Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:13 pm

The stickiness can be an issue where one figure ruins the whole bunch. And it could be a non TMNT figure too. I have around 20 or so vintage figures I saved from my youth. Most are from 88-89, but I saved the movie star turtles as well and for some reason mutating Rocksteady. None of them are sticky, even the rubbery movie star figures, and I would say they haven't been stored all that well either as they're in an old, mini, vinyl suitcase I used as a kid to shuttle my toys from place to place.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:54 pm

Both the aforementioned sticky vintage Wingnut & Ray Fillet I got off eBay on sealed cards. So I'm the first person to touch them since the factory back in the late '80s, and I don't touch even my oldest dustiest figures without first washing my hands.

Still sticky as f***. ESPECIALLY Ray's back.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:31 pm

Sealed or loose won't matter if it wasn't stored with a little care. But yeah, Ray's back is definitely going to be more prone to getting gross than most.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Dec 02, 2022 8:46 pm

Lemme go back in time & tell my childhood self & the eBay seller to make sure to store them properly. :P

Just gimme modern-produced rereleases with the vintage card art like they have been.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Sat Dec 03, 2022 6:22 am

That's why it's all the more frustrating Playmates does not care enough about their own legacy to do these right and faithfully. Super 7 seems to have more love of the vintage line than the manufacturer that made them. I think Bebop in particular gets worse every time they do another production run on him, it goes beyond just incompetence, it's like they're just being trolls.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:54 pm

Just scored Shredder, Krang, Foot Soldier, Rocksteady, Bebop, Leatherhead, Storage Shell Leo and Mike at WALMART. Left behind one Foot Soldier, then stopped by a second Walmart and spotted Shredder, Leatherhead, Leo and Mike again.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:59 pm

Aw man, I can't edit my first post to edit the title to include "& Rereleases." Lame. :|
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:11 pm

So there is a foot soldier out there too? How'd they turn out? I might get one or two if they're not as awful as the Rocksteady and Bebop.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:38 pm

I found all the Battle Shell Turtles at Wal-Mart today too. They had x2 Leo, x2 Mikey, x1 Donatello, and x1 Raph.

I picked up one of each.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:25 pm

Running them through the dishwasher (on the top rack) can alleviate a lot the tackiness depending on the plastic. Don't freak out. It will not ruin your toys. I have done it a lot.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:29 pm

NORM wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:54 pm
Just scored Shredder, Krang, Foot Soldier, Rocksteady, Bebop, Leatherhead, Storage Shell Leo and Mike at WALMART. Left behind one Foot Soldier, then stopped by a second Walmart and spotted Shredder, Leatherhead, Leo and Mike again.
I thought these were Target exclusive?
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:54 pm

Thanks for the tip, Veebs. Just the same detergent as used with dishes?

And I want the retro rereleases to be easy to find. No store exclusives is a GOOD thing.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:20 pm

burnside986 wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:29 pm
NORM wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:54 pm
Just scored Shredder, Krang, Foot Soldier, Rocksteady, Bebop, Leatherhead, Storage Shell Leo and Mike at WALMART. Left behind one Foot Soldier, then stopped by a second Walmart and spotted Shredder, Leatherhead, Leo and Mike again.
I thought these were Target exclusive?
It seems like the Battle Shell Turtles, The Bad Guys like Shredder, leatherhead, etc., and the Giant Sized 12" Turtles will be at both Wal-Mart and Target. Which is nice. The only thing I KNOW is exclusive is the Giant Size 12" Michelangelo, which is a Wal-Mart Exclusive.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:46 am

I’ve been picking up the odd vintage figure here and there, the cyber samurai shredder and the mutating foot soldier are the most recent 2 I’ve got, but these were not figures I was interested in first time around, I think the recent resurgance by other companies has got me interested in some of them.
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Re: Playmates: TMNT Original Vintage Series

Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:04 am

Super Camel wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:38 pm
I found all the Battle Shell Turtles at Wal-Mart today too. They had x2 Leo, x2 Mikey, x1 Donatello, and x1 Raph.

I picked up one of each.
I really hope Don and Raph aren’t one per case. That’s gonna make me furious if I can’t find them easily.

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