neca tmnt

i've been horribly busy lately moving in to a new apartment with the wife, so i haven't had much time to finish anything. sure i've been able to sketch some things, but the scanner has been packed away and my drawing table is covered in boxes... hopefully i'll be able to post some real work soon, but in the meantime here are some photos of some of my favorite toys. neca did an unbelievable job creating figures of the ninja turtles from the early comics. this are super detailed and extremely faithful to the source material. they are very articulated and definitely the best versions of the turtles in plastic.

the only drawback with these guys is that they are comic accurate, so they all wear red masks. i grew up on the old cartoon show, movies and action figures so i always think of them as wearing blue, orange, purple and red. i did a little photoshopping to see how they would look if they were in their 90s action figure colors. if they re-released these figures in these colors... i'd probably buy another set. (just don't tell the wife!)
now i just need to find an april and hope they finally make shredder and everybody else!



  1. These are great. Did you ever get around to doing the re-paints? I've just bought a set which already have the coloured head bands. Was wondering if you knew whether they're chinese fakes or a genuine line released by Neca?



  2. There are fraudulent colored versions you can buy on ebay by a chinese company doing there own version of NECA, ive read several reviews saying they are pretty good. http://r.ebay.com/8OWuB5