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Old 07-15-2017, 05:13 PM   #1
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1990 Prime 1 TMNT Statues Review Thread

I searched the forums and could not find a thread relating to these, so I decided to start a review thread.

I received my Prime 1 1990 Donatello statue in the mail yesterday.


It's a beautiful piece. The price was hefty, but worth it. Wish I could afford another. Overall, this sculpt is near-perfect, and his belt is tightly secured on his plastron and shell. The base is huge and very detailed.

My one and only gripe would be that his bo staff slides down his hand lower than the display photo shows. But besides that, I am 100% happy with him.

Did anybody else get one of these? They were limited to a production of 750.
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Old 07-15-2017, 05:42 PM   #2
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While I didn't get any, I can say they look better than the recent NECA figures from the photos I have seen of them.
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:02 PM   #3
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Looks stunning but I just can't justify the price at this point...the NECA ones sufficiently scratch the itch. I'd love to get the set but rather put the money towards other collectibles. Sweet pickup though!
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:04 PM   #4
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I got Raph only as I could only afford my favorite but I can confirm, these are gorgeous. Even though they're not as accurate as the Neca figures, they're still very nicely done and I'm happy to own it.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:02 PM   #5
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Nice statue, but I think the NECA sculpt is more faithful to the likeness from the movie. I get that some people just prefer statues over action figures, so it's cool there is an option for each preference.

EDIT: here's a video review of them
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=feoN1GEfxeE

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Old 07-18-2017, 10:31 PM   #6
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I always thought these looked more like Secret of the Ooze Turtles than the The Original Movie. Glad to see these are shipping out finally.
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:30 AM   #7
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There's pros and cons to these statues. However the cons outweigh the pros for me. Even if the price point was the same as the NECA 1/4 figures, I'd pass on these. Out of the four, I think Raphael looks pretty good. I think I need to see more pics from fans to really make any further judgement and/or warm up to this set.

Also, I agree with these looking a bit more like Secret of the Ooze turtles...like a mash-up of both the original and the sequel.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:37 AM   #8
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There's pros and cons to these statues. However the cons outweigh the pros for me. Even if the price point was the same as the NECA 1/4 figures, I'd pass on these.
While I'll agree that they do seem overpriced, there's not a chance you'll ever find a statue this large for $80-$100. Not sure if you're suggesting that the price is too high by $500 on the statues or if you're just saying that you dislike them that much. But as a longtime collector of statues, I'll just say that you will never find any licensed or official statue of this size that is under $300.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:57 AM   #9
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I posted this in the NECA thread, but I'll post it here as well:

When these were revealed, I was stoked. But that price tag was very unattractive. So glad NECA came out with an alternative; and as nice as these are, in my opinion, NECA puts them to shame.
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