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Old 06-06-2020, 08:24 PM   #1
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Plastic Cell Movie TMNT Figures

Hi everyone,

Can't find a thread for this. What do you think of these figures? The $200 (shipping included) price tag is pretty steep for the size of the figures, but the articulation is stunning. Here is a link to the site. Leonardo is sold out and Donatello is on preorder. Keep an eye out for Raphael & Michelangelo. I'm probably just going to get Donatello.
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Old 06-06-2020, 08:53 PM   #2
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Hi everyone,

Can't find a thread for this. What do you think of these figures? The $200 (shipping included) price tag is pretty steep for the size of the figures, but the articulation is stunning. Here is a link to the site. Leonardo is sold out and Donatello is on preorder. Keep an eye out for Raphael & Michelangelo. I'm probably just going to get Donatello.
What articulation? From what I've seen, they look like statues.
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Old 06-06-2020, 09:45 PM   #3
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While I collect almost anything related to the first film, the sculpts just aren?t doing it for me. Donnie looks cross eyed and I don?t like his expression. From what I can see of Raph and Mikey, they don?t look promising. Leo is the only decent one. I think NECA just has spoiled me on getting quality items.
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Old 06-07-2020, 05:30 AM   #4
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I just don't get the giant heads thing.
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Old 06-08-2020, 04:31 AM   #5
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Its probably not the case but at first sight it feels like a NECA knock off product with a 1/4 scale turtle head plugged to a 7" figure body.

The realistic design doesnt work with the chibi style big head. Good luck with these
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Old 06-08-2020, 10:21 AM   #6
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Not for me...deformed looking IMO
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Old 06-08-2020, 03:03 PM   #7
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I like the idea of them being like these particular "art pieces", but they just look like those NECA Headknockers without the ability to do a "bobblehead" feature.
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Old 06-12-2020, 06:48 PM   #8
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I just don't get the giant heads thing.
Haha, yeah, I was trying to look past that. It didn't bother me much at first glance, but I see your point.

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What articulation? From what I've seen, they look like statues.
I suppose "articulation" isn't the right word to use. I meant the detail in these figures, for a small piece, is rather nice.

They certainly aren't the best TMNT sculpts around at this time, especially given the "big head" complaint which after your comments is starting to annoy me more. I'll get Donatello and call it quits on the line.
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Old 06-19-2020, 06:14 PM   #9
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I love these myself I don't believe he was trying to capture the exact likeness to the movie but to each his own. Price is pretty high for the size but they are limited to 300 and hand painted and assembled so I guess if can be justified!
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:18 PM   #10
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I love these myself I don't believe he was trying to capture the exact likeness to the movie but to each his own. Price is pretty high for the size but they are limited to 300 and hand painted and assembled so I guess if can be justified!
Are you sure they're limited to 300? That's a really low count! Good thing I preordered Donatello, I see on their website that he's already sold out. Raphael is up for preorder next.

Yeah, it seems like the 1990 movie is the inspiration for these statues/figures, but they definitely took some artistic freedoms. What often happens with Donatello (haven't seen it happen to the other 3) is that he looks a little too much like Secret of the Ooze Donatello with the lighter purple bandanna. 1990 Don had a sharper beak and a dark purple bandanna. That's my only disappointment with the Don figure. I love Don's suit in the 1990 film so much more than SotO.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:42 PM   #11
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Are you sure they're limited to 300? That's a really low count! Good thing I preordered Donatello, I see on their website that he's already sold out. Raphael is up for preorder next.

Yeah, it seems like the 1990 movie is the inspiration for these statues/figures, but they definitely took some artistic freedoms. What often happens with Donatello (haven't seen it happen to the other 3) is that he looks a little too much like Secret of the Ooze Donatello with the lighter purple bandanna. 1990 Don had a sharper beak and a dark purple bandanna. That's my only disappointment with the Don figure. I love Don's suit in the 1990 film so much more than SotO.
Yep 300 of each I'm going to pre-order Raphael as well I'm planning to have all 4. I agree the movie 1 suits are the best by far
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Old 07-10-2020, 10:40 AM   #12
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Does anyone have any Plastic Cell figures? I'm thinking of hopping on these. I may have to adjust to the large heads, but the sculpts are beautiful and I'm dying for more TMNT 1990 figures.

Just wondering if anyone else was in a similar position before? Obviously I'll have to decide for myself if I like these, but I imagine that must be even more impressive in person, given the price.

Edit: Eh, screw it. I'll just get more Neca 1990 figures.
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they look like bobble-heads
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Old 07-10-2020, 03:34 PM   #14
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I just don't get the giant heads thing.
Ditto, me either.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:29 PM   #15
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If anyone is interested in these, the Michelangelo preorder should be open soon. It actually went live and I was able to put in an order, but now it is back to "coming soon" status.

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