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Old 03-13-2017, 10:33 PM   #281
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Spend your money on the stuff NECA and the like put out and stop worrying about the aesthetics and articulation of action figures put out by a kiddie toy company for children under 10.
I'm sorry guys, I'm gonna bite on this bait...

First, nobody cares who's the company behind as long as it is produced. Parents don't care if it's Playmates, Hasbro or Toys Pacific. Neither do kids. Despite having higher quality standards than them, neither do we as collectors so the "brand is most recognizable to people in association with TMNT" is worthless because beeing or not related to the turtles is out of the point.

Second, as an 'under 10 kiddie line' they've left a lot of charismatic characters out of their rooster and their quality has decreased significantly over the years. As a company they take too many shortcuts and lower the final products looks too much. As collector who also buy kids toys, we have the right to have a bad opinion about that.

Finally, despite we are free to buy NECA stuff, or even Sideshow Collectibles statues if we want, the grip Playmates unfortunately has over the 6 inch line prevents anybody else from providing quality products in this very desirable scale. And that is Playmates fault because they actually KNOW how bad their products are and how well other companies could do it, so they actually ban them from even trying. As a costumer I call that lame and unprofessional.

We wish we could forget about Playmates and only pay attention to other companies, but unfortunately we can't because they own the most popular, collectable and displayable line.
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:04 AM   #282
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I'm sorry guys, I'm gonna bite on this bait...

First, nobody cares who's the company behind as long as it is produced. Parents don't care if it's Playmates, Hasbro or Toys Pacific. Neither do kids. Despite having higher quality standards than them, neither do we as collectors so the "brand is most recognizable to people in association with TMNT" is worthless because beeing or not related to the turtles is out of the point.

Second, as an 'under 10 kiddie line' they've left a lot of charismatic characters out of their rooster and their quality has decreased significantly over the years. As a company they take too many shortcuts and lower the final products looks too much. As collector who also buy kids toys, we have the right to have a bad opinion about that.

Finally, despite we are free to buy NECA stuff, or even Sideshow Collectibles statues if we want, the grip Playmates unfortunately has over the 6 inch line prevents anybody else from providing quality products in this very desirable scale. And that is Playmates fault because they actually KNOW how bad their products are and how well other companies could do it, so they actually ban them from even trying. As a costumer I call that lame and unprofessional.

We wish we could forget about Playmates and only pay attention to other companies, but unfortunately we can't because they own the most popular, collectable and displayable line.
well said..
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:44 AM   #283
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My kid brothers who grew up with the 2k3 figures, preferred among the sh*t ton of Turtle variants they had, either the basic figures or the ones with more articulation like the Fightin' Gear, Paleo Patrol, Monster Trapper and the Basic Fast Forward figures.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:37 AM   #284
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with all the new toys coming out and previewed at ToyFair, did anyone from Playmates say when we should be getting all of the new figures? like Q2? Q3?
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:24 AM   #285
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I don't disagree with what any of you are saying. I just can't understand why people seem so perplexed that Nickelodeon chose to stay with Playmates-- that brand is most recognizable to people in association with TMNT, more so than anything else.

They also don't seem to have the same hold over the licensure that they did in the old days. If you don't like their products, there are plenty of other companies making TMNT collectibles. Before you guys start complaining about scale again, the Figuarts figures are pretty close. I get that the price point is high but most here are adults in their thirties with careers. Spend your money on the stuff NECA and the like put out and stop worrying about the aesthetics and articulation of action figures put out by a kiddie toy company for children under 10.
IF Playmates would allow Neca to make 6/7 inch scale turtle figures at retail I am sure many of us wouldn't give 2 ***** about Playmates scale. But they wont
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:06 PM   #286
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That's my thought, and despite the availability of other options through various means. Even a thirty year old with a decent job who has kids, spouses, jobs, bills, etc... has trouble biting 60 dollar import figures (also unable to see them beforehand so you don't necessarily know the conditions they're in), similarly NECA options are not readily available, and you'll often be paying more than retail because a lot of us can't make it to conventions (no major conventions even remotely close to the Louisiana/Mississippi border). One other major problem with limited options and with limited venues to sell, is there will not be much character depth, you'll have four Turtles, maybe a Shredder and maybe a Foot Soldier. I bit on the Figuarts, love them, but I highly doubt that many figures apart from Shredder will be coming.

Whereas a mass retail six inch line such as a Marvel Legends releases obscure characters regularly, because they have a larger distribution field and a far friendlier cost. I guarantee you if NECA had free reign, for example, with a chance to mass market characters, a lot more characters would be released. I'd love 7 inch versions of their quarter scale Turtles (which would also allow better chances of getting other movie characters), but Playmates will not let that happen.
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:57 PM   #287
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I'm guessing we aren't getting the last 2 colossal turtles?

Kinda bums me out.

Raph and Don would've been great.
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:59 PM   #288
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I'm guessing we aren't getting the last 2 colossal turtles?

Kinda bums me out.

Raph and Don would've been great.
Raph and Don have been gettin' shafted pretty hard the last couple of years. Don, especially. And it seems it's not just one company doing that.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:27 PM   #289
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NECA was nice enough to release those two first. Not that I can afford those, heck I don't even have room for them...wouldn't matter anyway.
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:23 PM   #290
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Probably a weird thing to say, but ah..what the hell. I love the way the Nick toys smell when you take them out of the box.
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Anyone else get the feeling that with the new series announced, many of their Toy Fair reveals will never see the light of day?
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:16 AM   #292
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Probably a weird thing to say, but ah..what the hell. I love the way the Nick toys smell when you take them out of the box.
I think most collectors appreciate the smell of a brand spankin' new comic or figure.
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That new toy smell, I miss that.
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:01 AM   #294
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I still remember the smell the 1988 line had.
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:15 AM   #295
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Anyone else get the feeling that with the new series announced, many of their Toy Fair reveals will never see the light of day?
I think there's a good chance that many, if even released, will have lower runs. We could end up with a figure like Muckman being the new Scratch or Hotspot. Whenever they put out a new figure it takes almost until the next wave before I see it regularly on shelves. If they do a wave and then cut the line to start over for the new series we may very well not see wide circulation.

Not to mention we will certainly never see the other two frogs or dream beavers. Not that I was holding my breath on those anyway. Lol.
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:48 AM   #296
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I've still never see Human Karai.
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:59 AM   #298
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I think most collectors appreciate the smell of a brand spankin' new comic or figure.
Mmm...flicking through the pages of a new comic or graphic novel and just taking one long sniff...

(not as perverted as it sounds...honest!)
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Old book smell has its charms, too!
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Old book smell has its charms, too!
Yup! Especially old TMNT issues found at a bargain in an old book store!
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