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Bill
01-14-2014, 07:20 PM
Hello Dear Tmnt Dromers, and welcome back after the inevitable success of the first series of the Universal Studios Monsters Turtles, a second batch of this terryfing monsters came out

Featuring this Time Bride of Frankenstein April, Creature from the Black Lagoon Leonardo, Raph as The Mutant and Invisible Man Michealangelo.

For the ones who loved the first series of the classic monster would be pleased again and if you are among the ones you hate the first series, you probably would hate this one even more.

In my case, I was really happy that we got this second series and loved the fact that because it played a homage to the “bizarre” monsters and Playmates show us again in terms of sculpt why there were the best, perhaps even surpassing the first batch.

As for the carboard art, It wasnīt bad, we got a single illustration for each of this new four monsters, again I would have made the classic unique three illustrations for each one , with a theme background (The Black Lagoon, a Laboratory, etc).

Unlike the first set of Monsters Turtles, this couldnīt glow in the dark but again their accessories got a two colours choice variant and each one came with a Tmnt Collector Card.

Letīs start with the Lady first: April

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/Martha0301/T2eC16NHJIkE9qU3jckhBRZGQWDYw60_57_zps634581c2.jpg (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Martha0301/media/T2eC16NHJIkE9qU3jckhBRZGQWDYw60_57_zps634581c2.jpg .html)

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/Martha0301/T2eC16NHJHIFFhiWrU5JBRZJWFj60_57_zpsedc0ab4d.jpg (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Martha0301/media/T2eC16NHJHIFFhiWrU5JBRZJWFj60_57_zpsedc0ab4d.jpg.h tml)

Bride of Frankenstein April was a great figure (although I never like the yellow jumpsuit ), the sculpt was really nice. I would have made her facial expression a bit scarier. Doesnīt matter cause now Frankenstein Mike is not alone anymore.

The accessories were Electrode Power Switch Creepy Cracked Monster Movie Camera, Bandaged Monster Mic, Scare Away Hair Spray and Nasty Ninja Fright Star


Hereīs a great review on youtube of Bride of Frankenstein April at 4:30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9koDzC5f5PE
(Courtesy of Radical Retro Turtle Toytalk)








The Second of this second Universal Studios Monsters Turtles Series I would like to show you is Creature from the Black Lagoon Leonardo.

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/Martha0301/T2eC16VHJGQFFhvhlLiBSS7KgkZbw60_3_zpsdbad9209.jpg (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Martha0301/media/T2eC16VHJGQFFhvhlLiBSS7KgkZbw60_3_zpsdbad9209.jpg. html)

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/Martha0301/KGrHqVHJCEFJKy9ScGpBSWGc38J1w60_57_zpsc0e8f7d6.jpg (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Martha0301/media/KGrHqVHJCEFJKy9ScGpBSWGc38J1w60_57_zpsc0e8f7d6.jpg .html)

If you still got doubts about Playmates quality work and that it was ahead of its time, take a good look at this jewel, this figure was perfect in every detail, and it was scary and disgusting too.

The accessories were really good and included a Seaweed Katana Blade, Hideous Harpoon Gun and Terror Tearin' Trident.

Hereīs a great review on youtube of Creature from the Black Lagoon Leonardo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdF0EML1isQ
(Courtesy of Radical Retro Turtle Toytalk)




The third figure of this series is Raphael as The Mutant. This was another awesome figure and the weirdiest of all four. I believe it really sums up the monsters of the bizarre movies. The sculpt, face expression, the huge brain, the veins all was just perfect.

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/Martha0301/_57_zps0a173ebb.jpg (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Martha0301/media/_57_zps0a173ebb.jpg.html)

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/Martha0301/_572_zps802cf379.jpg (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Martha0301/media/_572_zps802cf379.jpg.html)


The accessories were a Atomic Double-duty Crab Claw Club, Sub Atomic Thermal Forearm Ray Gun and a Super Atomic Sai.


Hereīs a great review on youtube of Raph as The Mutant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhgtOWq5GZU

(Courtesy of Radical Retro Turtle Toytalk)




Finally, the best of all four and my favourite turtle as well: The invisible Man Michaelangelo. The figure concept, the sculpt, the bandages, the suit, the accessories all was just excellent.

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/Martha0301/_573_zps344da032.jpg (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Martha0301/media/_573_zps344da032.jpg.html)

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/Martha0301/KGrHqVn0FJLjuNfkBSUvKmEnC60_57_zps8d45f6dd.jpg (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Martha0301/media/KGrHqVn0FJLjuNfkBSUvKmEnC60_57_zps8d45f6dd.jpg.htm l)

The accessories were: Test Tube Nunchakus, Cool Disappearin' Chemistry Kit, Bandage Mask with Goon Goggles


Hereīs a great review on youtube of The invisible Man Michealangelo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBbb16xSVoQ
(Courtesy of Radical Retro Turtle Toytalk)


This Second Set of Universal Studios Monsters Turtles never appeared in the original tv show but I said it again, I believe it could have been used in Hallowen Special or in an episode where there īs a curse and the Tmnt transforms into the classic monsters.

I also think this series fell a bit shot, cause they should have made a third series monsters theme figures to complete the set, introducing the villains as Monsters as well

Phantom Of The Opera Shredder

Hunchback Foot Soldier

Mad Doctor Bebop

Ghost Rocksteady


Here are featured in the 1994 Playmates toy catalog (Photo Courtesy of Vaughn Michael)

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/Martha0301/3637160305_0e0ccdcaa8_o_zps0f9e0719.png (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Martha0301/media/3637160305_0e0ccdcaa8_o_zps0f9e0719.png.html)


Here are featured in the 1995 Playmates toy catalog (Photo Courtesy of Vaughn Michael)

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/Martha0301/3637682613_c6dc042cec_o_zpsaf39081e.png (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/Martha0301/media/3637682613_c6dc042cec_o_zpsaf39081e.png.html)


What do you think about these Universal Monsters Turtles Series? Do you got them?

Any memories you wanna share from where you bought and saw it the very first time?

Anyone were scare of them?

Which set you liked most?

Thanks a lot for reading

turtlefanforever
01-14-2014, 07:40 PM
But I love them all! I think both is Raphs are the best. I really want the all but all for sale for ridiculous prices.

turtlefanforever
01-14-2014, 07:41 PM
If they re did these and better they would make sooo much money

BubbaShelby
01-14-2014, 10:06 PM
I love these - they are so wacky but so cool! I have all of the first series and all but Black Lagoon Leo from this second series. Still need to track him down!

Mzx10484
01-15-2014, 08:01 AM
Thanks for sharing the toy catalog !! It shows figures that are absolutely new to me ... not the Universal Monsters, I don't care for them, but Spellcaster Splinter ?!

ProactiveMan
01-17-2014, 12:33 AM
These are a lot of fun. I've never seen invisible head Michelangelo before.

turtlefanforever
01-17-2014, 11:56 AM
These are a lot of fun. I've never seen invisible head Michelangelo before.

It is pretty cool.

MST3KFan
01-17-2014, 12:34 PM
Suine Hallock's reviews of these guys convinced me to buy them a while back despite my sticking to 'just the basic turtles' thoughts.

I'm still missing Creature Leo, Invisible Mike, and Mutant Raph, otherwise I have everyone else.

Darthknuxward
08-17-2014, 05:18 PM
I love the Universal Monster movies so when I start buying the 87 variants these and the Wacky Action are top priority.

Pxndx
08-17-2014, 08:52 PM
I always found it weird they made a April instead of giving Don a second variant for this series.

tmntgoldcoin
08-18-2014, 12:20 PM
not a fan of these, but love the card backs. The artwork was great.

Zarana-X
08-18-2014, 01:55 PM
I love these. The second series is much nicer than the first.

Raphael the Mutant is from the sci-fi classic, "This Island Earth" for those not familiar.
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQq-dhWAhD0Y0qnQ6dBgGID3QT1s-UYW2lG3DjoAP1Bd80E6CdYZA

http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Posters/T/Poster%20-%20This%20Island%20Earth_01.jpg

Wow, that's huge. IDK how to resize it.