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Old 03-01-2017, 05:58 PM   #241
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I contacted playmates about Kavaxas and he is not being considered for production. Great.
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The absolute hell is wrong with them!!
1. Great Design!
2. Mark Hamill
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So flipping out of touch!!
Playmates is asleep at the wheel.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:46 PM   #242
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What more did you guys seriously expect from Playmates?
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:15 PM   #243
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Playmates are so lazy they'd probably re-release Draco from the 4kids line and pretend that's Kavaxas because they're both red dragons.
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:20 PM   #244
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What was expected? The characters who were essentially the prime antagonists of the first three seasons only got one single, mediocre release.
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:42 PM   #245
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Okay, I emailed Playmates about Kavaxas and Mona Lisa possibly, and Paula said:

"We are sorry neither one is being considered, Mona Lisa is from 1987."

What does this mean?
It means Paula doesn't know

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Old 03-01-2017, 07:43 PM   #246
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wow so the morons at Playmates don't even watch the show the toys are made from.
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:03 PM   #247
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You guys are getting worked up over nothing. You can't just call a big toy company like Playmates and expect whomever answers the phone to have any inside information or to understand much more than "turtles yeah we make those". And just because the don't have these characters planned now doesn't mean anything. They just rolled out the line for the next year at Toy Fair. They certainly aren't going to whip anything out of the blue this year but there's always next year and the one after. Lucky for you I plan to buy all the variants so maybe I'll keep it going for you and you can get these characters some day and complain about how crappy you think they are! That's what we do this all for right?!
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:31 PM   #248
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You guys are getting worked up over nothing. You can't just call a big toy company like Playmates and expect whomever answers the phone to have any inside information or to understand much more than "turtles yeah we make those". And just because the don't have these characters planned now doesn't mean anything. They just rolled out the line for the next year at Toy Fair. They certainly aren't going to whip anything out of the blue this year but there's always next year and the one after. Lucky for you I plan to buy all the variants so maybe I'll keep it going for you and you can get these characters some day and complain about how crappy you think they are! That's what we do this all for right?!
Don't get me wrong, I love the TMNT line and will buy the figures coming out, like the Monsters, Muckman, and the Samurai line. I just think not producing Kavaxas, Mona, Shini, etc. is a missed opportunity.

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Old 03-01-2017, 09:13 PM   #249
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Mona Lisa and Sal Commander should have had figures already they could have been part of the Dimension X Line of figures. Its just annoying they would rather make 20 more Turtle variants instead of characters that show up every so often in the show.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:31 PM   #250
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You guys are getting worked up over nothing. You can't just call a big toy company like Playmates and expect whomever answers the phone to have any inside information or to understand much more than "turtles yeah we make those". And just because the don't have these characters planned now doesn't mean anything. They just rolled out the line for the next year at Toy Fair. They certainly aren't going to whip anything out of the blue this year but there's always next year and the one after. Lucky for you I plan to buy all the variants so maybe I'll keep it going for you and you can get these characters some day and complain about how crappy you think they are! That's what we do this all for right?!
Hell yeah! that's the spirit
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:15 PM   #251
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You guys are getting worked up over nothing. You can't just call a big toy company like Playmates and expect whomever answers the phone to have any inside information or to understand much more than "turtles yeah we make those". And just because the don't have these characters planned now doesn't mean anything. They just rolled out the line for the next year at Toy Fair. They certainly aren't going to whip anything out of the blue this year but there's always next year and the one after. Lucky for you I plan to buy all the variants so maybe I'll keep it going for you and you can get these characters some day and complain about how crappy you think they are! That's what we do this all for right?!
Playmates had a Kavaxas made though. He's cancelled at the moment.
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:27 PM   #252
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Okay, I emailed Playmates about Kavaxas and Mona Lisa possibly, and Paula said:

"We are sorry neither one is being considered, Mona Lisa is from 1987."

What does this mean?
Dang, didn't think Playmates could reach such a new low.
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:00 AM   #253
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It's hard to believe Playmates is still in business in the year 2017.
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Old 03-02-2017, 04:02 AM   #254
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wow so the morons at Playmates don't even watch the show the toys are made from.
I'm not sure why you would expect them to. I would, however, expect them to know the characters enough to give a decent answer.

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You guys are getting worked up over nothing. You can't just call a big toy company like Playmates and expect whomever answers the phone to have any inside information or to understand much more than "turtles yeah we make those".
While anybody who thinks they're going to get insider information this way is fooling themselves, Paula's useless ass has worked there for like 15+ years and should know more than just that they have the rights to the line.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:46 AM   #255
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You guys are getting worked up over nothing. You can't just call a big toy company like Playmates and expect whomever answers the phone to have any inside information or to understand much more than "turtles yeah we make those". And just because the don't have these characters planned now doesn't mean anything. They just rolled out the line for the next year at Toy Fair. They certainly aren't going to whip anything out of the blue this year but there's always next year and the one after. Lucky for you I plan to buy all the variants so maybe I'll keep it going for you and you can get these characters some day and complain about how crappy you think they are! That's what we do this all for right?!
So basically you're saying buy a bunch of crap, even if you hate it, in hopes that maybe they'll put out something you do want, despite a track record proving that those hopes are in vain? Sure...that makes sense...

Also there is likely not a next year or following year if this is the last season of the cartoon. No show, no toy line.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:57 AM   #256
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So basically you're saying buy a bunch of crap, even if you hate it, in hopes that maybe they'll put out something you do want, despite a track record proving that those hopes are in vain? Sure...that makes sense...

Also there is likely not a next year or following year if this is the last season of the cartoon. No show, no toy line.
No, I'm not telling anybody to do anything. I just said what I'm going to do. And I don't *hate* any of it, personally.

As for more toys with no show, dunno. Is that really the way it works in the streaming, multi-media, adult collector world we now inhabit? My daughter likes character toys of her favorite things regardless of whether she has seen any new episodes lately.
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Old 03-02-2017, 01:54 PM   #257
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Adult collectors world is drastically different from kid focused Toy world, i.e. Playmates, who have a history of ending a toy line as cartoons end.
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Adult collectors world is drastically different from kid focused Toy world, i.e. Playmates, who have a history of ending a toy line as cartoons end.
That is most certainly true, but, this particular kids line does seem to have a lot of adults buying it...based on what I see here, and when I'm out in the stores.
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That is most certainly true, but, this particular kids line does seem to have a lot of adults buying it...based on what I see here, and when I'm out in the stores.
I'm presuming Huzzah meant an adult collector's line. This line is not made with adults in mind at all, whereas there are many that are made with adults as the primary focus or skews for both age groups.
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Old 03-02-2017, 04:09 PM   #260
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I'm presuming Huzzah meant an adult collector's line. This line is not made with adults in mind at all, whereas there are many that are made with adults as the primary focus or skews for both age groups.
I get it. Do you get what I'm saying? Just that the show may end, but that may not end the demand for the basic figure line immediately, given that kids have many ways to keep watching and revisiting shows/characters/franchises these days **and** many adults seem to like this line too and are not likely to stop being interested just because the show is done. That's it. Consider all the factors. I'm trying to be optimistic here for all of the Negative Nancys, but I can see that is a thankless task when surrounded by those who would rather sound intelligent than be contemplative.
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