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Old 09-13-2017, 08:24 PM   #1541
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Bummer. I can understand why they didn't sell well outside the US, if Australia is anything to go by. The few retailers that carried them were charging between $150 and $200. That's a lot for a 6" figure, no matter how good it is.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:23 PM   #1542
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:02 PM   #1543
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I saw Leo on eBay from Japan. Somebody get ahold of the mold or what? Asking price is $375.00.
There are at least four on eBay right now from Japan. But they are all preorders.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:40 PM   #1544
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Sucks to see another line not make it past the 4 Turtles. Sounds like the price killed these. I know you get what you pay for with Figuarts but these were higher than normal due to the die cast parts.

Is it really too much to ask for a decent 6" line with a reasonable amount of supporting characters and villains at a reasonable price? Shrink down the DreamEx line to 6" and I'd be all in. Same for an IDW based line.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:45 PM   #1545
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Is it really too much to ask for a decent 6" line with a reasonable amount of supporting characters and villains at a reasonable price?
Apparently it is. Kaiyodo couldn't do it, Bandai have fizzled out and Playmates shat themselves by not releasing Shredder & Krang and just went for more Turtle variants. Seems like only NECA can pull their thumb out of their ass and actually make more figures then just the Turtles, they're slow due to con exclusive restrictions but we've gotten a lot from them and more is coming.

Some of the biggest crimes is that we'll never see a SHF April and Rvoltech Foot, Karai & Shredder
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:43 PM   #1546
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Apparently it is. Kaiyodo couldn't do it, Bandai have fizzled out and Playmates shat themselves by not releasing Shredder & Krang and just went for more Turtle variants. Seems like only NECA can pull their thumb out of their ass and actually make more figures then just the Turtles, they're slow due to con exclusive restrictions but we've gotten a lot from them and more is coming.

Some of the biggest crimes is that we'll never see a SHF April and Rvoltech Foot, Karai & Shredder
Preach! RevolTech wave 2 would have been a dream for me.

On one hand I get the import lines not taking off as they are expensive (quality is worth it though). But the domestic (US) license is a mess. It really has to be one of the most mishandled licenses at this point. TMNT is practically begging for a Marvel Legends style collectors line - a solid line (aim at collectors but not too high end) at a reasonable price point sold at retail and covering all the major and supporting characters. NECA have done amazing work with their Mirage and OT figures but to anyone living outside the US the cost is obscene due to the convention exclusive limitations forced on them by the license.

Does anyone actually know how long Playmates has the license for and when it's up for renewal? I'm kinda hoping that with the end of the current show and the start of a new one Nick/Viacom can renegotiate a little so the contract isn't so iron clad. Maybe give Playmates exclusive rights to the new show but then allow someone else (NECA, Hasbro, whoever) rights to do a collector series based on older media.
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:59 PM   #1547
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Of course the line gets cancelled after the four turtles are released...ugh.

Though with Bandai being notorious for cancelling lines, I'm not surprised. It's just like their Power Rangers Figuarts line. They got the 'core characters' out (the six Rangers;seven with White Ranger), but after that, it was done.

People were asking for Bandai to make villains like Goldar or Lord Zedd for the Power Rangers Figuarts and even had a poll for the next team people wanted made, but again, things sold well in U.S., but not worldwide.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:43 AM   #1548
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Ah man that sucks....
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:07 AM   #1549
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I'm going to continue hoping they do decide to release Shredder someday, but in the meantime... man, I'm happier than ever I ordered that NECA convention pack. It has all the more value now in light of this news.

For me though, this news is not only about Shredder... i was REALLY hoping we would get a SHF Splinter. Splinter continues to get overlooked as a figure anytime a good company picks up the license.

I own all four Revo Nick turtles, all four SHF turtles, and all four NECA toon turtles (from the SDCC pack), and adore all of them.

NECA... please give us a Splinter someday!
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:06 PM   #1550
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I'm going to continue hoping they do decide to release Shredder someday, but in the meantime... man, I'm happier than ever I ordered that NECA convention pack. It has all the more value now in light of this news.

For me though, this news is not only about Shredder... i was REALLY hoping we would get a SHF Splinter. Splinter continues to get overlooked as a figure anytime a good company picks up the license.

I own all four Revo Nick turtles, all four SHF turtles, and all four NECA toon turtles (from the SDCC pack), and adore all of them.

NECA... please give us a Splinter someday!
I COULDN'T AGREE MORE! We need a nice highly articulated Splinter. Please NECA.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:52 PM   #1551
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Itís two weeks till the Shanghai Comic Con.
Iíll hopefuly find out something first hand about their Shredder.
Like everyone else, Iím expecting this to show up.
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:49 PM   #1552
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The Sewer Den‏ @TheSewerDen 12h12 hours ago

Asked a rep at Bandai what's the scoop with the TMNT Shredder figure. Seems like it's in limbo ��
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:54 AM   #1553
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This feels like the same thing that happened with NECA in 2008 where Shredder/Foot Soldier/Elite Guard didn't see the light of day till nearly a decade later.
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:39 PM   #1554
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I was so disappointed at the lack of continuation of the line that I just sold my four because for my purposes just having four Turtles is pretty much useless.
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:31 PM   #1555
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Itís two weeks till the Shanghai Comic Con.
Iíll hopefuly find out something first hand about their Shredder.
Like everyone else, Iím expecting this to show up.
I posted this a few pages back- Shredder was cancelled but Bluefin is trying to make it as a comic con exclusive. They told me the chances are VERY slim though.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:41 AM   #1556
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Aha!!! Sorry, I hadnít seen that, and yes: the more I looked into this with the people I know, itís not looking likely unfortunately.
Looks like the 4 bros is, well, it.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:58 AM   #1557
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I saw Leo on eBay from Japan. Somebody get ahold of the mold or what? Asking price is $375.00.
I see Leo all the time. I'm pretty sure he is on Amazon too.
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Old Yesterday, 05:04 AM   #1558
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Just ordered Donnie and Mikey, can't wait
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