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Old 08-19-2021, 10:03 AM   #1
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NECA Mirage figures past, present and future

Had a quick search in these sub forums for a NECA Mirage specific thread, but couldn't find one 3 pages in, so starting a new thread.

The recent Fwoosh YouTube interview with Trevor Zammit (FwooshCast EP. 63: NECA's Trevor Zammit Talking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!) Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7qQSoRU5as&t=3722s

Trevor specifically mentions that the video game line is gonna take a back seat whilst NECA switch their focus back to the Mirage line.

Sounds like they already have a Fugitoid ready (plus accessory weapons that can fit to the original Mirage Turtles - awesome!) and they are going to release (or re-release) a foot soldier set.

On top of that there are the Loot crate figures (Shredder and Crab Claw Shredder) that have recently come out, or due to come out.

So thought it might be an idea to start a thread for all things NECA Mirage.
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:49 PM   #2
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I honestly can’t wait for new mirage figures. It’s what I have been most excited for. Neca mirage turtles are still my favorite set of turtles outside of the original 4.
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Old 08-19-2021, 01:27 PM   #3
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If they really start pushing this line they need to reissue the Turtles in some way at the very least. They've been somewhat good at this with other lines as Movie Turtles were released originally in singles and then again in doubles when they moved to Walmart. Cartoon line has had 3 versions of the turtles so at least there are opportunities for those that missed earlier ones.

I also wouldn't count the black and white Mirage Turtles as a credible release for the line if they won't even fit in with the other Mirage characters.

Not much point in my buying a Mirage Fugitoid if I can't even get some Mirage turtles and I don't think many people have the Mirage Turtles. Although Fugitoid might actually be able to fit in with the Cartoon line.
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Old 08-19-2021, 02:22 PM   #4
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I'm sure they've already said they will be doing new turtles rather than reissuing the originals. Hopefully they go with the later E&L looks (around Leo/#10-11)
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Old 08-19-2021, 03:46 PM   #5
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i'm really excited for more mirage from neca. i'm just holding out hope that neca goes back to its 2008 sculpting and painting standards for this line, or i won't be able to support it. there's been a steady, noticeable decline in quality over the years.
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Old 08-20-2021, 12:30 AM   #6
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I'm sure the Turtles will be revisted.
Casey and Splinter are must-haves.

I'm really hoping this line goes deep, I really want a Dooney-styled Complete Carnage and Radical, but am not confident that the Mirage market is big enough to support that deep a dive. Maybe if it's fleshed out with Turtles sculpted in various Mirage artists' styles, similar to DC Direct's old Batman B&W statues. Hook me up with Dooney, Farley, Talbot and Zulli turtles!

I am otherwise hopeful for a deluxe, big-ass Leatherhead.
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Old 08-20-2021, 12:49 AM   #7
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I've pretty much given up on most NECA stuff but I will totally get some more Mirage figures. I passed on the claw Shredder clone but if they drop Fugitoid, a triceraton, Baxter, Savanti, Renet, sign me the funk up.
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Old 08-20-2021, 04:27 AM   #8
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I wanted to share these screen grabs from the Fwoosh video of photos of the Fugitoid accessories that I hadn't seen before. They look pretty cool!

Now hang on while I try to upload the photos... (can't work it out, so here are the links...)

https://flic.kr/p/2midSd9

https://flic.kr/p/2mi6bS7

https://flic.kr/p/2miboXf
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I'm sure they've already said they will be doing new turtles rather than reissuing the originals. Hopefully they go with the later E&L looks (around Leo/#10-11)
Trevor mentioned that they would not re-issue the old Mirage figures, but sculpt new ones based more around the Eastman style. Also he said they had (allegedly) improved the articulation since that original Mirage line, which is another reason why they weren't going back.

I'm in for the new Turtles, plus Splinter and Fugitoid for sure.

As others have said those Mirage figures are also my favourite. I was also lucky enough to get the Mirage Shredder/Foot 4 piece set which I also love.

I got an original Mirage Mikey back when they were released and he is the crown jewel in my collection.
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I wanted to share these screen grabs from the Fwoosh video of photos of the Fugitoid accessories that I hadn't seen before. They look pretty cool!

Now hang on while I try to upload the photos... (can't work it out, so here are the links...)

https://flic.kr/p/2midSd9

https://flic.kr/p/2mi6bS7

https://flic.kr/p/2miboXf
Those look like the og black & white ones, so probably just placeholders for whatever new version is made.
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I don't know why, but they seem very against any reruns of the originals. There has got to be money there. Just look at the prices on the after-market for originals.
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Old 08-20-2021, 02:53 PM   #12
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I don't know why, but they seem very against any reruns of the originals. There has got to be money there. Just look at the prices on the after-market for originals.
I wonder if the rampant bootlegging has anything to do with it. Those original figures have been easily obtainable for years from China and they're extremely nice. I got my set of four with painted bandanas for $28. There's no way NECA could compete with that price point.
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I wanted to share these screen grabs from the Fwoosh video of photos of the Fugitoid accessories that I hadn't seen before. They look pretty cool!

Now hang on while I try to upload the photos... (can't work it out, so here are the links...)

https://flic.kr/p/2midSd9

https://flic.kr/p/2mi6bS7

https://flic.kr/p/2miboXf
Yeah, I am crazy excited about getting him and even more so now so I can use those accessories.
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Those look like the og black & white ones, so probably just placeholders for whatever new version is made.
It is the B&W original. They said in the video the accessories were made specifically to also be used on the original turtles but I bet they will work with any new mirage versions as well.
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I wonder if the rampant bootlegging has anything to do with it. Those original figures have been easily obtainable for years from China and they're extremely nice. I got my set of four with painted bandanas for $28. There's no way NECA could compete with that price point.
It's def because of the rampant bootlegs of the original ones that they aren't looking to remake them.

Plus, they want people like myself that own those originals, to buy a new set of turtles.
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It's def because of the rampant bootlegs of the original ones that they aren't looking to remake them.

Plus, they want people like myself that own those originals, to buy a new set of turtles.
NECA (or was it S7) actually gave a different reason. They respect the collector's market and do not want to see collector's items devalued. I would imagine that new accessories for old characters serve a dual purpose, namely, it helps revitalize the portfolio of collectors and generates interest for future products (or variants). Also, you can still use it with those high-quality bootlegs!
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NECA (or was it S7) actually gave a different reason. They respect the collector's market and do not want to see collector's items devalued. I would imagine that new accessories for old characters serve a dual purpose, namely, it helps revitalize the portfolio of collectors and generates interest for future products (or variants). Also, you can still use it with those high-quality bootlegs!
Likely Super 7 since they have gone out of their way to do things like making the new release of the ultimate TMNT line to have slightly dif colored weapons to make them unique.

Neca, as far as I know, have never mentioned caring about secondary prices etc. If they did, they wouldn't be making new pre-order runs of products that sold out and then they sell direct from their site.
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Likely Super 7 since they have gone out of their way to do things like making the new release of the ultimate TMNT line to have slightly dif colored weapons to make them unique.

Neca, as far as I know, have never mentioned caring about secondary prices etc. If they did, they wouldn't be making new pre-order runs of products that sold out and then they sell direct from their site.
You're right, although I thought I heard Randy say something similar in the older interviews...but at this point I'm probably conflating some of the information.
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Just to add to this thread, for future reference, the Claw Shredder (Loot Crate) looks great! (even though it looks like it is just the Mirage Shredder body and legs with new head and arms...)

https://twitter.com/lootcrate/status...95372112519170
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I just want Shredder, Foot, Foot Elite, and not having to pay hundreds of dollars for it. After that NECA can f*** off.
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