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Old 03-07-2018, 08:09 PM   #61
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not sure if i've shared this before or not?

this was many years ago but i guess it still counts as a white whale, and you all might get a chuckle out of this?

back when Ninja Turtle merchandizing was at it's highest, i had taken a fancy to those nasty (vanilla pudding filled) Ninja Turtle pies.

anyone remember those things?
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each pie would include a free sticker

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after a while i pretty much had the entire set, except for Leonardo. figures right? the one i had wanted most. sure it was a doofy looking version of Leo, but still...

anyway, week after week i'd go to the local convenience store and pick up a pie hoping i'd get a Leo.
eventually i started buying TWO pies at a time hoping i'd get it.

at last i couldn't take it anymore!!!
when the store got their new shipment of Turtle Pies i went in and bought the WHOLE batch. (maybe about a dozen pies)
on the walk home i started eating one of the pies, but of course it was yet ANOTHER Raph!!
i had had enough!!! i started opening each one of them right there hoping i'd FINALLY get the damn Leo sticker!
as fate would have it i got multiples of EVERY Turtle EXCEPT LEO!!!!
in a fit of disgust i threw out ALL those damn pies!!!

looking back on it now it really is pretty silly seeing how bad the art on those stickers are.
i mean it's not like they used the same Tmnt art as the Mirage iron-on patches.


......anyway!
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:52 PM   #62
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Great story.. loved those pies! I remember Leo was the one I kept getting over and over again. Maybe there was a different "short packed" one per region?

My white whale is an original splash page from Mirage TMNT #7, either the splash where they encounter Splinter inside the TCRI building, or the splash where they end up (spoiler alert) in April's bathtub.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:03 PM   #63
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I swear to god if Hostess brings back those pies I will buy them by the case.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:14 PM   #64
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I guess I never really posted my response to this thread. I've actually eliminated several white whales for my collection in the last two years.
You know what? Same. I had made a post about wanting Laird art & a Turtle Saint, but those were always somewhat attainable, & not actually the highest on my totem pole of turtle power.

What I should have said, is that my white whales were 1. a cel from The Big Cufflink Caper featuring at least one turtle in mafia attire - and - 2. a prop from the very first live action movie. I got both in November & December of 2017 respectively. Hurrah! Not that won't buy future TMNT goods, but after getting those, I feel a sense of closure about my collection on a whole. Can't get much better than finally getting your two biggest wants (unless of course more of either category were to fall into my lap...!).
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:19 PM   #65
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Great story.. loved those pies! I remember Leo was the one I kept getting over and over again. Maybe there was a different "short packed" one per region?

My white whale is an original splash page from Mirage TMNT #7, either the splash where they encounter Splinter inside the TCRI building, or the splash where they end up (spoiler alert) in April's bathtub.
thanks! yeah i always get a chuckle when i think back on that.
i loved them too, until my sticker search breakdown.

you were able to get that original Mirage page?

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I remember Leo was the one I kept getting over and over again.
GAH!!! OF COURSE!!!!!!

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I swear to god if Hostess brings back those pies I will buy them by the case.
i seriously would be tempted to try one again.
they really were delicious in a (it's TOTALLY BAD for you) kind of way!
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:01 PM   #66
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thanks! yeah i always get a chuckle when i think back on that.
i loved them too, until my sticker search breakdown.

you were able to get that original Mirage page?
No, I was just saying those pages are the top of my want list currently.

At one point I had an uncut set of those pie stickers...I forget where I got them from? Not the pies, that's for sure.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:14 PM   #67
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what piece of tmnt merchandise would I consider a white whale? As in the thing I must have even if it kills me? that would be super accurate TMNT movie figures. But Neca already gave us those in their 1/4 scale line along with the potential to see those in 7" scale this year so I guess that means the chase is over? I guess the Neca b/w comic book figures would be a distant second place contender, but since I have the full color turtles, April, mousers and the foot ninja, buying those turtles now would un-homogenize the rest of the group since they are the only figures in that collection that are in stark b/w...so its really no loss to me if I can't find those....even if they are rereleased
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I was able to buy this figure from Lunar Toys. They ended up getting a few more of the Special editions in stock so I grabbed one. So I'm no longer in the market for a First Gokin NT-01
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Says right there he got the special edition, mane.
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:16 AM   #68
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No, I was just saying those pages are the top of my want list currently.

At one point I had an uncut set of those pie stickers...I forget where I got them from? Not the pies, that's for sure.
ah! i also have a few pages of Mirage i'd love to own,
but think i'd just be better off drawing my own versions of.

hope you can find them one day.

a year or more ago i found hologram versions of that very same sticker art for sale.
i decided to pass on it due to the realization of just how poorly they all were drawn.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:24 AM   #69
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You know what? Same. I had made a post about wanting Laird art & a Turtle Saint, but those were always somewhat attainable, & not actually the highest on my totem pole of turtle power.

What I should have said, is that my white whales were 1. a cel from The Big Cufflink Caper featuring at least one turtle in mafia attire - and - 2. a prop from the very first live action movie. I got both in November & December of 2017 respectively. Hurrah! Not that won't buy future TMNT goods, but after getting those, I feel a sense of closure about my collection on a whole. Can't get much better than finally getting your two biggest wants (unless of course more of either category were to fall into my lap...!).
What prop did you get?
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:29 AM   #70
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What prop did you get?


Came off of the leg armor. It (along with additional photos) was an amazing gift from another Technodrome member.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:01 AM   #71
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Came off of the leg armor. It (along with additional photos) was an amazing gift from another Technodrome member.
Gotta love looking back on these threads! It's great to see when people score their personal white whales.

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While not a white whale, an original set of production Foot arm gauntlets would be REALLY cool to display with my Foot mask.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:20 PM   #72
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I thought i was hardcore, then i came over here and found a lot more crazier people than i am over here.

My collection is strictly limited to figures.
I don't understand why people would want to collect comics or art (which can easily be duplicated. I can't duplicate an action figure, just sayin).

But it 's nice to see various people with various interests which i will never get into or understand.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:19 PM   #73
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My collection is strictly limited to figures.
I don't understand why people would want to collect comics or art (which can easily be duplicated. I can't duplicate an action figure, just sayin).
First of all, you don't need to duplicate action figures. They were already produced by the thousands. But even if they weren't, it isn't like you can't duplicate them. You just need the right hardware.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:26 PM   #74
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YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I WANT.

Specifically, in the totally non-existent plush form, which I would have to make myself. I did it with Dalek mutants...though those are probably easier in comparison.



At least I've managed to get a few Utrom figures. Specifically a Classics Bubble Walker Krang and a 2003 Utrom. And four Kinder Eggs from Princess Utrom (in a package of French candies )
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:30 PM   #75
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First of all, you don't need to duplicate action figures. They were already produced by the thousands. But even if they weren't, it isn't like you can't duplicate them. You just need the right hardware.
Sorry, let me rephrase that.
I like things that are mass produced & recognized by everyone. Which is the reason why i don't like customs. Duplicate figure? Too much work. MUCH easier to just photocopy a piece of art.

I don't get it.... Some people like art, pay thousands just to hang it on their walls. Why? I can just search for that pic on the internet, print, frame it and tell me what is different? I think it's more of a psychological issue where they can say "i own the original" or something.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:25 PM   #76
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I thought i was hardcore, then i came over here and found a lot more crazier people than i am over here.

My collection is strictly limited to figures.
I don't understand why people would want to collect comics or art (which can easily be duplicated. I can't duplicate an action figure, just sayin).

But it 's nice to see various people with various interests which i will never get into or understand.
I agree, it's cool to see what everyone's personal interests are. Here is some insight into why I like to collect art.

-It's one of a kind. You're right about photocopies, they can be made by the thousands. But that's like saying why not collect reprint comics instead of original printings? Short answer: nothing is the same as an original. I might liken that to the re-released '87 figures with new packaging. Nothing is quite like the original "bursting from the brick wall" packaging.

-As an artist myself, I enjoy collecting art more than I do action figures. It's a personal preference. Everyone has their own tastes, which is what makes collecting great

-Art is easy to store and takes up minimal space. When I collected figures (I collected them MOC), they took up so much space.

-I agree about paying thousands. I have a hard time with that too. When I started buying art in the '90s, it was super cheap compared to now. It has really blown up in the past 10 years or so. Luckily there is art out there for almost any budget. There is plenty of good stuff outside of the $$$$ whales.
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I agree, it's cool to see what everyone's personal interests are. Here is some insight into why I like to collect art.

-It's one of a kind. You're right about photocopies, they can be made by the thousands. But that's like saying why not collect reprint comics instead of original printings? Short answer: nothing is the same as an original. I might liken that to the re-released '87 figures with new packaging. Nothing is quite like the original "bursting from the brick wall" packaging.

-As an artist myself, I enjoy collecting art more than I do action figures. It's a personal preference. Everyone has their own tastes, which is what makes collecting great

-Art is easy to store and takes up minimal space. When I collected figures (I collected them MOC), they took up so much space.

-I agree about paying thousands. I have a hard time with that too. When I started buying art in the '90s, it was super cheap compared to now. It has really blown up in the past 10 years or so. Luckily there is art out there for almost any budget. There is plenty of good stuff outside of the $$$$ whales.
Thanks for the insight.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:43 PM   #78
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I have a comic book collection, the one that is never under $150 in the runs I have is Batman Adventures#12, 1st comic book appearance of Harley Quinn. I am not a fan of the character,but no hate. Every other set is complete,but that one hole I have had for four years without any price that makes sense to me.
http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/The_Batman_Adventures_12
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I have a comic book collection, the one that is never under $150 in the runs I have is Batman Adventures#12, 1st comic book appearance of Harley Quinn. I am not a fan of the character,but no hate. Every other set is complete,but that one hole I have had for four years without any price that makes sense to me.
http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/The_Batman_Adventures_12
That's always been an interesting "first appearance" to me, because she was already a character in B:TAS for years before it was printed. No one really noticed the book until a few years ago when it was realized it was her first "able to be collected" appearance. Good luck finding it cheap!
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I don't get it.... Some people like art, pay thousands just to hang it on their walls. Why? I can just search for that pic on the internet, print, frame it and tell me what is different? I think it's more of a psychological issue where they can say "i own the original" or something.
Historical significance, love of the medium, interest in the technical/creative processes, fun and thrill of the hunt, respect for the material. It's not about just putting an image on the wall. Even then, print quality of a pic found online would be terrible.

Speaking of replicating figures with 3D printers, I'd love to work up a replica of the early Playmates TMNT protos. There's quite a bit of reference out there.

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