Mondo have revealed their TMNT First Turtle figure and have put it up for pre-order. 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 pop culture phenomena known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
This figure is a vinyl figure and it has five points of articulation. They have also created variants of the figure to suit fans different tastes. The variants are:
The First Turtle Figure (B&W Version) – $65
This version features an all black and white paint scheme based on the original pen and napkin illustration.
The First Turtle Figure (Color Version with Red Mask) – $65
This version features a color paint scheme with a red mask.
The First Turtle Figure (Color Version with Orange Mask) – $65
This version features a color paint scheme with an orange mask.
The First Turtle Figure (Deluxe B&W Version) – $100
This deluxe version features an all Black & White paint scheme, imitating the original pen and napkin illustration, and includes 3 interchangeable heads with different mask colors – white, red, and orange. This version also includes a 5″ x 7″ letterpress print of the original Kevin Eastman art.
I have to say I really like the looks of these vinyl figures, especially the color versions. I really love the sketched look to these figures and the paint jobs are fantastic too.
I should note that they’ll be released this year in winter. If you’re a fan of the original TMNT comics, or a fan of TMNT, I would highly recommend this figure.