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Old 05-06-2024, 12:06 PM   #141
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I’m so surprised how not much discourse is made on this thread for the Mezco turtles, arguably the greatest collectibles of this franchise.

Absolute classic and I wish I lived in the states. I would have bought these for sure.

From favourite to least favourite turtle in this line: Leo > Raph > Donnie > Mikey.
they are my favorite and best turtle figures, easily.

most people didn't want to shell out the money, can't blame them. but it's a set many will be sad they missed.
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Old 05-06-2024, 08:51 PM   #142
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Wow.... "arguably the greatest collectibles of this franchise". That's.... a hardcore statement....
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Old 05-07-2024, 10:02 AM   #143
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Wow.... "arguably the greatest collectibles of this franchise". That's.... a hardcore statement....
And I stand by it. Very firmly.
I’m not a great collector, but I’ve bought TMNT figures (most recent one being the BST AXN Leo which I adore given that it is in Santolouco’s style). But man, Mezco blows everything out of the water. The next best thing is the NECA figures of 2008 depicting the old style Mirage turtles.

Edit: I also noticed two main changes between the initial announcement photos of the Mezco figures and upon release that I’m happy they made:

1) Leonardo’s belt harness; I’m glad they made it on one side instead of in the shape of a cross over his plastron.



2) Raphael’s height. I was a bit miffed over the initial height they announced Raph being given that they made him the shortest. Glad they changed that.

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Old 05-07-2024, 09:54 PM   #144
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Jeeze, they really ruined Michelangelo's head there, if that poster image is any indication. It doesn't even look like the same paint as the rest of the figure.

I mean, I kind of like them aesthetically. They're sort of a weird hodgepodge of different Turtle artists. The legs of the original classic Mirage Kevin & Peter Turtles, SORT of the torso with plastrons from I don't know what. Pouches from various indie artists, or maybe IDW. I'm not a fan of the different colored skins (again, how many red-earred sliders have you run into that have different skin colors? and are also brothers?) or body types but I dig the heads minus the new ridiculous Mikey one. And obviously in what mostly looks like a Mirage throwback the rainbow bandannas will always be apocryphal.

So, not bad. But not sad I don't own them at all.
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Old 05-08-2024, 01:43 AM   #145
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Hey guys, Andrew doesn't like thing. What a surprise.
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Old 05-08-2024, 05:06 AM   #146
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That little piece at the top of the plastron looks weird and they are missing the tails.
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Old 05-08-2024, 09:09 AM   #147
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I think they are incredibly cool and the Mezco stuff that I own is quality through and through. I just can't file in my head though what version of the Turtles these would represent for me were I to pick them up.

I guess it's one of those instances where they are great, but just not for me and given the huge amount of stuff being released nowadays, I am very okay with that.
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Old 05-09-2024, 04:53 AM   #148
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I think they are incredibly cool and the Mezco stuff that I own is quality through and through. I just can't file in my head though what version of the Turtles these would represent for me were I to pick them up.

I guess it's one of those instances where they are great, but just not for me and given the huge amount of stuff being released nowadays, I am very okay with that.
Liberating, isn't it? Best decision I ever made (in terms of collecting) was to give up on trying to be a completionist with the NECA stuff. I bowed out long ago and haven't lost a bit of sleep over it.
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Old 05-09-2024, 01:09 PM   #149
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I love these. I got lots of Rumble Society so I figured the quality would be the best out there. I was not disappointed. As for what iteration they are. I think they work well with figures from any iteration. It's one reason I love them. the body style seems Mirage driven. I'd say the head style and belts are very IDW. The body colors and Expressions, at least Mikey's scared head, are straight-up 2012 series. I guess you could claim the colored bandanas from Fred Wolf since that show started it. I don't feel odd having them next to a NECA toon character or Mirage. They look awesome with Super7 stuff too.
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Old 05-09-2024, 02:24 PM   #150
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Hey guys, Andrew doesn't like thing.
I didn't say I didn't like it. It's got a couple of "odd choices" but it's fine.
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Old 05-09-2024, 04:40 PM   #151
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Liberating, isn't it? Best decision I ever made (in terms of collecting) was to give up on trying to be a completionist with the NECA stuff. I bowed out long ago and haven't lost a bit of sleep over it.
You want liberating, bro? Try being an Iron Man collector and realizing that you don't need every version of a "Nuclear Armor" or weird "Torpedo Armor" variant....



But yeah I understand your point completely.
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Old 05-10-2024, 05:14 AM   #152
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they are my favorite and best turtle figures, easily.

most people didn't want to shell out the money, can't blame them. but it's a set many will be sad they missed.
Just like the revoltech, most were turned off on the price but these 2 set are in my favorite figures
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Old 05-15-2024, 09:31 AM   #153
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Animated versions up for sale at 1pm.

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Old 05-15-2024, 09:51 AM   #154
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Those look kiiiinda terrible.
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Old 05-15-2024, 09:57 AM   #155
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Yeah, what the hell were they thinking with this? Granted, it's just one promo shot but when I didn't think they were going to go for Animated Series Dollar Tree promotional art look lolololol
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Old 05-15-2024, 10:45 AM   #156
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Those look kiiiinda terrible.
Yep, easy pass for me. All their eyes aside from Ralph are kinda scary. They look dead inside. 1000 yard stare.
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Old 05-15-2024, 11:08 AM   #157
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Some of the alt heads actually pretty solid. I'm not sure why they chose the blank dead eyes for the promo pic. Donatello doesn't really have a more serious expression option though, so then that ruins any chance of doing a decent display. The cartoony eyes just look terrible with those bodies.
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Old 05-15-2024, 11:16 AM   #158
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Yeah, now we've arrived firmly in the "things to be taken out into the woods and shoot at " territory.
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Old 05-15-2024, 11:41 AM   #159
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Not too sure about this set. Not feeling the way the textured skin looks with the cartoon look. Leaning towards passing.
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This has uncanny valley written all over it (on the plus side, at least each turtle comes with a non-dead-eyes head, except perhaps Donnie).

Just stick to NECA guys! No need to go FOMO.

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