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TMNT Minimates - it's official!

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Oh boy.

I've never been a fan of the cartoons, just the comics and [most] movies.

I'm in a similar boat to a degree. I feel the 87 series hasn't aged well, especially when the vastly superior (but typically overlooked) 2003 series did a great job of doing a story that was MUCH closer to the original comics. I've been put off the new series as I feel it's trying to re-make the 87 series rather than something different like the 03 series.

However I do really like the 2012 designs - especially the fact Donnie and Mikey got new weapons (which were underused from what I saw, another thing I found off putting) so I'm hoping they get made as part of the line - so I can't wait to get the core four if nothing else as minimates biggrin.png. I do hope this may allow DST to branch out into other incarnations like 03, IDW and maybe even the Mirage Turtles.

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Meh. Good for the people who want it, but I was never a huge TMNT fan. I liked the 200X show, but that's the only one.

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I'm curious to see how DST handles multiple variations of the Turtles. Playmates wasn't afraid to get.....creative?...with the variations of the 4 brothers, often times to the detriment of the various lines they produced. Hopefully DST will be able to reign in the variant wackiness a little.

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I saw a report that these were at Toy Fair but couldn't be photographed, is that correct? I'm just curious if anyone knows what characters they had on display.

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I saw a report that these were at Toy Fair but couldn't be photographed, is that correct? I'm just curious if anyone knows what characters they had on display.

"Minimates are planned but we were not allowed to take pictures of them. Shown was Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, Kraang droid #1, Kraang droid #2, Shredder, Foot Ninja human, Foot Ninja Kraang, and April ONeil. There was also a posted of more characters coming but we were not allowed to mention the names of those characters at this time." Quoted from toy hype.

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I saw a report that these were at Toy Fair but couldn't be photographed, is that correct? I'm just curious if anyone knows what characters they had on display.

"Minimates are planned but we were not allowed to take pictures of them. Shown was Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, Kraang droid #1, Kraang droid #2, Shredder, Foot Ninja human, Foot Ninja Kraang, and April ONeil. There was also a posted of more characters coming but we were not allowed to mention the names of those characters at this time." Quoted from toy hype.

Very cool, thank you. If Zach is around, can you give us any idea when we might get a look at these?

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for anyone who hasn't seen the new show, I highly recommend checking it out from the start. I realize it's not for everyone, but I think everyone should at least try it

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I realize it's not for everyone, but I think everyone should at least try it

One guy once told me this about heroin. Sorry, but it was a mistake then, and I learn from my mistakes.

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Can you give us any details of the release plans, Zach? Two pack waves or box sets? TRU and specialty? Is the license just for the current show, or can you expand to other stuff? And, most importantly, CAN YOU DO USAGI YOJIMBO?!

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Can you give us any details of the release plans, Zach? Two pack waves or box sets? TRU and specialty? Is the license just for the current show, or can you expand to other stuff? And, most importantly, CAN YOU DO USAGI YOJIMBO?!

Would like to know as well.

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I doubt Usagi is in the deal, but if the first assortment of two-packs does well, we may do some classic stuff.

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I'm definitely pleased that these will be 2 packs instead of box sets (easier for army building).

Sadly, I haven't been keeping up with the new cartoon - can someone tell me if Usagi is part of the latest incarnation?

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I'm definitely pleased that these will be 2 packs instead of box sets (easier for army building).

Sadly, I haven't been keeping up with the new cartoon - can someone tell me if Usagi is part of the latest incarnation?

No. As Peter Laird is no longer part of the TMNT franchise, they no longer have the connection to Stan Sakai (Peter and Stan are said to be good friend) and I've heard as a result Usagi won't be appearing in the new cartoon.

Usagi is actually a separate comic series called Usagi Yojimbo, which in the 87 series is mistakenly used as his name. The 03 series uses his correct one Miyamoto Usagi and also brings in more of his supporting cast like Genosuke (who's a Rhino bounty hunter) and even has Leo travel to his world. Usagi Yojimbo is easily my favourite comic EVER and having not only episodes dedicated to the franchise but using his correct name is another reason why I feel 03 > 87.

Having said that if a classic licence allows DST to make Usagi (not sure how that would work as he is owned by Stan Sakai and currently being published by Dark Horse)

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I did not know that he had appeared in the later series as well, I'll have to check that out. I did know his correct name, but it's just easier to use the name he's most commonly known as among the public.

Usagi as part of this or any TMNT line would be great, as apparently Stan Sakai's wife is very ill, and they are incurring crippling medical bills. Dark Horse is releasing a benefit book, with work by an amazing array of artists, in June:

http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/1581/dark-horse-announces-sakai-project

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I'm going to need so many Foot Soldiers. So many...

Zach, has it gotten far enough with these that we know if TRU will be carrying them as well?

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No. As Peter Laird is no longer part of the TMNT franchise, they no longer have the connection to Stan Sakai (Peter and Stan are said to be good friend) and I've heard as a result Usagi won't be appearing in the new cartoon.

Usagi is actually a separate comic series called Usagi Yojimbo, which in the 87 series is mistakenly used as his name. The 03 series uses his correct one Miyamoto Usagi and also brings in more of his supporting cast like Genosuke (who's a Rhino bounty hunter) and even has Leo travel to his world. Usagi Yojimbo is easily my favourite comic EVER and having not only episodes dedicated to the franchise but using his correct name is another reason why I feel 03 > 87.

I didn't know that about the name, having never read the comic (though I've always been fond of the artwork. Sadly, I cannot collect all 40 billion comic titles that I think look interesting AND collect Minimates. I wish I was rich wink.png). I also didn't know where the connection came from. I should work on being more knowledgeable on my favorite childhood franchise...

I'm going to need so many Foot Soldiers. So many...

This. A thousand times, this.

I had two Foot Soldier figures from the '87 line when I was 6, and I had to use my imagination to multiply them into dozens for my turtle figures to fight. I fully intend to eliminate the need to use my imagination with the minimate versions.

A Foot Soldier army dump would make me so happy... and broke.

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Out of all the amazing new mates I might be most excited for this, my friend was doing press at toy fair and said he saw them in person and said they look next level, like they stand out from minimates right away in a good way. Can't wait for pics *_*

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