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NECA TMNT And Gremlins Loot Crate Exclusive Figures Revealed

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NECA Toys today revealed two new exclusive figures they will be offering through the Loot Crate subscription box service. For TMNT fans they are offering a Spirt of Splinter 90’s movie translucent figure and for Gremlins fans they have the Dress Up And Play figure. Check out images for both below.

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Not sure how loot crate completely works,I  know it's a monthly subscription. I would really like that splinter to go along with all the tmnt movie figures that I have. Don't know if there is enough information for me to justify subscribing to loot crate.

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the spectral splinter looks great! i hope NECA transforms lootcrate into a serious vein for collectors. so far i'm in!

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On 10/4/2019 at 5:20 PM, Insanefernandodad13 said:

Not sure how loot crate completely works,I  know it's a monthly subscription. I would really like that splinter to go along with all the tmnt movie figures that I have. Don't know if there is enough information for me to justify subscribing to loot crate.

It was at least originally a blind box subscription service which personally I've never been a fan of. You subscribe and hope you get something cool. The original company went bankrupt and the same guy who owns NECA essentially bought it. How he really plans to make it successful where the original concept obviously failed other than using it as a channel for releasing NECA exclusives IDK.

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So I’m just really confused by this.  From what little I’ve seen while these are still mostly blind box it looks like these are now being done in a kickstarter model instead of a subscription model.  I’m not sure which is worse as I’m not a fan of either.  If you were asking to kickstart just the figure that’s one thing but asking $50 for me to kickstart a $20-25 figure and then a bunch of other stuff that I don’t need is ridiculous.  

And with the Gremlin it’s even more absurd because the Gremlin is actually a two in one where he comes with the clothes and accessories to make 2 different Gremlins from the movie.  Thus obviously anyone who is wanting this is someone who is trying to get all the Gremlin characters in their collection.  That means the target audience for this would really want to buy 2 of them which means they end up paying $100 and get all the same extra junk they didn’t want twice (which means even if they did end up liking whatever T-shirt/keychain/sticker sheet/mug/etc that comes in this blind box they certainly wouldn’t want/need 2).  

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On 10/4/2019 at 5:20 PM, Insanefernandodad13 said:

Not sure how loot crate completely works,I  know it's a monthly subscription. I would really like that splinter to go along with all the tmnt movie figures that I have. Don't know if there is enough information for me to justify subscribing to loot crate.

I don't know how it's going to work under NECA, but here is how they worked before.

1.Company  advertises  with a specific theme to a box ( example Dragonball Z themed box, Legend of Zelda theme)

2. Advertise that this box has a LOOTCRATE exclusive item (this item will ALWAYS be a crappy repainted toy: example, a blood-stained vinyl minifigure Xenomorph) These items will always be resold on eBay- and if you wait a couple months, they will be dirt cheap if for some reason you want them

3. Fill the rest of the box with junk that overflows the clearance section of your  local Hot Topic

 

So yeah, it is no surprise why this business model  failed miserably

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I don’t like rooting for things to fail.  But I hope this fails.  If it fails then there is still always a chance NECA would wise up and release these figures at a normal $25ish price range instead of lumping it with a bunch of crud no one really wants and charging $50.  But in order for that to happen these need to fail and those of us who do not like this model need to hope for that so that they will change their course.  

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I can't believe I just paid practically $60 for a figure lol I just saw this post and had to go and support the crate. Thanks guys! lol 🤣

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These kick starters appear to be about 1/3 through and thus far the only one that seems in position to move forward is the Turtles one.  (Of course there’s always a big jump at the end).  

Again though I’m really hoping none of these go through.  This method of selling the customers these figures at a higher price and justifying that by including a bunch of crud those same customers would not be likely to pay an extra $25 for if they didn’t have to do so just to get a figure is just going to decrease the satisfaction within the customer base which will eventually hurt the business in addition to creating dissatisfaction with your customers.  The best way to fix these is to have these fail so that NECA adjusts according and sells the wanted figures at the correct price point instead of lumping them into these boxes.  

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everything you said is correct and not getting this splinter figure at this time. I support neca a lot but not on this venture.  I think this is a bad decision made by them.

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I like the NECA TMNT movie figures and I preordered the Splinter, Shredder, Foot Soldier bundle but as good as this figure looks I don't need it this badly. I don't want have to jump through hoops or buy a bunch of stuff I don't need or want to get it.

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Well I’m glad the Gremlins figure didn’t get funded as hopefully now they’ll just find a way to release it the normal way without people being stuck paying an extra $25 for stuff they don’t want.  

Too bad about Splinter though  

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