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SDCC 2016 :: FEAR BEAR & TMNT

SDCC 2016 :: FEAR BEAR & TMNT


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–>> Hey, Snapper-Keepers and Turtle Legions – happy Solar Eclipse Day, hope it ECLIPSES Tokka’s grumpy birthday. Been struggling for weeks to come up with as decent post to start this final quarter year of incredible contention off to a decent start. Especially when the final quarter of LAST year ended in such a hostile thud. And that kinda happened to everyone.

t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: MONI-ONI iIn the uncertain cloud of smoke many of us get lost in  — in the “War of Words”, it’s a good time for your old snapper-pal here to take stock of the good things past & present while moving forward. I’m not good with mincing cliches, but if they are true – what can ya do ??

t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: MONI-ONI iiThat being stated – 2016 wasn’t ALL bad. ’16 marked a pivotal year in many regards for the world, on a personal level – – i personally was given solace in some regards to the difficult path i’ve chosen to continue on into my 20th year in industry.

SDCC 2016 :: SDCC 2016 :: Gwendoline Yeo with Tokka & "MONI-ONIskateboardSpecifically with Nickelodeon’s TMNT Animation & Vocal Talent team. Two examples included here are part of that constant distribution of my work to industry talent, writers, designers, acting talents, charity causes, ect. This has to an important aspect on perspective i’m trying top take into 2018. If you reading this can get something inspirational out of this or at least something positive internally, all the better.

The deck posted above was made specifically for Gwendoline Yeo. Many know my obsession with TMNT villain lore, and  the latest FOOT CLAN addition to the animated canon is Gwendolin’s Shinigami.  Likely taking slight design influence from the FOOT CLAN MYSTICS, Shini is becoming an important foil and ally to both the Teen Turtle Team and the Foot Clan itself. All good, bad, lethal humorous, lovely, and loyal to her best friend, Karai.

Details in the first and second quarters of last year about her character were rather nil at least design wise with her general look. Tho’ SHINIGAMI is an important  type of spirit in Japanese culture and in religious beliefs. Also being made popular in Anime & Manga franchises like DEATH NOTE, these “gods of death” seem to have a very mysterious and antagonizing name, so i chose 1/2 and 1/2 portrait of a menacing ONI ( the famous Yokai of Japanese lore ) to face off against Raphael, as a menacing substitute to absence of design reference for the beautiful, funny but deadly Shini.

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t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: SAY EVERYTHING iiGwendoline became surprisingly enamored with her deck, and a wonderful friendship was struck. This is what it’s all about. Making people happy and helping as many as i can. I’m going to try, in the coming months to do more ground work for the Hero Initiative as well.

The second deck here was granted to friend & supporter Sean Astin, who is the recipient of many “TOKKA” works, even a couple to honor his legendary actress of a Mom. The great Patty Duke !!

SDCC 2016 ::Sean Astin with Tokka & "SAY ANYTHING" skateboard


SDCC 2016 ::Sean Astin & "SAY ANYTHING" skateboardMore, quick work examples from this years portfolio :

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#TMNT / t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: Kickboxin' Leo i

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: USAGI year 1 iMost pieces do glow in the dark, enhanced in some shots by black lights.

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Other recent works include pieces again of recycled nature utilizing vintage VHS cassettes.t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: PENGUIN COMMANDO, VHS

t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: VHS glow sample
t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: CASEY JONES, VHSt2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: MONA LISA, VHSIDW, Nick Animation, Varner Studios, Playmates Toys, NECA, METTAL MEGA BLOKS & then some are among Tokka’s beneficiaries.

SDCC '17 x #tOkKa

SDCC '17 x #tOkKa

SDCC '17 x #tOkKa@Regrann 💫 🍝🐢 @gavinhignight - " Totally floored by the awesomeness of this #handpainted #tmnt #skateboarddeck of #donVizioso by @tokka_oroku !!!" #tokka thanks so much sir!!! #teenagemutantninjaturtles #tmnt2012 #thedon #likeaturtSDCC '17 x #tOkKa
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Actress #GwendolineYeo with her #Shinigami #skateboard, her character in #Nickelodeon's #TMNT.

Gwendoline Yeo eventually did receive her legitamate Tokka designed “Shinigami “skatedeck this summer.

**In the next several hours i shall be offering your chance for a custom, recycled-art skateboard or so & hopefully one of the video cassettes for top-tier backers for Jay Lawrence’s HIGHLY in-demand TMNT ACTION FIGURE ENCYCLOPEDIA Hardcover and Softcover Kickstarter program which has under 6 days to finalize. Watch this link closely !!

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Further #TMNT related crowd-funding campaigns in their final days & / or worth your time & monetary flexibility and some incredible rewards  !!::

Another TMNT comic project from the influencial & infamous A. Modeen. His non-canon TMNT, indy-comic stories, particularly this one invites back Mirage Studios talent Jim Lawson, Dan Berger & others – these hypothetical adventures are so close to the creators’ original MIRAGE canon, they become a “Hypothetical – canon” & might as well be CANON. He’s the scoop on his latest project.

From the same team that brought you the Image TMNT conclusion (Vol. 3 #24 & 25) as well as “TMNT: Odyssey” comes a brand new graphic novel. This one takes place after a couple of years after Mirage TMNT Vol. 4, with Donatello leading an excursion to the center of the universe both to save it (an unknown energy is breaking down all life on a cellular level) as well as get answers for himself, his brothers and the others in his group along the way. Answers will be had, secrets revealed and consequences will be suffered.

 

TOKKA may have missed the draw on this one, as when this post publishes, this Passion Project of TMNT & TICK alumn, Dave Garcia may be up & plumb out of juice. But it’s not like Dave to just up and keel over like a dead horse at a dried up waterin’ hole. I’ll keep you guys updated on further developments & potential re listings of this SCI-FI WESTERN Graphic Novel project, a decade in the making !! **Check out Dave’s site for more info & to read S.O.T.W. yourself !!

Join the Black Ghost and Old Man Coyote “the Trickster” on their perilous adventures. Learn why the Masked Man used silver bullets.

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As usual, thanks for your patience !! I’m workin; best i can with my skeleton GGM crew to keep ya updated on the latest n’ greatest & BEST TMNT related news bits as my poor ol’ tiny dinosaurian typin’ tips can tap out on the keyboard !!

 

Ok – more later. Heysave some of that 7 day old pizza from behind the couch for me and sticka candle in it n’ wish this grizzly ol’ Snapper the Grumpiest of birthdays NEVER !! !!

 

** mumble grumble **  

 

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** TMNT ADVENTURES Archives V. 10; art by Lavigne/ Brown (( 2015 )); #TMNT ACTION FIGURE ENCYCLOPEDIA **

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES Archives Vol. 10; Inks - Pencils by Steve Lavigne, inks by Ryan Brown (( 2015 ))

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“The all-ages action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures! Collects issues #41–44 of the Archie Comics series, including “The Future Shark Trilogy” and Mighty Mutanimals #7.”

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES Archives Vol. 10; Colour - Pencils & color by Steve Lavigne, inks by Ryan Brown (( 2015 ))

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–>> .. Post SDCC2017 updates abound, the biggest update of the summer includes an important project my **terrible2z Flickr archive & i helped contribute to in this TMNT 30th Cartoon Anniversary year !! author & TMNT Toy expert , Jay Lawrence !! :

“The First Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Action Figure Book. A coffee table book of TMNT figures, vehicles, & accessories from 1988- 2017.”


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Still a tiny bit early, but in the coming days, i shall be trying to work with Jay on a top-tier incentive to provide a custom skateboard commission or 2 that are proving to be very popular in industry & Nickelodeon & Mirage Studios alumni including the likes of Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen,Dave Garcia, Yuki Matsuzaki, Eric Bauza, Gwendoline Yeo, Ciro Nieli, Stan Sakai, The Kevin Eastman Family, Brandon Auman, Varner Studios, Playmates Toys, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sean Astin and then some.

Quick Samples here from Tokka’s 2017 portfolio.

 

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..more updates hopefully within the week, including further development on this project, TMNT comics & more post SDCC updates including TMNT Documentary Volume 2 highlights. LATAAHHH, SNAPPAZ !!

 

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Nickelodeon “HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” FEATURING LEONARDO – Paramount Movie LEO ’14 (( 2015 ))

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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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Nacho’s LAS TORTUGAS NINJA  ::

..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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Striking new things continue to pour out of Funko including the cute MyMoji blind assortment and a collaboration with the legendary PLAYMOBIL line.

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

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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.

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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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

2016 Mega Bloks TMNT Blind Bag Micro Figure Review; WFS, may also have the correct codes / tips for you to help you in your hunt to find EXACTLY which Mini figure you WANT in this review.

 

2015 Playmates Toys Mutant Shredders Figure Review

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  • PONCHO EL REX Tortugas Ninja 2 – Primera imagen de Krang

TORTUGAS NINJA LATINO AMERICA ::

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.

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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.

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

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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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ToyArk :: ** CLICK TO SEE THE FULL PAINTED ROSTER !!

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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