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Old 05-24-2018, 08:48 AM   #121
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Yeah ... I'm almost convinced the smaller scale Turtles is just a bonus addition to something else major planned.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:31 AM   #122
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Well #worldturtleday has come and gone like nothing more than just a fart in the wind.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:11 AM   #123
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The VHS box is great-- love it. What's absolutely GENIUS is that it's sun faded and aged. Too cool!

I'm too lazy to look it up, but do the dimensions of the VHS box match roughly the dimensions of the NECA Arcade figures that came with the built-in diorama? Could be porting over the design.

I don't get any hate. Just don't buy if it's doesn't float your boat.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:19 AM   #124
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Are you kidding? I say you should do what I'm planning to do. Leave the 1/4 scale versions on display as a centerpiece and then keep the little 7" ones off to the side to mess around with.

Only thing I'm curious about is how big these are going to be. Will they be closer to 7" tall since most of the actors that wore the Henson suits were around 5'7" to 5'9" or will they scale to closer to 5 1/2" tall like other past turtle figures?

thats a good idea. i was thinking of doing the same, displaying the 1/4 since they are eye catchers, and either storing or playing with the smaller once. plus, at that scale you only need one of the ikea shelfs to display. doesnt take much room.

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This is pretty much how I feel. This doesn't do much for me. And it certainly isn't "game-changing" and "jaw-dropping." That kind of hyperbole, especially when talking about plastic toys, is pretty annoying.
i agree, i did wish it was something different. but im not totally bummed by it. i just wish it was more of a variety of characters or different styles.
i dont want it to be like S.H. figure line for dragon ball z where they have about 7 of the same character, just repainted.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:39 AM   #125
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I don't get any hate. Just don't buy if it's doesn't float your boat.
I wouldn't call it hate - but when NECA is the only game in town for collectable TMNT figures, and they only put out a very few items each year, it's a downer when you see releases like this sometimes. Especially when no TMNT collector line has really grown.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:44 PM   #126
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I know it is almost impossible, bit i wish neca can release 2k3 figs, at least the 4 turtles.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:57 PM   #127
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I love the 1990 movie products Neca are releasing. Still anxious to see the Shredder.

If they were to move on, I'd love to see other renditions of Mirage TMNT.
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:06 PM   #128
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O, it has nothing to do with money. If I want I can scalp these things. Don't let me laugh, serving people with smaller budgets?! Like you said yourself; they are only offering these because they can earn twice as much then. However, I'm seeing it as a disservice to the people who bought the bigger and more expensive figures.

I'm assuming it. Remember when Don came out? They only produced 3 figures more since then. They should have included the Trenchcoat, Hat and Baseball bat with Raph right off the start. And the spinning Nunchuck hand with Mike. And they haven't even sculpted a band aid on baby Raph's cheek in contrast with the promo pics. Instead of that they come with a stupid sticker. How cheap is that?! Especially after such a long time, I expected much more.

Shredder around Christmas? Pfff, I don't want to wait that long and be pleased with some cheap sops. If they released Shredder sooner they could have released Splinter/Casey around Christmas 2018 to keep the line more vital and to please the 1:4 scale buyers. The departure of Trevor is no excuse for such a big company and I think he is replaceable.

But you know due to this, I'm done with collecting for now. It's too frustrating and pointless in the end. Leave it for what it is and focus on more important things in life.
LOL@ this guy....

I gotta be honest here- you are kind of coming off like a whining 12 year old throwing a tantrum at the checkout line cause mommy wont buy you gum.

Harsh? Yes, but go back and reread all this in a month and tell me I'm wrong.
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:23 PM   #129
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LOL@ this guy....

I gotta be honest here- you are kind of coming off like a whining 12 year old throwing a tantrum at the checkout line cause mommy wont buy you gum.

Harsh? Yes, but go back and reread all this in a month and tell me I'm wrong.
It's a little hot-headed, but I think he's raising fair points. I'm not personally concerned, but the trench coat thing did feel kind of weak.
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:33 PM   #130
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:06 PM   #131
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It's a little hot-headed, but I think he's raising fair points. I'm not personally concerned, but the trench coat thing did feel kind of weak.
i agree.

i mean, we are all torn apart on this without truly knowing what the item is hahha. but i can see it from both points of views.

yea it sucks that they cant further develop the line and give us the characters we want and need, but its also cool that they are making it in a possible smaller scale for those who have limited space and want to play and create a display with other figures and affordable dioramas.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:33 PM   #132
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If this is indeed 1990 7” figures, I’m going to be over the ****ing moon. Really glad I held off on getting the 12” ones. Fingers crossed they make a decent amount of them so folks have a better chance of getting one.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:40 PM   #133
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im still excited for the 1/4 figures even if they do a boxset, ill probably still get it. looking forward to it
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:42 PM   #134
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LOL@ this guy....

I gotta be honest here- you are kind of coming off like a whining 12 year old throwing a tantrum at the checkout line cause mommy wont buy you gum.

Harsh? Yes, but go back and reread all this in a month and tell me I'm wrong.
This is just my opinion. Don't belittle me and compare me with a small child please. When you're living in the Netherlands it's certainly not easy and cheap to get all this stuff and my jaw hasn't dropped from this revelation.

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It's a little hot-headed, but I think he's raising fair points. I'm not personally concerned, but the trench coat thing did feel kind of weak.
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i agree.

i mean, we are all torn apart on this without truly knowing what the item is hahha. but i can see it from both points of views.

yea it sucks that they cant further develop the line and give us the characters we want and need, but its also cool that they are making it in a possible smaller scale for those who have limited space and want to play and create a display with other figures and affordable dioramas.
Thanks guys. I'm sorry it was a bit heatedly (perhaps a bit like Raphael ). I love Neca but it's not limitless and I think they are going a bit in the wrong direction with this.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:55 PM   #135
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I'm seeing it as a disservice to the people who bought the bigger and more expensive figures.
I don't see the point here. It's a company, they sell stuff. Every company does that. They sell an item and then they release a different/better/cheaper version of the same product some time later. It's like this since the beginning of the modern era.
So, what if I buy a Ford car today and the next year Ford realeases a cheaper version of the same car? Should I feel hurt, angry? That's how life goes, buddy.
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:00 PM   #136
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What if the game changing are not the figures themselves but NECA being finally able to sell these figures at every retail store? Don't know about you guys but that would be "game changing" in the truer sense of the word to me
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:05 PM   #137
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I also don’t think these are the “game changer”. It’s awesome for those who want, but I’d agree these are pretty expected. I think NECA has a few things up their sleeve still.

Hopefully these will be available for sale outside the con like previous items, or else the tide will turn in this thread pretty quick toward NECA.

Bring on 1/4 Shredder, Foot, and Casey!
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:10 PM   #138
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What if the game changing are not the figures themselves but NECA being finally able to sell these figures at every retail store?
That will never happen, not while Playmates is involved. So many other properties have seperate collectible lines for different age groups, but Playmates can't seem to grasp that. They see any TMNT products not made by them as a threat. I haven't picked up Playmates TMNT products in ten years. Before Nick, it was a pretty miserable state of affairs when it came to TMNT merchandise.

The other day at Target, I saw the deluxe large scale Jurassic Park T-Rex. It's priced for collectors. I also picked up the (cheap looking) figures from the kids line to go with it. These things can work together.
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:37 PM   #139
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That will never happen, not while Playmates is involved. So many other properties have seperate collectible lines for different age groups, but Playmates can't seem to grasp that. They see any TMNT products not made by them as a threat. I haven't picked up Playmates TMNT products in ten years. Before Nick, it was a pretty miserable state of affairs when it came to TMNT merchandise.

The other day at Target, I saw the deluxe large scale Jurassic Park T-Rex. It's priced for collectors. I also picked up the (cheap looking) figures from the kids line to go with it. These things can work together.
As far as I'm aware the collector division of playmates is defunct. Has been for a couple of years now because they weren't making any money on the SOTO wave in the Classics line.
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Bump and just a quick FYI:

I was able to buy this figure from Lunar Toys. They ended up getting a few more of the Special editions in stock so I grabbed one. So I'm no longer in the market for a First Gokin NT-01
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Congrats! Did you get the special edition with the chrome parts, or just the standard version?
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Says right there he got the special edition, mane.
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You're right! D'oh!
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:54 AM   #140
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But when is Neca give us more news? I thought they were going to do it for the World Turtle Day...
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