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View Poll Results: Best top tier figures of all time.
Neca Series One 16 43.24%
NECA 1990 1/4 Scale TMNT 14 37.84%
Mondo 12" TMNT 1 2.70%
DreamEx 1:6 Scale Figures 2 5.41%
NECA 30th Anniversary Cartoon Box Set 9 24.32%
Threezero 1:6 Collectible Figures 1 2.70%
First Gokin Villains 0 0%
OTHER - Please specify. 1 2.70%
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:44 AM   #21
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So aside from scale, who did it better, Neca or Mondo with respect to Mirage?
I have my opinions, but what's the consensus? If they were to continue the line, but you had to choose one, who wins?

I flipped through my stash again last night, and really took in the massive changes in style between books. 1&2 are pretty consistent... 3 it starts to change and from there on, we don't see any consistency again until Lawson, but then his style drifts into something similar to what he's doing today.

So, that said, the Mirage look, like Powder pointed out, is all over the place, right?
Personally, NECA wins hands down. QC and shipping delays aside, Mondo tried to do too much with their figures which skewed the whole effort. They were sculpted like Mirage (very well, in my opinion), however they painted them in Playmates colors and prioritized the colored headbands over the red ones. The focus just wasn't there, whereas NECA's efforts, whether it be the original Mirage turtles, the 80's cartoon box set or the 1/4 scale movie turtles, strive to capture the feel and essence of their source material.
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:12 AM   #22
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Danakin:

Interesting, so you think the Neca figures were better overall. What about the translation to toy? Is Neca look more Mirage to you? I like what they did, but I think on looks alone, Mondo got closer, maybe? Should Neca revisit the Mirage years?
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My favourite figures I own are the original NECA mirage figures. Robust, nice size, good paint job and great accessories.

I do think you should include the Revoltechs in this poll though. You said earlier something like "isn't their price prohibitive" yet you have the $100 large NECA figures and the $200 NECA box set!!? The Revoltechs were only like $40 each, which is great for what they are.

However....original NECA Mirage still my favourites.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:53 AM   #24
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My favourite figures I own are the original NECA mirage figures. Robust, nice size, good paint job and great accessories.

I do think you should include the Revoltechs in this poll though. You said earlier something like "isn't their price prohibitive" yet you have the $100 large NECA figures and the $200 NECA box set!!? The Revoltechs were only like $40 each, which is great for what they are.

However....original NECA Mirage still my favourites.
Sorry, I meant are they considered expensive, as in top shelf quality toys, to use an alcohol analogy.

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Old 02-08-2018, 08:35 PM   #25
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I voted for the Mirage NECA figures. The joints on all of mine are perfect, I love the sculpt, and they weren't expensive when they were new. Obviously a legit set now will cost you some money, but truthfully I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a bootleg set, they are still great figures. Plus now that they finally released the foot clan set to go along with them thats 4 awesome baddies to display with the set. Also you can still pick up April for a decent price and she comes with a couple of mousers.

My favorite figures and my second vote would be the 1/4 NECA movie figures. They come with some joint issues though, but as far as collectible items they are my favorite TMNT items period. I put a drop of glue on each ones ankle joint when I get them and that solved my issues of them falling, not ideal but I'll sacrifice the ankle movement for peace of mind that my $100 figure wont fall and break. Also the accessory market for them is fantastic, you can buy 1/4 scale Domino's pizza boxes, the straw hat for Donny, skateboards, a turtle wax jar for Mikey, the "Ninja Rap" newspaper, I mean you name it and someones selling it. The head sculpt on these is on point and you can tell a lot of love has gone into this line with things like the 4 baby turtle accessory pack coming out. My least favorite thing was they made Leo's swords out of scale and way too long, but thats an easy fix if it bothers the buyer. I do hope we get a 6-7" version at some point as these are the only figures I'll ever own in 1/4 scale.
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