ACTION FIGURE NEWS & TOY REVIEW : “PLAYMATES TREKS ON INTO 1997” pgs. 6 & 7 (( 1997 ))

ACTION FIGURE NEWS & TOY REVIEW : "PLAYMATES TREKS ON INTO 1997" pg.7 / .. MUTANT MASTERS TMNT (( 1997 ))

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ACTION FIGURE NEWS & TOY REVIEW : "PLAYMATES TREKS ON INTO 1997" pg.6 (( 1997 ))

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ACTION FIGURE NEWS & TOY REVIEW : "PLAYMATES TREKS ON INTO 1997" pg.7 (( 1997 ))

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ACTION FIGURE NEWS & TOY REVIEW : "PLAYMATES TREKS ON INTO 1997" pg.7 / .. DINO TMNT (( 1997 ))

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Enough with a blast from Toy Fair’s past; we’re not just yet at Toy Fair 2015 and there’s already some striking images in the RELATED NOTES via Toy Ark. Starting off with the uber-limited and expensive; but beautiful ( pending your point of view ) PRIME 1 Studio offerings from Japan  starting off with peeks of production sample shots of the next two brothers in P1’s TMNT ’14 movie series..   ::

Prime-1-Studio-TMNT-2014-Michelangelo-Statue

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“NINJA TURTLES” Movie :: SHREDDER { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } i (( 2014 ))

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–>> Neither movie accurate nor inaccurate;Varner Studio’s 2014 MOVIE shredder represents earlier ILM designs for Saki’s armor. One of the more talked about elements of the new film, thankfully this Shredder would reflect ‘somewhat’ more traditional incarnations of the character – if not an amalgam of many earlier incarnations.

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } ii (( 2014 ))

Like VARNER’s Foot Soldier in the line, the final look of the manufactured figure may not represent the final look of the characters depicted onscreen, however with some effort and modification ( and imagination ) one CAN amazing things with these toys to better reflect the images in the actual film.

Presented here is a Shredder not entirely accurate to the film, but perhaps a blend of those earlier designs Varner Studios worked off off for the villain and a color scheme & wash similar to the effect of the final version of the Samurai inspired armor. Along with some original elements Tokka added to enhance the toy.

 

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } ii (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER i (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER ii (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } iii (( 2014 ))

The studded cape of the figure is not present in the live-action portions of the film. However the illustrated / animated intro during Splinter’s voice-over features Shredder flanked by some armed Foot Soldiers. That image DOES feature a studded cape on Saki. From a certain point of view: the figure in reality emulates the early concept work for Saki, Eric Sacks mentions in the movie “upgrades” to the armor Shredder dons in the live-action. Retconning these facts in the movie, the figure hypothetically could be featuring an earlier version of Shredder’s armor PRE- the upgrades made by Eric Sacks and his crew.

 

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } iv (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } v (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } vi / ..accessories  (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } vii / Studded Cape (( 2014 ))

Tokka’s presentation also gives a nod to a late great movie-inspired toy-line of the late 1990s & early aughts.

Seen any good MOVIE Turtles customs ?? Share ’em in the comments section !!

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } viii / ..Nodachi Long Sword (( 2014 ))"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } ix / ..Nodachi Long Sword (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } x / ..Nodachi Long Sword (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xi / ..Kusarigama (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xiii / ..Kusarigama (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xiv / ..Kusarigama (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xv /  Movie marquee & poster (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xvi / ..with Basic MOVIE SHREDDER '14 (( 2014 ))"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xvii / ..with TMNT MOVIE SHREDDER '07 (( 2014 ))"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xviii / ..with 4KIDS SHREDDER '03 (( 2014 ))"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xix / ..with NT:The Next Mutation SHREDDER '97 (( 2014 ))"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xx / ..with Chef Boyardee SUPER SHREDDER '93 (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xxi / ..with Original SHREDDER '88 (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xxii (( 2014 ))"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xxiii (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xxiv (( 2014 ))

"NINJA TURTLES" Movie :: SHREDDER  { tOKKustom MOVIE MANIAC } xxv (( 2014 ))

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Related notes ::

November, 2014
12Secret History of the Foot Clan, Workprint Edition HC; TMNT New Animated Adventures #17; Tales of the TMNT, Vol. 6 TPB
19TMNT Legends: Soul’s Winter by Michael Zulli
26TMNT #40; TMNT/Ghostbusters #2

December, 2014
03TMNT/Ghostbusters #3; TMNT/Ghostbusters #1, 2nd printing
10TMNT New Animated Adventures #18; TMNT Animated, Vol. 5 TPB; TMNT Classics, Vol. 9 TPB; TMNT Annual 2012 Deluxe Limited Edition HC; TMNT/Ghostbusters #2, 2nd printing
17TMNT: Turtles In Time TPB
31TMNT #41

January, 2015
07TMNT Adventures, Vol. 9 TPB; TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #1; TMNT #42
14TMNT New Animated Adventures #19; TMNT New Animated Adventures Vol. 4 TPB
21TMNT/Ghostbusters #4

 

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“NOTEBOOK RULED NINJA” by SHANE (( 2013 ))

“NOTEBOOK RULED NINJA” by SHANE (( 2013 ))

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–>> Every year during San D, Tokka is usually able to get at least ONE REAL QUICK illustration from Kevin Eastman. At the “0” hour of closing, everyone was cleaning up, SDCC’s security was about to beat and arrest me and Tokka’s head was about to explode into 25 billion little HD Technicolor Pixels. It just wasn’t gonna happen.

San Diego CHAOS CONUNDRUM 2014 ::  VARNER STUDIOS Booth, SDCC '14; HEAVY METAL BOOTH - Shane creating a Turtle for TOKKA

Then suddenly this young chap stepped-up to the plate, one of Heavy Metal Magazine’s rising STARS – SHANE .. and here we have a quick and cool TMNT masterpiece for Tokka to add to his TURTLE art-collection in the same genre o’ black & white vibrancy that started the whole EASTMAN Legacy in the first place !!

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..where to start with the news after such an absence the past several weeks, Tokka ??

H’mm   – -Step at a time, lets start with the end of summer toy and collectible news ::

 

San Diego CHAOS CONUNDRUM 2014 ::  VARNER STUDIOS Booth, SDCC '14; "COMIC BOOK #TMNT" peek ; MICHELANGELO

TOY ARK (Thank you T.A. for your valuable assistance in my updates ) :

 

San Diego CHAOS CONUNDRUM 2014 ::  VARNER STUDIOS Booth, SDCC '14; "COMIC BOOK #TMNT" peek ; MICHELANGELO

..Playmates COMIC TMNT peeks by VARNER STUDIOS.. 

San Diego CHAOS CONUNDRUM 2014 ::  VARNER#TMNT/  STUDIOS Booth, SDCC '14; "COMIC BOOK TMNT" peek iii..i’ll try to summarize the movie related FLOOD of merch and such we got this summer and hopefully get to comics AND MORE ORIGINAL CONTENT YOU REALLY ONLY FIND HERE in the coming days and posts !! Yup, that’s my testimony n’ i’m stickin’ to it.

Bare with me again please, still trying to rebound. Also trying to build back a little bit of a team and network here like we started with when Stephen first founded this ol’ place. We’ll do the best we can.

Also apologies personally if i promised to incorporate your news info in my updates and have failed or not gotten to it yet. Please forgive me, it has been a very traumatizing year, let alone summer.

Back soon !!

 

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