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Old 11-27-2023, 12:34 AM   #21
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https://old.reddit.com/r/TMNT/commen...und_at_target/

looks like these have started turning up!
Yep! Someone else found them as well!

https://x.com/popculturejunk2/status...QHsTg5iVRVyQxw
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Old 11-27-2023, 12:27 PM   #22
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Hoping these end up on amazon + are similarly discounted like the Mutant Mayhem figures which are/were going for $6.99 on Amazon.
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Old 11-27-2023, 01:28 PM   #23
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Those are cool but I still have the original releases carded so I’ll pass on these.
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Old 11-27-2023, 06:30 PM   #24
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Found a lone 2k3 Ralph at Target tonight for $11.99.
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Old 11-27-2023, 08:14 PM   #25
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I know it's probably stupid for me to be bummed out about this, but I'm a little sad that Donatello appears to only come with one bo. The original release had 2 staffs, as seen here:



And I know Donatello, in all forms of media, only ever uses one staff. I realize that. But I just liked how his action figures always used to come with two staffs. From 1988 all the way into 2003 and so forth. I'm not sure exactly when Playmates started only giving Donnie figures just one staff, but the 2003 era definitely still kept that old tradition alive.
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Old 11-27-2023, 09:53 PM   #26
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Good point. I'd even say this particular bo staff, while simple, is one of the best we've gotten from a playmates figure.

11.99 price point is solid

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Old 11-28-2023, 01:49 PM   #27
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At the Virtual Ninja Turtle Museum (tmnttoys.com) you can find pics of several reissues. Some of them look like only 1 bo staff was included, unless the other one was hiding behind the bottom bubble art?
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Old 12-02-2023, 05:42 PM   #28
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Same with Mutagen Man, though, maybe the fact they're missing his accessories is holding them back from a single release there.
Can you elaborate on this?
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Old 12-02-2023, 05:59 PM   #29
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Can you elaborate on this?
The Mutagen Man reissue in the 2022 Classic Cohort 4 pack Foot Cruiser box set was missing the Mutagen Machine Gun, Gooey Garbage, and Life Support System accessories. Only the Skull Plug and the hose meant to connect it to the missing Life Support System pack are included. Presumably because they no longer have the means/molds to reproduce the rest. That's somewhat easier to swallow when he's in a 4 pack, but as a single release it may not work as well.
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Old 12-04-2023, 09:47 PM   #30
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The Mutagen Man reissue in the 2022 Classic Cohort 4 pack Foot Cruiser box set was missing the Mutagen Machine Gun, Gooey Garbage, and Life Support System accessories. Only the Skull Plug and the hose meant to connect it to the missing Life Support System pack are included. Presumably because they no longer have the means/molds to reproduce the rest. That's somewhat easier to swallow when he's in a 4 pack, but as a single release it may not work as well.
Interesting. Thanks. I wonder, couldn’t they just copy from an existing set of accessories to make a new mold?
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Old 12-06-2023, 08:40 PM   #31
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Here are pictures of the front and back of the packaging.

Front:
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Back:
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Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/TMNT/commen...und_at_target/

They're also starting to appear at Walmart as well.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C0dLr7BL6IP

I wasn't able to find them at my local Walmart and Target last week, but it looks like they're slowly starting to trickle in.

Here are the UPCs on Brickseek:

Leonardo: https://brickseek.com/walmart-invent...sku=5023829032

Donatello: https://brickseek.com/walmart-invent...sku=5020133977

Raphael: https://brickseek.com/walmart-invent...sku=5020133979

Michelangelo: https://brickseek.com/walmart-invent...sku=5020133981
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Old 12-06-2023, 10:28 PM   #32
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Phew, glad these are showing up beyond target.
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Old 12-07-2023, 03:31 AM   #33
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Old 12-07-2023, 05:11 AM   #34
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Found them at Walmart last night, they come in a case of 6, the four 2k3 figures and then 2 of the previously released Movie Star turtles (Raph and Mikey), picked up my 2k3 Leo.
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Old 12-16-2023, 07:44 PM   #35
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I decided to pick one of these up just to compare with the originals. I got Raph, because I was most curious about him since all the other re-issues of him have had a very weird green and this one seemed like it didn't. I will say... the colors actually are different from the original, but they're not glaring. Mostly it's just enough to feel "off", but they're close enough. This Raph is a darker, richer green than the original (but only by a slight bit) and the knee and elbow pads are a different shade of brown from the original. The most notable differences, however, would be that the outline on the plastron is thicker and slightly sloppier (but not that much) than on the original, but who knows if this is standard or just for this one specific figure, but even more than that... the original figure has a wash throughout the skin that gives a bit of shading to the figure. The re-issue completely lacks this wash on the skin.

Overall, this is a pretty solid re-release (though the rope for the zip line is missing), and the paint was done pretty well. Unlike a lot of other recent Playmates re-releases, there's no missing paint apps (unless you count the lack of a wash on the turtle's skin, which does make the original figure look slightly more... premium? Not sure what the right wording would be here).
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Old 01-07-2024, 09:27 AM   #36
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TMNT 2003 figures in stock at Target
https://www.target.com/p/teenage-mut...68#lnk=sametab

https://www.target.com/p/teenage-mut...12#lnk=sametab

https://www.target.com/p/teenage-mut...92#lnk=sametab

https://www.target.com/p/teenage-mut...91#lnk=sametab
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Old 01-07-2024, 11:42 AM   #37
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sold out for the moment. target.com just sent me shipping confirmation on my set. these are not target exclusive to keep your eyes open for other retailers
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Old 01-07-2024, 12:07 PM   #38
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This is a very solid indication that the Super7 2003 series (or at least the four brothers) will be incredibly high in demand (assuming that there are no blatant underlying quality issues).
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Old 01-07-2024, 10:34 PM   #39
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Glad I ordered a set before they sold out! first turtles purchase of 2024
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Old 01-08-2024, 12:09 AM   #40
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Yeah, same. These are my very first 2003 related toys I have bought, since I was not really involved in the fandom much during that period (was in my early 20s and very busy)

I'm kinda getting out of super7 these days but I'd be curious to see what any 2k3 inspired figs looked like from them for sure.
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