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Old 01-03-2017, 02:26 AM   #1201
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so glad I don't waste my money on Playmates's garbage anymore All the money I saved not giving them money went to Neca figures a better way to spend money.
I wish I could completely agree with you and to each their own but NECA should only make statues because they use plastic that is not the greatest for posing, there by not really worth it to me. The plastic becomes too brittle and breaks, reminding me of McFarlane action figures.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:13 AM   #1202
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I'm interested to see what playmates pulls off at toyfair. Let's see if they can potentially save the line.
They might be planning instead to reboot the franchise again with a new cartoon series or whatever.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:18 AM   #1203
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Supposedly the fifth season is the last if certain sources are to be believed. In an ideal world when this series ends another company will have a shot at future releases. If they want to go with another kids company, Bandai has really upped their game. If Playmates remains, which of course they'll never drop their stranglehold, they need to follow the Bandai model, various price points on scale as needed.

What I mean is that look at the Pokemon line, they have a base basic scale for the average sized characters,but offer the deluxe figure basic scale for larger characters. The line is scaled accordingly so the two basic lines go together. 9 dollars for your Turtle and human characters, increase the price a couple dollars for larger characters like Leatherhead, so they're the same scale just the larger figures bump up a couple dollars but still reasonable. Jakks has done the same with their World of Nintendo line. Barring going the BaF route, that would be something I'd love to see a Playmates show off.
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:25 AM   #1204
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They might be planning instead to reboot the franchise again with a new cartoon series or whatever.
A new show down the line seems likely, let's just pray the designs aren't recent movie influenced.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:03 AM   #1205
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I don't think the movies fared well enough to inspire an animated aesthetic at this point.

I'd like to see the next iteration focus less on the same familiar beats (running to the farm, going to space, etc.) and instead create new ideas.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:34 AM   #1206
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I'm with you on that. I honestly would like to see some willing to dive into the cancelled 4th Movie that never happened, there were some cool elements there, same for the Next Mutation series, there are some elements of that show I'd like to see adapted, such as Dragonlord. Elements that previously existed but have never actually been done well. I'd personally be all for a new series that strayed from the familiar but kept the spirit alive.

Also, no more psychic April or everything s "so metal" Casey Jones.
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:30 PM   #1207
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The new show that Playmates are getting behind is the Voltron animated series.
Looks like they will be splitting their resources across that and tmnt.
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:34 PM   #1208
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They also picked up the Ben 10 line as well if I remember correctly.
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:53 PM   #1209
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They might be planning instead to reboot the franchise again with a new cartoon series or whatever.
A new cartoon is a few years off yet. The Nick cartoon likely won't finish airing till 2018, then they'll probably take a break.

I don't see a fourth TMNT cartoon until 2020 or later.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:04 PM   #1210
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I bought the Armagon figure this week. I like it! The paint application is really nice for Playmates stuff. It was only the second one I had seen on the shelf. I saw the first one a week or two ago but the paint application around his snout was a little messy, so I held out for a cleaner version.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:05 PM   #1211
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A new cartoon is a few years off yet. The Nick cartoon likely won't finish airing till 2018, then they'll probably take a break.

I don't see a fourth TMNT cartoon until 2020 or later.
Jesus Christ, amazing how I got proven wrong just 1 month later.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:19 PM   #1212
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You're wrong a lot. Thank you for finally acknowledging it though.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:26 AM   #1213
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Where are all of the 2016 Playmates Figs? Been looking months for Super Shredder and Armaggon amongst others. Hell, I still can't even find Atilla the Frog from the year prior. Seems plenty on 2014 stock everywhere though!
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:10 PM   #1214
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I've still never seen Human Karai.
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