MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures by Kevlar Palsh (( 2012 )) • http://gogreenmachine.org/?p=6208

MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures i by  Kevlar Palsh (( 2012 ))
MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } // .. entire wrap-around cover; art by Kevin Eastman (( 1985 ))

** MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE  { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures on FIGUREREALM **

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“This is a custom Michaelangelo figure I made for a contest for Figure Realm that came in 3rd place. Its a version of Michaelangelo from a one shot comic book from 1985 called, ‘Michaelangelo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in “The Christmas Aliens”‘

The base figure I used was a Michaelanglo figure from the new Nickelodeon line. I had to do a ton of dremeling on this guy. All of his knee and elbow pads were completely removed. I grinded down his shell a bit, along with his feet and hands. When I had the base figure grinded down to a size I wanted I then began sculpting his clothes over the base. His head has a high grade earth magnet implanted into it to hold his hats firmly on his head. The hats also have magnets implanted in them making the fit extra snug. Both skullcap and Santa hats were completely sculpted from scratch. In order to get the hats to fit perfectly on Mikeys head and to be removable I made a soft rubber cast of the head and sculpted on to the soft rubber. When the apoxie sculpt was hard I was able to flex the hats off the rubber. I then had perfect negatives to fit on the original head. Klunk the cat is also sculpted from scratch. The Lil Orphan Alien toy canisters are made from painted wooden dowels. The graphics on the canisters are digital drawings done on Adobe Illustrator and were printed out on water slide decal paper.

MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures ii by  Kevlar Palsh (( 2012 ))

The scarf is made from a piece of felt fabric. Overall when I was done sculpting I was pleasantly surprised to find the apoxie sculpt had added a nice hefty weight to the toy.
I worked for MANY hours on this custom and I would love to see Mikey go to a good home.
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** BIDDING HERE **

MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures vi by  Kevlar Palsh // ..work detail (( 2012 ))

MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures iv by  Kevlar Palsh (( 2012 ))

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** TMNT Rarities from Tristan Jones; TMNT 15 & Beyond **

Barbaric FANTASY –>> **Tristan Jones is on the move and in that process is parting with super cool & rare treasures from his personal collection including ..

 

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If you’re like Tokka, just catching up to this weeks TMNT comix due to work and life in general .. let’s check this weeks update round-up for the working-snapper  from Rich ::

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From TMNT PARTY VAN ::

CUPCAKES IN A HALF SHELL --  er 1/2 cup.

 You read that title right, folks. Food Network’s Cupcake Wars will be hosting a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed competition in celebration of Nickelodeon’s new TMNT reboot!

Four bakers, all husband and wife teams, will have to become ninjas in the kitchen in order to win the battle to serve their cupcakes at a cast and crew party for the new animated series.”Food Network

Tune in to Food Network on Nov 04, 2012, 8:00 PM ET/PT to catch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cupcake Wars Challenge!

Source [Frankenmuth News, Food Network]

 

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Heritage Auction Results!

Well, the long awaited Heritage auction has finally arrived. And with it, there have been some staggering results. So without further ado, here’s what happened:

First up, we have the heavy hitter. Easily the most important TMNT artwork ever created. And at auction, it lived up to the billing. It raked in the most money ever for TMNT artwork outside of Kevin’s $250,000 ebay auction where he sold the entirety of TMNT issue #1 (covers, interiors, etc.). And like that auction, this piece likely has ended up with someone who is not necessarily a TMNT fan, but simply a fan of comics history. What a fantastic piece…

FINAL PRICE PAID (including buyer’s premium): $ 71,700

Next up, we had an interesting piece of TMNT lore: the fabled check that helped jumpstart the careers of two fledgling comic artists. Without this check, the turtles would likely not be here…and the world would be a much sadder place because of it. Also in the auction is a copy of that first image, plus a copy of issue #1 (printing edition unknown)

FINAL PRICE PAID (including buyer’s premium): $2,390

Here’s a true rarity: the only printer proof for TMNT #1! Again, another tremendous piece of TMNT history. Coupled with another copy of TMNT #1 first printing, this was a heck of a combo!

FINAL PRICE PAID (including buyer’s premium): $3,883.75

This lot had a number of very interesting pieces in it. A first printing of the First’s graphic novel is no easy book to come by. Additionally, you get some neat newspaper clippings of which none are lilely still around. The office trademark for the TMNT is also included, along with a recreation Kevin did of the first turtle back in 2011.

FINAL PRICE PAID (including buyer’s premium): $597.50

Now, I have to admit this price came as a COMPLETE shocker to me. Sure this auction included the very first edition (1/1000) of a rather rare hardcover. But what makes this book is the fantastic Laird art drawn on the inside. Unlike Eastman, Laird art is pretty tough to come by…but tough enough to justify this price? This book reached a price that was strictly reserve for the rarest of TMNT collectible books: TMNT #1 first print, Gobbledygooks, Turtlemania Gold. Welcome to the four figure club!

FINAL PRICE PAID (including buyer’s premium): $3,883.75

For you toy fanatics out there, here is an awesome piece. One of the original prototype resin casts that were given to Kevin & Pete back in 1987. This lot also included some catalogs as well.

FINAL PRICE PAID (including buyer’s premium): $2,151.00

Another awesome lot, this one is for all you movie fans out there. The highlight of this lot  included scripts from the unproduced fourth live action movie.

FINAL PRICE PAID (including buyer’s premium): $1,912.00

Going along with the movie lot, here are 25 pages of art that were drawn to supplement that fourth movie. Some of which has been seen in Kev’s “Artobiography”

FINAL PRICE PAID (including buyer’s premium): $1,075.50

Kevin pulled out a couple of favorites to sell separately, and here is one of Kirby.

FINAL PRICE PAID (including buyer’s premium): $448.13

And the final piece, another great image of Kirby.

FINAL PRICE PAID (including buyer’s premium): $567.63

Well folks that concludes the auction. For those keeping count, that’s nearly $90,000 in Turtles dollars total for this auction. Whew! Seems like the Turtles collectible market is as strong as ever with some awesome pieces fetching some stratospheric prices. So did anybody win? Any thoughts? Comments?

Man, that was fun!

-Terminator

Well, if the Turtles have a new alien origin in the next movie…

Then good old Steve Murphy must be trying cash in!

This explains it all people!! Either way an awesome cover, and not the type of piece you see everyday. Click the link to bid…though I hope you have some serious cash on hand at the low, low price of $2,999 BIN.

– Terminator

Kevin Eastman Currently Selling…Everything

Ok, not quite everything. However; the auction is for “50 boxes” of TMNT merchandise. This should probably include just about one of everything, as Kevin was sent atleast 1 sample of every TMNT item ever produced. Included in the auction is one of the last surviving Turtle costumes from the first film.

GeekChicDaily is also running a contest to promote the sale.