- In addition to the pics from yesterday’s MTV Geek exclusive about the TMNT Classic Collection, you should also check out this video interview with a Playmates brand manager (I’m assuming). It’s got some nice shots of the figures, and the manager spells out that these are definitely based on the 1980s cartoon, that they’re intended for collectors and that the line could expand deeper in the cartoon as well as the movies and comics if it sells well.
The video also shows that their shells open up as a storage area for weapons, which seems like an unnecessary but unobtrusive feature. (The brand manager also refers to them as “ten- to eleven-inch figures” which is odd, since they’re clearly 6″ and are right next to him.) It turns out the video is poorly edited, and the two previous sentences refer to the 10″ TRU-exclusive figures based on the new cartoon, not the Classics figures.
- I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Playmates is also doing a full 3 3/4″ scale line for the new Nickelodeon cartoon, including an absolutely massive sewer playset.
- Out of curiosity, what do people think of the format for my recent MOTUC reviews? Do you prefer the older style with the separate sections for each aspect (sculpt/paint/accessories etc.), or is this more conversational style okay?
- If I were a wealthy man with money to burn, I would buy this in a heartbeat. I’m almost tempted to start some ridiculously selfish PayPal donation drive just to get one. But that would be better spent on creating and producing a run of Poe figurines a la OMFG…(he asked slyly, raising an eyebrow in curiosity to see what the response was).