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Old 06-18-2018, 11:27 PM   #501
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LA makes way more sense with Silicon Valley in mind; it would be a more ideal location for TCRI and Stockgen.


I could see the Bad Guys working in isolation. Heck, Krang was operating out of a freaking tiny spit of an island far from civilization and only visited New York to drag Stockman to said island.

And, if we want to be pedantic with following ninja culture accurately...even the bad guys totally would be operating far from any major cities.
Yeah when you really think about it, that could work, but can't say I've given much thought to it. Also, the Turtles also face street gangs and mobsters, those tend to be more common in larger urban areas.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:34 PM   #502
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Yeaaaah, that was a factor I completely forgot about. I usually don't think much about the street gang factor of TMNT, even when they're working for Shredder.
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Yeaaaah, that was a factor I completely forgot about. I usually don't think much about the street gang factor of TMNT, even when they're working for Shredder.
Well they tend to be rather minor villains compared to Shredder, Krang(when he is present) or even aliens and other mutants. They're more like occasional nuisances or bad guys the Turtles need to fight at times just so they dont' fight the usual ones all the time.
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Agree it probably really comes down to cost and the time it adds to production time. You figure how much longer it's going to take to add additional animation to make the city look busy...all the time. If you were just doing low detail figures at a distance and could get away with half-assing it, it might not be too bad, but other than an aerial view from the rooftops, a city setting probably can't get away with it as well since it's almost always going to be fairly close quarters.

Fast Forward created a moderately busier future NYC, obviously to give the Turtles an opportunity to finally fit in among others, buuuut they'd also changed the art style at that point to simpler lines and less detail, probably freeing up the money to put more effort into background characters.
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