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Old 02-15-2016, 12:59 PM   #1
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NECA TMNT Speculation Thread. 2016 and beyond

Hi everyone,

I wanted to start this thread, so we could keep the NECA 1/4 scale TMNT thread its own topic.

As we all know now, NECA is back in the TMNT game, a long awaited return. They have officially announced their 1/4 (16.5 inch tall) scale 1990's movie Jim Henson Turtle line. Donatello will be released this summer, with subsequent turtles following every quarter thereafter.

It was definitely hinted at by Randy of NECA that there will be "a lot more" TMNT coming, but that he couldn't say anything yet. So what does "a lot more" mean?

Here are my speculations and/or hopes:

1. Henson turtles will be offered in a smaller scale. Probably via the DVD/home video loophole that they've used before to release Superman and Batman with.

2. I would not be surprised if we see the long ago sculpted Mirage Shredder at SDCC '16 with imminent release. Randy commented on twitter recently that we will see something at SDCC "that no one thought would ever happen". I don't know if he might be referring to this, or something Aliens related. This would fit the bill though.

3. I would not be surprised if NECA gets the license for the upcoming Mutants in Manhattan game. They have the license for other modern video games, and have released Gears of War figures, Heroes of the Storm figures, and a Nathan Drake figure.

4. Finally, I DEFINITELY would not be surprised (and I think this is the most likely of all the aforementioned), if NECA releases retro TMNT video game characters with a pixelated paint job. They are going strong with their Video Game Appearance (VGA) line of retro games.

Anyways, those are my (somewhat realistic) guesses. Discuss!
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:23 PM   #2
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1. Henson turtles will be offered in a smaller scale. Probably via the DVD/home video loophole that they've used before to release Superman and Batman with.


4. Finally, I DEFINITELY would not be surprised (and I think this is the most likely of all the aforementioned), if NECA releases retro TMNT video game characters with a pixelated paint job. They are going strong with their Video Game Appearance (VGA) line of retro games.
I have my fingers firmly crossed for a 1990 Barron Shredder figure. I'm not concerned with the scale-- the higher quality sculpt and materials, the better.

If they go for the 8 bit thing, I really hope they focus on the original NES game over the arcade game. It seems the arcade version seems more popular, but the original NES game really hits my nostalgia chord.

If they go with a nice Mirage comic series, I would probably be tempted to get a few. I always thought the comic Shredder they were working on looked cool. I don't keep close tabs on the toy biz, so I wasn't aware it was never released.
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:27 PM   #3
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Continuing their comic line would be a dream come true but with licensing issues for those sized figures, it probably won't happen. I hope they can find a way to make them happen.
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:54 PM   #4
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Well, apparently they're making more "Scalers", too:


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Old 02-15-2016, 02:58 PM   #5
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Man i do hope that after they released those 4 Henson 1/4 scale figures, they'll make 1990 movie Casey, April, Splinter and Shredder. Then I can die a happy man!
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:10 PM   #6
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Those scalers look cool. I got the 4 turtles and would like to get B&R too. I hope they do shredder in this "scale" as well. You know cause they are called scalers. Yeah it was lame. Sounded better in my head.

Anyway, if they do video game ones it would be cool to see something from the NES games, but I would like to see them branch out and do something from the game boy series of games. A black and white (or black and light green I guess) Mikey from TMNT: Radical Rescue would be really stylized.
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:57 PM   #7
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If the Henson turtles get a line consisting of a smaller scale, I won't say no to those! I'm kicking the tires on the 1/4 figures but limited space is what's holding me back. It would be nice if an announcement is made on a smaller scale line before pre-orders would go up for the 1/4 figs. That would help make up on mind.

If that Mirage Shredder sees the light of day....I will be ordering at least two! lol I can't see them going back to the Mirage stuff though with how that ended. I sold my bootleg NECA figures so I would have to pick up the real deals if Shredder does in fact get released.

How about releasing a White Foot Soldier from the NES Arcade game!? hehe An IDW line would be unreal with the amount of detail these guys put in their lines!

Either way, whether the above happens or not, I am pumped that NECA TMNT is back and I look forward to seeing what they have for us!
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:25 PM   #8
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I seriously hope that Playmates gets out of the way and allows NECA to work. It would be unreal if they could bring back the Mirage line.
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:51 PM   #9
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Hi everyone,

I wanted to start this thread, so we could keep the NECA 1/4 scale TMNT thread its own topic.

As we all know now, NECA is back in the TMNT game, a long awaited return. They have officially announced their 1/4 (16.5 inch tall) scale 1990's movie Jim Henson Turtle line. Donatello will be released this summer, with subsequent turtles following every quarter thereafter.

It was definitely hinted at by Randy of NECA that there will be "a lot more" TMNT coming, but that he couldn't say anything yet. So what does "a lot more" mean?

Here are my speculations and/or hopes:

1. Henson turtles will be offered in a smaller scale. Probably via the DVD/home video loophole that they've used before to release Superman and Batman with.

2. I would not be surprised if we see the long ago sculpted Mirage Shredder at SDCC '16 with imminent release. Randy commented on twitter recently that we will see something at SDCC "that no one thought would ever happen". I don't know if he might be referring to this, or something Aliens related. This would fit the bill though.

3. I would not be surprised if NECA gets the license for the upcoming Mutants in Manhattan game. They have the license for other modern video games, and have released Gears of War figures, Heroes of the Storm figures, and a Nathan Drake figure.

4. Finally, I DEFINITELY would not be surprised (and I think this is the most likely of all the aforementioned), if NECA releases retro TMNT video game characters with a pixelated paint job. They are going strong with their Video Game Appearance (VGA) line of retro games.

Anyways, those are my (somewhat realistic) guesses. Discuss!
#3...please. Since the game seems to be based off IDW, some characters unique to that universe would be amazing.

The 18" Donatello looks great, but I feel like a smaller scale is a real possibility at this point and I need the shelf real estate.
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:58 PM   #10
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Why are people giving Neca a second chance? They never released Shredder/Foot/Elite Guard so until they do I am not buying one product from them.

These people need to make up for their false advertising.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:35 PM   #11
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I never was pissed at them. I'm glad there will be more for me to buy!
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:38 AM   #12
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Why are people giving Neca a second chance? They never released Shredder/Foot/Elite Guard so until they do I am not buying one product from them.

These people need to make up for their false advertising.
Please show me one ad they ever ran for the second series of figures.

If you are going to get upset with companies because you check out sources of advance information like what is shown at toy fair (which is NOT a public event) where almost everything is clearly labeled as being subject to change, that's your issue, not theirs.
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I definitely approve the above post
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:15 PM   #14
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Why are people giving Neca a second chance? They never released Shredder/Foot/Elite Guard so until they do I am not buying one product from them.

These people need to make up for their false advertising.
i dont blame NECA i blame Playmates for forbidding NECA to sell in toy stores which limited them to just hobby shops and online

fact is the comic figures were awesome and the movie Donatello looks great aswell. as long as the figure looks pleasing i will buy it
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:11 PM   #15
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i dont blame NECA i blame Playmates for forbidding NECA to sell in toy stores which limited them to just hobby shops and online

fact is the comic figures were awesome and the movie Donatello looks great aswell. as long as the figure looks pleasing i will buy it
Thats the thing I never quite get. I was able to get all 4 NECA turtles at speciality shops with no issues. Not selling these at ToysRUs shouldnt matter. They were not aimed for kids.
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Thats the thing I never quite get. I was able to get all 4 NECA turtles at speciality shops with no issues. Not selling these at ToysRUs shouldnt matter. They were not aimed for kids.
It does make a difference in that specialty shops are only going to reach a limited market, mostly people who would go looking for those figures. Having them at Toys R Us would have put them in front of tens of thousands of people that may not ever step foot in a comic shop any more.

One thing that does amuse me is that no one mentions the fact that NECA tackled the license right as interest in the TMNT license was dying off and all the merchandising was drying up.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:29 AM   #17
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I hope they release the smaller figures and continue the line. I never got them when they were out and they cost too much now. Seems everyone is going with larger sized turtles too.
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:51 PM   #18
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releasing the comic Wave 2 would have been a dream made true.

Honestly, any 7" figures would be a dream. And I hope some TMNT vehicles in NECAs new vehicle line, that line looks pretty promising.

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Thats the thing I never quite get. I was able to get all 4 NECA turtles at speciality shops with no issues. Not selling these at ToysRUs shouldnt matter. They were not aimed for kids.
Actually, the guy running my LCS could not get a hold of the NECA Turtles back when they where releasing due to being in a different country. Him and I had to get our 4 pack via BBTS instead.
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Why are people giving Neca a second chance? They never released Shredder/Foot/Elite Guard so until they do I am not buying one product from them.

These people need to make up for their false advertising.
I thought that was what they are trying to do by releasing more TMNT stuff.
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Really, the only thing I want them to do is to re-release the Mirage turtles.

But the chances of that happening are slim.
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