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Old 07-21-2019, 10:26 AM   #681
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Did Playmates even attend SDCC this year? Usually Pixel dan would have a video with them but I see nothing this year.

Their SDCC exclusives were exceedingly lazy this year, just a bunch of repacks/repaints. Even that Shredder, while it's a bit of an early access, is definitely nothing special as an exclusive.

If they really did skip out this year on showing anything then I think we get the message.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:45 AM   #682
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Yeah, I figured there might be something at least some info on waves coming for the holiday season, but here we are almost a year since the first wave was sporadically found before the official release and we’ve barely got two waves (saying barely since it wasn’t readily available for many).

Seeing how prominent Rise is in that bit of marketing for 35 years of TMNT made me think otherwise at first.
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:56 AM   #683
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Did Playmates even attend SDCC this year? Usually Pixel dan would have a video with them but I see nothing this year.

Their SDCC exclusives were exceedingly lazy this year, just a bunch of repacks/repaints. Even that Shredder, while it's a bit of an early access, is definitely nothing special as an exclusive.

If they really did skip out this year on showing anything then I think we get the message.
As far as I know of Playmates dont attend SDCC. Only Toyfair
I was sutprised how quiet Super7 is
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:21 PM   #684
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i just did a search on YouTube and it looks like the last SDCC Playmates attended was 2015

evenif they were there im noticing a huge step back in Playmates with TMNT. now that other companies are making figures now i really wonder what happened. did Nickelodeon do something? or did they just realize how much they were angering the collector community?
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:07 AM   #685
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i just did a search on YouTube and it looks like the last SDCC Playmates attended was 2015

evenif they were there im noticing a huge step back in Playmates with TMNT. now that other companies are making figures now i really wonder what happened. did Nickelodeon do something? or did they just realize how much they were angering the collector community?
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Because the TMNT belong to Viacom and the Ghostbusters belong to Sony. They use their intellectual property differently. After failing with Rise (low show ratings and low toys/comics sales numbers), Viacom seeks to find other ways to profit from the franchise. For Sony, Ghostbusters are not that important.
To me it means that Rise is not so successful with old fans
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:53 AM   #686
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Amazon has listings Bug Bustin' Donatello, Hypno-Potamus, and Big Mama. They're listed with pictures of Battle She Shell Turtles and multiple sellers have them listed for sale so something weird is going on. The Albearto listing also changed to a listing for Battle Shell Mikey for some reason.
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:31 AM   #687
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BTW there was something playmates at SDCC....



More info here: https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Produ...nDetails/96570
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:54 AM   #688
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Huh. That's... weird. Those weren't actually made by Playmates, originally. They were a third party product from Hong Kong under the brand name "Bulkyz", I guess Viacom took action & now they're being produced legitimately, through Playmates? That's unprecedented.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:25 AM   #689
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Huh. That's... weird. Those weren't actually made by Playmates, originally. They were a third party product from Hong Kong under the brand name "Bulkyz", I guess Viacom took action & now they're being produced legitimately, through Playmates? That's unprecedented.
Certainly interesting. I never cared much for the Bulkyz look.
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:42 AM   #690
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The bug busters are coming.
I just got the bug buster vehicles with Donatello.
Very similar to the quad flyer from a couple of years back.

I see this as a sign of the bug buster range hitting shelves around October.
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:36 AM   #691
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The bug busters are coming.
I just got the bug buster vehicles with Donatello.
Very similar to the quad flyer from a couple of years back.

I see this as a sign of the bug buster range hitting shelves around October.
Thanks for the info!


Not sure since it’s been so long, has there been any pics previously released of the vehicles?
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:47 AM   #692
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Is Bullhop in the works? Did anyone else get an email that Pizza Points is ending? Really not looking great for this series but I am addicted to these dumb figures!
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:44 PM   #693
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Is Bullhop in the works? Did anyone else get an email that Pizza Points is ending? Really not looking great for this series but I am addicted to these dumb figures!
I got it as well, didn't share though since I didn't think anyone really cared.
And things aren't looking good for this line.
I was just at one of my local targets and all of the tmnt stuff was on clearance and gone.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:54 PM   #694
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Can’t anyone share the entirety of the email? I didn’t receive it and I have a nice little collection of points. I was hoping they’d add some more stuff eventually for us to use them on.
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:33 PM   #695
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Can’t anyone share the entirety of the email? I didn’t receive it and I have a nice little collection of points. I was hoping they’d add some more stuff eventually for us to use them on.
https://playmatestoys.com has all of the information.
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:25 AM   #696
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I didn't get an email because I just became a member a couple weeks ago, but you have until 9/30/19 to redeem any points. My daughter and I are hoping to get to 100 before then, but if we can't, we're just going to get Muckman. Right now we're at 34 points!

I do hope there's more figures in the line coming up, though. I'd love to see what they're going to do.
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:33 PM   #697
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Huh. That's... weird. Those weren't actually made by Playmates, originally. They were a third party product from Hong Kong under the brand name "Bulkyz", I guess Viacom took action & now they're being produced legitimately, through Playmates? That's unprecedented.
Hmm... The Bulkyz series was made by a company called BigboystoysHK.
It's going for the vinyl designer trent with cut joints for slightly more dynamic poses. Not a third party company at all as they were licensed.
I guess this might be a partnership with Playmates to scale down the Bulkyz figures and import it to North America.
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Old 07-28-2019, 01:25 AM   #698
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Really sad to see how this line is doing, because it really never even got started. Two waves last year, one of which is still MIA from many venues that should have had it, and then... nothing and we're already over halfway through the year.
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:49 AM   #699
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I am not surprised that the Pizza Point site is being shut down. I haven't been able to long into the site for about the last 2 months. The company running the Pizza Points site (it isn't Playmates) has been terrible from the first day it was opened for orders. I am assuming Playmates is tired of dealing with that company.
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:45 AM   #700
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I've never seen Albearto or the Foot Lieutenant in any store (I'm in multiple Target and Walmart stores weekly). I don't like the show, but I do collect the figures along with my 6 year old son.

The shelves are always full of series 1 figures (I don't think they sell well at all). I randomly saw the Battle Shell turtles at Walmart a while back but I don't see them anymore (and I didn't pick them up when I did see them).

I collect 1 of every figure (but skip over the various turtle variants). My son has the 4 turtles and all of the villains from Series 1. He didn't want April and Splinter (he doesn't like either of those characters from the show). Its sad when a 6 year old can look at that Splinter and say "That's not Splinter...Splinter isn't lazy!" He does like the various villains so far.
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