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Old 10-21-2021, 01:26 PM   #41
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The original hunchback lab assistant was named "Fritz," right? It's been decades since I read Mary Shelley, but that was the guy in the 1931 Universal film.

Ygor/Igor was Bela Lugosi's character in Son of Frankenstein, who was sort of the main evil mastermind behind the Monster's revival. It was something of a retcon, suggesting Ygor had been around a while and knew the original Dr. Franky. And I think Lugosi's character wasn't even a traditional hunchback but had a busted neck (hence why most of the town had thought him dead).
What a coincidence. I just got done watching Son of Frankenstein. You're right on the money. Ygor was hanged but survived it.
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Old 10-21-2021, 01:46 PM   #42
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What a coincidence. I just got done watching Son of Frankenstein. You're right on the money. Ygor was hanged but survived it.
It's a good one! So far as the Universal Monster sequels go, the Frankenstein films are upper-tier in quality. It's weird that Bela Lugosi is so prominent in Universal movies, but is mostly absent from their Dracula franchise aside from the original film. And that man LOVED playing Dracula too.
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Old 10-21-2021, 02:08 PM   #43
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I don't own any of the NECA stuff, but if they pair Leo up with something good and do a great design I could be tempted. Even if not, still looking forward to seeing what the rest are.

Love the ad reminiscent of the old commercials.
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Old 10-26-2021, 07:06 PM   #44
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Yep, we're getting "Ygor Leonardo." Looks cool, but it's anachronistic as regards the Universal Monsters license.
https://www.facebook.com/necaofficia...76184005777281
https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status...51591738003462
https://www.instagram.com/p/CVguE-nrGUo/?hl=en
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Old 10-27-2021, 08:09 AM   #45
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I'll probably get it, but I don't love it. I think it's interesting that they're not going to have all four ready to go at once. Raph is up for preorder and Leo is "more info to come in 2022".

Really, as much as it would suck I would probably have kept these a secret until next Halloween. They've got tons of product out already, it's not like they needed to get something going to generate buzz and revenue. Getting just one turtle, Raph, in the spring is going to feel so random. Getting all four in early October 2022 would have been a lot of fun and would have definitely driven more impulse buys.

Maybe the leak kind of forced their hand?
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Old 10-27-2021, 08:26 AM   #46
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I'll probably get it, but I don't love it. I think it's interesting that they're not going to have all four ready to go at once. Raph is up for preorder and Leo is "more info to come in 2022".

Really, as much as it would suck I would probably have kept these a secret until next Halloween. They've got tons of product out already, it's not like they needed to get something going to generate buzz and revenue. Getting just one turtle, Raph, in the spring is going to feel so random. Getting all four in early October 2022 would have been a lot of fun and would have definitely driven more impulse buys.

Maybe the leak kind of forced their hand?
I expect it has something to do with the Universal licensing.
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Old 10-27-2021, 05:04 PM   #47
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That is what they went with? Yeaaah... it's well done and looks neat for what it is, but not what I was hoping they'd do for Leo. I didn't really have any particular monster in mind, but not that... I mean, come on, Ygor/Igor isn't really even a "monster" either, he's just a guy with deformities who may or may not be bad depending on what version you're looking at.

Ah well.... they saved me some money by not choosing to do something really cool with him.


edit: Are they doing a particular theme and another is going to be Dr. Frankenstein?
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Old 10-27-2021, 05:25 PM   #48
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edit: Are they doing a particular theme and another is going to be Dr. Frankenstein?
Donatello as Dr Frankenstein and Mikey as the bride.
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Old 10-28-2021, 03:26 AM   #49
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These look really cool but aren't really for me.

However, they do make me realise how much I'd love to see NECA do their own TMNT line with their own takes on the characters as the look of these is incredible.
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Old 10-28-2021, 04:46 AM   #50
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Donatello as Dr Frankenstein and Mikey as the bride.
That would be nice. They could also include a piece of dr Frankenstein lab with each turtle.
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Old 10-28-2021, 08:33 AM   #51
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Surprised NECA has only revealed one photo of Hunchback Leo. I think we got at least half a dozen for Franken-monster Raphael last Tuesday.

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What are they trying to hide? lolz
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Old 10-28-2021, 08:52 AM   #52
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Surprised NECA has only revealed one photo of Hunchback Leo. I think we got at least half a dozen for Franken-monster Raphael last Tuesday.

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What are they trying to hide? lolz
I imagine it’s because it’s just a tease. We’ll get the full assortment of pics and video when the figure goes up for preorder next year.
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Old 10-29-2021, 01:49 PM   #53
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Looks like the line will include at least 8 figures, and possibly more!
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Old 10-29-2021, 05:14 PM   #54
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The back of Leonardo as Ygor the Hunchback: https://mobile.twitter.com/NECA_TOYS...5Es1_&ref_url=
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Old 10-29-2021, 05:20 PM   #55
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The more I see of this line, the more I love it. It's something the Turtles themselves would be into. Know what I mean?

It's got a grungy, yet playful, aesthetic that reminds me of the comics, without being the comics
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Old 10-29-2021, 05:54 PM   #56
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Neca said on Twitter they have 8 TMNT/Universal figures sculpted/planned.

I am guessing

Monster
Hunchback

My guess on the remaining ones:
Dracula
Mummy
Creature
Wolfman
Invisible Man

then maybe
Dr Frankenstein or the Bride

I would LOVE Baxter Stockman as The Fly. Imagine a realistic take on Baxterfly done by Neca!?!?
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Old 10-29-2021, 06:13 PM   #57
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The more I see of this line, the more I love it. It's something the Turtles themselves would be into. Know what I mean?

It's got a grungy, yet playful, aesthetic that reminds me of the comics, without being the comics
Totally agree. Although my wallet is screaming, & I couldn't even keep up with the other NECA lines, I'm really starting to want these. Man, they look SO cool.
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Old 10-29-2021, 06:20 PM   #58
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it's be kinda cool if they used the main badies for a few.
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Old 10-29-2021, 06:25 PM   #59
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I would LOVE Baxter Stockman as The Fly. Imagine a realistic take on Baxterfly done by Neca!?!?
I don't think Universal has any particular claim on "The Fly" lore (20th Century Fox/Disney), so I imagine it would just be a generic thing if they did.

I guess there are supposed to be some big NECA social media reveals tonight, although I don't know if TMNT factors into any of the plans.
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Old 10-30-2021, 07:46 PM   #60
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It's funny because the fred wolf line was theoretically my dream line and I fell off it hard because of how overwhelming it was to keep up, both in cost and availability.

You know what though? I actually miss buying different versions of the turtles, I slowly realized that with fred wolf line, the turtles themselves are.... kind of the best part.

And I love it when the turtles are gross! Give me weird lookin' turtles. Bring on the variants. So this line is like an instant buy to me. Bonus points for maybe actually being able to grab these things easily.
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