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  1. I've found that TheNECAStore is spotty on Chrome, but works pretty reliably on Firefox. Just my personal experience. Of note, I never have any problem on either browser adding the items to my cart. It's the "checkout" button that never wants to work on Chrome for me. I lost out on a few con exclusives pre-pandemic because of the glitch, was pretty %!$$3|) about it. But ever since, every order I've placed on Firefox has gone through without a hitch.
  2. As the prophesy foretold, so it has been fulfilled! The legends are true!! <P> . . . BILL @#$%ING BURR, of all people, now has an action figure!! *LMAO* <P> Now if we can just get Disney to actually name his canonical homeworld "Space Boston."
  3. *LMAO* RE: Wingnut - He does indeed! They ARE canonical to the cartoon, though not QUITE that prominent, but seeing as that's where they put the torso joint, I don't know that they had any choice.
  4. <P> I couldn't remember the horse's name, so I just did a quick Google check, "name of The Phantom's horse" and it came back with a quote from an article saying "in the original novel, The Phantom rode a horse named Caesar." So that's what I posted. <P> Turns out Google was a little confused. It thought I was asking about "The Phantom of the Opera." *LMAO* <P> So . . . we're BOTH RIGHT!! Just . . . COMPLETELY different Phantoms! (Oops. My bad! *LOL*)
  5. Well, for The Phantom, his horse Caesar was a white horse, and if you need a roughly 7" scale white horse, MOTU Classics "Arrow" can be found on eBay for under $100. Only need some half-decent paint skills to change the rainbow mane and tail, he'd likely be a good fit. <P> As for Geralt . . . I mean, the LOTR horses are more 6" scale (I use a modified black Nasgul horse for my Mattel DKR Batman), so I don't know if they'd work great, but Aragorn's horse is brown, so it MIGHT work with Geralt. <P> However, if you're looking for something slightly bigger, and you're not picky about articulation, collectible doll-scale horses are a BIG industry (particularly Bryer Horses), and you could probably find DOZENS of static-pose horses online in the size you want, if you just need a display piece.
  6. I actually did put together some custom DKR figures back in the day. Made some Mutant figures, a couple more SOBs, mods to Bats and Robin and Supes, even made an Oliver. Planned to do more . . . .
  7. . . . Just a quick question, am I the ONLY person who's tired of them releasing the same 4-5 figures from this comic, over and over and over again? <P> - DC Direct did Batman, Superman, Joker, and Robin. - DC Collectibles did "animated" versions of Batman, Robin, and the Mutant Leader. - MAFEX did Batman (blue), Batman (black), Batman (armored), Superman, Joker, and Robin. - Mezco One:12 did Batman (blue), Batman (black), and Mutant Leader. - Amazingly, it was Mattel (of all companies, seriously?) that did the most, with Batman (blue), Batman (black), Batman (armor), Superman, Joker, Robin, Mutant Leader, a Son of Batman, AND Wonder Woman and Flash from DK2. - And now McFarlane is releasing . . . Batman, Superman, Joker, Robin, and a horse (which is cool, but I can get a 1/12 scale black horse ANYWHERE for any of the previous figures), and they already released an armored Batman. <P> Seriously, I can't be the ONLY GUY who wants Two-Face, Oliver, Gordon, and some Mutant Gang members? I know that NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS are we going to get a Bruno figure, but still, it would be so cool to get Abner and the Dolls, right??
  8. I meant the surgical scars, so yeah, the stitches. The rest of the damage mostly seemed to be "recent wounds," so not so much scars. Those, I understood. Just, most comic images I can find, and most of the figures (for instance, the recent RAW-10 rotocast figure) tend to downplay the stitches, and focus more on the cybernetics. If there are stitches, they tend to be more peripheral, less central, off to the sides and less raw and red. <P> In any case, thanks for clarifying, I do appreciate the info!
  9. Are all the scars on Cy-Gor normal? 'Cuz no other figures seem to have them, and I can't seem to find any comic panels where he's all messed up like that either. Not a deal-breaker, regardless, I'll still get the figure, and if I have to customize him to remove the scars for a more "iconic" look, so be it. Just wondering. <P> As for She-Spawn . . . eeeeeeyyyyeeeehhhh, MAYBE. But honestly, I'd rather have a vanilla Jessica Priest assassin figure. She-Spawn is a much more recent development for her (Spawn #300, 2019), I'm after the more classic rogues gallery. Though this She-Spawn COULD be kit-bashed with another figure (maybe a Diamond Select "Gotham" Selina Kyle?) to make a proper Priest figure, but for $40 . . . meh. Dunno. Not really feeling it.
  10. I am pretty stoked for these, and I love that they're already planning a second series. <P> I will say, I think the biggest issue here is that all of the figures are kinda . . . lanky? Long legs and arms, mostly. Not "this ruins the toy" long, just a little longer than we're visually used to with these specific designs. I think THAT'S what makes their heads look off: not that there's anything actually wrong with the heads, but rather they look out of proportion with the limbs. <P> But beyond that, I think they're awesome, and I can't wait to track them down! If nothing else, they're still superior to the crap Playmates keeps putting out! *LOL, sigh*
  11. Iiiii . . . agree, it's kind of a strange choice. *LOL* But I don't think it's a BAD one. Sure, he's not AS iconic, but they still gave him a cool design. I'd wait to condemn it until we see what future plans they have for the line. <P> They've already stated that Michelangelo is going to be The Mummy, so NOT ENTIRELY a Frankenstein-themed series. Though I agree, I wouldn't put it past them to make Donny Dr. Frank and make April into The Bride, thus making it a MOSTLY Frank-themed line, but with some crossover into the next series of figures, which might have some Mummy side characters (WERE there any other monsters in the classic Mummy movies? Universal Monsters were never my thing . . . maybe they make some figures based on the Fraser Mummy movies? Dunno.), or maybe they just follow up with some other stand-alone monsters. *shrug*
  12. Ssssoooo . . . let me get this straight: <P> You are buying a picture . . . on the internet . . . where anyone who sees the picture could just screenshot it and have that picture, they just won't officially "own" that picture. Only the people who PAID for the picture will officially "own" the picture . . . except they won't technically even "own" THAT, 'cuz it's a @#$%ing digital picture, and the original picture (if such EVEN EXISTS in the real world, and it hasn't just ALWAYS been a digital picture) is actually "owned" by someone else (presumably either whomever created the picture, or the company - Hasbro - who commissioned the picture), but you get a digital receipt SAYING that you're an official "owner" of this picture. Even though you don't actually get any say on what happens to it, like an owner does. And again, anyone who "buys" this picture could, in theory, screenshot it and share it with anyone else on Earth, and the "ownership" aspect is essentially meaningless. <P> . . . BUT . . . . <P> You are ALSO buying a digital voucher (which you HAVE to have the digital receipt to get), and you can redeem that digital voucher for a real, honest-to-god, actual, physical, made-of-genuine-IRL-plastic toy. <P> . . . So basically, you're just buying a toy, just with a bunch of idiotic digital vouchers and "we just wasted a couple thousand kilowatt hours worth of electricity and contributed to global warming with NO useful output, solely to apply fake value to your digital receipt by way of people's misunderstanding of the sunk cost fallacy." <P> I mean . . . at least you're getting a real product out of the deal? I think all the extra steps are stupid, but at the end of the day, you're actually BUYING SOMETHING, right? <P> It's STUPID . . . but you're ultimately still just buying a toy, so I don't flatly object to this whole thing on principle. Just the pointless extra step details.
  13. I'm not disagreeing that it's cool to have movie-accurate Tron figures after almost 40 years, and yes, they are very awesome and high quality figures. <P> My whole beef is that this isn't a "now we are getting this" situation. Like the article said, this was a Walgreens exclusive almost two years ago, and it wasn't a rare one. You can find him on eBay for basically retail price. I've had him in my collection for over a year and a half. <P> So . . . more accessibility is good, yes. But can we get some NEW figures instead of the same old repacks? <P> . . . Also, it's SUPER annoying that they can't really hold their accessories. Like, AT ALL.
  14. SERIOUSLY!! <P> I've made a custom McFarlane-accurate Angela out of the Marvel Legends figure. I've made a custom classic-style Violator out of the XL Spawn movie Violator figure. Jason Wynn would be a 5-minute custom made with the right Tony Stark figure. I've got the Kickstarter Spawn, I've got Redeemer and Clown, and I'm definitely getting Soul Crusher and Cy-Gor here. All I need is an Overtkill and a Chapel and MAYBE a Tiffany, and my Spawn essentials collection will be complete!
  15. CAN. WE. PLEASE. GET. RAM. YORI. DUMONT. CROM. CLU. AND. A. GRID. GUARD!!! <P> Seriously. SAME THREE FIGURES released over and over. Kingdom Hearts, Tron Select, Walgreens, the transparent candy colored special edition figures . . . can't we have the rest? PLEASE?? <P> here are ONLY EIGHT NAMED GRID CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE AND ONE CANNON FODDER ARMY BUILDER. Three waves of three figures. EASY PARTS REUSE!! At least three (and a half?) of them have the same body types as the figures already released. Clue even has THE SAME HEAD AS FLYNN!! I JUST want SIX MORE FIGURES. Is that SO HARD?!
  16. I thought I remembered something real similar to this . . . turns out, I was right! <P> So, fun fact: Playmates actually did this back in the '90s. The first wave featured the Big Four classics: Mikey as Frank, Raph as Mummy, Donny as Drac, and Leo as Wolf. The second wave went with some classic second stringers: Invisible Mikey, Lagoon Leo, This Island Raph (brain alien), and Mrs. Frank April. (No Donny in the second wave.) <P> Conventional wisdom would suggest that NECA would follow suit by updating the original figures, which might make one wonder why they made Raph into Frankenstein's Monster this time around. HOWEVER, since A) NECA is kind of Playmates' COMPETITOR right now with this line, and B ) Super7 is the company that has the license (and Playmates' blessing) to make specialty market updates of the old figures, it actually makes sense that NECA is going with their own original mashups rather than retreading the OG line of figures. <P> It should also be noted that Playmates also did this in 2017 with the CGI TMNT . . . though in that case, the characters did ACTUALLY appear this way in the cartoon, due to a horror-themed story arc. <P> Personally, I've got little interest in Universal Monsters. The sculpts on these NECA figures look REALLY good, so there's a possibility I'll pick them up, but it's not likely. Still, it's a pretty awesome homage to a semi-obscure bit of TMNT toy history!
  17. Man, I don't care about the figure or the base or anything else . . . I JUST DESPERATELY NEED THAT CAPE for a custom project. *sigh*
  18. Seriously, I mean it, HOLY $#!+ is this a scam!! <P> Taking out the bombs, I can . . . ALMOST get. "No bomb toys for kids" is moronic, overprotective, nanny-state, "THINK OF DA CHILDWEN!!1!" BS (not like there aren't PLENTY of toys with bombs and missiles and military weapons), and it's ESPECIALLY stupid when this is a line SPECIFICALLY targeting the nostalgia market, aimed at older people who grew up with the original toys and maybe want to replace damaged or lost pieces, or want to share that classic experience with their kids, BUT . . . I at least get it. Fine, no bombs. <P> And no bombs means you gotta change the box art, move some stuff around so they aren't throwing bombs, cool, makes sense. "Get 'em!" is a uncreative, slack-@$$ writing as a line replacement, but whatever. <P> But to completely redraw the original box art to replace the old glider with the new one? To deliberately attempt to erase the memory of the old toy by implicitly saying "no no, it's the same thing, look, just like you remember, original art and everything!" like they didn't just toss you a phony imitation of the classic piece? And then to officially call it a "retro reissue" like it's the same toy you remember from the 1980s, and not a developed-30-some-years-later, lower quality copycat from a different series? Essentially a KNOCKOFF of the classic toy you ACTUALLY wanted? <P> That's not just lazy and cheap, and it's not just insulting to the retro collectors' intelligence, IT'S @#$%ING BAIT AND SWITCH.
  19. Wait. <P> Wait a minute. <P> WAIT A @#$%ING MINUTE. <P> THAT. IS. NOT. THE. TURTLE BLIMP!! <P> Or rather, that is not the GLIDER from the original Turtle Blimp. THAT is the glider from TB toy released for the 2012 CGI cartoon! <P> As seen in the image below, the classic glider had upper wings that clipped to the balloon, and lower wings with engines on the side beneath the pilot seat. It looked . . . well, a LOT like the blimp from the original cartoon. <P> THIS ISN'T A TRUE RERELEASE!! The only rerelease of the original toy is the balloon. The glider? That's just a crappy reissue from less than a decade ago. <P> What kind of lazy, half-@$$, cobbled together bull$#!+ is THIS?!? Constant reissues and lazy reuse are one thing, but HALF a reissue? That's an ENTIRELY new low, Playmates!! WTELF!!
  20. Okay, not gonna lie . . . the blimp? THAT is something I might pick up. <P> Mostly because I think it could EASILY be modded/customized into a cartoon-accurate rendition, for use with the NECA TMNT.
  21. Hmmmmmm . . . . <P> I dunno about anyone else of course, but I've actually been ASTONISHED at the speed with which NECA has fulfilled all my TMNT online orders to date (with the exceptions of the second-run Vernon/Rat King, and not counting the pre-orders like Pizza Monster and Mutagen Man/Ace and Antrax/Scumbug, of course). Muckman, Mondo, the Punk Frogs, Chrome Dome, all of them got here really quick, and in Chrome Dome and the Frogs case, they were here literally a week (if not LESS) after the order processed! I couldn't believe it! <P> THAT SAID . . . I know nothing about their OTHER toy lines or the shipping times they're facing. Moreover, if you're ordering from BBTS and not from NECA directly, I would imagine retail website orders get processed AFTER direct-from-manufacturer orders. Then again, I have no actual insight on this (I DO know some old NECA Ambassadors and a Target manager, but from how they tell it, THEY actually get everything FIRST, so . . . . ), so I fully acknowledge that this is speculation. <P> As for this SPECIFIC forum topic . . . Loot Crate shipping, on the other hand, has been downright BAFFLING. Like, delays due to overseas shipping, I get. But I got my notification for my Danny shipment on September 13. Then My shipment just . . . VANISHED for two weeks because FedEx LOST IT IN THEIR OWN DAMN WAREHOUSE. And then it's taken now nearly ANOTHER TWO WEEKS to bounce around the country (including multiple cities on opposite sides of MY OWN STATE) . . . and the package STILL. ISN'T. HERE. YET!!! <P> I want to tear my hair out. Actually, I want to tear SOMEONE ELSE'S hair out in retribution. Yes, I know COVID has slowed things down, and I'm totally cool with that, but I'm watching the tracking in real time, and this isn't COVID, this is UTTERLY NONSENSICAL STUPIDITY. Seriously, WTELF, FedEx?? <P> So . . . yeah. Ocean cargo delays, sure. But honestly, the bigger bottleneck is right here domestically. *SMDH* Crate #2 delayed 'til December? Hell, I'm hardly expecting the FIRST ONE to be here before Christmas!!
  22. In that same "money train" logic vein, Mike Harrigan is a specific case, in that he's a human, and the humans in the Predator/Alien movie lines tend not to sell as well, so I hear. Obviously, NECA has made MULTIPLE figures of ALL the Predators in "Predator 2," so it's not like they won't dip into movies Randy hates. But if the character in question looks like a super generic "guy in plain clothes" and is unlikely to draw consumer attention (like, honestly, not many people even remember who Danny Glover IS, let alone that he was in a Predator movie . . . he's . . . not had a lot of notable work in quite some time), then I can see them turning the idea down. <P> So, like, I wouldn't expect to see April, Whit, Walker, "Wet Willie" Niles, Lord Norinaga, Mitsu, Kenshin, or the Samurai royal guards (although Walker and Norinaga in particular would make AMAZING figure designs), but it wouldn't be out of line to see at least an exclusive box set of the TMNT "in shogun!" Kinda like the "Coming Out Of Their Shells" set. <P> At least, one can only hope!
  23. Oh, I actually have shared a bunch of my stuff on here. My NECA-style custom April O'Neil was "Cool Custom of the Week" on TNI once. <P> But if you'd like to see some more, here's a link: <P> https://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=6412 <P> Most of page one is TMNT, but if you go back further, you'll find some different stuff. Although the quality gets worse the further back you go, obviously. *LOL* Though I'm still proud of my MOTU stuff and SOME of the Metroid work.
  24. Keno and Tatsu were always no-brainers from my perspective. I was NOT expecting Danny, honestly, but I've got the Loot Crates ordered. I do wonder if he's an indication that we might get more non-action characters, like Charles and Chief Sterns. (I think Sam Rockwell is too much to hope, guys. *LMAO*) <P> But what I REALLY want to know is . . . dude . . . . <P> . . . Are we going to get movie 3 Samurai Turtles?? <P> 'Cuz as shite as that movie was, those designs were SPECTACULAR!!
  25. I . . . don't know why one would want a TMNT figure that folds into a . . . cube. <P> BUT . . . even if I don't "get" it . . . I will acknowledge that these seem like pretty cool and actually decently made toys. I definitely dig the "robot" aesthetic. And the "Party Wagon" feature is neat. (Even if I wish it looked a bit more accurate, and also what are the OTHER two going to combine into?) <P> Dunno if they're for me, but great figures!
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