The Technodrome Forums

Go Back   The Technodrome Forums > TMNT Merchandise > Toy/Collectible Discussion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-06-2022, 10:42 PM   #2001
RaphaelinSTL
Mad Scientist
 
RaphaelinSTL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 1,288
The eBay prices for the SOTO 2-packs are ridiculous. I'm really, really hoping they find a way on the NECA store at some point ... hopefully with SOTO Shredder.

I reached out to Blainer and he mentioned that it wasn't sure if they would, but there's always a chance.

If anything, I'm hoping they're easier to find at retail at least.
__________________
RaphaelinSTL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2022, 09:23 PM   #2002
mikey0
Foot Elite
 
mikey0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,376
The back side of the SOTO 4-pack: https://mobile.twitter.com/NinjaTurt...CzgZuu0ZkrAAAA
mikey0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2022, 02:38 AM   #2003
D Piddy 1982
Stone Warrior
 
D Piddy 1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 682
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmntfanuk View Post
Anyone know when these are hitting the UK?
If there's one positive from Brexit it's that products now need the UKCA marking to be sold here. Which gives us a clue as to potential releases. I noticed on the SOTO 2-pack that the underside of the box had the UKCA marking.

I think this is a positive sign for UK release as I noticed on another NECA product that there was NO UKCA marking, and that product (can't remember what it was now) never showed up in UK distribution chains.
__________________
Twitter handle: @D_Piddy1982

" 'Hero Turtle' craze leads to duck deaths" BBC News 2001
D Piddy 1982 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2022, 06:18 AM   #2004
tmntfanuk
Foot Soldier
 
tmntfanuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by D Piddy 1982 View Post
If there's one positive from Brexit it's that products now need the UKCA marking to be sold here. Which gives us a clue as to potential releases. I noticed on the SOTO 2-pack that the underside of the box had the UKCA marking.

I think this is a positive sign for UK release as I noticed on another NECA product that there was NO UKCA marking, and that product (can't remember what it was now) never showed up in UK distribution chains.
That's helpful, thanks! Cross my fingers then, lol.


On another note...

Can anyone tell me what the differance is between the first wave gamestop single boxes vs the walmart 2 packs of the brothers? Thanks!
tmntfanuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2022, 08:45 AM   #2005
Skullox
Thug
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: California, SF-East Bay
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmntfanuk View Post
That's helpful, thanks! Cross my fingers then, lol.


On another note...

Can anyone tell me what the differance is between the first wave gamestop single boxes vs the walmart 2 packs of the brothers? Thanks!
The GameStop first release of the brothers were pretty simple, Mikey had the stringed weapons and the packaging had the Only at GameStop logo sticker on the boxes.

There was a second release of the brothers from GameStop which didn't have the GameStop sticker. Mikey then had revised wired weapons and Raph had a bit of a variation to his face. His mouth was open slightly wider showing more of his teeth which made him look a bit angrier. I think that was a problem with the mold at that point and not a purposeful change.

The Walmart two packs seem to have a bit of variation to the colors/paint apps, not a running change but more likely just the paint used but it's subtle. Mikey had wired weapons and the only real change was the addition of an extra headband for each which was split to have one side of the bandana tail on each shoulder. They still had the other two bandanas with the left tails and the right tails

That's all I can recall. So, no real changes, just some variation due to timing and paint applications.
Skullox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2022, 09:30 AM   #2006
tmntfanuk
Foot Soldier
 
tmntfanuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 184
Thank you! Thats super helpful!
tmntfanuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2022, 09:34 PM   #2007
mikey0
Foot Elite
 
mikey0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,376
OOTP shots of the SOTO 2-pack turtles: https://mobile.twitter.com/NinjaTurt...08420271001602
mikey0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2022, 02:56 PM   #2008
Turnstone
Stone Warrior
 
Turnstone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 642
Anyone know if the new two packs are showing up on brickseek yet? Anyone have the link?
Turnstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2022, 03:28 PM   #2009
TMNTFanatic4Life
Stone Warrior
 
TMNTFanatic4Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 568
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turnstone View Post
Anyone know if the new two packs are showing up on brickseek yet? Anyone have the link?
Don and Mike
https://brickseek.com/walmart-inventory-checker/?sku=951358403

Leo and Raph
https://brickseek.com/walmart-inventory-checker/?sku=517922158
TMNTFanatic4Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2022, 07:57 PM   #2010
RaphaelinSTL
Mad Scientist
 
RaphaelinSTL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 1,288
So, I ended up just biting the bullet and went the eBay route on the SOTO 2-pack. They should get here by the middle of next week.

With how St. Louis is, I've been to pretty much every single WalMart in the area almost within a month spread now at this point and I'm starting to think they might not hit our area that well, and they'll be a bitch a to find. With how much I've spent on gas and more than likely WILL trying to get on the hunt for these ... I just decided to do a one time thing with eBay sellers and got 'em.

Blainer from NECA said there was that small chance they hit the NECA store given the 4-pack already came out ...so I'm seriously kicking myself for skipping out on the 4-pack earlier in the year, and I'll probably never make that mistake again.

At least people can rest a bit easy knowing that SOTO Shredder will eventually hit the NECA store at some point this year.
__________________
RaphaelinSTL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.