NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:35 pm

Quick breakdown of turtle releases

Series one 2 packs were cartoon accurate dark colors with angry fighting heads because they were repaints of the video game turtle figures and that’s where Neca got their foot in the door to make turtle figures.

Then they released 2 packs of the same turtles with angry faces but in the bright green because that color is accurate to promotional materials for the show. Pictures, posters, notebooks, bed sheets…endless list.

Then turtle in disguise 4 pack gave us dark colors again with tons of accessories since it was very specific to an episode. The big deal was getting the big 18” figures’ faces shrunk down because they are accurate cartoon faces and you can change expressions.

Then haulathon 4 pack. Same turtles as turtle in disguise with the cheery, changeable heads but back to the bright green to match promo material. And a lot less accessories. And more expensive which was the stupid part. Original retail on the two 4 packs, TID is the better deal.

So it comes down to what color you prefer. I buy everything but only display the dark turtles because they are show accurate. The bright ones do stand out though and look great.
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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:26 pm

Another consideration would be whether you care if the finish on the turtles matches the rest of your figures. The first wave of TiD were inexplicably glossy which made them stand out among the rest of the line, which are all matte. When they made more they mostly fixed this, though certain random body parts are still glossy. If you're buying online it's a bit of a crapshoot which one you're going to get, though I think they did switch around the artwork on the flap for the re-releases. The manhole graphic should be furthest from the crease and the ooze should be right by it for the second release. The artwork is rotated 180 degrees for the initial release (which I believe was a mistake since the manhole creature should probably be facing out, not in towards the turtles).
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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:39 pm

Maximoff wrote:Quick breakdown of turtle releases

Series one 2 packs were cartoon accurate dark colors with angry fighting heads because they were repaints of the video game turtle figures and that’s where Neca got their foot in the door to make turtle figures.

Then they released 2 packs of the same turtles with angry faces but in the bright green because that color is accurate to promotional materials for the show. Pictures, posters, notebooks, bed sheets…endless list.

Then turtle in disguise 4 pack gave us dark colors again with tons of accessories since it was very specific to an episode. The big deal was getting the big 18” figures’ faces shrunk down because they are accurate cartoon faces and you can change expressions.

Then haulathon 4 pack. Same turtles as turtle in disguise with the cheery, changeable heads but back to the bright green to match promo material. And a lot less accessories. And more expensive which was the stupid part. Original retail on the two 4 packs, TID is the better deal.

So it comes down to what color you prefer. I buy everything but only display the dark turtles because they are show accurate. The bright ones do stand out though and look great.
mikeysee wrote:Another consideration would be whether you care if the finish on the turtles matches the rest of your figures. The first wave of TiD were inexplicably glossy which made them stand out among the rest of the line, which are all matte. When they made more they mostly fixed this, though certain random body parts are still glossy. If you're buying online it's a bit of a crapshoot which one you're going to get, though I think they did switch around the artwork on the flap for the re-releases. The manhole graphic should be furthest from the crease and the ooze should be right by it for the second release. The artwork is rotated 180 degrees for the initial release (which I believe was a mistake since the manhole creature should probably be facing out, not in towards the turtles).

These are also some wonderful thoughts, and I appreciate all of the insight! I went with the TiD set just now due to the darker colors, even though the Haulathon 4pk do pop pretty nicely. My memory of the show made me go with the darker ones, and of course the accessories are pretty cool.

NECA has done an outstanding job, I wish I'd jumped in much earlier. Would have been a lot cheaper.


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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:46 am

I just received what was supposed to be my Usagi and Neitrinos 3 pack from Neca, but the box only had Usagi inside. I was sent one tracking number and the outside of the box listed both figures, but the slip on the inside just said Usagi. Plus the box seems too small for both sets.

Anyway I have sent an email to Neca customer service but I hear a lot of stories of people never hearing back. Is there another way I should try to contact them that works better if I don’t get a response?
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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:46 am

Misfit wrote:What carrier are they using this time?
Pre-Mutation is arriving via UPS.

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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:49 am

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Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:46 am
I just received what was supposed to be my Usagi and Neitrinos 3 pack from Neca, but the box only had Usagi inside. I was sent one tracking number and the outside of the box listed both figures, but the slip on the inside just said Usagi. Plus the box seems too small for both sets.

Anyway I have sent an email to Neca customer service but I hear a lot of stories of people never hearing back. Is there another way I should try to contact them that works better if I don’t get a response?
From a post on the previous page with a similar situation.
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Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:37 pm
rtec1 wrote:
Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:23 pm
What’s the best way to contact Neca and get an answer?
I had a delivery in the UK today which was supposed to contain Usagi and Neutrino’s but only Usagi was in the box. So frustrating
If you still have your order confirmation email, or even the shipping notification from NECA, just reply to that. The email address is [email protected]. There's also [email protected].
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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:57 pm

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Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:46 am
Misfit wrote:What carrier are they using this time?
Pre-Mutation is arriving via UPS.

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Thanks. I made two separate orders for the set and one shipped yesterday via UPS as well. Hopefully the one that's actually for me ships today.
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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:38 pm

*sigh* I only have a Transformer from Pulse due to me from UPS, and nothing pending in FedEx. :|
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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:36 pm

No traction on my end for anything. But it's good to hear that the set is shipping.
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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Fri Aug 19, 2022 7:05 pm

Sneak peek at the Turtle Tots prototype: https://bit.ly/3T3IDOH

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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:23 pm

They are more articulated than I thought they would be. Do we know how the Tots will be released?
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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:29 pm

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Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:23 pm
They are more articulated than I thought they would be. Do we know how the Tots will be released?
Nope. At Power Con Randy indicated they were still trying to figure that out.
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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Sat Aug 20, 2022 12:19 am

Got my stuff in, going through the Premutation pack and the figures are all solid and great. I do have a problem with Rocksteady's hands though. He's got two right gripping hands...so now I need to contact CS and see if they can help me with that. I'm not real sure what's going on with Bebop's hands though. He appears to have two sets of open 'clawed finger' left hands, but that looks to be how they all are? Unless one left hand was supposed to be slightly different?
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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Sat Aug 20, 2022 1:26 am

Just got my ups notification for a package from Costumes. Says label printed and I should have it tomorrow.
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Re: NECA: TMNT Cartoon Series

Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:12 am

SalemCrow wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:49 am
Calbretto wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:46 am
I just received what was supposed to be my Usagi and Neitrinos 3 pack from Neca, but the box only had Usagi inside. I was sent one tracking number and the outside of the box listed both figures, but the slip on the inside just said Usagi. Plus the box seems too small for both sets.

Anyway I have sent an email to Neca customer service but I hear a lot of stories of people never hearing back. Is there another way I should try to contact them that works better if I don’t get a response?
From a post on the previous page with a similar situation.
Misfit wrote:
Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:37 pm
rtec1 wrote:
Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:23 pm
What’s the best way to contact Neca and get an answer?
I had a delivery in the UK today which was supposed to contain Usagi and Neutrino’s but only Usagi was in the box. So frustrating
If you still have your order confirmation email, or even the shipping notification from NECA, just reply to that. The email address is [email protected]. There's also [email protected].
Thank you so much! I totally overlooked that. I will give it a shot and see what they say.

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