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Old 09-13-2016, 12:28 PM   #541
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is it the end of October yet?! Looks amazing!
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Old 09-13-2016, 01:04 PM   #542
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My god he looks perfect! I am still wondering why we can't pre-order the next turtle yet!
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:08 PM   #543
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Looking forward to Leo.
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Old 09-13-2016, 04:09 PM   #544
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I know this could be a shot in the dark but; what if they made over our heads to wear Turtle heads like the Hero and Stunt heads based on these Henson Turtles.
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:48 PM   #545
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I know this could be a shot in the dark but; what if they made over our heads to wear Turtle heads like the Hero and Stunt heads based on these Henson Turtles.
I would love that but they won't unfortunately!
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:35 PM   #546
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I honestly hate to be even the least bit critical on these things, but the texture has me a tiiiiiiiiiny bit disappointed. It's just a bit too pronounced. Gorgeous, gorgeous sculpt, though. Love the paint app, love the leather, love the canister, love the price point.

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I know this could be a shot in the dark but; what if they made over our heads to wear Turtle heads like the Hero and Stunt heads based on these Henson Turtles.
Go custom, man! Really cool idea.

NECA should do some crazy high-end version of these. I'm thinking full silicone casts with a posable metal armature-- no joints. These sculpts deserve it.
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:39 PM   #547
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Ohh man. Those are way way too expensive for me but dayum they look great.
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:34 PM   #548
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This is going to be the longest month ever.
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:43 PM   #549
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I honestly hate to be even the least bit critical on these things, but the texture has me a tiiiiiiiiiny bit disappointed. It's just a bit too pronounced. Gorgeous, gorgeous sculpt, though. Love the paint app, love the leather, love the canister, love the price point.


Go custom, man! Really cool idea.

NECA should do some crazy high-end version of these. I'm thinking full silicone casts with a posable metal armature-- no joints. These sculpts deserve it.
Those are harder to make than you think. NECA probably has been working with some good factories but not used to doing seamless joint dolls. And from experience, you can't paint silicone that well.
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:39 PM   #550
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(...) but the texture has me a tiiiiiiiiiny bit disappointed. It's just a bit too pronounced.
Fully your opinion. But ... (you did see a "but" coming, didn't you? ) there is nothing on the market and yet to come that is going to be ANY close to the movie Turtles than what NECA is doing. The ones in competition are close but either off in shape and looks, saying being not really accurate enough, or have no texture at all even though applied.

Yup, it's a 50/50 thing when you look at the detail pictures but even though I'm a full "Rapher" I am absolutely glad I did take the chance pre-ordering a Donnie. September, October, until the first figure ships I'm again surely sober haha I'm sure you guys and girls get the picture
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:05 PM   #551
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I'm so glad I pre-ordered this months ago. The sculpting and paint are a true love letter to those original costumes. What outstanding figures.
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:33 PM   #552
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So Donnie will be releasing in October? I just pre-ordered from Entertainment Earth and they have September listed (granted the shipping time may change)

But did I make the wrong choice in pre-ordering with them?

I'm really looking forward to this set.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:39 PM   #553
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End of October is the latest word.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:50 PM   #554
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I honestly hate to be even the least bit critical on these things, but the texture has me a tiiiiiiiiiny bit disappointed. It's just a bit too pronounced. Gorgeous, gorgeous sculpt, though. Love the paint app, love the leather, love the canister, love the price point.


Go custom, man! Really cool idea.

NECA should do some crazy high-end version of these. I'm thinking full silicone casts with a posable metal armature-- no joints. These sculpts deserve it.
OH my god we must be related.

Just like you I really don't want to crap on it, but like it's 94% there...

The texture though is off... too pronounced too obvious...

and the hard plastic, though expected, would be so much better as a silicon.

I'd pay 300 a piece for that - with glossy eyes and faux leather elbow/kneepads /belts... cloth bandana...
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:05 PM   #555
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The texture is accurate to the film though.

It's there just not as visible on TV due to the heavy grain structure of the film stock used as well as the dark lighting/color pallet. Plus all those years tha people only saw the film on sub-par VHS and DVD. They're replicating what the suits actually looked like in person and in high quality images. Also, it won't be nearly as noticeable in person unless you're standing next to them.

I'd rather they stick with plastic over something like silicon or other methods to give figures a "Fleshy" feeling. Too many horror stories of drying or rotting.
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:08 PM   #556
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I share the mild, nitpicky disappointment with the skin texture, although I suspect Splinter's comment above is accurate.

But I bet they'll photograph just swell.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:17 PM   #557
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The texture is accurate to the film though.
Except, it's not, not at that size. We talked about this before I think... It's too large/strong/intense/exaggerated.

My brotherfromanothermother will back me up, right D?

Also, I think it's great to have a 100$ version, but why not go the distance with an ultimate edition? Don't see the harm.
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Old 09-17-2016, 05:20 AM   #558
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Except, it's not, not at that size. We talked about this before I think... It's too large/strong/intense/exaggerated.

My brotherfromanothermother will back me up, right D?

Also, I think it's great to have a 100$ version, but why not go the distance with an ultimate edition? Don't see the harm.
You don't see the harm but NECA might, I agree with Splinter on this one too

Besides I have a couple of Phicens figures. I would rather have the longer lasting plastic at 100 then pay 300 and have the material split, crack, and fall apart after a couple years.

I think these figures are the best we could hope for
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I would rather have the longer lasting plastic at 100 then pay 300 and have the material split, crack, and fall apart after a couple years.

I think these figures are the best we could hope for
Completely agreed.
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Old 09-17-2016, 06:40 AM   #560
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You don't see the harm but NECA might, I agree with Splinter on this one too

Besides I have a couple of Phicens figures. I would rather have the longer lasting plastic at 100 then pay 300 and have the material split, crack, and fall apart after a couple years.

I think these figures are the best we could hope for
Here's the screen used suit... I think NECA did great and you only notice it on extreme close ups i think they did the right size IMO.. Once NECA shrinks these guys down to 7 inch the scales won't be as noticeable. It's not like your gonna be starting at the Turtles 9 inches away every day.


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