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rickwj324
07-01-2014, 06:34 PM
A little off topic, but do any of you collect Toxic Crusaders figures along with the vintage TMNT stuff? I didn't, but some recent TMNT lots I purchased included Toxie and some other figures from that line. They fit in rather nicely with the turtles toys. :)

Powder
07-01-2014, 07:03 PM
I don't, but I've been super tempted to. I never watched Toxic Crusaders, but I am a big Toxic Avenger fan. Then there's the fact that most of the figures would be a perfect fit for the TMNT line. As a matter of fact, I got the Radiation Ranger (pictured below) from a shop that sold loose toys when I was a kid, thinking that it was a turtle character. The Playmates seal on the foot more or less confirmed it, as far as I was concerned. :trazz: Wish I still had it, but I ended up using it to make a custom a few years back that I ultimately sold. Oh well.

http://i58.tinypic.com/211t1yc.jpg

I think at the very least, I will one day buy Toxie & another one of the fella above.

tmntgoldcoin
07-01-2014, 08:19 PM
i do. they fit nicely with the TMNT stuff I have. Cool weapons and great art.

T-U-R-T-L-E POWA!
07-01-2014, 08:48 PM
I used to love Toxic Crusaders back in the day and I watched it. The toys were pretty cool too.

rickwj324
07-02-2014, 08:01 AM
I managed to snag 3 Toxies as well as Dr Killemoff, Psycho, and Major Disaster. I'm going to paint one of the Toxies to match his movie colors.

BTW... the movie is about to hit Blu-ray for those that are interested.

Rick

Zulithe
07-02-2014, 08:30 AM
i had some as a kid. I watched a few eps of the show but was never that into it. the figures however were awesome especially Toxie.

And imagine how broken my kid mind became when I was about 9 or 10yo, flipping channels when The Toxic Avenger came on cable TV and I watched it because I recognized Toxie.

Thank you Troma films!

I love that they decided to make an animated show and toyline based off this hard-R rated independent horror/comedy/superhero franchise. So weird, I wonder if they would ever do that today.

rickwj324
07-02-2014, 08:52 AM
i had some as a kid. I watched a few eps of the show but was never that into it. the figures however were awesome especially Toxie.

And imagine how broken my kid mind became when I was about 9 or 10yo, flipping channels when The Toxic Avenger came on cable TV and I watched it because I recognized Toxie.

Thank you Troma films!

I love that they decided to make an animated show and toyline based off this hard-R rated independent horror/comedy/superhero franchise. So weird, I wonder if they would ever do that today.

I know...it's crazy that the powers-that-be saw a kids show based on that movie!! Robocop toys and toons were pretty crazy as well, considering how violent the film was. They made for pretty cool toys though, although Officer Lewis' figure looked like a man!! :lol:

Powder...what kind of custom did u make with that guy? I'm looking to get that figure as well, he's pretty cool.

Rick

Powder
07-02-2014, 01:08 PM
I made a Rocksteady custom using his legs, Dirtbags torso, & the head from Power Punching Rocksteady. A little sculpting & paint was involved as well. No pics, though! :tsad:

miru
07-03-2014, 07:32 PM
I recall seeing the dog one in a TMNT collection video. In fact, most of Playmates' toys of the era are in TMNT-style.

Powder
07-03-2014, 07:48 PM
Yeah man, the Earthworm Jim figures they made could pass for turtle figs, too. Well, some of 'em. & the accessories.

Przem
07-04-2014, 03:55 AM
I had similar experience of finding some in TMNT lots. Started searching for missing pieces. Looks nice next to TMNT just like Bucky O'hare.

My current collection missing Junkyard figure and some accessories.

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Tora
07-04-2014, 04:58 PM
I had Toxie the Plant man and the Dog man. Sorry can't remember the names off the top of my head.

rickwj324
07-05-2014, 12:16 PM
I had similar experience of finding some in TMNT lots. Started searching for missing pieces. Looks nice next to TMNT just like Bucky O'hare.

My current collection missing Dogpound figure and some accessories.

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Nice collection! I think I'm going to have to get them all now. :D

mikey0
07-06-2014, 08:08 AM
The packaging reminds of that for the Kenner Beetlejuice line.

The paint applications are what sets these apart from the TMNT figures.

mikey0
07-06-2014, 08:10 AM
Yeah man, the Earthworm Jim figures they made could pass for turtle figs, too. Well, some of 'em. & the accessories.

They could?

tmntman
07-06-2014, 10:03 AM
They could?

I see a lot of people mistaking Psycrow, Peter Puppy, and Henchrat for TMNT figures.

rickwj324
07-06-2014, 12:00 PM
I see a lot of people mistaking Psycrow, Peter Puppy, and Henchrat for TMNT figures.

I've thought about adding some of the EW Jim figs to my TMNT collection as well! :)