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–>> Here we go, wrapping up this break-down of the “History- ” set with 1 final installment..

2014’s movie Leo release is Another figure that retains minimal modification, possibly due to it’s more recent release of the carded version. Updated copyright info, the threaded pegholes, and potentially a slightly off-molded head. The changes are so small compared to the carded retail version

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - Nick LEONARDO vi / ..with Paramount TMNT Movie LEONARDO '14 iii / ..with Paramount Movie LEO '14 (( 2015 ))

I mostly use the “Paramount Movie” tag to distinguish the 2014 movie reboot from the original films. Not that it’s hard to do that. My “tOkKustom” repaint of the standard carded Leo figure was to heighten the details of the Varner sculpt, not necessarily to go for hyper-detailed movie accuracy. It suffices i suppose.

 

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - Paramount Movie LEO '14 iv (( 2015 ))The two noggins on the toy seem slightly different. But i highly suspect a manufacturing issue on that note.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - Paramount Movie LEO '14 iv (( 2015 ))

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - Paramount Movie LEO '14 iv / ..with Movie LEOs (( 2015 ))
..here’s lotsa Movie Leo figures, for fun.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - Paramount Movie LEO '14 v / ..set on display (( 2015 ))Were you lucky enough to find this set under your tree last month ??

 

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..bottom line, aside from the Giant KID-SIZED TMNT figures we’ve seen during the Holidays from JAKKS ( Mikey and Leo so far ) – – we may see other scale figs. Jakks has been putting out larger Nintendo, ZELDA, MARIO, STAR WARS, WWE, HALO and the like. There may be another scale offered by Jakks akin to those other franchise lines. We’ll see. NY TOY FAIR is around the corner.

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–>> Down to two more in this set, for part 7 of the “History- ” set, Nick’s own Ciro Nieli LEONARDO from 2012 appears.This guy translates alright, but again is not without a tiny bit of modification. The most notable mod is in the bigger whites of his EYES. The change from the smaller molded eyes of the original 2012 also appears on carded retail 2015- reissues of that standard Leo Nick  toy.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - Nick LEONARDO iii / ..with Nick Leo '12 (( 2015 ))The explanation prolly lies in another budget issue with Playmates and a small money saving tactic.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - Nick LEONARDO iv / ..with Nick Leo '12 (( 2015 ))

A “throwback” variant of the same sculpts of the 2012 first wave of Turtles with “retro” colored knee/elbow pads, initials on their belts like the classic ’88 Turtle toys, and show accurate pupils that replace the “WHITE” blank eyes of that initial wave. Leo’s eyes on the 2012 were apparently too small so the Varner sculpted noggin has had the eyelets widened to compensate for the pupils on the Playmates touted “NEW DECORATION” Leo version of this figure and the 2015+ reissues. They use the wide-eye head for both versions.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - Nick LEONARDO v / ..with Nick Leo '12 (( 2015 ))Aside fro the noggin’s eye sockets, updated copyright info and threaded foot pegs, all’s in order for this guy.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - Nick LEONARDO vi / ..with Nick Leo '12 & NEW DECORATION Leo '15 (( 2015 ))

For fun – the 3 versions of the sculpt together. Not too much of a difference. But the eyes of the central toy with the set show the transition from the 2012 figure on the left to the 2015 redeco version on the right. We see what was done to widen then eyelets for the pupil inclusion on the redeco,

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FIGURAS TAMAÑO 11 PULGADAS DEL FILM FUERA DE LAS SOMBRAS. ; DVD comes through again with peeks at the 11″ TMNT2 movie figure line.

 

 

Nickelodeon “HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” FEATURING LEONARDO – ‘TMNT : FAST FORWARD’ LEONARDO (( 2015 ))

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–>> Part 6 of the GGM “History — Leo” set takes back into the future to about 10 years ago. So prolly more accurately a 2006 year imprint should appear on the back of this box. However, the planning for the FAST FORWARD phase of the TMNT 2k3 series prolly started in 2005. This is more Michael Dooney style-guide art printed here – used for earlier on in the 2003 era. But since it’s the same continuity, it does suffice.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'TMNT : FAST FORWARD' LEONARDO ii (( 2015 ))

Representing another interesting turning point in the 2003 series as the actually, somewhat short-lived, “futuristic” and lighter TMNT: FAST FORWARD line marked the start of a shift in the Toys and animated worlds of the Turtles. All of this was both praised and shunned by many fans of the show. Cut off by the TMNT 2007 film toy line, a whole wave of unreleased characters and fun Turtle variants never made it past TOY FAIR.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'TMNT : FAST FORWARD' LEONARDO iii (( 2015 ))Another “alright” reproduction – this one was kind of hard to remove from the base. But it may have just been mine. Small paint apps are missing such as below the knee. Leo’s futuristic katanas were partly made of a translucent blue plastic with a painted metallic handle ( representing the lazer-like, Lightsabre-ish weapons of the show ). Here they are cast in solid silver. The scabbard on his back is completely blue, the original’s scabbard is silver-metallic. While it may just be MY particular figure, it does appear that the head on my repro FF Leo is just a tad off-mold.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'TMNT : FAST FORWARD' LEONARDO iv (( 2015 ))

As usual, for the set, peg-holes are threaded and copyright info is updated but moved to the lower back of his shell.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'TMNT : FAST FORWARD' LEONARDO v (( 2015 ))

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'TMNT : FAST FORWARD' LEONARDO vi (( 2015 ))

The noggin, again on my FF Leo reproduction toy seems just slightly off. Not a big deal, but it just doesn’t look 100 % correct. The forehead particularly seems off-mold.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'TMNT : FAST FORWARD' LEONARDO vii / ..with DARK LEO '06 (( 2015 ))

Just for fun, here’s DARK LEO. The vile alien Shape-shifter, Sh’Okanabo made evil clones of the Teens to help defeat ’em.

Dark Leo is a particularly effective evil counterpart Ninja Turtle, and he makes a really cool evil Toy.

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In the latest issue of Clutter Magazine, they have a look at some upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures. These 1/6 scale figures were designed by TMNT creator Kevin Eastman and will be produced by ThreeZero. We’ve previously seen then base sculpts, but the magazine features our first look at the fully painted and articulated figures.

LF Garcia !!

LF Garcia’s fan DVD Mock-up.

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Nickelodeon “HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” FEATURING LEONARDO – 2k3 LEONARDO (( 2015 ))

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–>> Onto part 5 of GGM’s History – set breakdown.  Here, the box art reproduces the initial ’03 card backer art of Leo ( also used on other Playmates and non- products ). That art was used for quite some time. It really matched the look of that first wave Leo. You may still find it here and there on some items like BLUE BUNNY frozen ice cream Ninja Turtle products.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - TMNT 2k3 LEONARDO ii (( 2015 ))A slightly early, surprise release for the 2002 holiday season at Wal-mart stores ( perhaps others ) of just the Teens to get kids hyped on the then NEW upcoming relaunch Turtles show brought the original intro of this sculpt.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - TMNT 2k3 LEONARDO iii / ..with Original '03 Leonardo (( 2015 ))

Arguably, that original wave of TMNT ’03 figures was some of the strongest product PLAYMATES ever produced. With the Teens and supporting cast featuring newer articulation not seen in TMNT toys before, great detailing and washes on the paint schemes, and notable actual paint on the weapons themselves — Playmates & 4kids wanted fans to know that these Teens meant business !!

 

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In the budget cutting age of Playmates with minimal, weird, questionable, or NO paint decos on retail figures – this guy translates “OK” in this set.

 

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - TMNT 2k3 LEONARDO iv / ..with Original '03 Leonardo (( 2015 ))

Another stabilization modification is made to the left leg this time on the toy giving his foot and lower leg a slightly less ‘bent’ stance compared to the original. The newer stance is a bit more rounded and stable and looks cool. The belt, scabbard, & swords go unpainted this time so no real details except for the sculpt itself. The body gets only the basic paint and NO paint washes or detailing. The plastron chest-piece on the ’02 toy is a bit softer and you can actually press it in a little bit. The chest-piece on this reproduction is entirely solid. Non-pliable whatsoever. This repro is still pretty adequate a representation of the ’03 figure.

 

 

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - TMNT 2k3 LEONARDO v / ..with Original '03 Leonardo (( 2015 ))Threaded feed again on the repro, and his unpainted swords also seem a tad smaller than the original releases.  The updated copyright info is transferred from his left to right foot.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - TMNT 2k3 LEONARDO vi / ..with Original '03 Leonardo (( 2015 )) .. for fun, we get a visit from my favouriie ’03 era LEONARDO, MYSTIC FURY LEO !!

..with MYSTIC FURE LEO '05..and the original ’06 F.F. Leo steps up to visit the set !!

.. with F.F. LEO '06

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..on the comic front —
..I’ve not aggregated on the comic front in a few months, and i will try to change that in coming posts. Part of this is due to Tokka’s personal issues with comic companies that has interfered with life/ career issues rather drastically. Posting IDW related news items did become a sticking point.

However as to not let bias come into play while posting on GGM, i’ll have to get over this. This was an important decision ( made long ago ) to make on relaying the news as UN-biased as possible to let the fans draw their own conclusions on issues and matters at hand in regards to books, films, media, whatnot.

There’s one “lost” post not published in regards to Ryan Brown’s return to at least some semblance of comic work with the Lavigne penciled cover and Ryan  inked **TMNT Adventures Archives Vol.10.

While i cannot promise what i will propose here will happen, i will try. Within’ publishing the lost post, i will gently request a Q & A with Ryan of some sorts. For years now i am infrequently bombarded with questions i cannot always answer i.e. : The collapse of Ryan Brown’s “THE SELECTED” Mutanimals Revision / spin-off comic, The cult favourite WILD WEST C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa, his creations : Mondo Gecko, Leatherhead, and Slash and general input on Ciro and Nick’s ( and possibly IDW’s ) direction with the original SPIN-OFF team of Turtles –  the MIGHTY MUTANIMALS.

Ryan’s very reserved and may not be up to this. So i cannot promise sh**.

But he’s a legendary TMNT creator and writer who gets MINIMAL credit and goes heavily under-appreciated in many fan circles. I also cannot guarantee that will change. But his fans DO want to hear from him. And perhaps a short Question and Answer session may be in order.

We’ll see, bare with me as i look into this.

 

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Nickelodeon “HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” FEATURING LEONARDO – ‘NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION’ LEONARDO (( 2015 ))

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–>> Classic Michael Dooney N.M. style-guide art on the back of the box..

Modifications on this reproduction aren’t too bad. The right foot has been modified to set FLAT on the ground. Possibly again for stability reasons on the display stand. He may stand better than the original release actually. I am fond of the new stance. So his feet are a little “bigger”.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION' LEONARDO iii / ..with Original N.M. LEO '97 (( 2015 ))

The Dual-Action Katana is recoloured from vintage releases but actually looks really good. The belt strangely has just a silver medallion where an “L” initial used to be on the ’97 release. The “L” imprint is actually still there, but it almost looks painted over by the silver paint. You can barely see it under the metallic.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION' LEONARDO iv / ..with Original N.M. LEO '97 (( 2015 ))

Like the vintage MOVIE STARS, the N.M. Turtle’s arms, head and legs had softer and rubbery plastics. The only soft part left is the bandanna piece on the back of the noggin.

 

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION' LEONARDO vii / ..with Original N.M. LEO '97 (( 2015 ))..Leo’s original sculpt is in the forefront, you can see the “BATTLE STANCE” has been modification on the repro.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION' LEONARDO vi / ..with Original N.M. LEO '97 (( 2015 ))

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION' LEONARDO v / ..with Original N.M. LEO '97 (( 2015 ))..look closely at the Repro’s belt, see the “L” initial ??   Strange.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - 'NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION' LEONARDO vii / ..with N.M. TURTLEFLAGE Camo Blitz Cycle '98 (( 2015 ))..for fun, here’s Repro LEO with the Camo-Blitz Cycle ’98 release.

 

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A Diamond Select Release! TMNT fans are loving DST’s line of Ninja Turtle Minimates, and Series 3 kicks things up a notch! Featuring the four turtles in their Vision Quest outfits, this individually foil-bagged assortment also expands on the line’s mutant roster, with Slash, Bebop and Rocksteady, as well as rare, one-per-case figures of Ivan Steranko and Vision Quest Splinter! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has up to 14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each full-color counter display contains 18 foil-bagged Minimates, including a full set of all nine characters! Designed by Art Asylum!
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