–>> ** The first 4 editions of this figure are sold out on MONDO’s shop site & need to be purchased 3rd party at this point.
In 1983, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were doodling on napkins, playing around with an idea that initially began as a joke. Little did they know what started as a sketch, would turn into the phenomena known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Mondo is proud to honor the history of the Turtles with a figure based on the very first illustration of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, as drawn by Kevin Eastman. Featuring 5 points of articulation, and illustration-accurate details, The First Turtle is perfect for TMNT and comic history fans alike!
This version features a color paint scheme with an orange mask.
Note: This item is a PRE-ORDER and is estimated to ship the 4th Quarter of 2015.
size: Approx. 6.5″
“I can not think of a better way to honor and celebrate the ART of the medium we all work in. ..A special event, in a gallery setting created for our ART, while raising money to help the ARTISTS in need who originally inspired us!” — Kevin Eastman
Tokka’s MUTANIMALS cover for the 100 project will be featured at this show..i’ve lighh
You may remember Langdon Foss’s IDW TMNT #20 Cover – Bobby, Tom and crew incorporated Langdon’s “KRANG MECH” design on the cover into the story-line of Krang’s war with the Neutrinos as the giant robotic-holographic BRAIN-Beast attacked Zak & the Turtles.
1AM Gallery is pleased to present a Cheech Wizard Tribute Show “I Am What I Am” by artist Mark Bode, and the Official San Francisco Release of “Cheech Wizard’s Book of ‘Me’” opening Thursday, February 4th from 6:30-9:30pm.
–>> Happy 2016, Everyone. As this News site continues to trudge along the ever growing fan-base, fandom-base, and licensee- base that is TURTLES, i am thankful for everyone who continues to support and enjoy the site. We’re damn-near pushing 8 years strong, Tokka personally has been handling TMNT NEWS-AGGREGATION for almost 16 !! GGM gets minimal support from outside companies, this labor of love has taken so much out of me & the skeleton crew here – but we have persevered.
In spite of the big name “NERD Sites” & the countless Turtle fan site that pop-up like weeds; GGM continues to stand the test of time with the unique content, contacts and relentless perseverance within’ this challenging Franchise so many young and old cherish. There’s arguably something to said here and attested too. But for now – your ol’ Snapper pal here better cut it short and get to part 2 of out 8 part LEO History 8-pack. I take a bit of pride in working hard on building a 1-of-a kind , non-biased and friendly voice within’ the Community. I’m glad it’s appreciated. So thanks to our founder Stephan, staff-members Hero and Machias – – and thanks to YOU !!
Ok, similar to the Vintage release, this repro has updated copyright info, obviously and the threaded foot holes for base placement. The vintage Leo toy is on the right.
Copyright info has been updated and moved from Leo’s back shell on the vintage toy to his lower left foot. What a great repro in this set. Varner’s original LEO sculpt has been reissued countless times here, and proves it’s strength and versatility in this interesting Playmates release.
For fun, here’s TOON LEO ’92 with the Set’s REPRO ’88 Leo.
October’s Toy Fair announcement of Mattel’s MEGA BLOKS brand returning to retake over the TMNT building toy license ( after over a decade ) was a disappointment to many LEGO fans. However, once everyone saw the NEW Turtles MEGA BLOKS product, MANY WERE BLOWN AWAY at the Mini-figs, accessories and building environments encompassing 3 distinct incarnations of the teens Nick’s insanely popular Ciro Nieli produced TMNT, the more kid-centric HALF SHELL HERO line, and the CLASSIC ’80s TMNT cartoon show.
Suspecting these will make it to a North American release as well to parallel the larger box releases, no guarantees – – but Tokka predicts an affordable price range of $ 3 – 7 like the similar “CALL OF DUTY” ,HALO , ,MINIONS, HELLO KITTY, “Sponge Bob Squarepants” blind bags currently available & the past few years.