TMNT: 1988-1998

Time for some Prehistoric Pizza with Cave-Turtle Don!

January 16, 2014
Cave Turtle Don

It’s been slow start to 2014 on the vintage action figure collecting front – I’ve come away disappointed and empty handed from several recent forays to markets stalls and my usual haunts. Choice figures from decades past seem to be getting harder and harder to find…But then, unexpectedly, I found a couple of gems at […]

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Universal Studios Monster Turtles starring Leo as the Wolfman!

October 31, 2013
Leo as the Wolfman

During the late 1980s and early 1990s Playmates Toys invented some wonderfully imaginative scenarios for their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures with endlessly creative variations. These weird and wonderful figures seem to divide collectors straight down the middle, but love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s absolutely no denying the sheer quality of the designs. […]

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Camo-Armor Turtleflage Venus – The Vanishin’ Vixen!

December 9, 2012
Venus - Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation

When Michael Bay, producer of the forthcoming Ninja Turtles movie, announced earlier this year that in the revamp Donatello would now be a female turtle named Donatella, Internet forums were quickly filled with angry comments from die-hard fans…until people noticed the date and realised that this news had been nothing but an April Fools’ Day […]

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Samurai Don – The Foot-fightin’ Film Star from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III!

November 24, 2011
Samurai Don

By the time everybody’s favourite reptiles had appeared on the big screen for the third time in 1993 in the unimaginatively entitled movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, TMNT fever was maybe waning a little since its frenzied heyday of the late eighties. Certainly, this live-action movie suffered from poorer quality costumes – Jim Henson’s […]

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