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Old 06-16-2021, 01:13 PM   #41
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Not pictured here but they also have a Beetlejuice (toon version) coming in what appears to be the same wave. All 5 would be solid buys for the price point IMO.
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Old 06-16-2021, 01:26 PM   #42
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I'm not going to lie, I want them all, they might be rehashes of the figuarts


They look a bit cheap, and the green is a bit too neon but that's fine, they look different enough from the figuarts. Any pics of beetlejuice?
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Old 06-16-2021, 04:34 PM   #43
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Any pics of beetlejuice?
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Old 06-16-2021, 07:31 PM   #44
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Am i the only one who likes these?

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Old 06-16-2021, 07:42 PM   #45
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I like it as well, I just hope this is 5 inch scale and not actually 5 inch.
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Old 06-17-2021, 03:43 AM   #46
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Those double elbows look terrible.
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Old 06-17-2021, 04:12 AM   #47
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Just appreciate them for what they are. For 14.99 you are getting a pretty solid figure, better than just about anything Playmates has released for many years.

If you have the SHF turtles, NECA toon turtles, or some other higher-end turtles from recent years, are you going to need these? Probably not.

A casual turtle fan or kid seeing these on the shelf though? Very solid turtle buy if you ask me. In a world where nobody can find the NECA turtles on the shelf anywhere, these are welcome.

Won't know until we get them in hand and get reviews... but I'd probably recommend these over the Playmates Classic Collection turtles which is/was pretty close to the price point these are. Those were 19.99 when they hit, though if they came out today I wouldn't be surprised if they charged 22.99 or 24.99. So not only would the AXN ones be a lot cheaper, but I would argue they look way better too.

Anyway if these are a hit maybe they will do Splinter or other characters, which might match with your existing SHF Turtles you know?

If I can get a set I think I will, just to see what you get for the money. It's not a big investment.
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Old 06-17-2021, 06:27 AM   #48
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Just appreciate them for what they are. For 14.99 you are getting a pretty solid figure, better than just about anything Playmates has released for many years.

If you have the SHF turtles, NECA toon turtles, or some other higher-end turtles from recent years, are you going to need these? Probably not.

A casual turtle fan or kid seeing these on the shelf though? Very solid turtle buy if you ask me. In a world where nobody can find the NECA turtles on the shelf anywhere, these are welcome.

Won't know until we get them in hand and get reviews... but I'd probably recommend these over the Playmates Classic Collection turtles which is/was pretty close to the price point these are. Those were 19.99 when they hit, though if they came out today I wouldn't be surprised if they charged 22.99 or 24.99. So not only would the AXN ones be a lot cheaper, but I would argue they look way better too.

Anyway if these are a hit maybe they will do Splinter or other characters, which might match with your existing SHF Turtles you know?

If I can get a set I think I will, just to see what you get for the money. It's not a big investment.
Well said.
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:30 AM   #49
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I like it as well, I just hope this is 5 inch scale and not actually 5 inch.
I wish! but I doubt it, I'm sure the turtles are 5", so I guess they'd be 6 inch scale then?

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A casual turtle fan or kid seeing these on the shelf though? Very solid turtle buy if you ask me. In a world where nobody can find the NECA turtles on the shelf anywhere, these are welcome.
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Well the NECA and Super 7 turtles are really big, anyone who wants a smaller scale, this is the only option since well Playmates isn't an option.
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Old 06-17-2021, 11:52 AM   #50
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Well the NECA and Super 7 turtles are really big, anyone who wants a smaller scale, this is the only option since well Playmates isn't an option.
Well I look around amazon, ebay and elsewhere and I see a LOT of bootleg playmates figures, with quite a few reviews. so I think the void playmates has left by not doing a TMNT line has sent a lot of people to bootlegs.

A parent can get all four turtles for $20 or sometimes less, with accessories.

So at least there is a decent non-bootleg option in these.
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Old 06-17-2021, 12:36 PM   #51
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More 21st century “retro” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise.
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Old 06-17-2021, 02:24 PM   #52
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I like it as well, I just hope this is 5 inch scale and not actually 5 inch.
Exactly. Not only that, but we've had that awkward Playmates sized line forever.

If they wanted to really put a dent in, they could've gone 4" scale with these Turtles at about 3.5 inches.

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More 21st century “retro” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise.
Yup. Nostalgia sells to the "me generation", man.
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Old 06-28-2021, 07:07 AM   #53
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An image of the BST-AXN Turtles in-hand and shots of the packages: https://toynewsi.com/395-39400
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An image of the BST-AXN Turtles in-hand and shots of the packages: https://toynewsi.com/395-39400
Wow, great job hiding those ugly elbow joints.
Yeah, they're a bit too bright.
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Old 06-28-2021, 10:35 AM   #55
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Wow, great job hiding those ugly elbow joints.
Yeah, they're a bit too bright.
https://i.toynewsi.com/g/generated/F...scaled_600.jpg
The colors are supposed to be that way. Those are the style guide colors for the Classic Collection TMNT (the TMNT designs made in this century for the retro TMNT fans). NECA released theirs in fall of 2019.

Here is a gallery of Classic Collection TMNT work:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/1030...c)-Style-Guide

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Old 06-28-2021, 10:47 AM   #56
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they look pretty good, especially for that scale, they also look different enough from the SHF, only the heads remind me of them, maybe i haven't seen the SHF in a while
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they look pretty good, especially for that scale, they also look different enough from the SHF, only the heads remind me of them, maybe i haven't seen the SHF in a while
Those are the S.H. Figuarts heads and accessories, but the belts on the SHF figures are much better than those of these. Then again, the BST AXN turtles are modeled after the Classic Collection turtles and not the Fred Wolf turtles.
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Old 08-04-2021, 11:13 AM   #58
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It looks llike these should be coming out in Fall:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CR13ssPswHx/

Personally, I'm really interested in these figures, since I don't have any collector oriented turtles yet, and the low price point will make it easier to convince my dad to get them for me
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Walmart Exclusive BST AXN 5” Foot Soldiers 4-Pack: https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/570...mpaign_id=9383
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