Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Market Watch

While searching for Red Hulk Marvel Legends and Kalibak DC Universe figures this holiday season we came across a couple karai figures, a movie Don and some Mini-Mutants turtle figures at Walmart and Target. Nothing much to speak of. The aisles were packed with panicked parents pushing carts full of Star Wars, Hulk, Batman and Iron Man stuff though.


Vaughn Michael said...

Playmates didn't release anything new in time for christmas.
Another amazing move by my favorite toy company. *rolls eyes*

roseangelo said...

Have no fear! Those Music Turtles are just around the corner!

And then we'll all know how dumb we are and just how smart those professionals really are.

Neil said...


Don't you just love it when companies don't care? :)

Hey Executives at Playmates, here are some ideas that are SURE to save your company...

- GhostHunter Turtles
- Wizard of Oz Turtles
- Barbie Turtles (Hell, they are already at that stage and can no longer be called action figures..)

Vaughn Michael said...

Well Rose,
Playmates is working on something really cool for 2009 but I fear this is the reason NECA has dropped off the face of the TMNT world, Playmates does it again yay!

HAH! Neil I can't lie I'd prolly buy some Wizard of Oz based TMNT.
Well as long as they stop using those damn movie figures!! agh!

Cowabunga Dude! said...

We want Bratz turtles!

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Yeah vaughn, the whole Neca /Playmates thing is a real shame.

Neil said...

OK, I'll bite you guys. What news did I miss? Did Playmates suddenly wake up and say, 'Where the hell did this up start company come from? They are making figures better than us! We MUST stop them!'

...while twirling their villainous mustache? :)

Neil said...

Oh, and lets not forget:
- Tribble Turtles (ones with afro like hair as a tribble)
- Batman Turtles
- Rasta Man Turtles
- Beatnick Turtles
- DJ Turtles....

Keep your ideas coming, folks. We've got to give Playmates enough ideas so they don't declare Chapter 11 :).

Your welcome, Mr.Executives! If you had a private jet, I'd say go fly it and pitch these ideas NOW! :)

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST .. and this cashew just flew in from the Peanut gallery ..









:: NECA WORKS INCREDIBLY WELL IN TANDEM WITH OTHER Companies.. BE IT EA, MATTEL , WB , WETA , 4 H.M. , Lucasfilm , the list goes on and on.

Why would Playmates working with NECA have been anything short of but incredibly smart and very cool all around.

F8ck..and here ..

still b87ching about ' Music Turtles ' ..

who gives a f7ck .

"O what do i know.. i 'm just this .. i 'm just that - - "

yeh well consider yourself lucky you don't have to be tagged universally as a moronic freak and therefore an idiot ~!!


you won't even try to look on the +

.. why the hell would you ?!

Naaaaa.. ..that's ok ..

heaven forbid to see that the Turtles don't revolve 100% around toys..

naaaaaaah. No way , no how..

Nah why the hell would get your ass out of wal-mart and check some of the malls' hottest sellers.

Some designs are twists and revisions and strange contorted designs based on classic style guides..

and MANYYYYYYYYYYYY are down right rips from Ryan's style guides.

But no .. we don't pay attention to that sh8t.

Bitch about music turtles.. and the end of the world and the end of the road.

Fine so be it ..

do it.

Gawdamm !!

Ugh ..



Lunarabbit said...


Are you saying that everyone here fails to realize that NECA works well with other companies?

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..not really.

.. i'm saying it's been realized way to late by a number of parties.

Prolly may be to late in general.

And i was saying months ago ..

i am a frustrated that people are just now waking up to that.

Also frustrated that no one is looking at the good things happening.

The " Music Turtles " issue is moot, dumb and pointless to me at this point.

Been beat over like a dead horse

.. i don't care about it.

It's tricky walkin' the middle road trying to see all points best you can.

And not always easy.. that's where you find roadkill.

But i ain' dead yet , and i'm not as stupid as many would think.

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Hi tokka, don't forget Steve! He penciled the style guide stuff and I just inked.

Neca and Playmates don't work together. Playmates sells to mass market and Neca sells to specialty retailers.

Now let's say they both do turtles based on the first issue. Which one's are you going to buy?

~ tOkKa said...

-->> i know i know .. sorry, Steve force of habit..

Steve & Ryan's style guide.

☺ ☻

Part of my point is being missed.

Partly that may be somewhat my fault.

So easily frustrated i can get.

NECA has a wonderful history of working with other companies to get good stuff out there that the fans want. And i believe that's been ignored and killed.

I hope i am wrong but it appears so.

"Neca and Playmates don't work together. Playmates sells to mass market and Neca sells to specialty retailers."

-->> You will not find NECA products in a ' MASSIVE MASS MARKET ' like Wal-mart..

yes you can find NECA products in mass market retailers such as TRU stateside and Target abroad.

"Now let's say they both do turtles based on the first issue. Which one's are you going to buy?"

-->> NECA of coarse ..

but.. if the fates have it, and they continue to go with the bigger company ..without letting the companies work collaboratively instead of one bigger company just trying to stamp out the other ..

looks like customers will be stuck with one.

But i suppose even collaboration and cooperation is a moot point, like the Music Turtles.

Or like trying to find anything positive at all in this storm. Any thing hopeful.

Playmates could work across the lines with NECA ..and vice verca if they really wanted too.

The results could have been ( ?! ) been incredible.

Again i said this a long time ago.

But it just gets lost and i'm stuck "THE FOOL".


~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..on the other hand ..

some Turtle fans i know..

no matter what comes out as far as plastic goes. ::

They don't buy Turtle figures of any sort.

Various financial and some very ethical reasons for their decisions.

Those too.. very respectable.


~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..i'm not intentionally trying to piss anyone off, please don't think.

Too many nervous breakdowns as of late, yes ..

but i'm not trying to throw peppers into the gumbo on purpose.


Vaughn Michael said...

I have to be honest, as much as i like NECA I'm going to buy who makes the characters I want figures of and if they look good and not like happy meal toys they meaning Playmates will indeed get my money.
I'm not even sure about the entire Playmates NECA thin Ryan it was just something I was guessing at.
Do you know something I don't?
I figured Playmates where playing school yard bully and thus this is why Mirage and the fans haven't heard or seen a thing from them since early summer.

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Vaughn Michael said...

"...Do you know something I don't?"

You bet!

Vaughn Michael said...

hahahah spill the beans bucko!
I guess I'm a pretty smart guy if my guess be the truth ;)

~ tOkKa said...

-->> and you the only one , right ?!




Vaughn Michael said...

There goes tokka again.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> .. there goes Vaughn, again ..

and again..

and --

still goin ..

you go'it ,Coppertop.



Vaughn Michael said...

*walks awya shaking head*

~ tOkKa said...

-->> .. :/

Ah welcome ta hell.


~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..like me or hate me, whatever.. ::

perhaps a light could be at the end of the tunnel.

It's a long shot, but maybe Playmates can learn some lessons from the past few years and bring some better products not just for the kids but the collectors as well.

Worse things they've pulled..

and within' that there have been some good things .

I dunno .. kinda the calm perhaps before the storm maybe , i'll be fine to talk .. ..who the hell knows.

Hope for the best prepare for the worst ..

and all that.