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Old 08-07-2017, 06:16 PM   #661
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As I'm sure you know, NECA has done plenty of "current" stuff. Guess they just wanna stick with what is a guaranteed sell.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:24 PM   #662
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I think IDW tmnt has a pretty good rep in the current geek-world. Hopefully they reconsider. I hope they at least consider the Mirage tmnt as nostalgic.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:12 PM   #663
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Yet pan's labyrinth gets stuff?
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:15 PM   #664
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I don't see this as ever, I see it as 'we have a **** ton of stuff in the pipe before we get to IDW'.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:15 PM   #665
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Hopes dashed. Guess I'll collect some IDW art for my wall instead.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:23 PM   #666
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NECA's TMNT line is still fairly new, and it seems like they've decided on what they're aiming for with it. But I'm confident that if it continues long enough (or even begins selling at retail) they'd eventually make some IDW figs. It's all just a matter of time and the amount of support they get.

After all, their Aliens and Predators lines started out with just figures based off the fims, and now they even make comic based figs. Like the recent Defiance Alien fig. The comic it's based off of came out a little while ago. And yet they made a figure based off it. Same could happen with TMNT.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:16 AM   #667
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Fairly new? They started in 2008.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:35 AM   #668
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NECAs TMNT license kinda sucks beyond doing passion projects since all 1/10th figures have to be Con exclusives. I don't see them deviating too much of what they've been doing. And I hope NECA won't spread themselves too thin on the TMNT property, Aliens/Predators are a big money property that makes it profitable to experiment, Turtles not so much as it is.

I'd rather see someone else do IDW figures, maybe Mezco. One:12 Turtles would have been awesome.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:37 AM   #669
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NECA's TMNT line is still fairly new, and it seems like they've decided on what they're aiming for with it. But I'm confident that if it continues long enough (or even begins selling at retail) they'd eventually make some IDW figs. It's all just a matter of time and the amount of support they get.

After all, their Aliens and Predators lines started out with just figures based off the fims, and now they even make comic based figs. Like the recent Defiance Alien fig. The comic it's based off of came out a little while ago. And yet they made a figure based off it. Same could happen with TMNT.
The main problem is that with the Alien figures they can release them in stores, while in case of the TMNT they can't. I don't see Playmates giving up on that.

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I'd rather see someone else do IDW figures, maybe Mezco. One:12 Turtles would have been awesome.
That would be great! Not so great for our wallets XD
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:30 AM   #670
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Fairly new? They started in 2008.
there Current line ........
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:26 AM   #671
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Fairly new? They started in 2008.
It took a pretty significant hiatus.

"Fairly new" is an apt description of the return via con exclusives and formats that Playmates have no interest in.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:26 AM   #672
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Fairly new? They started in 2008.
Well, to be fair, most of us never thought we'd ever see another NECA TMNT figure after Playmates had a panic attack in 2009. I think 2016 can rightly be thought of as the start of NECA Generation 2 era of Turtles toys.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:32 AM   #673
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:36 AM   #674
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Playmates had a little freak-out when NECA's Turtles got really popular, even trying to make their own Mirage line that never went beyond prototypes of the Turtles, Splinter, Shredder and a Foot. They looked pretty bad to mediocre anyway.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:28 AM   #675
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P.S your signature is broken
I've kinda grown to like the busted Photobucket hyperlink.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:42 PM   #676
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Playmates had a little freak-out when NECA's Turtles got really popular, even trying to make their own Mirage line that never went beyond prototypes of the Turtles, Splinter, Shredder and a Foot. They looked pretty bad to mediocre anyway.
I guess these were them?
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:51 PM   #677
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Eyup, that's the canned Playmates Mirage Turtles.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:53 PM   #678
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I guess these were them?
http://i.imgur.com/o9jdQAe.png
They're not half bad...for Playmates.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:50 PM   #679
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They're not half bad...for Playmates.
Yeah, I definitely like those rejected prototypes better than the actual Mirage-style figures that Playmates finally released to retail.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:48 AM   #680
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I guess these were them?
http://i.imgur.com/o9jdQAe.png
Hmm....
Never seen these before. Compared to Playmates' usual trash they look pretty decent. But those are just stock images. If they had actually been made they almost definitely would've turned out bad, with loads of qc issues and horrible paint apps. It was probably for the best these weren't made.
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