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Old 07-10-2018, 01:59 PM   #41
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Even though Pixel Dan reviewed one of these figures, he does not own that figure. The Raphael Rise figure he reviewed came from a Nickelodeon contest that my friend won. He allowed Pixel Dan to borrow it for the review. I'm not sure if the prototype figures that went out for the contest differ from these SDCC exclusive versions. I'm guessing not.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:08 PM   #42
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Even though Pixel Dan reviewed one of these figures, he does not own that figure. The Raphael Rise figure he reviewed came from a Nickelodeon contest that my friend won. He allowed Pixel Dan to borrow it for the review. I'm not sure if the prototype figures that went out for the contest differ from these SDCC exclusive versions. I'm guessing not.
Hopefully Pixel Dan has all four on the way to him and will be posting a video soon. Or perhaps he will have them at SDCC if he is attending this year.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:18 PM   #43
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Agree that you'd think widely known reviewers that help promote it would get all four. Esp since these took them little more effort than it does to make what will be going on the shelves.

If they were, say, painted cast metal figures I could understand more.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:37 PM   #44
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The 2012 Toy Fair Exclusives was a bit different though. They where hand-outs to TF attendees and besides the painted weapons (and Mikey's freckles) the paintjob was slight drybrush to highlight the sculpts, it's not like they had painted wraps and the retails did not.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:32 PM   #45
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The 2012 Toy Fair Exclusives was a bit different though. They where hand-outs to TF attendees and besides the painted weapons (and Mikey's freckles) the paintjob was slight drybrush to highlight the sculpts, it's not like they had painted wraps and the retails did not.
You mean when instead of this:

We got this:



Again, at least this time we're getting the option to get the first option instead of only a few lucky "influencers.

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Whatís really sad is influencers/reviewers work hard putting in many hours. And usually have brand loyalty. And care about the products.

Folks such as Pixel Dan. Yet they get one $30 dollar figure? Not to criticize a freebie but it probably cost Playmates $1 to make.

At least give all four figures to the influencers/reviewers. Imagine all that effort for a $30 figure. Playmates is almost taking advantage of the influencers/reviewers.
Most of those influencers are just shills and as much as I like PixelDan he shills hard and is rarely negative. They get plenty of free crap so they are definitely not being taken advantage of.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:39 PM   #46
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:00 PM   #47
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Is that first Mikey what was given out? See that's more like what I've been thinking that these 'Rise' ones should have been like, with better detailed paint, not just stock photo paint apps.

The Rise figures might actually look kind of awesome, and been a bit more worth that $30, given that sort of paint job.

Look forward to maybe seeing that repainters can do similarly with them.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:16 PM   #48
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The design of these turtles is awful. I'm all about new interpretations and supporting the franchise but I'm just not a fan of any of the character designs for this series. I may pick up the four turtles at retail but can't imagine getting anymore from the line. If these were 20 bucks each I'd try to score a set but at 30...no thanks.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:40 AM   #49
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You mean when instead of this:
http://comicsalliance.com/files/2012...modernmike.jpg
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https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....L._SL1000_.jpg


Again, at least this time we're getting the option to get the first option instead of only a few lucky "influencers.
Lol, no. Not even close. That's the promotional figure with double jointed knees, they've never been released.

This is how the Toy Fair 2012 figures looked like.


By all means. It's nice that the TMNT Instagram spring cleaning giveaway prize figures are now available to be bought for those who did not win a early Rise figure, but the price tag is still comically high for so little extra like painted weapons and getting the turtle markings that should have been essential from the get go.

But, maybe that fancy velvet box is worth like $15-$10, and they have to recoup the loss of giving out the first batch of Rise figures with correct paint job so why not charge the amount NECA does for their SDCC movie figures
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:59 AM   #50
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I hope every TMNT "fan"/"collector" has the same negative attitude about these figures...because then there should be plenty left over for me to score on eBay at a more reasonable markup!
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:51 AM   #51
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why can't neca, goodsmile, or SH figuarts make a set That would be worth $30 a piece.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:02 AM   #52
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The SDCC neca movie set is $125, that's $31.25 per figure
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:15 AM   #53
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Is it weird I prefer the retail versions? I'm not a big fan of the spots honestly. Plus, painted weapons aren't that big of a deal to me, at least not for a huge markup.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:25 AM   #54
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The SDCC neca movie set is $125, that's $31.25 per figure
for a better quality figure, that you buy all in a set in one go. That's waiting in one line.

If you can get into the Nickelodeon line, and to the front of it before their caps for the day, you're not guaranteed the ability to buy all 4 figures.
Because someone may only want one, I'm someone may only have the money to buy one.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:10 AM   #55
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Here are images of all the Playmates SDCC exclusive figures in their packaging:

http://thegeekiary.com/turtles-exclu...res-tmnt/53968
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Interesting, they're not coming in the velvet packaging.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:04 PM   #57
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Not too bad of a presentation at least, though personally I'd have decided against going with green guys on a green background so they would stand out more if displayed open box flap like that.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:47 PM   #58
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The packaging is very nice, I'll give them that.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:36 PM   #59
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Lol, no. Not even close. That's the promotional figure with double jointed knees, they've never been released.

This is how the Toy Fair 2012 figures looked like.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BziP1myeon...1600/MTVT1.jpg

By all means. It's nice that the TMNT Instagram spring cleaning giveaway prize figures are now available to be bought for those who did not win a early Rise figure, but the price tag is still comically high for so little extra like painted weapons and getting the turtle markings that should have been essential from the get go.

But, maybe that fancy velvet box is worth like $15-$10, and they have to recoup the loss of giving out the first batch of Rise figures with correct paint job so why not charge the amount NECA does for their SDCC movie figures
So the ones they sent people were the same crappy figures only with painted weapons? I didn't mean to misinform people, I thought it was the original shown ones, I remember being very bitter about it.

Still it's nice to have the option even if the price is outrageous.
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The packaging is very nice, I'll give them that.
Unless I missed something all the packaging consists of is the logo printed on a black box.

I guess itís sort of nice. But when compared to the NECA packaging it is nothing.

I actually prefer my packaging to have a little more happening. I even prefer the basic release cards with the card art over a black box and logo print. However each to their own.
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