It’s Christmas time in the city. A number of guests have been invited to the lair for a big holiday feast. But, where’s Michelangelo? Mikey is playing Santa Claus – butt-kicking, hard-driving Santa who’s trying to save a truckload of toys destined for an orphanage from some heartless thieves.
Studio Name:Paramount Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date:10/13/2015
Run Time (in minutes):95 minutes
Audio Tracks:Digital Sound
–>> Slight rehash,re-release, re-gifting of the 2004 4kids/ Funimation release of <a href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/terrible2z/3123818843″ target=”blank”” TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: “Michelangelo’s Christmas Rescue” – the mix of bare-bones episodes from the 2003 series is OK, but is short by one compared to the ’04 release. A good stocking-stuffer for the kids tho’ if the ’04 version was nothing but a ghost of Christmas past.
The cover art is style-guide work i’d previously been unfamiliar with. 4kids alumni Khary Randolph confirmed he DID NOT supply these images to Nickelodeon. Another 4kids style-guide contributor, Mirage Studio’s Michael Dooney may have been the artist behind these illustrations ( they have that vibe ), no confirmation on that tho’. They may have been newer style-guide pieces commissioned by Viacom themselves.
‘Tis the season to shell out some justice with 3 throwback Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes! Get in the holiday spirit with Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo as they pass out some seasons’s beatings to a gang of thieves, Foot Tech Ninjas, and the Purple Dragons!
–>> The paint on Quarry’s prototype is pretty cool, this is similar to an effect of what was finally produced OVER a year later than when it was originally to be released. I recall a “spitting” action feature announced for this toy. That was not realized on the final figure. I’m not sure if i recall an actual prototype showing that feature. This photo doesn’t seem to show it at all. The proto’s visual is much better ascetically than the final figure.
This EARLY prototype of the ‘Space Hoppin’ Raph’ toy is a more accurate to what appeared in the TMNT 2k3 T.V. show than what was actually manufactured and put into stores. These were the Teens’ stolen TRICERATON space suits in the show, you can see the suit’s “tail” in the back of the toy. The actual manufactured Space Hoppers
No single carded 6-pack of April’s little robot “friends” was produced for this line. However multiple Mousers would come packed in one of the S.W.A.T. multi-figure/vehicle packs in the mid-aughts.
The Nick TMNT line does have a Multi-pack of Mousers.
One part creepy, one part crappy, maybe a little cute, maybe a little ugly, but absolutely cheap !!
Available for a little over a year now at Dollar Tree stores, and apparently still available at some of them .. these big-eye, big-head..but-ugly buggers with the somewhat menacing looking blasters & unused battery compartments are only articulated at the neck and arms. But again for a buck ..these bugs are super affordable
Far as i can tell, only 2 variants of the same mold exist; green and tan. However, in similar packaging & slimmer scale are two-packs of “Ninja Aliens” using similar generic male body molds for Dollar Tree’s Power Ranger & Wrestling toy knock-offs but with Spider-man like heads.
If ya got a penchant like Tokka does for all things weird & bootleg-like these guts may be up you’re alley. Whadda ya got to loose for only a buck ??!