TMNT Warrior Rahzar with Fur MINT ON CARD (MOC)

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR featuring Glow-In-The-Dark Armor Mint on Card MOC Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

The item before you is the end result of combining a 1991 Rahzar MOC movie star Rahzar figure with an unpainted red nose and unpainted eyes – and the other donor,  an original 1995 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles “Rahzar” Re-Release Mint on Card Action Figure.  I used the 1991 as the base figure with accessories, and the 1995 figure was used for its card backer and packaging.  This prototype test shot figure was exclusively custom made by KaptainMyke (Michael Frederik Sorensen). This is the only Warrior Rahzar with Fur known to be Mint on Card, and with glow-in-the-dark armor, and with glow in the dark accessories. The glow action is really bright when in direct sunlight for 10 minutes. The figure will glow for over 12 hours. I’ve been told the glow paint is not radioactive.

This figure took several weeks to build.  The unpainted MOC red nosed figure was completely repainted from scratch.  Glow in the Dark crystals mixed in clear coat were lightly painted with 1 coat each day for several weeks.  The shoulder pads, thigh pads and gauntlets were all painted black to match the mysterious Playmates Toy catalog photo.  The armor rings were painted from bronze to bright school bus yellow before painting the glow crystals.  The eyes and teeth were included in the glow in the dark paint, something never attempted before.  This toy initially was not intended at all to glow in the dark.

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

Sticker art and packaging with WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Sticker art and packaging with WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Accessories of WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Accessories of WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

An original 1995 Rahzar Mint on Card, this prototype test shot figure was exclusively custom made by KaptainMyke Figures. This is the only Warrior Rahzar known to be Mint on Card, and with glow-in the dark armor, and glow in the dark accessories. The glow action is really bright when in direct sunlight for 10 minutes. The figure will glow for over 12 hours. I've been told the glow paint is not radioactive.

An original 1995 Rahzar Mint on Card, this prototype test shot figure was exclusively custom made by KaptainMyke Figures. This is the only Warrior Rahzar known to be Mint on Card, and with glow-in the dark armor, and glow in the dark accessories. The glow action is really bright when in direct sunlight for 10 minutes. The figure will glow for over 12 hours. I’ve been told the glow paint is not radioactive.

An original 1995 Rahzar Mint on Card, this prototype test shot figure was exclusively custom made by KaptainMyke Figures. This is the only Warrior Rahzar known to be Mint on Card, and with glow-in the dark armor, and glow in the dark accessories. The glow action is really bright when in direct sunlight for 10 minutes. The figure will glow for over 12 hours. I've been told the glow paint is not radioactive.

An original 1995 Rahzar Mint on Card, this prototype test shot figure was exclusively custom made by KaptainMyke Figures. This is the only Warrior Rahzar known to be Mint on Card, and with glow-in the dark armor, and glow in the dark accessories. The glow action is really bright when in direct sunlight for 10 minutes. The figure will glow for over 12 hours. I’ve been told the glow paint is not radioactive.

Front of WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Front of WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Back of WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Back of WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR The Hairy Hero Stompin' Wolf! Mint on Card (MOC) Prototype Test Shot for Production KaptainMyke Figures ©2017 Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR
The Hairy Hero Stompin’ Wolf!
Mint on Card (MOC)
Prototype Test Shot for Production
KaptainMyke Figures ©2017
Mirage Studios ©1995
Playmates Toys ©1988-1995
No. 5205
UPC 043377-05205-0

This figure is very rare and very elusive.  Many have tried to produce this figure but not to this scale and magnitude featuring glow paint and existing mint on a card.  Included are glow in the dark accessories which give the overall feel of radioactive ooze dripping on Rahzar’s armor and his weapons.  This action figure is totally and completely “one-of-a-kind” and remains incomparable.

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR Glow-In-The-Dark Armor, Mint on Card Prototype by KaptainMyke ©2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Studios ©1995 Playmates Toys ©1988-1995 No. 5205 UPC 043377-05205-0

 Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

 Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

 Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

 Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

 Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

 Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

 Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

Test Shot Photos of Prototype WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR

Glow in the Dark action for WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Glow in the Dark action for WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Glow in the Dark action for WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Glow in the Dark action for WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Glow in the Dark action for WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Glow in the Dark action for WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Glow in the Dark action for WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Glow in the Dark action for WARRIOR RAHZAR WITH FUR MOC

Read my post here in my ninja turtle collection!

KaptainMyke’s “KRANG’S GROSS DIMENSION X BODY” [PROGRESS] UPDATE

Check out KaptainMyke’s latest project – it’s  a big one!  It’s my very first custom action figure I’ve ever attempted to build.  I took a little bit of what I researched online and a little bit of what seems to make sense to me and cobbled together this insane idea in my head. For the sake of being the first in the world to attempt to build such an interesting figure, I will be unveiling progression photos and production notes.   I would like to simply call this figure “2017 Krang’s Original Alien Body”.

Let’s start with some background information, shall we?

1990 Krang's Gross Dimension X Body Concept Sketch by Dan Berger and Stephen Murphy of Mirage Studios.

1990 Krang’s Gross Dimension X Body Concept Sketch by Dan Berger and Stephen Murphy of Mirage Studios.

First of all, Krang’s Gross Dimension X Body is a failed concept drawing sketch from 1990 (by Dan Berger and Steven Murphy from Mirage Studios) of a toy presented to Playmates Toys for consideration of a new action figure.  The design and idea was scrapped and never to be seen or heard from again.  I am here presently trying to change that, in 2017.  I will be attempting to build the first prototype test shot real life example of this figure drawing.  It will not be easy, and will require countless hours of patience, time, and thoughtful engineering.

So let’s start with some drawings and show you where my Krang heads are gonna be screwed onto.  My initial idea in my head is to feature 3 removable heads:  A hand sculpted “Gross Head”, a “Broken Space Helmet Head”, and a glowing radioactive version of the standard classic pink “Krang Brain Head”.  See concept drawings:

Figure 1. The Gross Head 2017 Copyright KaptainMyke Figures Krang's Gross Dimension X Concept Drawing of "Gross Head" by Michael Frederik Sorensen (KaptainMyke). 1990 Copyright Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mirage Studios are trademarks to their respective owners.

Figure 1.
The Gross Head
2017 Copyright KaptainMyke Figures
Krang’s Gross Dimension X Concept Drawing of “Gross Head” by Michael Frederik Sorensen (KaptainMyke).
1990 Copyright Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mirage Studios are trademarks to their respective owners.

Figure 3. Original concept of box packaging art and layouts scribbled on the back of a sheet of scrap paper by me. 2017 Copyright KaptainMyke Figures Krang's Gross Dimension X Concept Drawing of "Gross Head" by Michael Frederik Sorensen (KaptainMyke). 1990 Copyright Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mirage Studios are trademarks to their respective owners.

Figure 3.
Original concept of box packaging art and layouts scribbled on the back of a sheet of scrap paper by me.
2017 Copyright KaptainMyke Figures
Krang’s Gross Dimension X Concept Drawing of “Gross Head” by Michael Frederik Sorensen (KaptainMyke).
1990 Copyright Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mirage Studios are trademarks to their respective owners.

Figure 2. Original concept production notes scribbled on the back of an ebay invoice by me 2017 Copyright KaptainMyke Figures Krang's Gross Dimension X Concept Drawing of "Gross Head" by Michael Frederik Sorensen (KaptainMyke). 1990 Copyright Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mirage Studios are trademarks to their respective owners.

Figure 2.
Original concept production notes scribbled on the back of an ebay invoice by me
2017 Copyright KaptainMyke Figures
Krang’s Gross Dimension X Concept Drawing of “Gross Head” by Michael Frederik Sorensen (KaptainMyke).
1990 Copyright Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mirage Studios are trademarks to their respective owners.

So I figured, “What’s the best way to start?” I need a KRANG! Here we go:

I purchased a 1991 loose Krang's Giant 11" Android Body with Krang Brain and Bubble Walker.

I purchased a 1991 loose Krang’s Giant 11″ Android Body with Krang Brain and Bubble Walker.

Hmmm. “That’s not right. He looks fat!” I can fix this!

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body I have started hash marks with sharpie on what I need to grind off with a dremel tool.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body
I have started hash marks with sharpie on what I need to grind off with a dremel tool.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body I have started hash marks with sharpie on what I need to grind off with a dremel tool.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body
I have started hash marks with sharpie on what I need to grind off with a dremel tool.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body I have started hash marks with sharpie on what I need to grind off with a dremel tool.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body
I have started hash marks with sharpie on what I need to grind off with a dremel tool.

The next process is simple. I figured I needed a foundation or base for a core 4″ screw and bolt setup as a spine and plug for the removable heads. I also begin adding armature wire for sculpting the arms and hands by hand with clay. Very tedious process, but simple enough. I used Krazy Glue to glue the armature wire and drilled contact points for the wire. This will hopefully prevent cracking and make the arms resilient to twisting and turning at the shoulders.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

After getting the arms and overall pose where I wanted it, I still considered the figure to be too bulky for all that clay I’m going to add on top of him – so off to the dremel tool we go!

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body (with armature wire) Starting to build the inner mass of the arms connecting to the 4 fingered hands.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body (with armature wire) Starting to build the inner mass of the arms connecting to the 4 fingered hands.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body (with armature wire) shaved off most of the extra bulk and body ciruitry that was there before...

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body (with armature wire) shaved off most of the extra bulk and body ciruitry that was there before…

 Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body (with armature wire) The read will feature a broken off reptillian tail and scales traveling down the spine and legs.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body (with armature wire) The read will feature a broken off reptillian tail and scales traveling down the spine and legs.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body (with armature wire) Starting to build the inner mass of the arms connecting to the 4 fingered hands.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body (with armature wire) Starting to build the inner mass of the arms connecting to the 4 fingered hands.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body (with armature wire) Starting to build the inner mass of the arms connecting to the 4 fingered hands.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body (with armature wire) Starting to build the inner mass of the arms connecting to the 4 fingered hands.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body (with armature wire) shaved off most of the extra bulk and body ciruitry that was there before...

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body (with armature wire) shaved off most of the extra bulk and body ciruitry that was there before…

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the spinal core.

I began added a very thin layer of clay in order to get a base for the bulk and mass that will become his arms and legs.  As you can see in the concept sketch, there is a lot of veins and bones from within a lot of muscle tissue mass.  So I figured, “I should start thin so I have plenty of surface area to work with later”

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the arms with a thin layer of terra cotta air dry clay.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the arms with a thin layer of terra cotta air dry clay.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the 3 toe feet with oversized heal and bone structure.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the 3 toe feet with oversized heal and bone structure.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the 4 inch bolt and screw washer spinal core inside the torso. I haven't decided what I will use as mass for the stomach region yet. I tried styrofoam at first but it expands and the clay shrinks when dried so there was definite cracking. I decided to scrap that idea.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the 4 inch bolt and screw washer spinal core inside the torso. I haven’t decided what I will use as mass for the stomach region yet. I tried styrofoam at first but it expands and the clay shrinks when dried so there was definite cracking. I decided to scrap that idea.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the arms with a thin layer of terra cotta air dry clay.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the arms with a thin layer of terra cotta air dry clay.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the arms with a thin layer of terra cotta air dry clay.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the arms with a thin layer of terra cotta air dry clay.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the 3 toe feet with oversized heal and bone structure.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the 3 toe feet with oversized heel and bone structure.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the broken off tailbone and reptilian lizard tail.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the broken off tailbone and reptilian lizard tail.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the broken off tailbone and reptilian lizard tail.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the broken off tailbone and reptilian lizard tail.

Original 1991 Krang's Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the arms with a thin layer of terra cotta air dry clay.

Original 1991 Krang’s Giant Android Body with armature wire and beginning stages of building the arms with a thin layer of terra cotta air dry clay.

Eventually, the 14″ tall figure will be greenish with brown and grey overtones. He’s a lizard reptilian alien race. Only the brain is pink and squishy. I’m going completely by references of Krang creator David Wise who has stated via interviews, podcasts, blog posts, and forum posts consistently that Krang is not an Utrom and was once a reptilian who was stripped of his body on Dimension X.

This goes deep into the rabbit hole of things that never was but should have been. There are hints via various cartoon iterations that Krang is not what we all think he is or comes from where most think he came from. That’s another thing I love about the genius of this design and version of Krang. Conversely, the KRAANG we all know currently in the comics and cartoon is of an entire alien race from Dimension X. The older cartoons (2003) have shown in the past, Krang had cloned out into several bodies they are started walking upright and had tails like lizards. They looked like lizard people!

To be continued…

Well, that was the first 2 weeks. I’ll post more regarding sculpting of the heads and more!

The 2016 SDCC IDW Mega Bloks #1B TMNT Time Capsule from Kevin Eastman!

I’m about to unleash something to the world FEW have seen. I am excited to share it here with you all, whom I consider colleagues of elite collectibles and highly sought after gems. Sometimes historical pieces are what get me really excited. Most Time Capsules sold at auction by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle co-creator  Kevin Eastman go anywhere from $300-$500 tyically. This one however is for a comic book of a very very small print run for the attendees of this years 2016 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) convention only. Without further ado, here we go…

I received my 2016 IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Bloks #1B Time Capsule today via FEDEX. Let’s take a journey shall we? Here’s what a $960 sheet of paper looks like:

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Bloks #1 Original Cover Art 8 1/2″ x 11″ Sheet of Paper Drawn by Kevin Eastman

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art 8 1/2" x 11" Sheet of Paper Drawn by Kevin Eastman

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art 8 1/2″ x 11″ Sheet of Paper Drawn by Kevin Eastman

Here’s the time capsule package:

Here's the time capsule package:

Here’s the time capsule package:

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2" x 11" Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2" x 11" Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

Original 1983 Press Release introducing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Original 1983 Press Release introducing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Original 1983 Press Release introducing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Signed 8 1/2″ x 11″ Photo of Kevin Eastman with David Forman who played Leonardo in the 1990 Jim Henson Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.

Signed 8 1/2" x 11" Photo of Kevin Eastman with David Forman who played Leonardo in the 1990 Jim Henson Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.

Signed 8 1/2″ x 11″ Photo of Kevin Eastman with David Forman who played Leonardo in the 1990 Jim Henson Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT Time Capsule containing a copy of the original drawing of all four turtles together in a group shot for Press Release Packets in 1983.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT Time Capsule containing a copy of the original drawing of all four turtles together in a group shot for Press Release Packets in 1983.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT Time Capsule containing a copy of the original drawing of all four turtles together in a group shot for Press Release Packets in 1983.

Turtle Tracks letter of thanks signed by Kevin Eastman.

Turtle Tracks form letter of thanks signed by Kevin Eastman.

Turtle Tracks form letter of thanks signed by Kevin Eastman.

I got a frame made for it before it arrived. 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman inside custom blue matte with custom white frame.

I got a frame made for it before it arrived. 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2" x 11" Drawn by Kevin Eastman inside custom blue matte with custom white frame.

I got a frame made for it before it arrived. 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman inside custom blue matte with custom white frame.

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OKAY, so now here’s where it gets REALLLLLY interesting. I mentioned via ebay to Fiona his office assistant that I bought on presale order Heavy Metal #281 which is Kevin Eastman’s first solor cover on his own magazine. I told her I wanted a signed copy but there wasn’t one offered. She said Kevin told her to put one in the capsule via ebay messages. Well, to my astonishment, here’s what I ACTUALLY got:

I didn’t get the magazine. Instead, holy schnikes, I got a 2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN! SUPER MEGA TURBO RARE! (Kevin Eastman’s first solo cover of his own magazine) Courtney is the model by which April O’ Neil was conceived and now the model on the cover of this magazine! (By the way, google her, she is extremely beautiful)

OKAY, so now here's where it gets REALLLLLY interesting. I mentioned via ebay to Fiona his office assistant that I bought on presale order Heavy Metal #281 which is Kevin Eastman's first solor cover on his own magazine. I told her I wanted a signed copy but there wasn't one offered. She said Kevin told her to put one in the capsule via ebay messages. Well, to my astonishment, here's what I ACTUALLY got: I didn't get the magazine. Instead, holy schnikes, I got a 2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" ARTIST'S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN! SUPER MEGA TURBO RARE! (Kevin Eastman's first solo cover of his own magazine) Courtney is the model by which April O' Neil was conceived and now the model on the cover of this magazine! (By the way, google her, she is extremely beautiful)

2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN!

2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" ARTIST'S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN!

2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN!

2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" ARTIST'S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN!

2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN!

And LAST BUT NOT LEAST….

The crown jewel, icing on the cake:

2016 TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle UNIVERSE #1 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed in gold by KEVIN EASTMAN before the comic book is even released to the public!

And LAST BUT NOT LEAST.... The crown jewel, icing on the cake: 2016 TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle UNIVERSE #1 Color 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" ARTIST'S PROOF signed in gold by KEVIN EASTMAN before the comic book is even released to the public!

2016 TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle UNIVERSE #1 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed in gold by KEVIN EASTMAN

Shh don’t tell anyone I showed you the TMNT Universe #1 Eastman cover yet.

New to TMNT Collection: 1991 Super Shredder signed by KEVIN NASH!

Check out the newest addition to KaptainMyke’s growing TMNT collection: A very rare 1991 Wave 1 TMNT SUPER SHREDDER mint on card, punched, mint bubble. SIGNED by WWE Wrestler Superstar KEVIN NASH, who played Super Shredder in the TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze Movie!  The figure is in excellent shape and was signed at the October 2012 Legends of the Ring convention in Monroe, NJ at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Check it out:

1991 Wave 1 TMNT SUPER SHREDDER mint on card, punched, mint bubble. SIGNED by WWE Wrestler Superstar KEVIN NASH, who played Super Shredder in the TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze Movie!

1991 Wave 1 TMNT SUPER SHREDDER mint on card, punched, mint bubble. SIGNED by WWE Wrestler Superstar KEVIN NASH, who played Super Shredder in the TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze Movie!

1991 Wave 1 TMNT SUPER SHREDDER mint on card, punched, mint bubble. SIGNED by WWE Wrestler Superstar KEVIN NASH, who played Super Shredder in the TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze Movie!

CLOSEUP of Signature by Kevin Nash.  1991 Wave 1 TMNT SUPER SHREDDER

1991 Wave 1 TMNT SUPER SHREDDER mint on card, punched, mint bubble. SIGNED by WWE Wrestler Superstar KEVIN NASH, who played Super Shredder in the TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze Movie!

Back of 1991 Wave 1 TMNT SUPER SHREDDER

Do you have any famous celebrities or actors who signed your turtle toys or comics? Let me know!

TMNT 1988-1996 Updated Action Figure Prices (2016) Private/Public sales market trends

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1993 Chef Boyardee TMNT All black with silver armor SUPER SHREDDER Exclusive Mailaway Figure. You needed 20 UPC barcodes to get one of these ultra rare figures. Few are still around to this day. Custom made acrylic case with included can of Chef Boyardee noodles.

1993 Chef Boyardee TMNT All black with silver armor SUPER SHREDDER Exclusive Mailaway Figure. You needed 20 UPC barcodes to get one of these ultra rare figures. Few are still around to this day. Custom made acrylic case with included can of Chef Boyardee noodles.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE CRAZE
Cowabunga Dudes!  I am here today to inform you of the latest groovy current market trends of action figure sales of private and public auction purchases regarding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Toys.  This is concerning action figures released from 1988 to 1996 by Playmates and Bandai.  The more rare toys will be from the 1995-1996 waves, since they made fewer of them and stores were ordering less shipments for their toy department inventory.

Most of these prices I have concluded on my own.  This is based on recent market trends on eBay, private sales, craigslist, and conventions from the past 2 years.  The reason I am compiling this list is because most toy guides or price lists are horribly inaccurate when going against the ACTUAL sale prices of these figures.  Keep in mind, “asking price is different from selling price”.   The last good updated prices the Internet saw was back in 2006.  It’s been a while, dudes!  The links I have included mostly will say “0 results…”  Keep this in mind when searching for rare toys.  Search “Completed listings” or “Sold” listings to see what you just missed and how much it went for.  So, Here we go:

1993 TMNT Scratch the Cat, one of the most valuable TMNT toys ever produced. (Which isn't even that rare.)

1993 TMNT Scratch the Cat, one of the final figures to roll off the production line. Few stores ordered the last waves of TMNT toys. This one is punched with light wear on card. It is one of my white whales. One of the most valuable TMNT toys ever produced. (Which isn’t even that rare.)

MOST VALUABLE FIGURES
Some figures are considered valuable but not rare.  These toys go for way over what they are worth when you compare production line numbers and shelf orders from stores…. You can thank shows like Jordan’s “The Toyhunter” on Travel Channel for Scratch the cat prices.   People seem to forget about his canine friend, Hot Spot.  This includes the following:

Scratch $1200
Hot Spot $550
Shogun Shoate Purple Weapons $375
Shogun Shoate Blue Weapons $250
Shogun Triceraton Purple Weapons $700
Shogun Triceraton Blue Weapons $500
Any of the Japanese Figures $100
Movie Star Splinter No Fur W/Tooth $150
Any Undercover Turtle feat. Cloth Trenchcoat $600

The coveted most valuable and holy grail piece of all TMNT toy collectors: 1994 Mint on Card, completely untouched TMNT Shogun Triceraton, the holy mother of all TMNT Toys. With purple weapons, of course. (The rarest).

The coveted most valuable and holy grail piece of all TMNT toy collectors: 1994 Mint on Card, completely untouched TMNT Shogun Triceraton, the holy mother of all TMNT Toys. With purple weapons, of course. (The rarest).

MOST POPULAR COLLECTOR FIGURES
The list below contains the collector list most are seeking.  These are your main figures everyone is trying to grab.  Some are common, but some are more uncommon due to weapons, colors, and variations released by Playmates and Mirage Studios.  The Japan figures were made in conjunction with Bandai.  Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles were released overseas in the UK and other parts of Europe.  While not rare, they are just a cool factor to us folks here in the United States.

SUPER RARE! 1994 Shogun Mike (in Gold Armor), Mint on card.

SUPER RARE! 1994 Shogun Mike (in Gold Armor), Mint on card, light shelf wear, sticker wear on bubble, one crease on upper left corner. These toys came in Silver armor. 1 per case

Here’s the main list of popular TMNT action figures for the collector:
Warrior Rocksteady $200
Warrior Chrome Dome $200
Warrior Winged Turtles $100
Sumo Turtles $84 with gold coin $100
The Turtleflauge series $100
The Deluxe Turtleflauge series $125
Mutant Masters $50
Dino Turtles $75-$100
Coil Force Turtles $35
Muta-Force Turtles $100
Mini-mutants Playsets $50
Ace Duck with hat OFF, with pop up display $200
Ace Duck with hat off $100
Ace Duck with hat ON $85
1997 Dino Turtles $300
Mini mutant mutant combo/pizza police /firefightin combo $75
Giant troll series $200
Sumo turtles $100
Slash-Purple Belt, Yellow “S” $50
Leonardo/Raphael/Donatello/Michaelangelo w/ Fan Club forms soft heads $185 each
Slash-Purple Belt, Red “S”, Mustard Yellow Chest $75
Genghis Frog-Gold Belt $350
Genghis Frog-Black Belt $50
April O’Neil no stripes $200
April Orange & Blue, no “Press” $75
General Traag with Collector Card  $100
Movie Star Turtles w/ collector cards  $85
Movie Star Turtles w/ collector gold coins $100
Raph as the Mummy blue weapons $50
Raph as the Mummy purple weapons $40
Raph as the Mummy orange weapons $30
Raph as the Mummy red weapons $20
Slam Dunkin’ Don White Shirt Wal-Mart excl w/ collector card $100
HotHead w/ collector card $150
HotHead blue weapons $50
Shogun Don w/ second version collector card $45
The 4 re-release Storage shell TMNT w/ collector cards $100 each
Krang’s Android Body w/ collector card and coin $250
Rocksteady 1988 w/ soft head w/ 10-back card and pop-up display $250
Shredder 1988 w/ soft head w/ 10-back card and pop-up display $150
Baxter Stockman 1988 pop-up display $150
Figures With Fan Club Forms (Soft Heads) $150
Figures With Pop Up Displays $150
April O’ Neil No “Press” yellow/orange $55
Genghis Frog W/Tan Belt Off $200
Giant Slam Dunkin’ Don $50
Airforce Mutation Donatello $30
Airforce Mutation Raphael $30
Shogun Mike Gold Armor $400
Black Super Shredder Excl Chef Boyardee (20 UPC) Mailaway Variant $350
… and matching TMNT Chef Boyardee Tin Can (IF you can find one!) $25
Channel 6 Newsvan $600
Leo, The Sewer Surfer W/Mondo Mutant Surfer Tube $150
Scuba Divin’ Raph W/Psych-Out Spin-Out Scuba Tube $200
Giant Trolls $150 each
Giant Mutatin $100
Sewer Playset $500
Technodrome sealed $1300
Technodrome opened w/box $400
Technodrome scout $150
Turtle Blimp $300
Turtle Blimp II $200

Extremely rare holy grail piece from Mirage Studios - Peter Laird's own TMNT UNDERCOVER LEONARDO 1994 MOC Ninja Turtles with CLOTH COAT & COIN, signed by Peter Laird.

Extremely rare holy grail piece directly from Mirage Studios – Peter Laird’s own TMNT UNDERCOVER LEONARDO 1994 Mint on Card Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Undercover Leo with CLOTH COAT & COIN, signed by Peter Laird.

 

 

Extremely rare holy grail piece from Mirage Studios - Peter Laird's own TMNT UNDERCOVER LEONARDO 1994 MOC Ninja Turtles with CLOTH COAT & COIN, signed by Peter Laird.

Extremely rare holy grail piece from Mirage Studios – Peter Laird’s own TMNT UNDERCOVER LEONARDO 1994 MOC Ninja Turtles with CLOTH COAT & COIN, signed by Peter Laird.

SUPER ULTRA RARE FIGURES
Finally, the list you all been waiting for:  The Top 15 “Super Ultra Mega Turbo Rare” List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  You will very rarely find these on auction sites or at a garage or estate sale.  There’s not many left around anymore out in the market.  Most likely the remaining ones are in Peter Laird’s basement or someone’s deceased loved ones’ attic crawlspace.  You should try and hunt these down like it were the cure for Cancer:

  1. Undercover Leo with cloth trenchcoat and gold coin $800
  2. Don’s Camo Hydro Skimmer $1800
  3. Leo’s Camo Blitz Cycle $1300
  4. Genghis Frog w/ Bagged Weapons $800
  5. Slash-Purple Belt, Red “S”, Bright Yellow Chest $250
  6. Cyber Jet $700
  7. Cyber Rover $600
  8. Warrior Rocksteady $200
  9. Ralph as the Mummy w/ unpainted chest w/unpainted knees (VERY RARE) $100
  10. Sumo Mike w/ gold coin $150
  11. Pizzaface w/green knife w/red on hat w/hero card $150
  12. Undercover Mike with cloth trenchcoat and collectible card $700
  13. Ray Fillet w/ Purple “V” on 3 Hero Card $150
  14. Tattoo with tattoo on belly $125
  15. Shogun Don (Gold) Ultra Rare but DO EXIST $1000
Another Holy Grail Piece. 1988 Wave 1, Rubber soft head Original April O'Neil with no Press Pass, No stripes, Mint on card. Extremely rare to find an unpainted one with no press pass at all, let alone mint on card.

Another Holy Grail Piece. 1988 Wave 1, Rubber soft head Original April O’Neil with no Press Pass, No stripes, Mint on card. Extremely rare to find an unpainted one with no press pass at all, let alone mint on card.

I hope you enjoy this list.  You may or may not agree to it, but this is from my research and my collection.  Please leave a comment if you’d like to weigh in.

And Finally, if you’d like to see MY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Collection, here you go…

KaptainMyke’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Collection of Toys, Comic Books, Art, and Posters on Pinterest. 

1994 TMNT Shogun Shoate, mint on card, purple weapons. Extremely rare! One of the top 5 rarest and most valuable figures in the toy line.

1994 TMNT Shogun Shoate, mint on card, purple weapons. Extremely rare! One of the top 5 rarest and most valuable figures in the toy line.