It certainly is a surprise when a t-shirt company starts making collectible toys. Mondo did just that recently and one of their first few action figure releases is going to be a full set of TMNT sixth scale figures. They first made their debut at SDCC 2015, and now they are about to go up for pre-order.
Leonardo, the first in their line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1/6th scale figures, is going to be available for pre-order starting this Thursday (8/27). Based on the original Eastman & Laird comic book, and drawing inspiration from the the classic cartoon, the figure features 25+ points of articulation and interchangeable hands, with weapons & accessories taken right from the pages of the comic book, available for $149.99.
In addition to the colored masks featured in the cartoon, each figure will come with interchangeable heads to portray the original Red-Masked heroes from the comic.
- Classic Comic Red Mask Head Cartoon Blue Mask Head
- Dual Katana and Scabbards
- 1 set of C-Grip Hands
- 1 set of Climbing Claw Hands
- Unique “Pointing Finger of Leadership” Hand
- 2 Four-Point Shuriken
- 2 Eight-Point Shuriken
- Grappling Hook and Cord
- Utrom Blaster
- Belt with Scabbard Straps
- Pre-Mutation Splinter
- Pre-Mutation Baby Leonardo
Limited to 500, the Mondo Exclusive version will also include Shredder’s Destroyed Gauntlet from TMNT Issue #1, shown below! The price of the exclusive is $159.99.
Finally, Mondo is going to be offering a special TMNT Subscription (limited to 200), which includes the Mondo Exclusive, limited edition version of all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You will be charged the full amount of each figure (with a $10 discount on each) at the time each becomes available for Pre-Order. Mondo will notify you a week before each charge, but once you sign up for this subscription, you won’t need to do anything else! The order of figures is as follows – Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael, each approximately a month apart.
In addition to receiving all four Mondo Exclusive TMNT figures, once the final Turtle figure ships, you will receive an exclusive screen printed TMNT poster by Jason Edmiston at no additional cost. The cost of the subscription is four payments of $149.99 (a total of $599.96).
Here’s a short preview video about what went into these epic figures:
Yikes. Toy process are getting outrageous!
I would gladly have shelled out $200 for all four figures. But SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS for four naked green plastic turtles? This is Insulting! We all know there’s NO WAY the production costs justify that retail price!
And the really sad thing, to me, is that there are ALL KINDS of people who agree with me in their heart, but will not hesitate to shell these ridiculous prices out anyway, because they think they have to. If I had my way, Mondo wouldn’t get one single sale with this line until they put them on clearance, so people would get a fair deal, and Mondo would still male plenty of profit… they just wouldn’t be COMPLETELY taking advantage of us.
The same goes for Hot Toys.
I totally agree with you that Mondo is probably gouging us on the price. You also need to keep in mind that they just started making collectibles, so they probably don’t have the pricing and production down to where it could be just yet.
I think what we are paying for on these figures are:
I personally would have expected $400 for the set, even though they are pretty naked.