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Old 08-18-2017, 09:24 AM   #2461
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I popped the head off on mine and inside the eyes is one white rubber strip. I heated that up and worked the eye I wanted to move free then twisted it back into a better position holding it there till it cooled down.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:54 AM   #2462
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I popped the head off on mine and inside the eyes is one white rubber strip. I heated that up and worked the eye I wanted to move free then twisted it back into a better position holding it there till it cooled down.
What did you use to heat up just one side?
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:04 AM   #2463
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What did you use to heat up just one side?
Hair dryer with a paper cone is what I usually use to pinpoint heat application.
Just roll up card stock into a cone tape it and apply heat with hairdryer. Warning don't use high heat. It will mealt your hairdryer if you attach cone. Hold the tip of cone to area and blow higher heat into the cone, use caution.

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Old 08-18-2017, 11:41 AM   #2464
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:30 PM   #2465
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I'm luckier than the rest of you I guess, the one I got was fine.
Mine are fine, but I got to choose mine from 10 and I nit picked every little thing. I was definitely curious what the inside of the heads looked like though. They took an interesting path to getting eyes installed. Other companies used paint but they had printed rubber strips. Interesting on some of the design choices that companies choose to make their products.
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:18 PM   #2466
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He's a little walleyed, but it looks fine in person. The mask tends to cast a shadow in his right eye anyway.

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I enjoy reading peoples opinions but one of the funny things I noticed is how a pic of a turtle like this and people say, its just a tad off. But if you see something like this in another company's product (I.e. Mondo or DreamEx) you get the "what were they thinking, I'd never buy that," and "doesn't this company learn from their past mistakes?"

Just a fun little observation, not looking to make waves here
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:47 PM   #2467
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I enjoy reading peoples opinions but one of the funny things I noticed is how a pic of a turtle like this and people say, its just a tad off. But if you see something like this in another company's product (I.e. Mondo or DreamEx) you get the "what were they thinking, I'd never buy that," and "doesn't this company learn from their past mistakes?"

Just a fun little observation, not looking to make waves here
I hope you're not comparing my NECA and mondo posts. Only 2 people are reporting SLIGHTLY derp eyes on the 1/4 NECA line. The sdcc NECA has TERRIBLE derpy eyes and it's widespread. No one has been gentle to them there. Mondo on the other hand has had an atrocious track record on QC and costs double these in many cases. Not to mention the 3 year delay in delivery
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:45 PM   #2468
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I hope you're not comparing my NECA and mondo posts. Only 2 people are reporting SLIGHTLY derp eyes on the 1/4 NECA line. The sdcc NECA has TERRIBLE derpy eyes and it's widespread. No one has been gentle to them there. Mondo on the other hand has had an atrocious track record on QC and costs double these in many cases. Not to mention the 3 year delay in delivery
Let's be fair. It hasn't been three years. It's been just less than two... and I fail to see how $150 is double of $100. I get that you've had a bad experience, but let's keep things in perspective.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:48 PM   #2469
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I agree with Coro, the wait we had for the price we paid vs the actual product we got

Im not sure its all Mondos fault but they had a part in it, and they had final say before they went to customers. I too had a bad experience, i went through 3 Leonardos

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Old 08-20-2017, 09:18 PM   #2470
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Let's be fair. It hasn't been three years. It's been just less than two... and I fail to see how $150 is double of $100. I get that you've had a bad experience, but let's keep things in perspective.
Check eBay...150 IS double
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So do we think Michelangelo is going to hit NECA's eBay and Amazon tomorrow? Haven't they been putting the Turtles up for sale a week before the shipping calendar? I can't recall if they did that for Leo ... or if it was just a few days before.

I do remember Don and Raph being available a week prior though.
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So do we think Michelangelo is going to hit NECA's eBay and Amazon tomorrow? Haven't they been putting the Turtles up for sale a week before the shipping calendar? I can't recall if they did that for Leo ... or if it was just a few days before.

I do remember Don and Raph being available a week prior though.
Not sure but I usually have shipping notifications before they go up. I dont have anything yet about Mikey
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Old Yesterday, 09:05 AM   #2473
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I agree with Coro, the wait we had for the price we paid vs the actual product we got

Im not sure its all Mondos fault but they had a part in it, and they had final say before they went to customers. I too had a bad experience, i went through 3 Leonardos
I bought two Leonardo figures by Mondo and have no complaints. Why are we talking about them in the NECA thread still?
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Okay I need some help. Tired of waiting on Neca to respond the email I used that was shared just recently in here. A week with silence.

So I bought all four from Entertainment Earth. Currently I have Donny and Raph on display on the lowest shelf. Leo is still in his box because I'm paranoid now.

Basically both Donny and Raphs leg joints got crazy loose. They won't support their own weight anymore. I found this out because they fell off the shelf, luckily the landing is carpet in that room. Donny's legs have even come off. The pegs are still intact but the bottom of the shell can be pried apart to put the legs back in. Raph broke one of his sai's in three pieces due to the fall.

Pretty annoyed. I loved these guys at first, detail is amazing. Not too happy to come home one day to this though. On top of Neca not answering email.

What should I do?
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Okay I need some help. Tired of waiting on Neca to respond the email I used that was shared just recently in here. A week with silence.

So I bought all four from Entertainment Earth. Currently I have Donny and Raph on display on the lowest shelf. Leo is still in his box because I'm paranoid now.

Basically both Donny and Raphs leg joints got crazy loose. They won't support their own weight anymore. I found this out because they fell off the shelf, luckily the landing is carpet in that room. Donny's legs have even come off. The pegs are still intact but the bottom of the shell can be pried apart to put the legs back in. Raph broke one of his sai's in three pieces due to the fall.

Pretty annoyed. I loved these guys at first, detail is amazing. Not too happy to come home one day to this though. On top of Neca not answering email.

What should I do?
I too have been having a hard time getting NECA to respond to emails (mine are about the sdcc 2017 set) I am only 3 emails deep. How about you?

If you bought them from EE, you might be able to return them there as defective, though maybe not the Raph. Do you have them displayed near a heat source like the sun? That could loosen joints.
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I enjoy reading peoples opinions but one of the funny things I noticed is how a pic of a turtle like this and people say, its just a tad off. But if you see something like this in another company's product (I.e. Mondo or DreamEx) you get the "what were they thinking, I'd never buy that," and "doesn't this company learn from their past mistakes?"

Just a fun little observation, not looking to make waves here
It's a tad off; a matter of millimetres. I've been critical of NECA before for QC and breakage, but Leo's eyes don't look that bad to me, and the overall quality of the figure is great for the price. If his leg broke off, that would be another story.
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