the WST TMNT figures is that they should be small reissues of the wave 1 basic turtles from 1988, not the Retro TMNT Clothing line turtles. MOTU and MMPR both got better WST figures that are actually small versions of the original 1982 and 1993 action figures. The WST TMNT are the biggest letdown because either Playmates did not give Super Impulse permission to make micro 1988 basic turtles figures or Nickelodeon decided to go with the Retro Collection turtles over the Playmates 1988 figures. Now, we will not see WST TMNT figures modeled after the 1988 figures unless the first wave of WST TMNT toys do well. The MOTU and MMPR WST figures are so much better than the WST TMNT figures. What possessed Super Impulse to put out those WST TMNT toys? I must know.
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Old 09-04-2020, 11:17 AM   #6
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I fully agree, especially 100% about the "clothing line" turtles. That style is actually super insulting to me. I take it as a revisionist interpretation of the way the public is expected to "remember" the turtles, but it's not even quite accurate to what I'll call the "style guide" designs that were seen on a lot of stickers and things from the first era.

It's evident they did at least make an effort to model their motu after the Mattel originals, but I feel like they still fell short.


Their knees are too straight, and what's the story with He-Man's armor? Yeesh. It would have been much more sensible to just include it in his sculpt. The paint is so sloppy it looks like it was all done by hand, in a hurry, by someone with a clinical nervous condition, quite possibly at gunpoint.

But again, at least the attempt was there, unlike the turtles.
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Old 09-04-2020, 12:13 PM   #7
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Fans of the vintage line deserve better than the TMNT products released in this century. The S7 Ultimates are remarkable, but the line will soon consist of characters from Archie Comics universe and possibly the IDW Comics universe. I?m starting to think that the best TMNT licensed products for vintage toyline fans were from the late 80s into the 1990s. Unfortunately, there is not enough appreciation for the vintage line. More people are familiar with the 1987 cartoon than the 1988 to 1997 toys.
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Old 09-04-2020, 12:15 PM   #8
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My partner has some of the World's Smallest range as they scale well with her 12" dolls and was quite excited to get these, but they're not worth it.

If they were miniature replicas of the original Playmates figures they'd be a must-have.
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Old 09-04-2020, 01:47 PM   #9
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The S7 Ultimates are remarkable, but the line will soon consist of characters from Archie Comics universe and possibly the IDW Comics universe.
Super 7 Ultimates are way too big for my taste, and the proportions aren't right either. Even if they were truly "ultimate" for me, they're too hard to get hold of.

I want TMNT to get the same treatment that Mattel is doing for MOTU: original style, scale and proportions, with upgraded articulation.
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Old 09-04-2020, 04:35 PM   #10
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well they look ok to me but don't see myself getting them
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Old 09-04-2020, 04:51 PM   #11
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well they look ok to me but don't see myself getting them
Would it be an impulse buy for you if you came across miniature replicas of the original four turtles, an original Foot Soldier, original Shredder, Krang in a mobile life support system, and a Footcruiser?

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Old 09-04-2020, 07:35 PM   #12
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Hard pass for me. Luckily I got enough TMNT. Between NECA and Super7, stuff like this is absolutely skippable. Imagine saying that 10 years ago!
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Would it be an impulse buy for you if you came across miniature replicas of the original four turtles, an original Foot Soldier, original Shredder, Krang in a mobile life support system, and a Footcruiser?
if they threw in a Technodrome hell yes lol
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This whole conversation almost has me missing the Mini Mutants sub-wave of the original Playmates toyline. The Mini Mutants sub-wave could have been so much more than it was.
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The paint is so sloppy it looks like it was all done by hand, in a hurry, by someone with a clinical nervous condition, quite possibly at gunpoint.
You think machines paint the rest of your toys? The good looking paint jobs just come from the higher paying sweat shops that don't need to put up anti-suicide nets along the walls of their worker dormitories.
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You think machines paint the rest of your toys? The good looking paint jobs just come from the higher paying sweat shops that don't need to put up anti-suicide nets along the walls of their worker dormitories.
Yeah I do think that. I've always had the impression that most paint on toys, or really any mass produced product, are largely done by machines.
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How do they scale with Mighty Max ?
I saw these listed on BBTS a few months ago but they look a bit derpy and to me they felt a little expensive with how low the quality control was on the promotional pictures, I mean they don't include a playset or anything else that's cool.
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How do they scale with Mighty Max ?
I saw these listed on BBTS a few months ago but they look a bit derpy and to me they felt a little expensive with how low the quality control was on the promotional pictures, I mean they don't include a playset or anything else that's cool.
Most Mighty Max figurines are 3/4 inches, whereas the WST TMNT figures are 1 1/2 inches.
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Old 09-06-2020, 05:44 PM   #19
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These remind me of the Mini Mutants. Wish they'd have just used those molds...but I'm sure Playmates wouldn't allow it.

http://www.tmnttoys.com/95others/transports/4267.jpg

I used to play with my Mini Mutants with the Technodrome and Krang's Body for a more accurate scale.
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lol nice Jester
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