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Old 07-12-2017, 12:45 AM   #1481
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I was under the impression that both sets could be great and worth owning for their own reasons.
Yes they are, and I fully intend getting the new SDCC 17 set.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:16 AM   #1482
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The NECA figures are more screen accurate.

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The S.H. Figuarts turtles were sculpted from a vintage style guide. You can see the style guide turtles in the upper left hand corner. Also note the details such as the "frame" around the plastron/"front shell" which is present on the style guide turtles, but was never featured on the turtles in the actual show. Further proof that the Figuarts turtles were based on the style guide can be seen on their original paint apps (even brighter green, black initial belt buckles with yellow trim and letter) until fan protest caused them to change the paint job to closer resemble the show. The "font" on the S.H. Figuarts belt buckle is also wrong.

The NECA turtles are right next to the model sheets used for the original cartoon. Note how they're... Well, spot on. No frame around the plastron, no frame around the belt buckle, proper font used on the initials.

The figuarts may be of higher quality overall, but NECA is the first company to produce completely screen accurate sculpts.
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:53 PM   #1483
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In a way I'll be happy if there's no more SHF ones. Saves me a few s lol

If I feel the need I'll just get NECA FW Shredder and Krang from China.

No idea if they'll work scale-wise... and they might look terrible together.

A year later (or so) I'm still seeing SHF ones brand new going for less than RRP (certainly less than I paid) on eBay. Noot sure what that says about the line.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:52 AM   #1484
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No idea if they'll work scale-wise... and they might look terrible together.
The SHF are a bit on the large size for Japanese imports, so they're around the same height as the NECA FW Turtles.
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:18 AM   #1485
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That'll work! Thanks
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:39 AM   #1486
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If the SHF figures are getting cheaper, I'd love to see someone customize them. A SHF with NECA's plastron, belt buckle and head would be nifty to see.
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:23 AM   #1487
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Yes they are, and I fully intend getting the new SDCC 17 set.
The SHF still have a broader range of expression and poseability. I'll be happy to have both sets. My SHF for more "fun" scenes and my NECA set for battle scenes.
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Old 07-23-2017, 01:52 PM   #1488
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So is that it? Figuarts Shredder and presumably all other future characters have quietly disappeared without a trace? Since there was no Figuarts TMNT presence at SDCC or mention of it apparently. You'd think at least one fan in attendance would take the time to ask the reps what's going on, but I haven't heard any reports yet.

Tamashii Nations/BlueFin could at least address the situation. I just feel so pissed off and disappointed that we will seemingly never get a high-quality figure line of ALL the core characters from the original toon, made by ONE company. Does no company actually care about doing this iconic series justice in figure form, and committing to doing the job properly?

I know NECA is doing some things but I really prefer the style of the Figuarts line and have already dropped a huge amount of money on the Figuarts Turtles. This is just Playmates Classic Collection crap all over again.
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Old 07-23-2017, 03:29 PM   #1489
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So is that it? Figuarts Shredder and presumably all other future characters have quietly disappeared without a trace? Since there was no Figuarts TMNT presence at SDCC or mention of it apparently. You'd think at least one fan in attendance would take the time to ask the reps what's going on, but I haven't heard any reports yet.

Tamashii Nations/BlueFin could at least address the situation. I just feel so pissed off and disappointed that we will seemingly never get a high-quality figure line of ALL the core characters from the original toon, made by ONE company. Does no company actually care about doing this iconic series justice in figure form, and committing to doing the job properly?

I know NECA is doing some things but I really prefer the style of the Figuarts line and have already dropped a huge amount of money on the Figuarts Turtles. This is just Playmates Classic Collection crap all over again.

I think its time that you gave the NECA figures a chance. I agree that the S.H. Figuarts turtles have better engineering overall, but at least the NECA figures have homogeneity among the group. Not to mention NECA just offers more when it comes to characters, accessory variation and often have better price points for the quantity and qualitty of figures we get. and NECA said it themselves at the con that they have no intention of seeing the turtle license go down the drain (no pun intended) so we can expect more. I'd rather have that than a line that appears to be half dead.

And as much as I would like bandai to have completed more of the FW verse and beyond, I'm not sure they are the right group to take us there. For one thing, anything sold by Bandai is mostly meant for the Japanese domestic market first, and then the rest of the world second. And secondly, Bandai made the mistake of releasing these figures within the Figuarts brand...thats just not very good planning on their part.

Figuarts is like the one action figure brand that just about encompasses every property foreign and domestic; There's Dragonball Z, Mega Man, Tiger and Bunny, Kamen Rider, Power Rangers, Star Wars, Marvel, TMNT and anything else I may have left out. Adding such a huge legacy property like TMNT to Figuarts puts an even tighter strain on Bandai's resources and budget so it should be no surprise to anyone that they have been only able to release the four turtles thus far. And because its an American property that is based on a 30 year old franchise, there's a good chance that its not the highest priority on Bandai's to-do list.

So in summary...if you want turtle figures (or turtle figures done right) your choices are either Playmates, or NECA
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