TMNT: what toys should come next?

Back in the early 90’s, Playmates Toys made virtually any kind of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures you could think of. It’s arguable that their bread and butter was earned by the many, many variants of TMNT figures made available. Everything from figures inspired by the Universal Monsters, to spring loaded figures that could…kick […]

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just the basics: Venus de Milo

Venus de Milo The 5th Turtle Released in 1997 Perhaps the most infamous character to be introduced into the Turtles storied history, Venus de Milo is a character that deserves more of a positive spotlight put. There is so much negativity out there about her that I can’t blame you if you just dismissed her […]

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just the basics: Shogun Shoate

Shogun Shoate The Metallic Mad Shogun Mauler Released in 1994 There are few figures in this line that exude a sense of sheer power more than Shoate. This massive, dinosaur samurai is a major threat to the Turtles, and while he may be considered a bad guy, he’s much more honorable than you might think. […]

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just the basics: Kenshin

Kenshin The Rebel Son of the Evil Warlord Released in 1993 Kenshin, the son of Lord Norinaga, is really the reason for the events of the third film transpiring in the first place. Lord Norinaga wants the farm lands that belong to Princess Mitsu, but Kenshin is in love with Mitsu and conspires with her […]

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just the basics: Princess Mitsu

Princess Mitsu Luscious Leader of the Rambunctious Rebels Released in 1993 So, something tells me that this figure is somewhat misleading to the customer/collector. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t remember Mitsu being a leader to a band of Rebels, much less a full-blown princess. True, Mitsu was part of a band of rebellious […]

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just the basics: Warlord

Warlord The Devious and Demented Daimyo Released in 1993 Lord Norinaga is after his son for shaming their family name. When he finds him, who knows what he’ll do. Now, that’s my sin on what this character was like in the third Turtles film. He wasn’t necessarily evil just a guy out to do a […]

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just the basics: Walker

Walker The Ruthless English Pirate Released in 1993 In 1993, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 hit theaters. This film saw the Turtles thrust back in time to the sixteenth century, and somehow ending up in Japan, where they end up in the middle of a war with a rebellious group of farmers and a warlords […]

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just the basics: Whit

Whit The Turtle Tossin’ Double Crossin’ Spy Released in 1993 I’m going to be honest here, I had no idea this figure existed until earlier this year (2018).  It’s not like he had a release along with the Movie 3 action figures…even though he was a part of that line. Whit was actually a pack-in […]

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just the basics: Robotic Bebop and Rocksteady

Robotic Bebop                                                        Robotic Rocksteady The Metallic Maniac with the Ugly Mug            The Sinister Steel-Jointed Thug Released in 1993                                                      Released in 1993     I’m going to be honest here, these next two figures veer dangerously to crossing my no variants rule for these retrospectives, but they are based on characters seen in the original […]

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