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Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by beaker, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Wow! I just took a look at them online and you are right. Those are terrible. The Neca line of Turtles is so beautiful, but the Playmates Ninjas look as if they have some sort of glandular disorder. And the colors are very odd.
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Too true. I hear Imagi Studios was even puzzled as to why Playmates continued to use their studio's TMNT movie art for the current line of figures. TMNT has basically been vanquished from the toy shelves of all major retailer outlets, including Target and Walmart. KayBee is now completely gone(they had some crazy cheap deals in their final days) I liked the TMNT Fast Forward
    figure designs/art(hated that incarnation of the show) And cant stand how the TMNT have pupils now.
    There will be a "Super Smash Bros" type TMNT multiplayer fighting game for the Wii, a straight to dvd TMNT animated movie by 4kids, and some 25th anniversary TMNT stuff...but other than that, this looks like the last hurrah for the mutants. A shame, as I've been a big fan since the 80's and it's sad to see how poorly handled they've been recently
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I've been seeing those at Suncoast, FYE and some other stores. Pretty snazzy. It's too bad that Mirage felt the need to completely alter the original 1984-1985 art when they rereleased the original issues, but it's cool seeing figures based on the original style.
    (I remember the first TMNT merchandise being tiny pewter figures and the RPG game in the mid 80's)

    Action Figure Freddy's? Is that the name of the toy store on Market, near the Mcdonalds? I remember a toy shop that had a comic book section that was pretty cool on market. Im happy that here in sacramento we have "Toy Fusion", which is dedicated to retro action figure lines.
  4. So far only the 1st issue has been rereleased altered. Theres still time for mirage to change their mind, though laird has shown little intention of it. Glad I'm not the only one who agrees on playmates though.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    You're thinking Jeffrey's Toys on Market. AFF is tucked away on Mission Street next to the Mel's Diner and across the street from the Westfield Shopping Center. Also it's down the street from the Metreon, but on the other side of Third Street. We cater to collectors, but have no comics (except some Serenity graphic novels) because it's the owner's attempt at setting the store apart from others.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Simple answer... they don't have to pay for new sculpts, other than some crappy plastic gadgets to slop right onto them. Personally, I wanted them to go back to the 5" 2K3/Fast Forward line, as it would make the toys more affordable (less plastic), but they didn't, and 10 dollar toys are sitting on the shelves.

    Target still, at least in my area has them.. they seem to have cleared out the Minimutants after Christmas (at the only one I've been to), and they seem to be strongly showing support for the (over priced) 25th anniversary rereleases of the old ones.

    And yes, I think that while FF was a poorly managed show the toy line was the best Playmates had done in recent years. The sculpts really looked like they came out of the show, and Splinter wasn't given a terrible cloth robe (like in the first release). But I will say this for Playmates... when the TMNT rebirth started up, they did a good job... much better than Mattel was doing at the time. Their lack of care for the Shonen Jump line of toys (Outside of YuGiOh... blehhh) was a disgrace. The Shaman King Line didn't even sell anywhere. The One Piece line didn't fare all that well itself. I would have killed to have seen BanDai handle the last one, but with the lackluster sale of Ultimate Muscle and Saint Seyia toys (the former, they even went so far as dumping the produced extras on Canadian Wal Marts who put them directly into clearance bins- which is how I got most of my collection- by mail of course), I don't think it would have done all that well.

    But I still can't stress how Hasbro went from worst to first in a matter of a couple years. I mean, for a mainstream kiddy toy company. But then again, meh scuplts and all, I like those much better than MacFarline's ego stroking, non-movable statue "action figures" that would shatter into crumbs if you take it out of the package. I was really disappointed by their Simpsons line being Simpsons scenes featuring the same characters... and I was really really disappointed by their lack of an actual Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy figure for yet another Rainier Wolfcastle/ Milhouse movie version.
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The McFarlane Simpsons characters didn't look right unless viewing them straight-on. The upper lips on those protruded a little too much and made them look strange at any other angle. I did like the quality of the sculpts and paint aps otherwise, but the lack of articulation was ridiculous.

    Still, I'd like to see mildly articulated Muppet figures in that smaller scale. Maybe a few mini scenes too. Let's face it - that's the only way we'd ever get Vet's Hospital figures.
  8. I really wish NECA would get the Muppets license. After the turtle figures I just know they could produce good toys for the gang. Only question would be what scales were needed.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah.. then we can have one wave every year. :D

    I just want to go back to Muppet PVC's at this point. High quality, high detailed ones... but figurines with no articulation in fixed poses. I want someone to do that with Sesame Street, since action figures are repeatedly out of the question. Plus, I don't wanna see any other toy company saddled with the "Sesame Street Curse."

    It's not even just that for me... All they seem to do is the same characters over and over... just the family, specifically Homer. And we don;t see any good random one time characters. Even Playmates did a good job with that. I loved having a Mr. Burns's son that was voiced by Rodney Dangerfield figure.

    I have to admit, I like what Kidrobot is doing with the Simpsons, but I don't care for the SD forms they gave everyone. To say nothing of the Blind Boxing.
  10. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    I totally want both thoes Janice PVCs :flirt::flirt::flirt:
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yeah those Mcfarlane Simpsons figures...Im not too big on them.

    Of course, my FAVORITE Simpsons like was the 1990 Kenner line. Yeah, Im odd.

    There's this local store near me called Toy Fusion, that is almost entirely 70's, 80's and 90's toys(with rare/import modern figures as well) And it's amazing how many toylines would be released every year in the 1980's, just astonishing. Insectaurs, Wheeled Warriors,
    C.O.P.S., etc.

    The only toy lines available at stores are about 50% WWE wrestling figures(usually taking up 1 to 2 rows), Transformers, GI JOE, TMNT, Power Rangers, Star Wars, the latest Digimon/Pokemon ripoff, and Marvel/DC figures. Thats about it. I mean sure, these are mostly the same popular toy lines I remember from the late 1980's, but I realize with so many factors the only place to find those cool collector figures is the collectabe market.

    Sadly, even loose/far from mint condition video game figures go for insane prices on ebay. Virtually every Toy Biz, Joyride, etc video game related figure goes for hundreds of dollars on ebay. Even cheap Crash Bandicoot figures.

    My point is, I guess we are lucky there is even any sort of toy line being produced these days that caters to an older market.
    NECA definitely has to be one of the most interesting toy makers. TMNT, Jareth and a Hoggle, etc.

    Oh yeah, those Palisades guys should just keep those Muppet prototypes. Its pretty doubtful in this economy, anyone is going to pay $500 or more for a pvp prototype.

    Sal The Monkey, Gobo and some of the Sesame Street figure prototypes I believe are some of the only few that went for a pretty penny.
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah... The SST gang didn't come cheap. But I'm hextremely thankful for the opportunity I received to get 'em. Still got my eyes on the prize of the SST playset, and if I can find it, the sculpt of :batty: as well. Someday though... Someday...
  13. vans

    vans New Member

    I saw some new released playsets compatible with the Palisades Muppets toys.

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    This Hannah Montana playset has amazing stuff like those guitars & piano that would be perfect for Janice, Dr. Teeth and the gang. If you're into dioramas, this would be perfect for Muppet figures.

    Does anyone know of similar toys compatible with Palisades Muppets? I figured its in the 1:12 scale just a guess.
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Well I know that the plan was for all Muppet related franchises
    (Muppet Show, Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock) to be kept in the Palisades scale. When another company had the licence for the Sesame figures, before Palisades got the license, they were going to release them in that scale.

    It's the same with other franchises. The "Jakks Pacific" WWE wrestling style is what TNA and other wrestling properties keep their scale in.

    Most collectors(ie: like NECA) lines have a similar scale to Palisade's Muppets line, though playsets for those rarely come out. Not sure what mainstream release playsets are of a similar scale.


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