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Old 12-04-2019, 07:54 AM   #41
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Playmates could have tried to tackle that by relasing TMNT figures with a Stump Asteroid professional wrestling theme.
I think Playmates figured that they should not go in the direction of a Turtle Wrestlers sub-wave due to the cases with Shell Slammin’ Mike not selling well in late 1991, so Playmates chose to focus on the popularity of Treasure Trolls, The Universal Monsters, and all of the animated properties that received action figure treatment in 1992 and 1993.

Not producing every supporting character from issue 7 of the Archie Comics TMNT Adventures was definitely a missed opportunity.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:58 AM   #42
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I think Playmates figured that they should not go in the direction of a Turtle Wrestlers sub-wave due to the cases with Shell Slammin’ Mike not selling well in late 1991, so Playmates chose to focus on the popularity of Treasure Trolls, The Universal Monsters, and all of the animated properties that received action figure treatment in 1992 and 1993.

Not producing every supporting character from issue 7 of the Archie Comics TMNT Adventures was definitely a missed opportunity.
Some popular toys of 1992

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1992toys.html

https://gunaxin.com/greatest-toys-1992

And 1993

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1993toys.html

However, it mistakes the Fort Bravo as it was released already in 1988, not 1992

https://www.playmobil.de/fort-bravo/3773-A.html
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Old 12-04-2019, 11:02 AM   #43
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Not producing every supporting character from issue 7 of the Archie Comics TMNT Adventures was definitely a missed opportunity.
10 year old me would have been delighted with that.
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Old 12-04-2019, 11:26 AM   #44
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Dimension X
Not necessarily Dimension X. It could have been the Theta Galaxy (even if I know that name wasn't there until the 4 Kids Series), with the Utrom Homeworld and maybe also the Triceraton Homeworlds.
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:19 PM   #45
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Some popular toys of 1992

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1992toys.html

https://gunaxin.com/greatest-toys-1992

And 1993

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1993toys.html

However, it mistakes the Fort Bravo as it was released already in 1988, not 1992

https://www.playmobil.de/fort-bravo/3773-A.html
Everything is not there in those pages. Items like the Dakin Barney dolls, Super Soaker 200, different Troll dolls made by Russ and Ace Novelty, G.I. Joe Hall of Fame dolls, Star Trek The Next Generation figures by Playmates, Disney’s Aladdin figures by Mattel, SEGA CD, and Beauty and the Beast toys by Mattel.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lat...ml%3f_amp=true

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Old 12-04-2019, 12:23 PM   #46
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10 year old me would have been delighted with that.
The Hasbro WWF figures were never high (top 3) on any of the holiday toy lists in the early to mid 90s for there to be a wrestling themed TMNT sub-wave with the Archie Comics original characters to be in.
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:59 PM   #47
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Everything is not there in those pages. Items like the Dakin Barney dolls, Super Soaker 200, different Troll dolls made by Russ and Ace Novelty, G.I. Joe Hall of Fame dolls, Star Trek The Next Generation figures by Playmates, Disney’s Aladdin figures by Mattel, SEGA CD, and Beauty and the Beast toys by Mattel.
Also, those websites don't mention Mighty Max (1993).
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Old 12-04-2019, 02:31 PM   #48
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Also, those websites don't mention Mighty Max (1993).
It’s much harder to find toy surveys from the year 1993 than it is for the toys of 1989 to 1992. Mighty Max from Blue Bird was not a top 5 toy during the holiday seasons of 1993 to 1994 or 1995 in the US, but it was a hit boys toy line in the way that Polly Pocket was girls from 1990 into the rest of the 90s.

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Old 12-04-2019, 02:46 PM   #49
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Ok seriously people make threads like this because they wanna start ****.

But in all honesty I don't want to erase any of it. Sure there are pieces of TMNT that I don't like or care about but somebody else does.
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:48 PM   #50
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Prowler is by far the least sh*t-disturbing person here.

I mean sure, he's Portuguese, but let's not hold that against him. Other than that he's a really great guy.

I can say for a fact that he's just picking peoples' brains and trying to start conversation. Try not to read too much into things or ascribe ulterior motives where none exist. Thanks.
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:59 PM   #51
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Prowler is by far the least sh*t-disturbing person here.

I mean sure, he's Portuguese, but let's not hold that against him. Other than that he's a really great guy.

I can say for a fact that he's just picking peoples' brains and trying to start conversation. Try not to read too much into things or ascribe ulterior motives where none exist. Thanks.

I speak to prowler outside of the forum He is the most devious man you will ever meet.
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I doubt it. You're presently talking to a guy who's had dinner with Kevin Nash.
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Micro? Wipe out the sale. Peter carries on with things.

Macro? Wipe out the Fred Wolf show and Turtlemania.
If you wiped out turtlemania, this board doesn't exist, and TMNT dies in 1988.
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TMNT fans had Turtlemania ‘90 to thank for 90s toy scalpers, large TMNT toy displays in stores, empty toy shelves, toys on reserve and layaway, upset parents, long lines at stores, DIY TMNT action figure necklaces, basic and sub-waves with turtle variants, and the mention of TMNT everywhere. The original Playmates toy line was easier to collect from the summer of 1988 to the spring of 1989, but Turtlemania ‘90 made finding rare and uncommon basic wave characters worse than it was in even late 1989.

With the exception of the FW cartoon characters, the 1990 TMNT movie sold the 1st and 3rd (Casey Jones wave) basic wave figures better than the 1987 FW mini-series and 1988 FW syndicated series.

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TMNT fans had Turtlemania ‘90 to thank for 90s toy scalpers, large TMNT toy displays in stores, empty toy shelves, toys on reserve and layaway, upset parents, long lines at stores, and the mention of TMNT everywhere. The original Playmates toy line was easier to collect from the summer of 1988 to the spring of 1989, but Turtlemania ‘90 made finding rare and uncommon basic wave characters worse than it was in even late 1989.

With the exception of the FW cartoon characters, the 1990 TMNT movie sold the 1st and 3rd (Casey Jones wave) basic wave figures better than the 1987 FW mini-series and 1988 FW syndicated series.
Where do you get this info??
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Where do you get this info??
Memory. It actually happened. I was there.

https://i0.wp.com/tmnt-ninjaturtles....e_08.jpg?ssl=1

1990 was the ultimate year for TMNT (the very peak of the franchise). The 1990 film changed everything! People tend to forget that fact.

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Old 12-05-2019, 10:17 AM   #57
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I suppose if I absolutely HAD to erase somthing from TMNT history, it would be the Next Mutation series. It wasn't very well liked, it didn't last very long, and removing it would have minimal impact on the franchise.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:23 AM   #58
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As a casual fan of TMNT, I would erase everything from The Coming Out of Their Shells Tour to the present. TMNT 2 SOTO was fun to watch and very much a product of its time, but the 1984 Mirage Studios comic book, 1988 FW syndicated cartoon, 1990 movie, and 1988 Playmates toy line are what most people know the Turtles for.

By marking August of 1990 as when TMNT jumped the shark for me, the cool plastic Burger King Collector Cups from July of 1990 are in the safe zone. The release of the TMNT Collector Cups perfectly coincided with the ongoing Turtlemania and the first 3 basic waves (ends with the Casey Jones wave) of the original Playmates toy line.

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Old 12-05-2019, 09:27 PM   #59
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Out of the Shadows, **** that movie. Very few movies legitemately piss me off and Out of the Shadows take the top spot in that tiny crowd. I will never quite understand how you can make a sequel to a movie everyone complained about, just to end up with an even worse movie....
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:21 PM   #60
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I would erase Laird and Eastman splitting, maybe? I don't know.
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