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Old 09-08-2015, 06:32 AM   #7981
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I was picking some stuff up at TRU the other day, and I didn't even bother checking the TMNT aisle because I haven't found anything new there in months. Then when I got to the register to pay, the guy in front of me had Napoleon and Monkey Brains. I went back to the aisle, and there were no more left. Of course, the one time I don't check...
Man dude that is horrible. I would have probably just began to weep intensely. LOL! I will say that our TRU is pretty crappy too but I do always check with cautious optimism. At least you know they are getting those guys now though.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:58 PM   #7982
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I don't post here often, but I did want to share that I was at a local TRU in Minnesota yesterday and they had the 1988 re-releases with 2015 dates on the bottom of the package. Specifically, they had four of each turtle and three of each of Bebop and Rocksteady.

I've read people complaining of the paint jobs, but I had enough of a choice that all my figures look very nice. The ones I passed on had some badly painted eyes and the front shells were splattered a bit.

Going to keep my eyes open for the foot soldiers. I own the 80s originals of Shredder, Splinter, and Foot but I've always wanted one or two more Foot.
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:17 PM   #7983
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I've read people complaining of the paint jobs, but I had enough of a choice that all my figures look very nice. The ones I passed on had some badly painted eyes and the front shells were splattered a bit.
It ain't so much the paint that's on 'em, but the paint that ain't on 'em.
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:57 PM   #7984
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It ain't so much the paint that's on 'em, but the paint that ain't on 'em.
Would you happen to have a comparison video or photo? I've been interested in seeing how they compare.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:15 PM   #7985
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Would you happen to have a comparison video or photo? I've been interested in seeing how they compare.
You should be able to pull up pics of the old figures and compare them to what you brought home. The most obvious differences will be in Bebop and Raphael.
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Old 09-08-2015, 04:23 PM   #7986
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You should be able to pull up pics of the old figures and compare them to what you brought home. The most obvious differences will be in Bebop and Raphael.
I thought Rocksteady looked awful. You are right about Bebop though for sure! I think the vintage Rocksteady paint job was very well done. There just seems to be a lot more passion that went in to the original line.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:13 PM   #7987
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Finally found both Monkey Brains and BonaFrog at Walmart in West Mifflin, PA. Also able to grab 4 classic turtles at the local TRU with plenty left! Sadly no B/R with the lot.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:54 PM   #7988
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I thought Rocksteady looked awful. You are right about Bebop though for sure! I think the vintage Rocksteady paint job was very well done. There just seems to be a lot more passion that went in to the original line.
What passion was really needed for the very little paint application that the TRU B and R could have used; black here, light gray there, green over there, and brown down around the ankles.

I remember when I was a kid I looked at my Rocknroll Raphael and thought he needed more paint just like the back of the box showed.
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:46 PM   #7989
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we got the giant leo playset at my walmart. just put it on layaway.
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:38 PM   #7990
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Saw the "Classic" re-issues in a Columbia SC TRU today. God, what sh*t. They not only skimped on the paint but did away with the original logo! I see no appeal whatsoever.
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:46 PM   #7991
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Saw the "Classic" re-issues in a Columbia SC TRU today. God, what sh*t. They not only skimped on the paint but did away with the original logo! I see no appeal whatsoever.
Can you post some pics?
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:01 PM   #7992
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I didn't take any, but here's a shot from ebay user "35panthers"

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Old 09-09-2015, 07:59 PM   #7993
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I didn't take any, but here's a shot from ebay user "35panthers"

http://i58.tinypic.com/no9etz.jpg
There is 2 versions of the cards. My set has the original logo and has playmates at the top instead of nick's logo. The backs are also different. The nick logo ones have B&R on the back, but the playmates ones do not.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:00 PM   #7994
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we got the giant leo playset at my walmart. just put it on layaway.
I saw that the other day at Target and thought it looked really cool. I have the original sewer set from a few years ago and don't really plan to buy this one but I'd be fine if my little boy wanted it as that would give me a great excuse. LOL.
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Old 09-10-2015, 04:45 AM   #7995
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I didn't take any, but here's a shot from ebay user "35panthers"

Horrible. I want only the wave 1 TMNT, Splinter, and Shredder Version 2.
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:24 AM   #7996
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:25 AM   #7997
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:08 PM   #7998
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Paula is fast to fix items though. I wanted a portal for old Playset. Sent a white lie email that I ripped mine. She sent me one in two days and I live in Florida.
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Old 09-10-2015, 06:19 PM   #7999
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I made a quick stop at Toys R Us today since it is usually when that store gets their shipments. They had three pegs full of the Classics figures. I saw at least 3 or 4 each of Bebop and Rocksteady and a bunch of the Turtles. No sign of Splinter or any of the others in the new shipments. They also had the Monogram blind box keyrings for $5 each.

I also had the Good Smile Michelangelo statue arrived from Big Bad Toy Store as well as the grey scale version of the Raph's sais prop. Add in Good Smile Leo who should arrive tomorrow and the Ultimate Playset I bought on Monday and this is one heck of a week.
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Old 09-10-2015, 06:30 PM   #8000
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I didn't take any, but here's a shot from ebay user "35panthers"

http://i58.tinypic.com/no9etz.jpg
I have seen these in the TRU shots as well.
I am disappointed to note that the paint aps were not completed on BB from the waist down. He's just a plain black lump of plastic. Not cool.
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