NECA TMNT x Universal Monsters

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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:40 pm

PresidentJuggernaut wrote:
Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:35 pm
God, the rest of these figures are so good, it kills me that they chose "the hunchback" for Leonardo. Still confuses me.
I mean the hunchback is just as much a "monster" as the rest. And they really made the figure stand out with the detail and shell feature.
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:42 pm

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:07 am


I knew it! It was too obvious to pass up. Definitely looking forward to this one.
Nice, I like the Slipknot mask!
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:43 pm

Character choice sure it’s weird, but the figure is outstanding. He’s so massive you just love it when you have it.
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:08 pm

PresidentJuggernaut wrote:
Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:35 pm
God, the rest of these figures are so good, it kills me that they chose "the hunchback" for Leonardo. Still confuses me.
Leo is one of the most impressive figures from this line thus far.While not the standard "monster" many expected, he's an amazing figure.

Splinter still feels the most out of place thus far, with all the turtles being monsters, Shredder being some twisted version of Van Helsing made more sense than their "father" does.
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:04 am

I'm just now reading through this thread and its really weird to read so many posts from a few months ago that express dislike for Hunchback Leo. He's precisely the figure that got me to crack and start buying this line.
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:07 am

Freditor wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 6:00 am
Really disappointed with Donnie
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You can barely tell he's a Turtle. I guess that's due to the character, not much else they could have done. By far my least favourite Turtle in the line, maybe even to the point where I regret buying the others.
Yeah I agree completely. This is the first one that is truly disappointing to me, after liking the first three turtles quite a bit.

Bride April was an easy pass. Splinter probably will be too, but that depends on the execution of the packaging.
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:37 am

Hunchback Leo is something I can look at and recognize the talent that went into every aspect of its design, sculpt, paint, etc. It’s an impressive action figure. The aesthetic just doesn’t appeal to me and I have no attachment to the monster side of the character.
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:24 am

Maximoff wrote:Yep the logical call

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I really love this. So well done.

As of right now, I feel like splinter and April are my biggest disappointments. The others look like monster transformations... but those 2 just look like they're going to a Halloween party...

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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:48 pm

From Preternia (@preterniadotcom), looks like Casey will have more than one head:

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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Thu Oct 06, 2022 6:34 pm

Is his box going to say phantom of the ice rink?
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:33 pm

I’m gonna toss out this prediction now:

It’s not going be “Shredder as Dracula”, it’s going to be “Dracula as Shredder”

NECA made a point they could use Lugosi’s likeness for figures other than Universal Dracula and to build the whole line including who the other characters are around who’s Dracula, seems you’d want him to be a little more special than just “Japanese Character Actor with fangs in a tuxedo” (especially since Casey’s whole deal is kinda “Casey but in a Tuxedo”)

Anyway, quote me when I’m proven wrong, I bet I’m proven wrong before I even hit submit! but I really do think we’re gonna get Bela Lugosi in some form of Shredder armor and not James Saito in a tux.
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:31 pm

Casey looks awesome. The sports motif and the grotesque face really work and (unfortunately) highlight how bland April and Splinter are.
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Fri Oct 07, 2022 12:24 am

Donnie is finally up for preorder! I love the pizza he ate floating in the back of his shell. Love those little details!
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Fri Oct 07, 2022 12:27 am

Buttmunch wrote:Donnie is finally up for preorder! I love the pizza he ate floating in the back of his shell. Love those little details!
Yep pizza floating is pretty great
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Re: Neca TMNT universal monsters!

Fri Oct 07, 2022 12:30 am

I'm gonna order Donnie to complete the brothers, but I think I'm skipping Casey now too. The full figure's not really doing it for me.

Bummed they didn't do a WolfTurtle or CreatureTurtle though.

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