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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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just the basics: Sandstorm

Sandstorm The Cool Camel Captain Released in 1993   Well, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; the 90’s were a different time. Sandstorm is a Middle Eastern warrior that is represented as a mutant camel…I guess this is only awkward if I make it awkward, but he also has a pistol that […]

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just the basics: Halfcourt

Halfcout The Jumpshot Jammin’ Giraffe Released in 1993   The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have had a long history of being associated with sport throughout their history. Whether it be the Olympic games, baseball or even sumo wrestling, there were plenty of figures and advertisements of the TMNT participating in some of our favorite games. […]

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just the basics: Hot Spot

Hot Spot The Fire-Fightin’ Dogged Dalmatian Released in 1993   Something about Dalmatians has always appealed to me. Sure, Disney films may have had something to do with it, but I honestly think it has more to do with their reputation to aid firemen in saving people from unforgiving fires. I like their sleek coats […]

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just the basics: Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa The Lovely Lizard Lady Released in 1993   It has been said that behind every great turtle, there is a great lizard woman…or something to that effect.  The point is, is that for Raphael, there is Mona Lisa. Mona made her appearance way back in the season four episode, “Raphael Meets His Match”, […]

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just the basics: Scratch

Scratch The Crafty Crook Cat Released in 1993   If you’re a collector, you already know all about Scratch the cat. Let me get the obvious stuff out of the way: He’s a cat wearing black and white prison coveralls. He’s got the standard seven points of articulation. He’s a human/ cat hybrid mutant guy […]

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