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Old 10-30-2020, 02:50 PM   #1
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TMNT FiGPiNS coming soon

FiGPiNS have revealed that it will release a TMNT line soon. So far just the four Turtles, check here for more information: https://figpin.com/blogs/news/nickel...s-have-arrived

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Old 10-30-2020, 02:53 PM   #2
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FiGPiNS have revealed that it will release a TMNT line soon. So far just the four Turtles, check here for more information: https://figpin.com/blogs/news/nickel...s-have-arrived

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/00...GROUP_720x.jpg
Hopefully, Shredder, a Foot Soldier, Baxter Stockman, Splinter, April, and Casey Jones will follow.
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Old 10-30-2020, 02:58 PM   #3
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that nu-retro tmnt brand art is awful. they're supposed to look the way they did in the 80s and 90s, but they don't look at all the way they did in the 80s and 90s. it's not even entirely that they look different, it's that they look BAD. hire a more talented artist, please!

so bad.
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Old 10-30-2020, 02:59 PM   #4
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dude - leo, mike, and don all have literally the same head with different color bandanas. so cheap. those weird bug eyes, too.
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Old 10-30-2020, 03:14 PM   #5
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that nu-retro tmnt brand art is awful.
Couldn't agree more, this style is trash and it's extra frustrating considering there are dozens of great actual retro designs. I'd take pretty much any of them over this
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Old 10-30-2020, 04:25 PM   #6
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that nu-retro tmnt brand art is awful. they're supposed to look the way they did in the 80s and 90s, but they don't look at all the way they did in the 80s and 90s. it's not even entirely that they look different, it's that they look BAD. hire a more talented artist, please!

so bad.
Those are the Retro Collection TMNT from the 2000s to today, not the turtles from the 80s and 90s. I agree with you. I don’t like most of the Retro Collection stuff. I’m afraid the Retro Collection TMNT will be around for the rest of this century. We’ll never see art as good as it was in the late 80s and early 90s ever again.
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Old 10-30-2020, 04:35 PM   #7
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What are you guys talking about? Dont you like your turtles with boobs?
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Old 10-30-2020, 04:39 PM   #8
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Those are some creepy dead-eye stares, LOL

ADDED: Someone with better Photoshop skills than me should mock up Raph to look the same. Complete the soulless quartet.
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Old 10-30-2020, 04:44 PM   #9
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What are you guys talking about? Dont you like your turtles with boobs?
There’s too many problems with the Retro Collection turtles. Firstly, they’re the wrong shade of green. The RC turtles have boobs, like you mentioned. Also, the RC Turtles are hyper-muscular. The initial belt buckle isn’t silver with a blue initial. The armpads and kneepads look like actual armpads and kneepads and not bandanas on their elbows and knees. The facial expressions are off as well. Why can’t we get screen accurate Fred Wolf turtles on things like shirts, sticker sheets, and the front of the NECA Target 2-Pack box?
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Old 10-30-2020, 05:52 PM   #10
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I dunno, they're cute and all, but the same imagery that's used on everything all the time gets tiring.

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Those are some creepy dead-eye stares, LOL

ADDED: Someone with better Photoshop skills than me should mock up Raph to look the same. Complete the soulless quartet.
Challenge accepted.

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Old 10-30-2020, 06:20 PM   #11
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I dunno, they're cute and all, but the same imagery that's used on everything all the time gets tiring.


Challenge accepted.

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Old 10-30-2020, 06:50 PM   #12
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At this stage in the game, I can only assume that Fred Wolf owns the likeness of Fred Wolf turtles or something. There is no excuse why all this merch has been garbo tier when it would take such minimal effort to improve it.

This is what these kinda things should look like-
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:26 PM   #13
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First, the World’s Smallest Toys TMNT look like these, now the FiGPiNS. People in the future will be left with a lot of TMNT merchandise that missed the mark.
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Old 10-31-2020, 08:34 PM   #14
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FiGPiNS have revealed that it will release a TMNT line soon. So far just the four Turtles, check here for more information: https://figpin.com/blogs/news/nickel...s-have-arrived

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/00...GROUP_720x.jpg
As a collector of generic garbage, I can't wait for these!
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Old 10-31-2020, 09:41 PM   #15
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that nu-retro tmnt brand art is awful. they're supposed to look the way they did in the 80s and 90s, but they don't look at all the way they did in the 80s and 90s. it's not even entirely that they look different, it's that they look BAD. hire a more talented artist, please!

so bad.
Part of the issue with this art is that the bodies are drawn separate from the heads. Then they photoshop a head onto it and it never looks right.
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Old 10-31-2020, 10:56 PM   #16
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At this stage in the game, I can only assume that Fred Wolf owns the likeness of Fred Wolf turtles or something. There is no excuse why all this merch has been garbo tier when it would take such minimal effort to improve it.

This is what these kinda things should look like-
https://dyn1.heritagestatic.com/lf?s...oduct.chain%5D
Your guess is as good as mine, because if you look at the blue background you can see this:

Which they still plaster on stuff...and sometimes with terrible color bleed on Raph in particular for some reason.
I swear I see this in there too:

and it's one of the few pieces that gets thrown in with faux-Retro Turtle stuff on occasion...
I wonder who would know for sure.
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