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darthsmozers 01-21-2021 05:53 AM

As someone who has never purchased reissues before...
The boxes themselves look awesome!
Glad to have an opportunity to buy reissues.

mikey0 01-21-2021 10:36 AM

When you consider that Playmates could have re-released both the Sewer Playset and Mutant Module, the boxes don’t seem as cool anymore.

IMJ 01-21-2021 02:36 PM

This image is infinitely useful when it comes to Playmates TMNT:

https://i.imgur.com/Gk1X2UMl.jpg

I can't help but think that the people who would buy this **** instead of digging in on a true vintage collection probably look (in their own way) just like the guy in the meme.....

mikey see 01-22-2021 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IMJ (Post 1877127)
This image is infinitely useful when it comes to Playmates TMNT:

https://i.imgur.com/Gk1X2UMl.jpg

I can't help but think that the people who would buy this **** instead of digging in on a true vintage collection probably look (in their own way) just like the guy in the meme.....

Ha, that's great.

In defense of those buying these retro lines though, if you were never around to get them when they first came out or were cheap on the secondary market then getting a re-release CAN be a more economic solution (especially in the case of Star Wars). Or maybe you've got the figures but none of the accessories, etc. There are reasons to jump in on some of these lines.

The people I don't get are the ones buying every freaking one of these re-releases, or saying they're getting them just for the boxes. Those people are headed for a collector crash at some point.

frank_one 01-22-2021 07:36 AM

I agree with last posts. This new re-releases are good for the ones who don't already have the originals and just want to have a brand new unused and complete copy/reproduction. People who are buying these again and again just for the boxes or for the small differences are just dumb.

mikey0 01-22-2021 09:27 AM

Slash collectors should get the Retro Rotocast Villains Mutant Module Figure for the oversized rotocast head Slash. This will be the first Slash in history with a large soft head. I imagine it will display well with the Slash variations from 1990 and 25th Anniversary Edition Slash. Getting the box set will be less costly than getting the rotocast head Slash from the aftermarket.

LincolnHawk 01-22-2021 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IMJ (Post 1877127)
This image is infinitely useful when it comes to Playmates TMNT:

https://i.imgur.com/Gk1X2UMl.jpg

I can't help but think that the people who would buy this **** instead of digging in on a true vintage collection probably look (in their own way) just like the guy in the meme.....

totally agree with this, but i wasn't old enough to experience the MOTU craze, and the new ones are better articulated, but I hate playmates so yeah haha

IMJ 01-22-2021 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by LincolnHawk (Post 1877230)
the new ones are better articulated

Yeah I mean...at least there's that. But Playmates just digs out dusty molds and pours new resin in them....

LincolnHawk 01-22-2021 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IMJ (Post 1877231)
Yeah I mean...at least there's that. But Playmates just digs out dusty molds and pours new resin in them....

haha spot on

Zulithe 01-22-2021 02:47 PM

I just wish people would stop buying these reissues so Playmates will finally wake up. I've been buying the MOTU Origins figures because not only are they newly articulated but there's lots of new molding too. And the prices on them are great.

If Playmate were doing the same I'd be supporting. But I'm not supporting this.

mikey0 01-22-2021 03:19 PM

Collectors stopped purchasing the Classic Collection Retro Collection figures in 2016 and Playmates rolled out the GameStop 35th Anniversary Edition Classic 1988 Action Figure 4-Pack in ‘19 and the box sets shortly afterwards. I hate to say it, but the 21st century will have lots of TMNT repros by Playmates.

Playmates started making reissues in the 1990s and the process has been on and off ever since. Completists are going to own them and the current President of Playmates Toys knows that.

LincolnHawk 01-29-2021 08:31 AM

well gamestop had this up at 22.99 and I preorderd it at that price, it's since been changed to 89.99, lets see if I will get it for that price....don't really care for it, but for 22.99 I'll happily take it

mikey0 01-29-2021 10:16 AM

GameStop wants buyers to make 4 payments of $22.49 for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Retro Sewer Lair 6 Piece Action Figure Set and 4 payments of $24.99 for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Retro Villains 6 Piece Action Figure Set.

LincolnHawk 01-29-2021 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikey0 (Post 1878004)
GameStop wants buyers to make 4 payments of $22.49 for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Retro Sewer Lair 6 Piece Action Figure Set and 4 payments of $24.99 for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Retro Villains 6 Piece Action Figure Set.

yeah they had a price mistake on their site, probably won't get it for that price but hey who knows


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