–>> Let’s continue Tokks’s closer look at the “NEW CLASSIC TRIO” from his personal collection. Again encouraging fans to find ways to engage with your favourite TMNT products in new and exciting ways adding a special human touch to these iconic characters that’s all your own !! Enhanced metallic paints here on Movie Bebop, his vest & his crowbar, “FOOT CLAN” ‘buttons’ added to vest, LEATHERFACE chainsaw added as a weapon influenced by his “TMNT: MUTANTS IN MANHATTAN” boss appearance & recent comic iterations .
–>> Here we are again – encouraging creativity & Tokka’s hoping to inspire you to get imaginative with your own TMNT toys !! Here’s part one of our look at Tokk’s work on the BIG BAD BOYS in Playmates Action figure arsenal.
This custom project was not going for screen accuracy but enhancement over the factory paint, models, and accessories. Elements of the classic cartoon & IDW comic versions of the characters & in Shredder’s case; CIRO NIELI’S design work was emulated as best i could. Two separate media are represented with all three figures, but at 11″ – this customization for my own personal collection just seems to work extremely effectively in representing the classic trio .
Bloodier paint scheme added to Saki’s model, face, weapons & Kuro Kabuto helmet. “INK” applications were added to model to emulate best i could CIRO NIEL’S 2-D Shredder designs.
“Standing tall and intimidating, Shredder is the deadly leader of the evil Foot Clan and leads them in a never-ending battle against Splinter and the Turtles. Ready to take on anything, he’s equipped with razor sharp armor and forbidden dark ninja skills!
Removable helmet reveals deep scars covering his face from being trapped inside a burning building after a brutal fight with Splinter. Could this be why Shredder is always out for revenge?”
Figure comes with a sword and a pair of shuriken (throwing stars).
Related notes following the success of the Teens lasted smash, silver-screen hit – let’s check in on this month’s Summer TURTLE news activity !! !! ::
–>> ** 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.
Welp, we’re playing catch-up here due to the chaotic GGM downtime – – but there’s reasons Tokka insists we’re ONE OF THE HARDEST WORKING TMNT NEWS SITES OUT THERE!! Inspute the issues, we still try to work around the problems to deliver no matter what !!
So..let’s have some fun. Tokka encourages GGM & his fans/friends to get creative with current and classic toy releases to see if you can put your own personal spin on your favourite Mutants, Monsters & Madmen !! !!
..check out Tokk’s recent “RETRO STYLE” custom of theMEGA BLOKS Holographic Shredder Minifig. Recalling the classic and weird color scheme of that original 1988 Playmates Shredder figure !! !!
..a regular, TMNT Classic Show Accurate Shredder from Mega Bloks is due later this year. I really wanted to focus on the classic colors of that original toy as he appeared on packaging and some related items of that era.
It’s TURTLE-PALOOZA in the NEWS AGGREGATE as we close out THIS MONTH !!
Pre-order Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan and receive the GameStop Exclusive Rock N Roll Pack!
“Those who pre-order Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan from GameStop will receive four unique Rock N Roll costumes for Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo to wear in game.
“Get a FREE TMNT Poster with art by Mateus Santolouco with purchase of TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan*. Mateus Santolouco is a Brazilian comic artist and illustrator who is best known for his work with IDW comics on the TMNT series.”
To each of you, all of you and the entire world :-)))
My mother’s life touched tens of millions of people. Her ground-breaking portrayal of iconic American legend Helen Keller launched a career that would span six decades. First on broadway and then on the silver screen, Patty Duke’s characterization of the extraordinary development of the blind/deaf child brought global attention to the plight of people living with those challenges.
This kind of illuminating and compassionate work became the sacred mission of her life. She became a voice for the voiceless and a reassuring presence for the scared, the intimidated and the lost. She was a healer of many souls and a champion for so many in need.
Anna (her given name) fought for civil rights, gay rights and the rights of working actors to name just a few. Her greatest achievement was confronting her mental illness and making her story public. She crossed the Nation speaking and campaigning and lobbying for mental health. My mom took her place as a mental health advocate in the greatest tradition of noble leadership.
Ultimately, her colossal energy and indomitable spirit charged her life and bolstered the sense of purpose and intention that defined her existence. Through countless and often agonizing struggles, she was a deeply committed and tireless WARRIOR.
Before her passing, before the suffering became too great, we talked about how the core mission of her mental health work might continue beyond her life. This initiative will fuel a multi-level approach to achieving results for those suffering with mental illness, and for their families and communities. Public awareness campaigns, lobbying efforts, and supporting a multitude of mental health programs big and small will be organized, prioritized and vigorously pursued.
The funds raised here will establish the Patty Duke Mental Health Initiative: the legal expenses, the formation of a board of directors, the establishing of a location, the hiring of an experienced executive director to manage professional fundraising, initial staffing and all of the costs associated with launching an endeavor of this sort.
Thank you for your love and support. On behalf of my mother, her husband, her children and grandchildren, her family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, supporters, partners and her adoring fans, I give a great big hug and much much love!!!
ON THE Turtle-TOY FRONT :: The TMNT Movie 2 figure line officially announced by Playmates was set for APRIL 10. I believe a special arrangement with Walmart allowed the toys to appear about a week early on palettes delivered to the Walmart stores across the nation and on their toy pegs. As of this week, more stores like Target are getting the basic, vehicle and playsets associated with the film like the Technodrome and the Tactical Truck.
Some T-drome members and i have found a couple not so overwhelming but interesting finds on the Walmart website.
TMNT OOTS movie April..stating that this toy is “currently unavailable”, i suspect this April will be available soon. More as as we learn the details. I currently cannot relocate this April on the site. I wonder if this fig is making random appearances on the current Walmart palettes and figure allotments. I best check ibto this,
For anyone still interested in owning a copy of “**TMNT: Odyssey,” that I wrote and Jim Lawson illustrated (with many others), there are still copies available. Send an E-mail to Rich at the following address and he can get your copy on the way very quickly: — — —
There is also “TMNT: Odyssey” original available for sale still from Jim Lawson. See it here: