>>8545308>Thanks for the reply man.
Hey man, it's exciting times to be a turtle fan. After years and years of almost nothing but the rare main four release from a one-off wave from a random company, we're in this weird golden age where there are and may be options for every obscure ass character you ever loved. >There's something kinda off in terms of how they looks versus this idealized version I have of them in my head.>Now I just need to get over my autism and be okay with mixing figs in a display.
I mean, despite the collective autism levels on /toy/, when in comes to my turtles display, I've decided to go with character design over brand wars. Like I said, we're in a golden age, and I'm actually kinda ok with mixing figs in a future display. Look at this shit, man:
When you say "Metalhead" to me, I don't even remember the cartoon version. I think of the gaudy ass gold chrome toy I had as a kid who makes no sense. (where the hell would Donnie get the gold for this and why would he stop halfway?) The Super7 one appeals to my nostalgia button hard and the NECA one does nothing for me.
Meanwhile, if you say "Baxter", I hated the original toy. Baxter is a pathetic fly midget, not the jacked 4-armed hefty boy from the toyline. So here, it's the opposite, I'm excited for the short timid NECA one to look tiny next to the other toys on my shelf, and I'm not interested in the vintage recreation, although I get that he was a lot of people's favorites.
All the while, no company seems to be able to do "my" definitive April (Newshen did a 12 inch I actually liked but like... 12 inch. I don't recall she was ever hit with a growth ray), and I'm bummed Revoltech and the other Japanese companies didn't take a stab at her or Splinter. I'd love a rat man so articulated I can balance him in a kung fu crane pose. (Yes, I know he's a Japanese Samurai and not a Chinese Shaolin Monk)
Plus, with the main cast done in both lines, the crazy shit is theoretically on the way.