Mar 14, 2024

Super7 forced Playmates' hand

 Mattel might have influenced as well... Let's be honest here: This was more a Mattel thing than a Super7 thing, but Playmates WILL use it as a tool against Super7.

Playmates is doing Proto-Turtles and Vintage styled figures with Modern Articulation.

And FUCK! The Proto-Turtles are a Target exclusive! The "Remastered" Turtles are a Wal-Mart exclusive. The Articulation isn't THAT advanced. Seems to be exactly the same as their previous comic book turtles... but new vintage styled sculpting. This is an obvious move by Playmates to copy Mattel's Oranges line.

It can also be used as a move to cockblock Super7 from the vintage characters in Ultimates... thank goodness there's "other media" like Shredder's Revenge for them to pull off some vintage folks. 

Here's my prediction: The Turtles will look great... despite the limited articulation. Where they WILL drop the ball is when they reach Splinter, Shredder, Foot Soldier, April, Bebop, and Rocksteady. If you noticed I only mentioned the 1988 wave... because that's all we'll get until Playmates cries that it's too much effort.

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