Cockroach Terminator Mutated Spyroach. Meet the biggest and toughest insect ever! Cockroach Terminator was once Donnie’s little spy before falling into a container of Mutagen Ooze and mutating into an unstoppable monster. He is ready to destroy anything that crosses his way, including the Turtles! Anyone who pesters this insect should be ready to get stung!
..minor variation on the newer card insert, including instructions on attaching the “antenna” piece into Roach’s head. This insert is from the original release. The browner tones on the body and carapace seem a little darker as well. His one “Good eye” seems to be painted in a lighter black. The cylindrical metal component on his shell on this re-issue has NOT been painted silver as on the original release for some reason. I suppose you could always paint it yourself.
These paint touch-ups really make Roach look a little better. I’m trying to break it down here for ya best i can to help you decide; if you think it’s worth a re-purchase of the guy for the new colouring. or just to have a variant MOC to save.
Not a perfect toy, but i am fond of the little guy.. and while scale issues plague so much of this line, C.T. here is really not one of them effected. He pretty much is to scale of the Teen figures like he was on the show last season.
.Blade on top is with the new release, lower blade with spot on handle is the older release blade.
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Flickr user **REAL SLASH has clipped from somewhere a packaged, on card image of the Movie figure of “RAPH IN DISGUISE”. I’m taking that to mean that he’s part of a Movie wave 1.2. He’ll prolly be released with April. No idea when. The Movie toys are very sporadically popping up ( ..mostly at TARGET stores it seems) or online auctions.
South of Denver Tokka has not seen ANYTHING just yet as far as the Nick Cartoon SLASH wave or the Movie figs. That will prolly change soon. Hey, i usually post my personal TMNT findings on when i’m out and about on my **Instagram and on my ***TwitterAccount via twitpic. *Note, i don’t have time for more separate social media accounts than what i already have set up. You are welcome to follow me on any of them, but be warned they are PG-13 at best and sometimes i am brutally honest about issues i face. If you are very easily offended, you may wish to think twice before following.
Mirage Studios’ adaptation of the first TMNT movie. Two editions were published, one in regular comic book format, and a “prestige” format that was printed on better quality paper and featured painted coloring by Steve Lavigne on the interior pages.
Some interesting “Retro Style” key-rings were found by our friend at a ***FRY’S store, a division of the Kroger company based in Arizona. Hypothetically one could figure that other KROGER stores or Kroger affiliate stores in the U.S. may have these key-rings too. but that is only a guess so no guarantees.
TNI & Pixel Dan save the day AGAIN with your NERDO COSPLAYERS in a 1/2 – shell::
AFI :: “New Playmates TMNT Movie Figure Reveals” ; The new toy pack-in catalog brochure of the MOVIE toy line ( as you know; Playmates puts lots of these little brochures in their figure packs ) is included in this article; the new toys are also reportedly hitting store shelves EARLY – as i type this and days prior. “CONVENIENTLY” ( yeh – sarcasm ) the PARTICULAR store and area where the toys were located at are NOT disclosed in the piece; so keep your eyes peeled EVERYWHERE,kids.
Got this in from a friend back East; i believe located in Georgia at a TARGET store, thanks Dakota :: Reissues of figures from prior TMNT waves such as Cockroach Terminator ( shown in the screencap from the friend on Instagram above), Dogpound, Leatherhead, and Snakeweed and maybe others – – have been reported to have newer paint applications and deco that looks much more improved and somewhat similar to their prototype predecessors. Playmates’s scale with the Turtles line has been an ever present issue – – but these newer paint decos on the older releases may make up for the line’s short comings. So again, keep an eye out.
Previews are out, books are on the shelves and reviews are popping up so I feel there’s no need to hold this back.
Metalhead’s redesign for IDW’s TMNT! Had fun with this one! As you may see on his debut book (TMNT#34) the speeder/car mode was something that I suggested and writer Tom Waltz and editor Bobby Curnow embraced.
My goal here was to not only give this version of the character a voice and look of its own, but also to pay a homage to the original design. Mission accomplished I believe.
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Power Rangers alumni, Stuntman & owner/operator of TMNTVAN.COM, Jason Ybarra has a nice write-up about his famous TMNT PARTY WAGON in the latest issue of **HOT V.W.s, check it at your local news stand !! !!
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Great reading – – check these articles for some TMNT 30 related gud’ness !! ::
As usual, the drum i pound each and every-time until the damn drum breaks breaks: ” patience is key “. More power to the individual collector or ones of extraneous circumstances who can afford the really wacky and sometimes unreasonable prices any particular dealer offers for advanced product. Not to chastise any particular dealer, i’m sure they price things based on demand. More power to them too.. But if you stay vigil and PATIENT the same product should, in most cases be available locally in your area soon, if not very soon. This includes product based on the current T.V. Show from Playmates ( Rahzar, Slash ,LARP TMNT, et al. ), Kidrobot Vinyl releases, ect. When these items show up online in auctions or the toy reviewers receive them from the companies for critique, that’s when you keep a calm and cool eye – best you can on your local store pegs. I know it’s not easy .. but even if i like or not – -it’s the nature of the hunt. Staying cool and collected and learning / recognizing the patterns and signs of product releases makes good sense for getting EVEN THE COMPLETEST everything they want for their particular collection. and you don’t have to break the bank and sell the farm and stress out to make that happen. I’m tellin’ you this cuz Tokka’s gotta tell himself the exact same thing in regards to collecting all the time. And if all else fails.. yes yes.. THERE’S ALWAYS EBAY. Real quick, our friend Powder showed us a glimpse of the newest MOVIE T.V. spot with a new Shredder viewpoint. I’ll try to post that soon. ~ t
–>> Well, hello there !! Post Memorial Week — the TMNT-30 TURTLE Summer kicks into a high gear and celebration with the penultimate release of the much anticipated ( or dreaded; pendin’ who ya ask – -not that i did.. ) Paramount TMNT Movie !! In the mean time Tokka’s still playin’ catch-up while he’s ahealin’. Well now there, in the mean time – -be still my beady lil’ heart .. .. why it’s
..’kay look between healing my damned-able broken ol’ beaky-bones and my typical SDCC panic attacks that hit me in preparation for the summer this time of year — again i’m playin’ catch-up. So grab a hot dog n’ a burger n’ some fries from the barbie ( can you BBQ french fries ?? ) and some KETCHUP this lovely Sunday summer day — i’ll be back with a round-up of the comic news in a bit and some EXCLUSIVE vintage MIRAGE Era art !! !!