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Old 12-26-2017, 03:24 PM   #861
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Weird that they got a random Playmates fig there. Are there any other non-NECAs in that pic?
Not that weird, it's obvious that's just some guy's working place that he decorated with a bunch of figures he likes, tons of people do that.
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:43 PM   #862
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I mean how many times do people keep the competitor's products on display like that?
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:22 PM   #863
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Old 12-28-2017, 01:36 PM   #864
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I mean how many times do people keep the competitor's products on display like that?
Keep your friends close. Keep your enemies closer. Makes perfect sense, to me, to have examples of what you compete with around. That way you can see what they did right, and what could be better. Also if you are interested in making your line work with items from theirs it would be essential to have some of their stuff. Although I don't think NECA is thinking about that.

Sad note. Saw lots of TMNT stuff on Clearance today.
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:52 PM   #865
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I mean how many times do people keep the competitor's products on display like that?
I'm sure they don't see it like that, instead they just see them as something they love or it's just something it was given to them on a convention or by a family member/friend.
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:25 PM   #866
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Sad note. Saw lots of TMNT stuff on Clearance today.
What did you see in particular? I know the Mega Blocks have been drastically reduced.
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:42 PM   #867
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I know in animation we decorate our desks/offices with the stuff we love and the stuff that inspires us. I've got Batman the Animated Series art pinned up on my corkboard, and usually have some Bucky O'Hare figures. I imagine this artists thought Metalhead was an amazing figure (cause it totally is!)

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Old 12-30-2017, 10:30 PM   #868
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Clearance

Target has been clearancing all their turtle stuff. I think someone mentioned this, but confirmed the targets are doing it in my area
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:57 AM   #869
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I will say that I noticed a particular Target near me had all their TMNT stuff down already and the Toys R Us near me also was incredibly dry on their stock. Do we have a guesstimate on when the 2018 merchandise is likely to hit shelves?
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:26 AM   #870
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Iíd say itís all done pretty much. Stores are busy with Xmas returns and general cleanup while the stock is low. TRU generally only gets 1 truck a week now till spring set up.

Grab what you see while you can.
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:46 PM   #871
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Just been sent good news about the Monsters and Mutants range.
I have the two Mutant Hunter figures in their way to me and should arrive early next week.
I think that completes the Monsters range (6 figures), which as I said in another thread, is my favorite range from the 2012 Playmates figures.



Update.
Figures are even better than I expected.
Here they all are, together in the cabinet.
Definitely my favorite range in the 2012 collection.

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Old 01-08-2018, 03:29 PM   #872
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What did you see in particular? I know the Mega Blocks have been drastically reduced.
Was back at Target. No TMNT basic figures at all. In fact I think the only toys left were a couple of micro sets. They were some of the few items that didn't get clearanced. Which I thought was odd. I also got Usagi with horse on clearance at Walmart. I think their basic figs were marked down too. Can't remember for sure now.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:45 PM   #873
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Yeah, all of the Targets I been to in my area just have a few figures left on the pegs on clearance. A few Walmarts still have figures at the full price, but I'm just glad I picked up Muckman when I did because he's nowhere, anymore. Well, he's on Ebay but for super jacked up prices, lol
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:06 PM   #874
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I hadnít realized until today how many figures had been reissued in new paint apps.
Came across a Leo (battle shell), Usagi in Black , April in different shirt, a cool Casey with removable mask amongst others.

Definitely feeling out if the loop !! Haha !!
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I hadnít realized until today how many figures had been reissued in new paint apps.
Came across a Leo (battle shell), Usagi in Black , April in different shirt, a cool Casey with removable mask amongst others.

Definitely feeling out if the loop !! Haha !!
Usagi in black...? Like a regular figure and not the special Stan Sakai release? Casey with removable mask.. .that isn't the pack-in to the zambonie or whatever it was?

Gotta give us some more deets, man. Or pics!
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:15 PM   #876
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Happy to send pics when they arrive next week.
Just found the ninja sound Raph, Mikey and Leo. Lone the Leo face on that one.

5 of the figures I ordered arrive today. Iíve got another 10 arriving next week.
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:12 AM   #877
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Just checked.
15 new figures on their way.
Mostly the new paint ups of previously released figures that I already have .
The ninja shout three are new to me completely !!!
Nice feeling to have some Turtles on their way again!!

First batch arrived today.
Now all samurai Turtles are here, and, each has a unique Usagi.

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Old 01-20-2018, 06:22 PM   #878
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Project time.
I mentioned before that after years of keeping my Turtles in their shells (packs), I started opening them up.
As well as creating tons (literaly) of space, itís been a lot of fun.
Yesterday, I was grouping the Turtles into their Ďwavesí and I couldnít find Spy Line Don. I thought that maybe he wasnít released. He was: so where was he.??
Anyways, I found a storage container full of 2012 Turtles that Iíd obviously not opened as they were still packaged. Iím getting to the project.
I opened up Spy Line Don, put all the bits together, and again noticed the detailing on the harnesses etc. so.. Iíve decided to add detailing to the paint apps . I saw some great paint ups on the neca exclusives pages, and figured Iíd try it out myself,

First figure Iím going to add paint apps to is Muckman.
Detailing on the body is stunning. All the garbage, the frog, the bone protrusions !!! I think, painted up, he could be a stand out figure of the entire line.

I still love the Monster range, but I am keeping that lot packaged (for now) and on display in my office,

I will take progress shots of the paint up project which I indend to start tomorrow.
If, IF, it goes wrong for me, Iíll gave one of the art students do it.
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Does the head from the monsters hunter Leo fit in the first wave normal Leonardo body?
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:28 PM   #880
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I don’t know about that myself, as I’m keeping that set boxed and displayed that way .



On another note , the other 10 figures are enroutr and should be here any time
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