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Old 04-29-2021, 10:51 AM   #4081
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Just for comparison, reference or decision making going forward.....

Current Big Bad Toy Store NECA Diorama | $109.99 + $4 to ship



NECA's Pre-Order "Animated" Diorama | $149.99 + $40 to ship



"Animated" variant or not, strongly considering cancelling my order on principle alone.
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:01 AM   #4082
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Just for comparison, reference or decision making going forward.....

Current Big Bad Toy Store NECA Diorama | $109.99 + $4 to ship

https://i.imgur.com/MrTY700l.jpg

NECA's Pre-Order "Animated" Diorama | $149.99 + $40 to ship

https://i.imgur.com/z4NGj14l.jpg

"Animated" variant or not, strongly considering cancelling my order on principle alone.
Yeah, I want the variant and am fine paying more.....oh, and that Mondo is so ridiculously mine that the line starts behind me.
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:11 AM   #4083
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Yeah the Mondo really looks pulled off of the screen there...
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:30 PM   #4084
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I have a positive feeling that Neca will get the license to do Last Ronin figures. Just a guess based on context and the way I've seen Randy talk about it.

But if they do, I just hope they find a way to let you store all the weapons on Mikey at once.

A cloth hood would also be really cool.

I can imagine Mikey being a deluxe figure, and including extra accessories tied to the story - Splinters book, Fugitoid head, all brother's weapons, etc.
while the rest of the line could be standard release. Each turtle has at least one story-specific outfit so there is definitely room to play. I need Donatello with that hat.
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Old 04-29-2021, 01:22 PM   #4085
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So when are Mondo and Kerma going to be released?

The next one is Napoleon Bonafrog and Attila Frog,correct ? Likely early June.
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Old 04-29-2021, 01:40 PM   #4086
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So when are Mondo and Kerma going to be released?

The next one is Napoleon Bonafrog and Attila Frog,correct ? Likely early June.
I believe Randy said there'd be one release between the two sets of Frogs, but he didn't specify what it would be.
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Old 04-29-2021, 03:39 PM   #4087
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I believe Randy said there'd be one release between the two sets of Frogs, but he didn't specify what it would be.
I thought at one point he said it'd be Muckman, but I could definitely be mistaken.

I'd venture to guess that either Muckman, Ultimate Foot Soldier, or Mondo would be a safe bet, though.
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Old 04-29-2021, 07:20 PM   #4088
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Just for comparison, reference or decision making going forward.....

Current Big Bad Toy Store NECA Diorama | $109.99 + $4 to ship

https://i.imgur.com/MrTY700l.jpg

NECA's Pre-Order "Animated" Diorama | $149.99 + $40 to ship

https://i.imgur.com/z4NGj14l.jpg

"Animated" variant or not, strongly considering cancelling my order on principle alone.
So when are they gonna ship this crap? They said it would ship Q1.
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Old 04-29-2021, 08:15 PM   #4089
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Just for comparison, reference or decision making going forward.....

Current Big Bad Toy Store NECA Diorama | $109.99 + $4 to ship

https://i.imgur.com/MrTY700l.jpg

NECA's Pre-Order "Animated" Diorama | $149.99 + $40 to ship

https://i.imgur.com/z4NGj14l.jpg

"Animated" variant or not, strongly considering cancelling my order on principle alone.
Yeah. But it’s nit really a 1 to 1 comparison since the animated one is limited and comes with a few more things.

I bet you can sell it to someone here for twice what you paid since it’s not going to get a second release. I’m kicking myself for not getting it and I have the movie version already.
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:06 PM   #4090
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_IF_ NECA does go and release that rumored Turtle Lair playset that attaches underneath/acts as a base stand for the cartoon diorama next year, you can bet that the after market price of the cartoon street scene will skyrocket if it’s not made available again.

I like how the last lootcrate came with the wanted poster stickers that can be added to the diorama, but I can see how that is going to frustrate those who ordered the diorama and not the lootcrate.
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:31 PM   #4091
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and I bet you can sell it to someone here for twice what you paid since it’s not going to get a second release. I’m kicking myself for not getting it and I have the movie version already.
Dude... that is never good rationale for an end user of a retail product, OMG. And this is coming from me - a guy who owns an LLC aftermarket sales business.

See, that is the problem with the action figure environment today. That mentality - I'm not calling you on it, I'm not. I'm discussing it, but nevertheless that mentality is a primary illustrator of the problem. It might even be the mechanism of action by which the entire environment has become "boutique" and outlandish. All that many of these companies are doing is expanding vertically by siphoning as much as possible off of the current collecting population. There is very little to no horizontal expansion (of worthwhile value product at least) and there is certainly limited horizontal expansion of the buyer base.

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Old 04-29-2021, 09:40 PM   #4092
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Dude... that is never good rationale for an end user of a retail product, OMG. And this is coming from me - a guy who owns an LLC aftermarket sales business.

See, that is the problem with the action figure environment today. That mentality - I'm not calling you on it, I'm not. I'm discussing it, but nevertheless that mentality is a primary illustrator of the problem. It might even be the mechanism of action by which the entire environment has become "boutique" and outlandish. All that many of these companies are doing is expanding vertically by siphoning as much as possible off of the current collecting population. There is very little to no horizontal expansion (of worthwhile value product at least) and there is certainly limited horizontal expansion of the buyer base.
I’m saying if he has buyers remorse he won’t be out any cash. He can still cancel it if he wants and be fine that way as well.

Yeah. I def never would say to “buy a figure to invest in for later”. Buying something that you “hope” you can flip for more later etc is dumb.

Buy what you want because you want it. Not because you think “it’ll be worth more down the line”.
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:00 PM   #4093
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Dude... that is never good rationale for an end user of a retail product, OMG. And this is coming from me - a guy who owns an LLC aftermarket sales business.

See, that is the problem with the action figure environment today. That mentality - I'm not calling you on it, I'm not. I'm discussing it, but nevertheless that mentality is a primary illustrator of the problem. It might even be the mechanism of action by which the entire environment has become "boutique" and outlandish. All that many of these companies are doing is expanding vertically by siphoning as much as possible off of the current collecting population. There is very little to no horizontal expansion (of worthwhile value product at least) and there is certainly limited horizontal expansion of the buyer base.
I'm kind of kicking myself for not getting the cartoon diorama. I got the movie diorama and thought it was sufficient. I even ordered the lootcrate posters (because I totally missed the bunny crates) from ebay for $13. I pasted them onto the movie diorama and am wondering if I did the right thing. The movie diorama was released multiple times, I kind of assumed that the cartoon counterpart would also be re-released. I should have just bought it from the NECA store when I can and put it in storage till I figured out what to do with it.

I hope the sewer diorama work as a standalone as well. I don't have room in the space I dedicated to the movie dio.

While the movie diorama is quite versatile and works as a generic backdrop for a lot of toylines, the cartoon diorama just "pops" more.
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:04 PM   #4094
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So when are Mondo and Kerma going to be released?

The next one is Napoleon Bonafrog and Attila Frog,correct ? Likely early June.
June, but maybe later

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Old 04-30-2021, 12:13 PM   #4095
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Just thought I'd share this updated timeline NECA emailed me in case anyone misses it.

Please note that the follow pre-orders should be shipping at the following times. Please be aware these dates may change due to delays in shipments arriving:

Slash & Leatherhead 2-Pack (54122) - May 2021
TMNT 1990 Accessory Set (54165) - May 2021
Cartoon Diorama (54164) - May 2021
Rat King & Vernon (International orders before 4/ (54162)- Q2 2021
Rocksteady and Bebop 2-Pack (54100) - Q2 2021
1990 Movie Foot Soldier 2pk with Weapon Rack (54129)- Late Summer 2021
1990 Movie Splinter & Shredder 2pk (54130) - Summer 2021
Ultimate April O'Neil (54206) - August 2021
Ultimate April O'Neil Signature Edition (5422 - August 2021
Rat King & Vernon (orders after 4/ (54162) - Fall 2021
Triceraton & Roadkill Rodney (54160) - Fall 2021
Ultimate Pizza Monster (5421 - Fall 2021
Ace Duck & Mutagen Man (54226) - Fall 2021
Splinter & Batxer (5415 - Fall 2021
Zarax & Zork (54159) - Fall 2021
Krang's Android Body (54157) - Fall 2021
Antrax & Scumbug (54227) - Fall 2021
Tragg & Grannitor (54142) - Fall 2021
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Old 04-30-2021, 12:48 PM   #4096
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I appreciate NECA trying to be more communicative this year buuuut it almost doesn't count when none of the info they're communicating doesn't end up panning out. I'm waiting on the Slash/Leatherhead 2-pack. In January it was scheduled to deliver in February. At the end of February they changed it to March. In March it turned to April, now here we are at the end of April and it has changed to May.

I get it. There are a lot of things out of NECA's control that are causing all of these delays. I'm not really upset. But it's a bit silly at this point.
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Old 04-30-2021, 01:16 PM   #4097
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Just thought I'd share this updated timeline NECA emailed me in case anyone misses it.

Please note that the follow pre-orders should be shipping at the following times. Please be aware these dates may change due to delays in shipments arriving:

Slash & Leatherhead 2-Pack (54122) - May 2021
TMNT 1990 Accessory Set (54165) - May 2021
Cartoon Diorama (54164) - May 2021
Rat King & Vernon (International orders before 4/ (54162)- Q2 2021
Rocksteady and Bebop 2-Pack (54100) - Q2 2021
1990 Movie Foot Soldier 2pk with Weapon Rack (54129)- Late Summer 2021
1990 Movie Splinter & Shredder 2pk (54130) - Summer 2021
Ultimate April O'Neil (54206) - August 2021
Ultimate April O'Neil Signature Edition (5422 - August 2021
Rat King & Vernon (orders after 4/ (54162) - Fall 2021
Triceraton & Roadkill Rodney (54160) - Fall 2021
Ultimate Pizza Monster (5421 - Fall 2021
Ace Duck & Mutagen Man (54226) - Fall 2021
Splinter & Batxer (5415 - Fall 2021
Zarax & Zork (54159) - Fall 2021
Krang's Android Body (54157) - Fall 2021
Antrax & Scumbug (54227) - Fall 2021
Tragg & Grannitor (54142) - Fall 2021

Slash and Leatherhead.... How is it possible that we are rounding a the corner to a year since the pre-order launched and these haven't shipped.

They were from an initial wave of the line. They were repurposed from the video game figures for animation. They were already available in stores. It's ridiculous.
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Old 04-30-2021, 01:18 PM   #4098
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I appreciate NECA trying to be more communicative this year buuuut it almost doesn't count when none of the info they're communicating doesn't end up panning out. I'm waiting on the Slash/Leatherhead 2-pack. In January it was scheduled to deliver in February. At the end of February they changed it to March. In March it turned to April, now here we are at the end of April and it has changed to May.

I get it. There are a lot of things out of NECA's control that are causing all of these delays. I'm not really upset. But it's a bit silly at this point.
I hear ya. I posted it more for the estimates on the recent run of preorders than updates on the previous ones though.
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Old 04-30-2021, 02:16 PM   #4099
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Slash/Leatherhead seems to be the most popular one and hardest to get. Neca needs to step up producing more of the ones before deciding which figures to sculpt and manufacture next.
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Old 04-30-2021, 04:09 PM   #4100
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Like the turtles in disguise 4 pack that I have looked for every day for 2 weeks straight at target.
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