The scale is a little wonky - especially noticeable on Dogpound, but so far I'm really impressed with this line. (This is the one toy line my wife collects, actually, not I!) I'm really looking forward to future iterations of classic characters (can't wait to see what they do with Mutagen Man).
It's a pity about Thundercats' failure - that had enormous potential, ultimately unfulfilled - but I'm really glad to see TMNT doing so well!
It looks like he was that small because they had to package him partially sideways. I'm guessing he would not have fit if he was any bigger. I don't actually care about the scale because I have no interest in the cartoon. I just wish his mouth could open :(
I'm an accessories maven. I buy figures I don't like all the time just for the extras they come with. These guys don't come with squat.
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The Dogpound / Fishface wave has FINALLY hit the UK.
Dan, I cannot wait for those new TMNT figures. I actually dreamt about finding those at a Wal-Mart last night. And then I also found some old stock Technodromes clearanced out for around $10 and some Plan B Special Forces figures that I had to keep fighting some old guy for. It was a darn weird dream, but disappointing to wake up from! :hmlol:
About those ooze throwing turtles, I don't plan on buying any more of them,but I did grab Raphael. He's not well artiuclated (only 4 POA) but his backpack, uniform, and little accessories are kind of neat. I used some old Nickelodeon slime (my favorite) and was really happy with how the thing worked: http://www.thepicreview.com/2013/04/...ze-tossin.html
I saw on another forum that people were claiming to have found the new figures at Wal-Mart, maybe elsewhere. They've started showing up on Amazon for $30-45. Anybody here found them yet? And if so it would be great to know what store and general region or state?
I'm dying to find them, Snakeweed looks awesome. As far as scale, its a $7-9 toy...seriously how can we expect accurate scale? We don't even get that on "premium" adult collector lines. And we know basic figures have to fit in that package so no real surprises there. The first time Snakeweed showed up wasn't he nearly Godzilla-sized? Nobody seems to mind his reduction.
It looks like they still have more Splinter's in storage, somewhere. I saw him at a couple of places...
I was in Kansas City over the weekend and stopped at almost every Walmart and Target near my destinations (or along the way) on a hunt for the new figures. Found what I needed at the first two I stopped at (Walmart/Target) and the last one (Walmart) but over half the stores did not have any of them. Saw a few Aprils/Kraangs/Splinters along the way. Still nothing in my home region yet.
Either Snakeweed is the hot seller, or he's only packed 1 to every 2 Baxters and 2 Leatherheads ... that's the one I had the most trouble finding.
If I remember the case ratio Snakeweed is 1 per case the same way Fish Face was 1 per case the last time new villains came out.
But I have seen them all week so they are hitting, just got to keep looking
Still looking for these new figures, but no luck yet.
My Target got in some; mostly cleaned out, but we were able to find my wife a Leatherhead. He's really cool, but he is a bit on the smaller side. No sign of the other two new figures, but there was an April, Splinter, and Foot Soldier that weren't there last week.
Cool to see Rat King and the Cockroach Terminator on the back of the package - hopefully they won't be too far out.
EDIT: TRU got in a ton of figures - found Baxter and Snakeweed no problem. So, caught up again!
The new wave finally made it to the shelf in my podunk town's Walmart, but by the time I saw it someone had already bought the 3 villains leaving just 1 each of Leatherhead/Baxter. It sucks that Snakeweed, IMO the coolest figure of the bunch, is only 1 per case. I expect that to upset a lot of people.
Yay, found Leatherhead and Stockman at TRU! Stockman is fantastic, though I wish they would have at least packaged him with one mouser. I'ma get the 7 pack that is coming, but couldn't hurt to have one more.
Leatherhead is cool and have enough articulation for me, but I wish he had come with SOMETHING. At least the little power cell from the toon.
My son's b-day is on Monday, we luckily found Bax and Snakeweed... top of his TMNT list, so I think he will be pretty surprised as he has no idea that they are in the stores yet!
BBTS now has the sewer lair in stock. Unfortunately I found this out by being billed for it when my intent was to try and find it in a store for less first. This means it might be showing up in stores soon, I imagine?
I'm not even sure how they are selling here right now. My interest in the line is incredibly low right now. I am hoping the mousers will be something I want to buy.
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Can't wait till playmates corrects the scale problem by putting out 4 smaller turtles :hmlol: possibly with the same bodies :hmlol:
So how long do we think it's going to be until we start seeing final pics of Classic Bebop and Rocksteady? I know that it's still a couple of months, or whatever, before they're officially supposed to hit shelves, but I'd think we would see some sort of images before that.
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That is the point, the 4 Basic TMNT figures are supposed to be available at all times. That is why they are always packed in a case regardless of the enemies and villains. Its not pegwarming, its by design.Quote:
My impression from all of the stores I've been back and forth to numerous times between various cities is that certain stores turn over stock quickly, but certain other stores not much at all. And I am seeing quite a few of the basic 4 turtles warming pegs all by themselves lately.
in toronto seems the ooze flinging turtles are warming the pegs, no new figures have been seen yet and the basic turtles aren't easy to find. the other turtles that shoot stuff are easy to find too. I think the bigger scale figs don't sell well because they aren't scale compatible with the villains. they should (as a collector) release the bigger villains in that scale not turtles with action features. just my opinion i think they will sell at that size.
Don't know if it's a hidden part of the Memorial Day sale or what, but TRU (online) has a pretty good price going right now on the sewer lair. Unfortunately their current 15% promo code (see their main page) won't apply to it, but I used a $10 gift card from the last promotion and went for it anyway. It also acted as an effective free shipping pad item for some other stuff I wanted -- even though I did in-store pickup for the lair it still counted it toward the free ship total.
It seems the UK's distribution has hit a problem.
Me and my brother both collect this line and have been after Dogpound, Fishface and Metalhead for over a month now - we asked one of the guys at the Entertainer why these were so hard to get. We were told that Playmates have got the new case ratio of waver 2 wrong - it consists of all the Turtles, Shredder, Splinter, April and ONE of the new guys per case.
So basically the same assortment that was released last fall is still overly available now with 1 new character per box.:hmtung: They said Playmates are trying to sort out the ratio to something evenly balanced. I've seen so many kids every Saturday morning looking for "new baddies" but unable to find any.
Hope this is sorted out soon, we have the Ooze figures coming this month too and I hope wave 3 doesn't take too long to get here.