HOPE INDUSTRIES “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” :: MICHAELANGELO & RAPHAEL Digital Watches (( 1988 ))

HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" :: MICHAELANGELO & RAPHAEL Digital Watches i (( 1988 ))

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–>> Two watches given to Tokka in the 1990s by dear people in my life, a couple who are no longer here. Both of these have not worked in quite awhile.

HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" :: MICHAELANGELO & RAPHAEL Digital Watches ii (( 1988 ))

HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES"  :: MICHAELANGELO Digital Watch ii  (( 1988 ))

HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" :: MICHAELANGELO Digital Watch ..card backer ii (( 1988 ))

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HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" :: MICHAELANGELO Digital Watch ..card backer ii (( 1988 ))

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HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" :: MICHAELANGELO Digital Watch iii  (( 1988 ))

Mike’s name is inscribed on the inside of the watch, Raphael’s watch does not have this. I’m unsure on the variations of this.

HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" :: RAPHAEL Digital Watch i (( 1988 ))

The Raphael watch i actually had working in early 2012, but like a fool .. i wore it on a “special occasion”, going onto the fast paced “TMNT – SHELL SHOCK” ride at the NICKELODEON UNIVERSE park in the Mall of America and some other rides.

HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" :: RAPHAEL Digital Watch ii (( 1988 ))

Whatever happened, perhaps the moisture from some the water rides or maybe the stress on the Turtle of an adult wearing a kids watch – or whatever .. .. by the end of autumn i noticed the battery on Raph cut out again and that i had busted the original wristband that came with it.

HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" :: RAPHAEL Digital Watch iii (( 1988 ))

The Mikey watch has not worked since i got it. My friend gave me the watch piece only and the backer card.

Replacement watch batteries were obtained at Radio Shack & two, inexpensive.. water-proof replacement wristbands were purchased at Walmart. All of the new items were put into place.

HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" :: MICHAELANGELO & RAPHAEL Digital Watches iii (( 1988 ))

Each Turtle has a flip-top cover, there is a small clasp on the back side of the shell to hold the cover down over the watch while you wear it. Mike’s cover was nice and tight, but Raph’s ..as i noticed last year, while it would stay down sometimes.. it would flip up often and was fairly loose. A small amount of super-glue on the clasp and some fidgeting up & down with the cover created a tighter hold on the clasp. It seems to have worked, hopefully the hatch won’t pop up unexpectedly now while wearing it.

HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" Magnets :: SHREDDER & MICHAELANGELO i (( 1988 ))

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With the replacement parts, the watches are as good as new and fit me much better. Given the sentimental value of the pieces, i only will wear these on special occasions .. or maybe when i’m needing some cheering up & to remember the the love of the people that i’ve lost who gave them to me.

HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" Magnets :: SHREDDER magnet (( 1988 ))

2 versions of each Teen were made into watches, a mold in the style of the counterpart vintage Toys, and a mold featuring “HAPPY” Teens. Apparently April, Shredder, and Splinter were made into watches as well. I cannot say i’ve seen anything but the SPLINTER watch. The molds for the watch covers also doubled for HOPE as they sold them in 2-pack sets of magnets. I only have the vintage Shredder / Mikey magnet set. I have no clue as to the entire variety in the line of the magnet sets. I presume the Shredder watch cover looks like the magnet sculpt. I have seen the Happy Mikey sculpt on a watch before.

HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" Magnets :: 'HAPPY' MICHAELANGELO magnet (( 1988 ))HOPE INDUSTRIES "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" Magnets :: 'HAPPY' LEONARDO Digital Watch // ..broken cover; modified into magnet (( 1988 ))

Ironically, somewhere i came across a broken “Happy” Leonardo watch cover that i easily modified into a magnet for my fridge.

~ t

Author: tOkKa

tOkKa :: infamous snapper, hench-mutant, & bungle-brain ,beakie-buzzard,snappin' snap-head ..n' chow-chump,enemy of Ninja Turtles. A invertible anomaly in the TMNT fandom unto himself. As a schizophrenic Pop-artist ; tOkKa ..:: Fan-fave ,shunn-'ED'/ lauded by masses, Misunderstood by high percentages.. a cult following has developed by the guy that just doesn't seem to fit into any single category Never-mind his 'Foot Fetish' @ terrible2z.com .. !! "Quoting Macbeth since 1991.."

4 thoughts on “HOPE INDUSTRIES “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” :: MICHAELANGELO & RAPHAEL Digital Watches (( 1988 ))”

  1. I have a Donatello watch exactly like these (the “angry” ones). I’ve had it since I was a kid and lost the band somewhere along the way, but I was just looking at it the other day wondering if I could get it working again. I don’t wear watches normally, but I would wear that one.

    I also have a key chain from around the same time that is the exact same mold as your Raph watch. It needs some new paint and I broke the chain when I kept it on my key ring, but it’s still in decent shape. I kind of love these molds.

  2. There’s actually a third variation on the 4 Turtle watch/magnet molds. They’re the “happy” versions, but with a brighter “slime green” skin tone. Their headbands and pads are brighter colors as well. I have a full set of those and the older “angry” style white-eyed ones on our fridge.

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