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April O'Neil

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Is it just me, or does this figure look more like Mila Kunis

Is it just me, or does this figure look more like Mila Kunis than Megan Fox?

Also, her articulation is about on par with the first X-Men movie Rogue figure... from 14 years ago. Back when toys could sell themselves on good actor likenesses alone... which this figure doesn't have.

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Posted by recognizer on 3 July, 2014 - 21:57
Well, suffice it say the

Well, suffice it say the promo-shots for the figure do look a lot like Megan Fox:

And I was saying that to myself earlier today: this figure is about on par with a figure from about a decade ago.


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Posted by VIR on 3 July, 2014 - 22:19
Yikes.

Wow this is...this is really bad. I'm imagining the reasoning that you'd put this out in a line where it's far worse than any of its shelfmates, and the reasons I'm coming up with are all mostly all sexist and gross. I do not like this at all Playmates.

Mostly though, I just wanted to point out how great the original April figure was, who was packing heat in her gear bag. "Oh, you have sais? That's great, let me just pull out my gun."

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 3 July, 2014 - 21:57
It may more to do with them

It may more to do with them knowing that she's gonna be a peg warmer to begin with, so they didn't put in any effort; I mean, what child is really bursting at the seams wanting to get April instead of their favorite turtle or a armory of knives on legs? Of course, sales will now be lower because she's a bad toy because someone thought that no one would buy her in the first place; it's a vicious cycle of cause and effect.

And, hey, a girl has got to protect herself in New York; that neon yellow makes her a big target, ha!

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Posted by VIR on 3 July, 2014 - 22:28
Well, I had April, but then

Well, I had April, but then again I also had all of the first run Turtles toys. I did genuinely think she was cool at the time, because her accessories were really great (compared to like, Splinter's dumb bow).

Basically you said what I was thinking, only in addition to a strictly monetary decision of "this figure won't sell, we don't need to make the effort" I started going down the road of "this is the figure in the line that will appeal to girls, and because girls are used to less articulation in their toys we again don't need to make the effort".

I'll say though that this would be something I'd pick up on super steep discount, which inevitably it seems it would be, because I'll always take more cameras for my other figures.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 3 July, 2014 - 22:49
Less plastic

Well at least there's less plastic here than the real woman. and more dimension!

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Posted by Rob on 5 July, 2014 - 08:51
Zing!

Zing!

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 5 July, 2014 - 09:11
Ha HA! (Also, I'm on my phone

Ha HA!

(Also, I'm on my phone right now so I may have accidentally reported your comment instead of replying. Oops...)

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Posted by Jmann on 5 July, 2014 - 23:21
Man, I love those last pics,

Man, I love those last pics, especially with Red Buster and Decade.

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Posted by Autobot Alex on 5 July, 2014 - 21:20
Once again.....

.....Playmates messes up.

Oh, Playmates, why do you folks insist on still making figures using 1988 methods? Why do you keep on using articulation that is totally useless?

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Posted by The Castellan on 7 July, 2014 - 12:54
 
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