It looks like the recently-launched Honda MSX125 or Honda Grom, as it is marketed in some countries brings back both the monkey bike allure and some nostalgic cartoon characters from the 80’s and 90’s. Honda announced 4 new liveries for the Grom, in color schemes representing the 4 main characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series.
These amazing bikes will come in the following liveries: Michelangelo (orange), Donatello (purple), Rafaello (red) and Leonardo (blue).
Honda’s TNMT-themed bikes are expected to show up at the Tokyo Auto Salon in mid-January, an event held in the Japanese capital and dedicated to tuning and aftermarket bike and car parts.
Each bike comes with the corresponding character on the side panels and turtle-shell pattern seat.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on whether these awesome Grom machines will remain just a show-off exercise for Honda, or will they make into production, as most of us would love to see things happen.
- *** comingsoon.net:: New Details on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Character Designs Surface **
Even though we saw quite a few set photos for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, we still don’t know exactly what the characters will look like since the actors were all wearing motion capture suits. Idle Hands (special thanks to Ruxxon for the link) has now run a report from an unnamed source that saw the first incarnation of action figures for the upcoming film which revealed a slew of details about the character’s designs.
Keep in mind that these designs are for the action figures and may not reflect the characters’ final appearance in the film, but they’ll likely be close.
To start, the source says the four turtles have their respective weapons and are quite “traditional” in their turtle design, though he says they appear to have “less texture” than the turtles from the films in the early ’90s. He also notes that the figures retain the “hunched over” posture that can be seen in the set photos and that each turtle seemingly has a different physique. Raphael reportedly is the most muscular of the bunch followed by Leonardo. Donatello is said to boast a “slimmer, leaner” look while Michaelangelo is said to be the shortest of the bunch. And don’t worry, Idle Hands‘ source says each of the turtles has their respective colored masks.
In their description of Master Splinter, the site’s source says he bears a “very traditional design” with a Fu Manchu style moustache and his hair pulled up in a bun of sorts. They also note that he wears a “slightly tattered samurai outfit with a blue upper half with gold accents, tan lower belted robes and blocky sandals.”
The site’s description of Shredder is where things start to get interesting. Their source notes that the character has “pointy edges coming off of absolutely anything” on his suit and that he is “covered head to toe in metal armor or blades.” They do add that his helmet is “pseudo-traditional, adopting elements of the classic look” though they say they believe “He’ll be the stuff of ridicule for some time.”
It might be a few more months before we get to see the characters in an official capacity, but with Toy Fair 2014 set to begin in February, it may come sooner than later. .. ..
–>> The only thing Tokka can add to that is from MY source ::
The Turtles have “ lips “, based on what source saw themselves of the models. What i was told. That is ALL i really know, take it with a grain of salt.
The only other cinema-related thing i know .. big n’ green that has lips is ::
.. i’ll stay on this one !!
TMNT TOS and cartoon related notes ::
- ** Cowabunga Corner 107: Interview with Bill Wolf. Son of Fred Wolf of ‘FRED WOLF FILMS’ and the the “W” in the MWS. **
- CEREAL GEEK 10 & 11
I am happy to report that issues 11 and 12 of cereal:geek are on their way to the printers and should be available to purchase before the end of the month! 🙂For those that pre-ordered the magazines, they will automatically be shipped to you as soon as the ink is dry! 🙂And if you want to support the magazine further, please pre-order the forthcoming issues – The sooner we can get ’em printed the better! 🙂 — James Eatock
- ..final note, we have confirmation of the THIRD incarnation of TMNT PEZ dispensers ( due in JULY ) to coincide with the release of Paramount’s TMNT film, but NO new pix just yet. Maybe Toy Fair or related trade shows will revelal summin’ soon. But as it stands, i just don’t know if the new PEZ heads will be based on the new Movie or off of the designs of the NICK T.V. show.
I’m avid about PEZ.. rest assured i’ll stay on this.